The next Kootenay Blues Society event is on Saturday, June 24/2023. Perennial favourites, Dr. Fun and The Nightcrawlers will grace the stage at Finley's for a "one night only" night of dance party music. Dr. Fun and The Nightcrawlers are an 11 piece band featuring The Hounds Of Sound horn section. They will be celebrating 30 years of playing together. Tickets available soon.
Kootenay Blues Society will be represented at the Slocan City International Music and Art Fair on June 16 and 17 in Slocan, BC. by Holly Hyatt and The Blues Compadres with special guests Judy Brown and Aryn Sherrif. Tickets are available at https://slocan.live/event-tickets/general-admission-ticket/
Here's a link to an article that local journalist and author, Art Joyce wrote about attending the recent Jack de Keyzer "Evolution Of Blues Guitar" workshop.https://seanarthurjoyce.substack.com/p/learning-at-the-feet-of-a-blues-master
Jimmy and The Sleepers - featuring acclaimed Edmonton guitarist - Jimmy Guiboche, will be here for two shows in July. The 28th at the BBI and the 29th at Finley's in Nelson.
Big news for August! We were able to get The incredible, Rick Estrin and The Nightcats for two shows, in between their appearances at the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues and the Edmonton Blues Festival. Tuesday, August, 22 they will be at the Balfour Beach Inn and Wednesday, August 23 at Finley's in Nelson. Check out the video on this page.
JW-Jones returns to the Koots on October 26 and 27. Finley's and the BBI respectively.
Please support blues in the Koots so that we can continue to bring you Canadian and International blues artists of the highest caliber. Check back here and stay tuned to see what we have in store for 2023.
If you wish to join our mailing list and be notified of upcoming events and shows please go here: https://www.kootenaybluessociety.com/contact-us . Subscribe by filling out your email address and hitting the SIGN UP button. Also, membership's are good for one year, so if your membership has lapsed and you wish to renew for another year, please go here: https://www.kootenaybluessociety.com/membership and you can find out how to re - up. It's only 10 bucks and well worth the money to support the Kootenay Blues Society.
Every Friday night at 7 pm (show repeats at noon on Saturday), you can get your blues fix by listening to "Make Room For The Blues", with your host Richard Metzner on Kootenay Co op Radio: https://www.kootenaycoopradio.com/make-room-for-the-blues/
Sam Hurrie is at the BBI every Saturday @ 5 pm.
Check out the videos of some of the performers we have presented here in the Kootenays: Michael Charles, Holly Hyatt, Samantha Martin, Laurie Morvan, David Vest, Mark Hummel's Golden State/ Lone Star Revue, H0ROJO Trio, The Kootenay Women's Blues Revue, "What Women Do"- ( written by Judy Brown) - Video of "What Women Do" by Keith Holuboff at Finley's in Nelson, BC, Andy T. Band with Anson Funderburgh and Alabama Mike, Sue Foley. Scroll down this page for more photos, videos and other info.
Here is a link from a live stream blues show that took place on May 30/2020 from Greasland Studio's in San Jose, California with Alabama Mike and The Greaseland Allstars. This is a great, uplifting show, very well put together. Not to mention a band of dynamite blues cats. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=aPY9Zu_rly0&feature=emb_logo