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All Kootenay Blues Society members and potential new members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting which will be held on Saturday Oct 23/21 @ 1 pm at Finley's on the heated deck at the back. The agenda will include board member renewals and nominations, commitee reports, membership renewals etc... Refreshments will be offered as well as some live acoustic blues, compliments of Mr A. All covid protocols will be in place at the venue.
In the mean time, 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/
Check out the videos: JW Jones doing the Guitar Slim classic "The Things That I Used To Do", "In the Dog House with Harpdog Brown and Jack DeKeyzer" and from our presentation of The Kootenay Women's Blues Revue, "What Women Do"- written by Judy Brown. Video by Keith Holuboff at Finley's in Nelson, BC.
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
One of the worlds finest guitarist's, Charlie Baty passed away on March 6th at 66. He was born in Alabama and had lived for sometime in California where, in 1976, he founded Little Charlie and The Nightcats with harmonica player and vocalist Rick Estrin. The jump band was popular on the urban blues circuit.
In a long and successful career as a blues and jazz guitarist, he had recorded 14 albums, played with Muddy Waters, Gregg Allman, Boz Scaggs, Robert Cray, Albert Collins and Los Lobos, and on a 1987 tour, his band opened for bluesman John Lee Hooker in large, sold-out venues in Chicago and Kansas City. He’d toured every state, most of Europe, Australia, Canada, South America and even Russia and Turkey.
Little Charlie had traveled to the Kootenay's with Mark Hummel and The Golden State/Lone Star Revue two years age and was scheduled to return here in June of 2020 to do a show with Alabama Mike.
Enjoy the video of Charlie doing what he did best. Playing incredible guitar.