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We have some good news for live, blues music lovers. JW-Jones and his touring band will be here on Thursday, Oct 14 at Finley's in Nelson (250 352 5121) and Friday, Oct/15 at the BBI in Balfour (250 229 4235). Tickets are $25 and available from the venues or from any KBS board member. JW is the winner if 13 Maple Blues Awards and has released 11 rockin' blues albums. 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 video "In the Dog House with Harpdog Brown and Jack DeKeyzer, who will be presenting when we get back to normal. Also, from our last presentation: The Kootenay Women's Blues Revue: What Women Do" Video by Keith Holuboff.
The National Arts Centre has funding for artists to produce a live online performance. Here is the link to apply: https://nac-cna.ca/en/series/canadaperforms
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.