JW-Jones returns to the Koots on October 26 and 27. Finley's and the BBI respectively.
Billboard Top 10 Blues Artist, 2020 IBC Winner, and JUNO Nominee, Canadian singer/guitarist JW-Jones is known for his high-energy shows!
After winning “Best Guitarist” at the 2020 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Jones started working on his 12th release 'Everything Now' [May 26, 2023], an all-original project with special guest Jimmie Vaughan, and production by Gordie Johnson (Big Sugar). His searing axemanship has been praised in recent years by legendary blues artists Buddy Guy and Chuck Leavell (The Rolling Stones). Check out the JW-Jones video on this page.
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?utm_source=profile&utm_medium=reader2
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.
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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