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Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest






Ramada Hotel Downtown
Calgary Bluesfest Host Hotel
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The Blues Foundation










2009 HEADLINE ARTISTS





KATHI MCDONALD

When such rock luminaries as The Rolling Stones, Leon Russell, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Long John Baldry, Nils Lofgren and Ike and Tina Turner specifically request her services to record vocals on their albums, then it proves the value and respect they attribute to the passion and prowess of Kathi McDonald's voice.

Kathi will guide aspiring vocalists through the Singing the Blues Vocal Camp workshop and performances (Feb 23, 24), and will also appear in concert on Wednesday, Feb 25th with the Tommy Knowles Band.

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PAUL OSCHER

Blues singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (harmonica, guitar, piano, bass harp, melodica) Paul Oscher was the first white musician to become a member of the great Muddy Waters blues band (1967-71). Along with being Muddy's harp player, he recorded with the blues legend on the legendary Chess label and lived in Muddy's house on Chicago's Southside, sharing the basement with the great Otis Spann.
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INTERNATIONAL BLUES COLLECTIVE

Featuring Kenny Neal, Kenny 'Blues Boss Wayne, Sonny Rhodes



All-Star Blues with some the greats!

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PAUL JAMES

with Bill Dowey & the Blues Devils

Paul James is a real musician's musician. He is constantly surrounded by the worlds stage as big time players such as Mink De Ville, Bo Diddley, Bob Dylan, John Hammond, Spencer Davis, Lightnin' Hopkins, Jack Scott and Sunnyland Slim, to mention a few.

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