Alvin Youngblood Hart
The "Cosmic American Love Child Of Howlin Wolf and Link Wray" is considered a musician's musician, the award-winning player's praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to Brit guitar gods Eric Clapton & Mick Taylor.
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Keith Hallett Band
The 19 year-old New Brunswick guitar player is capturing hearts and winning awards such as the CBC's Galaxie Rising Star award (2007). Hallett makes his first Calgary appearance as part of the Midwinter Bluesfest.
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North Preston, Nova Scotia, Carson Downey Band are a rarity in Canada's music scene: an all-black, all-Canadian band playing the blues from a part of the country better known for Celtic-style fiddling and indie rockers such as Sloan and Thrush Hermit.
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Fans of Landreth's soulful sound are familiar with the term the "King of slydeco." Landreth's jaw-dropping technique, killer vocals and stunning lyrics are the result of decades of musical innovation.
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Multi-instrumentalist and finger pickin'giant Tim Williams is a fixture on the blues and roots scene across Canada and throughout the U.S. Tim opens for the Alvin Youngblood Hart.
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Hills & Lemelin
Two veterans of the Canadian blues scene bring their acoustic duo sound in an opening set for the great Sonny Landreth.
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