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Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest

Ramada Hotel Downtown
Calgary Bluesfest Host Hotel
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The Blues Foundation

2012 Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest Artists

Jimmy D. Lane

Jimmy D. Lane, known as the "Son of the Blues", is true blues royalty. The son of legendary bluesman Jimmy Rogers, Jimmy D. Lane has created an impressive resume of his own. He's worked with (among them): Eric Clapton, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, B.B. King, Johnny Lang, Double Trouble, Taj Mahal, Jeff Healey, Kim Wilson, Pinetop Perkins, Kim Wilson, George "Wild Child" Butler, David "HoneyBoy" Edwards, Sam Lay, Hubert Sumlin, and Carey Bell.

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Kelly Richey

Often described as "Stevie Ray Vaughan trapped in a woman's body with Janis Joplin screaming to get out," Kelly Richey has shared the stage with legends Lonnie Mack and Albert King, and opened for Joe Cocker, Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Walter Trout, Little Feat, George Thorogood, Average White Band, Warren Zevon, and James Brown.

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Steve Strongman

This 2011 Guitarist of the Year Maple Blues Award nominee is an artist in his prime as well as a musician who has paid his dues. Virtuosic guitar playing, ignited by soulful vocals, burn from the stage as Steve delivers incredible performances with power and passion. After an incredible 2011, which included touring France, Switzerland, Brazil and even the North Pole, Steve is capping off the year recording his highly anticipated acoustic CD, due for release in early 2012. This gifted performer has a way of stirring a crowd that evokes the emotion, maturity and authenticity of classic blues themes. His music speaks for truth and passion, and offers hope for the soul in the face of hard times in a way that that leaves audiences hungry for more.

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