Calgary International Blues Festival (2012)

Blueswak is a Calgary based group who have become a staple on the local scene. Formed 12 years ago, the group covers blues styles from the Mississippi delta to hard-driving Texas blues, citing influences from Muddy Waters to Louis Jordan, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Joe Bonamassa.

Blueswak's unique and edgy sound is brought to life by front man Don Yuzwak's soulful vocals, which are complemented by guitarist Ron Lukiv's fretboard pyrotechnics and a rhythm section that includes long time member of the Alberta music scene, drummer Peter Hohn, who has worked with Three Times The Blues, Rusty Reed & The Southside Shuffle, The Smarties, and Bobby Curtola.