Friday 5:00 pm

Rott’n Dan and Lightnin’ Willy

Edmonton blues fans are well aware of the talent that is Dan Shinnan (AKA Rott’n Dan) As the front man, singer and harmonica player for Boogie Patrol, Dan fronts the best blues party band in the area today, and his performance with Boogie Patrol at the 2017 Edmonton Blues Festival – …

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Friday 5:30 pm

Rick Vito

Guitarist Rick Vito was born in Darby, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. Though very young, Rick distinctly remembers the impact of the early years of Rock & Roll and the effect it had on his interest in playing the guitar. Rick tried lessons a few times around this time but – …

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Friday 6:50 pm

The Proven Ones

The Proven Ones are truly an all-star ensemble. Vocals by the dynamic Boston blues legend, Brian Templeton. Legendary modern blues guitarist, Kid Ramos, drives the tunes, with Anthony Geraci holding down the keys. Master rhythm section with Willie J. Campbell on bass, and Jimi Bott on drums. Band members have – …

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Friday 8:30 pm

Mark Hummel’s Chicago Blues Party

Every year at The Edmonton Blues Festival we try to do what festivals can do like no other event. Put together a like minded group of musicians and ask them to do what they do best…have some fun and share the music they love with you. This year we present – …

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Saturday 1:50 pm

Rooster Davis Group

Edmonton based pianist and organist, Rooster Davis, specializes in the New Orleans traditions of seminal players such as Dr. John, Professor Longhair, Allen Toussaint, and James Booker. His own style is a combination of everything he has learned from these great players, giving him a driving, rhythmic style of playing – …

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Saturday 2:30 pm

Uncle Wigglys Hot Shoes Blues Band

With a career that began humbly at the University of Victoria’s Sub Pub, this band led the live music, independent recording and producing scene in Victoria BC in the 80’s.  They become RCA Recording Artists, received rave reviews of live performances along the way and shared stages with Muddy Waters, – …

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Saturday 3:50 pm

Lindsay Beaver

“She’s like the love child of Amy Winehouse and Little Richard.” —Bruce Iglauer, Alligator Records president” When blues-rocking, soul-singing drummer, songwriter and bandleader Lindsay Beaver takes the stage, she makes an immediate and unforgettable impression. Standing front and center at her kit, singing every song from the depths of her – …

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Saturday 5:30 pm

Big Pete with 13

Every year at the Edmonton Blues Festival we work with artists to come up with bands that are unique, one off expressions of the music we love…bands that are more than the sum of their parts, and 2019 is no exception. Saturday afternoon we present the world-wide debut of Big – …

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Saturday 6:50 pm

Lil’ Jimmy Reed and his Band

After turning in a killer performance that had the crowd on its’ feet for most of their set in 2016, The Lil Jimmy Reed Band came to the attention of festival promoters across western Canada. He’s since worked the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival and Calgary International Blues Festival. – …

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Saturday 8:30 pm

Curtis Salgado Band

Living Blues says, “Salgado navigates dynamic soul, swaying balladry and funky grooves with equal confidence. He is a formidable performer”. Born February 4, 1954 in Everett, Washington, Curtis Salgado grew up in Eugene, Oregon. His home was always filled with music. His parents’ record collection included everything from Count Basie – …

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Sunday 1:50 pm

Samantha King and The YEG Trio

Edmontonian Samantha King was born to sing the blues, with her fiery, emotional delivery of every song she sings. Over her 20-year career she has been nominated for a Juno and three Canadian Country Music Awards, as well as being the grand prize winner of the 2006 John Lennon Song – …

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Sunday 2:30 pm

Curtis Salgado and Alan Hagar

Saturday night at the Edmonton Blues Festival we’ll be treated to a performance by The Curtis Salgado band , but Sunday may be even more fun, with the new Curtis Salgado/Alan Hager duo tearing it up, acoustically. Award-winning soul, blues and R&B vocalist Curtis Salgado’s earth-shaking vocals and forceful harmonica – …

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Sunday 3:50 pm

Mississippi Heat with Special Guest Lurrie Bell

Mississippi Heat first wowed audiences at the Edmonton Blues Festival in 2016, with their fiery brand of Chicago blues. For this encore appearance, they have a special guest in tow…Chicago blues royalty, Lurrie Bell. “If there is a Chicago blues child who perhaps epitomizes the blues life, it’s Lurrie Bell…the – …

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Sunday 5:30 pm

Vanessa Collier Band

“There’s a young lady [Vanessa Collier] came onstage with me, I forget where Iwas, but she’s playing an alto saxophone, and man, she was amazing.” – Buddy Guy If you haven’t been fortunate enough to meet Vanessa Collier and witness one of her head-turning, fiery, and passionate performances, you should – …

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Sunday 6:50 pm

Sonny Landreth

Sonny Landreth has yet to wow audiences at the Edmonton Blues Festival but 2019 is our chance to catch him at the party friendly and sonically superior Heritage Amphitheatre for the first time! Sonny Landreth was born February 1, 1951, in Canton, Mississippi, and his family lived in Jackson, Mississippi, – …

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Sunday 8:30 pm

Charlie Musselwhite

Charlie Musselwhite may be the only musician to get a huge ovation just for opening his briefcase. Fans know that’s where he keeps his harmonicas and they’re about to hear one of the true masters work his magic on the humble instrument. Musselwhite is, and always will be, a bluesman – …

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