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David Chesney

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September 17-24, 2018

 

Music For Big Kids

Sound Of Silence Flashmob


The people watching a performance at the inner courtyard of the castle in Mayen, Germany are treated to an awesome live performance of the classic song Sound of Silence. This entertaining flash mob features the popCHORn choir singing the Simon & Garfunkel song.

 

Musician Funny of the Week

 

 

AROUND TOWN THIS WEEK

MONDAY

Rock City Open Mic Mondays / Live Music on the Waterfront
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Rock City Burgers is launching Open Mic Mondays. We welcome live performers of all stripes. Songwriters, musicians, poets, jammers, and comics, come be a part of our community!
Hosted by Ben Crosby Music and Coast Meridian Music

 

WEDNESDAY

- Elks Club George Street in uptown White Rock

-Blue Grass Jam Every Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Crescent Beach Legion

- West Beach Bar & Grill Open Mic

 

THURSDAY

- Washington Avenue Grill JAMES DEVON

- Music at WEST BEACH BAR & GRILL Glen Pearson's Summer Jam / Blues by the Beach 8pm -12am


Friday

- Elks / White Rock KARAOKE Every Friday evening 7 p.m. - 11:30

- Washington Avenue Grill live music

- West Beach Bar & Grill live music - local bands.

- Sawbucks Pub

Almost Famous Karaoke



Friday Nights!!
Starts at 8:30 pm

Join us every Friday night for our MASSIVELY popular Almost Famous Karaoke dance party. If you're a singer, you will be able to choose from an extensive song selection, and everyone will enjoy crystal clear sound and the best lighting and sound system on the Semiahmoo Penisula.

- CLub 240/Crescent Beach Legion

Friday Sept 14 Ezra Kwizera - CD Release Party

 

SATURDAY

- Washington Avenue Grill live music live entertainment

- West Beach Bar & Grill live music live music.

- Sawbuck's Pub live top 40 music

 

SUNDAY

- West Beach SAMI GHAWI Sunday Night Jam

- White Rock Legion / Johnston Road. Country jam 3 p.m.

 

Announcements

 

 

SOULTRAX: BENSON, BREEZIN' & THE B3

Friday September 21, 2018

Doors 6:00 pm | Music 7:00 pm

A rare musical treat!
In 1966, guitarist George Benson’s first CBS record “It’s Uptown It’s George Benson”, featuring organist Lonnie Smith, was released. George had recorded extensively with Lonnie Smith as well as organists Jack McDuff and Jimmy Smith, but by the time Benson’s Grammy award winning album Breezin’ was released, the Hammond B3 organ had given way to the electric piano and synthesizer. 

Now fifty years later, Olaf De Shield and Fran Jaré have put together a tribute, retrospective, and reimagining of Benson’s career, spotlighting well known, songs by Benson.

(order your tickets here)

 

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New From COLIN JAMES

Autographed vinyl available while quantities last

With his 19th album, Miles to Go (out Sept. 21, True North Records in Canada, Stony Plain rest of the world), Colin James is getting back to the blues. Miles to Go, Colin James’ ambitious sequel to the critically acclaimed Blue Highways, continues James’ story with a collection of carefully curated songs handpicked from some of the greatest blues artists. In the months leading up to the recording, as James was reflecting on songs for the album he decided to reacquaint himself with a beautiful red Gibson ES-335. It was just like the guitar he played as a teenager but regretfully had to sell for rent money. While James reconnected with this guitar, Miles to Go seemed to just flow onto the studio floor.

When James set out to make Blue Highways, an album of blues covers recorded with his touring band, he always intended it to be the first of two installments. Now we have Miles to Go, in which James records nine new covers of his favourite artists (Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Little Willie John, Robert Johnson, etc.) and adds two originals, “I Will Remain” and “40 Light Years.

” “Blues has always been a pass-it-forward kind of thing,” says James. “It’s also surprisingly hard to write. You have to be careful how modern you get in your phrasing. Certain writers can write a song that sounds like it was done 40 years ago, but it’s deceptively hard.” To be a blues musician is to always have a dialogue with the past. As with much blues music, it’s the performances on the original versions rather than the actual song that drew James to them. That said, what could he possibly bring to them in 2018? “You bring what you can,” he says. “If I feel like I’ve brought enough, then I put it out. I knocked a bunch of songs off this record when I realized that I can’t bring anything to them that isn’t there already. All my life I’ve tried to bring vitality to older songs. Hopefully my dedication to it is what floats it over the mark. That’s a subjective thing; some people will always prefer the original. However, there’s always a group of people coming up to see me after a show who might say, “Oh, I never would have heard ‘One More Mile’ by James Cotton—nothing in my life would have pointed me there.” So much of Colin James’s career has pointed him to this moment: joyfully tangled up in the blues, which, as he notes, “is the only genre where you can maintain a young profile at the age of 53.”

(order the album here)


 

 

 

 

December 09, 2018 @ Blue Frog

This not your usual Christmas Show with the standard Christmas Carols. This show is a collection of traditional Blues Christmas Tunes from the 20's, 30's, 40's 50's and 60's by the likes of Louis Jordan, Big Joe Turner, BB King, Eric Clapton, Charles Brown andEtta James plus many more.

The Tribute to the Blues Songs of Christmas gives you a look into the souls of these fabulous Christmas Blues songs written by the legends of the blues. This show played to sold out houses and standing ovations in Alberta last winter and had rave reviews on the Vancouver Island shows. This is the first opportunity and only appearance in Greater Vancouver area.

 

 

 

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