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Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 7:00pm
​Woodcroft Library 13420 - 114 Avenue NW
​All Board of Directors positions are up for election 

Save These 2016 Dates

August 17 - Call to Enter 2016 Memphis Bound Blues Challenge opens.
August 30 - Annual General Meeting 7:00pm Woodcroft Library
September 7 - MBBC entry deadline 8:00pm sharp
​September 17 - Hot Cottage at German Canadian Cultural Centre 8310 Roper Road
September 20/21 - MBBC Qualifying Rounds, Solo/Duo category at Newcastle Pub
September 27/28 - MBBC Qualifying Rounds, Band category at Shakers Roadhouse
October 2 - MBBC Finals starts Noon at Old Timer's Cabin
November 19 - Fundraiser featuring Graham Guest (solo) and Rooster Davis Group (band) at German Club

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 2016 EBS Dates
September 17 - Hot Cottage plus BONUS blues dance lesson 7:30-8:30pm lead by Nova Blues Dancers
November 19 - Memphis Bound Fundraiser featuring Graham Guest plus Rooster Davis Group
Dec - no event
(details subject to change)

All events at
German Club 8310 Roper Road with doors opening at 7:00pm
Cost $10 EBS Members, $15 Guests unless otherwise stated.
Advance tickets available.

Memphis Bound Blues Challenge
August 17 - Call to Enter opens

September 7 - entry DEADLINE 8:00pm
September - last 2 weeks are Qualifying and Semi Final rounds at various locations
October 2 - Final Rounds, NOON at Old Timer's Cabin 

Best Self-Produced CD
Entry deadline 8:00pm Sept 7. Blues CDs recorded on independent labels and released between Nov 1, 2015 and Sept 7, 2016 by northern Alberta musicians qualify. 

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Hot Cottage 

Hot Cottage, based out of Edmonton, Alberta has been in existence since 1970. This extremely versatile group is at home playing everything from delta style blues to big band blues; from swing to slow blues; from blues samba to barn-burning boogie. The group plays both re-arranged and original pieces, offering something for everyone. It is no wonder Hot Cottage appeals to a wide age group!
They began their roots as a trio, influenced by such blues greats as Robert Johnson, Leadbelly, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Albert King, B.B. King, Otis Rush, Memphis Slim to name a few. They began integrating the punchy sounds of the British blues explosion during the sixties. The Cream, John Mayall, Peter Green, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and a host of others all had an influence on Hot Cottage.
In 1972, Hot Cottage teamed up with the late, great, Big Walter “Shakey” Horton to record the single “Joe Chicago” and LP “Walter Shakey Horton with Hot Cottage” released on London Records. Shakey Horton has been written up in blues anthologies for his important influence and innovation in blues history. This album was released in Canada, U.S.A., Britain and Europe and continues to be re-released. The most recent re-release was through Stony Plain Records and continues to sell steadily. The group has recorded a variety of original material as well as cover tunes, showing off the various styles they play. In 2000, they released their album, “Better Late Than Never”.
Today, the Hot Cottage lineup consists of three original members: Steve Boddington on guitar and vocals, Brian Koehli on bass and Linsey Umrysh on drums who are joined by Mike Yuzwenko on Hammond organ and piano and 'Atomic Joe' Piccolo on horns and vocals. Their musical style incorporates jazz fusion, samba and jungle rhythms with more traditional blues sounds. This has made Hot Cottage versatile, tight and powerful!


Blues Dance Lessons
Blues dance, like Blues music, is soulful, expressive and rhythmic: it can be the perfect way to celebrate the end of a work week, meet new people or just groove to whatever the band is playing! Originating in the United States in the late 1800s, Blues dance has recently been embraced anew by communities across North America for its versatility and emphasis on connection between partners. More info, contact Matt Long or Jen Rush of Nova Blues dance community. No previous dance experience necessary!

September 17, 2016 - be part of Edmonton's largest Blues Dance class with local blues legends Hot Cottage held at German Club 8310 Roper Road, Edmonton.
Hosted by Edmonton Blues Society and Nova Blues Dancers.


September 17,  2016

Edmonton Blues Society presents

Hot Cottage 
BONUS group Blues Dance lesson by Nova Blues Dancers
Lesson time 7:30pm - 8:30pm

advance tickets email
or 780-717-7604
Doors 7:00pm  
Music 8:00pm

$15 Guests   
$10 EBS Members

German Canadian Cultural Centre
8310 Roper Road


Hot Cottage

Steve Boddington 
guitar and vocals

Lindsey Umrysh
drums and vocals

Brian Koehli

Mike Yuzwenko
keys and vocals

Joe Piccolo
horns and vocals

arrive early for best seats!
an All Ages event

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