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2016 Memphis Bound Blues Challenge

7:00pm sharp, Tues Sept 27, 2016. Shakers Roadhouse
Band category: Blues Puppy Trio, Van Funk, Boogie Patrol

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Dylan Farrell Band had to withdraw from this year's MBBC. They'll be back next year. They wish all entrants the best and know fans will enjoy some great blues!

Solo-Duo Qualifying Rounds were held September 20.
​Advancing to the regional Finals on October 2, 2016 are:
Glenn Gray, Jenie Thai, Kevin John Cook, Bleached Rag

Best Self Produced CD category
"Alive" by Boogie Patrol
"Sugar Cube" by Front Porch Roots Revue
"Five Bucks a Nail" by Glenn Gray
This will be an exciting series of great and varied blues music!

Save These 2016 Dates
September 27 - 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 Regular Event Dates
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
September 20 - Solo/Duo Qualifying Rounds at Newcastle Pub 7:00pm start
September 27 - Band Qualifying Rounds at Shaker's Roadhouse 7:00pm start

October 2 - Final Rounds, NOON at Old Timer's Cabin, doors at NOON 

Best Self-Produced CD
Three entries by Northern Alberta blues artists have been received. These recordings will be adjudicated by a panel of blues music professionals. Music formic CD will be played during changeovers at October 2 Finals and winning CD will be announced at the Final Rounds. 

For information or questions regarding the 6th edition of the Memphis Bound Bues Challenge, email    

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2016 mbbc qualifiers

Hot Cottage 

THANK-YOU to Hot Cottage, sound tech Keith, Nova Blues Dance instructors, all the EBS Volunteers and especially the blues fans in attendance for a GREAT night of blues! Special thanks to Doug Crighton and Alan Quilley for sitting-in on guitar. Together it was one memorable night of music!

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 20,  2016

Edmonton Blues Society presents

Memphis Bound Blues Challenge

SOLO-DUO Qualifying Rounds - 6 acts! 

Doors 6:00pm  

Competition 7:00pm

$10 Everyone

Newcastle Pub
8170-50 Street NW


6 acts
Find out WHO advances to the Regional FINALS!

Jerry Brown 
guitar and vocals

Glenn Gray
guitar and vocals

Old DogX
guitar and vocals

Bleached Rag
banjo, clarinet and vocals

Jenie Thai
keys and vocals

Kevin John Cook
guitar and vocals

arrive early for best seats!

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