EBS Winter Blues Festival - Day 1
Doors @ 1:30 - Music 2:30 - 10:00 pm
Single day passes are $37 Members: With verification of EBS membership at the door, members will be receive a $5.00 refund.
SATURDAY LINEUP: LYNNE CHWYL BAND: For 25 years this powerhouse was a closet singer until she won a vocal contest earning her a spot on the Calgary International Blues Festival stage. Since then, she has performed at numerous festivals, fundraisers and concerts. The musicians who back her are guitar player Percy Marshall who has played in over 30 bands; bassist Jeff Bartlett who has been touring professionally for years; Dennis Meneely on keyboards; and drummer Dean Pierno who is a huge fan of every genre of music.
COLIN MCDONALD BAND: Here are three very talented guys who love the blues and love to play. Formed in 2013, the Colin McDonald Band (CMB) delivers driving, dynamic and high energy blues classics with passion and precision. Members bring over 75 years of combined playing and gigging experience to the line-up. The band consists of Colin McDonald guitar and vocals; Maurie Jarvis bass guitar and vocals; Tyson Well drums and vocals.
OVERDUE BLUES BAND: The band members forming the group are seasoned veterans in the music scene, each bringing a diverse approach in their craft. They have been described as being: “full bodied”, “powerful”, “sultry”, “fierce”, “soulful” and will have you up and dancing to their wonderful “gumbo” mix of blues and rock. Band members include: Tracy Wells on vocals; Dean Bruce on guitar and vocals; Nick Partridge on keyboard and vocals; Marcel Mejiers on bass and vocals; and Mark Workun on drums.
DAN SINASAC: Dan Sinasac is a singer/songwriter with a passion for soulful, funky rhythm and blues. His passion is the Hammond B3 organ and he plays it with heart and soul. Dan learned a lot growing up across the river from Detroit listening to the soul, R&B and blues sounds churning out of the Motor City. You can hear it in his gritty vocals, the funky fingering of his bluesy keyboard work and his rootsy approach to songwriting. Dan’s band consists of Gerry Moellering (guitar); Cody Forsberg (drums); and Kim Lesaca (bass guitar).
SAMANTHA KING & YEG TRIO: Edmontonian Samantha King was born to sing the blues, with her fiery, yet emotional delivery of every song she sings. Over her 20 year career she has been nominated for Juno and Canadian Country Music Awards. Samantha has put together a dynamic trio consisting of drummer Sandro Dominelli who was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award and a Juno; bassist Marc Beaudin whose compositions and arrangements have been recorded by many great artists. A lead guitar player is yet to be named. The band blew the roof off to win the 2019 band category of the Edmonton Blues Society’s Memphis Bound Blues Challenge and are off to Memphis at the end of January 2019 to compete in the international Blues Challenge.