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Blue Frog looks forward to a first time appearance by the eminent and hirsute Steeltown reprobate, Lee Harvey Osmond, aka Tom Wilson aka One of Three Rodeo Kings, aka that large, melodic growling man from the former Junkhouse. Stylized as LeE HARVeY OsMOND, LHO is a Canadian psychedelic folk project of musician Tom Wilson. The act first took shape with Wilson in his LeE HARVeY OsMOND persona, backed by Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies and Josh Finlayson of Skydiggers.
They wrote, recorded and released the debut album, A Quiet Evil, in 2009 on Latent Recordings. Margo Timmins, Andy Maize and Suzie Vinnick also contributed to the album. The band's current touring configuration consists of Wilson on lead vocals and guitar, Aaron Goldstein on guitar and pedal steel (who also contributed to A Quiet Evil), Cam Malcolm on bass guitar, Brent Titcomb on percussion and vocals and Ray Farrugia on drums.
Jerry Doucette's 1977 first album, "MAMA LET HIM PLAY", quickly went PLATINUM in Canada; he hit the road in the US, opening for the likes of Bob Welch, Bob Weir (of the Grateful Dead), Eddie Money, and Meat Loaf. In 1979 "THE DOUCE IS LOOSE", spawned the Canadian hit "NOBODY" and helped the album to ship gold and saw him cross the continent twice touring with the Doobie Brothers, Beach Boys and the Atlanta Rhythm Section.
Jerry is still teaching us about the PASSION of music and you can catch him with his all-star crew… Trevor Newman (bass), Marco Ibarra (drums), and Al Walker (guitar)…proving it again each time he hits the stage that he hasn't lost his edge, delivering clean melodies and slick pop each time out.
Come hear your favorite Doucette tunes including, “All I Wanna Do”, “Down the Road”, “Coming Up Roses”, “Run Buddy Run”, and of course “Mama Let Him Play”.
After spending nearly 40 years as founder/leader of the legendary Wolfe Tones (named after the 18th century Irish Revolutionary Theobald Wolfe Tone), Derek Warfield is revered as a singer, songwriter, historian and entertainer in all parts of the world where Irish roots have been put down. The Wolfe Tones enjoyed phenomenal success with 13 best-selling albums, 3 number one hits, many television appearances and shows in esteemed venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall and The Royal Albert Hall in London.
The legend of Derek Warfield continues with his band containing some of the finest musicians and singers in Irish music – The Young Wolfe Tones featuring:
Derek Warfield’s 50 years of experience coupled with the talent and energy of The Young Wolfe Tones brings the old tradition of Irish balladry into a new age. Young Wolfe Tones and their legendary leader were given a standing ovation, The Dublin Ohio festival were delighted to have them … “they’re as good as it gets!”
In some form or another ... ART ... impacts us all on a daily basis. For over a decade International Artist Day has honored the contribution artists of all types have and are making to society. This is a day to participate in something creative outside your daily routine. Live Life!
Blue Frog Studios and Canadian Western Bank are proud to host the FINE ART JAM to be held on International Artist Day, October 25, 2015
Musicians, Painters, and Dancers come into Blue Frog Studios. They look at each other pensively. The Musicians begin to play while the Dancers dance and the Painters slowly unroll virgin white canvases…
If you would like to watch ... Come to the FINE ART JAM at Blue Frog and be part of a unique creative collaboration to celebrate International Artist Day. Confirmed Performers participating include:
• Jennifer Scott Trio with Rene Worst
Marke Andrews, Vancouver Sun: “Vancouver-based singer-pianist Jennifer Scott reaffirmed my belief that she is the best jazz singer in the country
• Dave Benning - well-known painter of Rock Stars and Notable Celebrities. Davebenning.com
• Jill Charuk - her oil and acrylic paintings have been sold internationally, in England, the United States and Mexico. Jillcharuk.com
• Kaye Kerlande - local Afro-Creole Dancer.
In addition to the live “jam”, there will be a silent auction of works from artists including David Patterson, Chris MacClure and Marilyn Hurst.
"Vest’s bio reads like the history of rock ‘n roll & blues … he’s among a select group that includes Ronnie Hawkins and Jerry Lee Lewis." ~ John Valenteyn
Maple Blues Award winner David Vest is an authentic, Southern-bred boogie-woogie piano player and blues shouter. Born in Alabama in 1943, David grew up in Birmingham, near Tuxedo Junction. He played his first paying gig in 1957, and by the time he opened for Roy Orbison on New Year’s Day 1962, he was a seasoned veteran of Gulf Coast roadhouses and honky-tonks.
At the age of 17, David went on tour with Jerry Woodard and the Esquires, some of whom later became key members of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and the Muscle Shoals Horns. While still with Woodard, he jammed with Ace Cannon, Bill Black’s Combo and the Jimmy Dorsey Band in clubs along the Florida Panhandle, where fellow Alabaman James Harman would soon make his mark. About the time he turned 21 he found himself onstage backing Big Joe Turner, who said that David Vest’s playing made him feel like he was back home in Kansas City. Later David would receive the "direct laying on of hands" from piano legends like Big Walter The Thunderbird, Katie Webster and Floyd Dixon.
David's many festival appearances include Bumbershoot, King Biscuit, Waterfront (Portland), Winthrop, Edmonton, Calgary, Tremblant, Baltimore, Houston, Ritzville and N.O. Jazzfest (with Miss Lavelle White).
David won the Maple Blues Award for Keyboard/Piano Player Of The Year for 2012 and again for 2014. East Meets Vest was nominated for the Maple Blues’ Recording Of The Year in 2013. David’s 2014 album, Roadhouse Revelation, on Cordova Bay Records, went straight to Number One on the Roots Music Report chart for Canada and garnered a four-star review from Downbeat.
Joining David on stage will be the red-hot Grand Koolios band, including Tim Hearsey on guitar, Rob Becker on bass and Chris Nordquist on drums.
Video of David Vest performing at Blue Frog in 2014:
A co-promotion with White Rock Blues Society.
ROCK STAR HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY AT BLUE FROG STUDIOS
Come dressed as your favourite rock star (living or dead, naturally) for Blue Frog Studio’s inaugural ROCK STAR HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY, on Saturday, Oct. 31.
The cript-kicking party will make White Rock’s favourite live-music venue come alive for a night of frightful fun and spirited dancing to the sounds of Nikita & the Party Crashers, a deadly new quintet that will rock the house with favourites new and old.
The band features rock/pop music veterans Nikita Graham (vocals), Beau Simpson (vocals, guitar), Terry Gage (lead guitar), Tom Zillich (bass guitar) and Rick Chapman (drums). Visit the band online on Facebook and Twitter
Prizes for best costumes. This licensed event is primarily STANDING ROOM & DANCING with hi-top tables.
Ubiquitous jazz favs Gabriel Mark Hasselbach, Miles Black, and Cory Weeds and their band present a uniquely styled evening of material specifically themed to create an atmospheric and lush vibe. Not totally ignoring the exuberant and joyous aspects of the jazz canon, this evening will be filled with romantic, soulful, and mood drenched original and classic tunes. Rather than solos comprised of long barrages of notes played by and for the musicians, this show will be built around introspective and succinct improvisations that tell a story, rich with emotion and depth.
All three jazz-meisters have armloads of awards- local, national, and international- and a plethora of albums to their names, individually and together. This will be the first time this superlative trifecta has been on the same stage in a long while and promises to be a thoroughly memorable evening.
Spend an intimate evening with two-time Juno Award winner, Alfie Zappacosta, who will be performing all his hits, as well as a selection of songs that are close and personal to him.
From his steamy signature version of “Me & Mrs. Jones” to his American Music Award winning “Overload” of the Dirty Dancing Soundtrack, Alfie Zappacosta continually demonstrates that he is truly one of the greats.
Alfie has long been considered one of the best vocal talents in Canada. In addition to his multiple Juno Awards, he has had a number of chart topping songs, such as "Nothing Can Stand In Our Way", "Passion", "When I Fall In Love Again", "We Should Be Lovers", and many more. His passion for beautiful melodies and grand songs has manifested into four stunning CD's -Innocence Ballet, Dark Sided Jewel, Start Again, Bonafide, and now Live From Blue Frog Studios!
Check out Alfie’s previous concert at Blue Frog: Passion- Live @ Blue Frog
“You would not be amiss to compare Alfie Zappacosta to a vintage VQA wine. Very rarely accessible but when he does perform it’s for a discerning crowd who are extremely familiar with quality." - Keith Sharp Music Express