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“SUSAN JACKS”


Friday August 22nd, 2014 | Doors: 7:00pm | Music: 8:00pm

Saturday August 23rd, 2014 | Doors: 7:00pm | Music: 8:00pm



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Susan Pesklevits (Jacks) began her professional career at the age of 15 when she appeared as a regular performer on the national CBC television show, Music Hop. At 18, she would invite Terry Jacks to accompany her on rhythm guitar at a singing engagement in Hope, B.C. Craig McCaw and Satwant Singh soon joined the duo and the Poppy Family was formed.

Susan has performed numerous hits, both in Canada and internationally, including “Which Way You Goin’ Billy?”, “That’s Where I Went Wrong”, “Good Friends”, “I Thought Of You Again”, “Anna Marie”, “All The Tea In China”, “Evergreen” and more.

After living in Nashville for many years, Susan returned to Vancouver in 2004. She was soon diagnosed with kidney failure and performed sparingly as her strength deteriorated. In 2010, Susan received a kidney transplant, the kidney donated by her brother Billy whose name was used for her first international hit with the Poppy Family, “Which Way You Goin’ Billy?”. She has since returned to live performing and recording. Susan’s rare 1970s album “Dream” is scheduled for re-release on CD in September.

Enjoy this rare performance with Susan and her top-notch band which includes David Sinclair on lead guitar, Zak Sinclair on rhythm guitar, Shawn Soucy on drums, Brian Newcombe on bass, Bill Sample on keyboards and Mary Saxton on background vocals.

SUSAN JACKS, FRI.AUG.22, 2014 8:00pm

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SUSAN JACKS, SAT.AUG.23, 2014 8:00pm

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“VALDY”

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Thursday Sept. 4th, 2014 | Doors: 7:00pm | Music: 8:00pm



Valdy, born Valdemar Horsdal in Ottawa, has been part of the fabric of Canadian pop and folk music for years. A man with a thousand friends, from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island to Texas to New Zealand, he's a songwriter who catches the small but telling moments that make up life.

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Remembered for Play Me a Rock and Roll Song, his bitter-sweet memory of finding himself, a relaxed and amiable story-teller, facing a rambunctious audience at the Aldergrove Rock Festival circa 1968, Valdy has sold almost half a million copies of his 16 CDs, albums and 8-tracks, and has received two Juno Awards (from a total of seven Juno nominations), and four Gold albums to his credit.

Along the way, he's taken his music to a dozen different countries, from Denmark to Australia, been an invited performer for five years in a row at the prestigious Kerrville Festival in Texas, and even played a lead role in an episode of The Beachcombers.

Today, he's based on Salt Spring Island, where he lives with his wife Kathleen, two dogs and two large cats (the three grown-up "kids" are all now living in the southern mainland of British Columbia).

VALDY Sept.4, 2014 8:00pm

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“WILLY & THE POOR BOYS- Music of CCR”


Friday Sept. 5th, 2014 | Early Show Doors: 6:00pm | Music: 7:00pm

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2nd Show Added Same Night - Doors: 9pm | Music: 9:30pm



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Come relive the magic of the 60's and early 70's with the ultimate tribute to one of the most influential and popular bands of all time, CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL. Larry Thompson, Rob Walker, Lisa Lambert, Todd Taylor are seasoned veterans of the music scene.

Come hear CCR favorites such as Midnight Special, Green River, Good Golly Miss Molly, Susie Q, Hey Tonight, Bad Moon Rising, Travelling Band, Proud Mary, Centerfield and many more.

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WILLY CCR Sept.5, 2014 9:30pm

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“TERRY HANCK BAND- SAX ON THE BEACH”


Friday Sept. 12th, 2014 | Doors: 7:00pm | Music: 8:00pm

Saturday Sept. 13th, 2014 | Doors: 7:00pm | Music: 8:00pm



This one is a party from start to finish. Direct from California, Terry Hanck, one of the most formidable saxophonists in the blues and soul business, will have Blue Frog hopping. He has a virile tone and attack and an uncanny command of upper-register notes. This former sax man for Elvin Bishop (Fooled Around & Fell in Love) for 10 years is an award winning musician that has been tearing up the charts with his New Orleans R&B and West Coast Jump Blues style CD “Gotta Bring It On Home To You”.

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Blues and roots fans know that the soundtrack to early rock' n' roll ran on three-minute instrumentals with sax in the lead, and was directly related to 1950s and 1960s New Orleans R&B hits, along with that deep-fried wildness that came from Memphis. With this history lesson, old school rock 'n' soul saxophonist and singer Terry Hanck makes perfect sense. Clearly, Hanck has worshipped at the right Southern altars--those of such iconic R&B brothers as Fats Domino, Ray Charles, B. B. King, Lee Allen and King Curtis.

Twice recognized in recent years with Blues Music Awards nominations for 2009 and 2011 for “Best Horn”, 2012 Winner “Instrumental Horn” and now a nominee for upcoming “Best Horn” 2014; a favorite of blues societies worldwide, this nice guy is finally finishing first--on national blues charts and fans' hearts.

Terry has superb and serious saxophone chops...from his fiery reed work, beautiful tone and effortless, inventive melodies and a great song selection. His crack band consists of guitarist Johnny “Cat” Soubrand, bassist Tim Wagar, and long time drummer Butch Cousins (younger brother to Richard Cousins, currently playing bass for Robert Cray.


Slick back your hair, put on your shades and start the Fifties party with the TERRY HANCK BANDS’ riotous show.

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“KAL DAVID featuring Miss Lauri Bono”


“Two Nights / Four Shows”


Friday Sept. 19th, 2014 | Early Show Doors: 6:00pm | Music: 7:00pm

Friday Sept. 19th, 2014 | Late Show Doors: 9:00pm | Music: 9:30pm>


Saturday Sept. 20th, 2014 | Early Show Doors: 6:00pm | Music: 7:00pm

Saturday Sept. 20th, 2014 | Late Show Doors: 9:00pm | Music: 9:30pm


“As grand master of the Bluesbreakers, many of you know me for my long tradition of hiring the best blues guitarists in the business and I am happy to count Kal David as one of the best.... What a talent!” –John Mayall

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You might not know his name, but Kal David is an almost unparalled guitarist in the Blues and Rhythm & Blues field who has played with all the greats over the years. Kal David is a musician’s musician. He is a triple- threat performer whose star is only now beginning to shine. He plays guitar with the unbridled passion of Albert King. His singing voice is rich, articulate and soulful. He is also one of the more underrated song- writers out there.

Born and raised in Chicago, Kal’s recording career began as a teenager when, he was signed to a contract with Vee-Jay Records. Another member of the group was Peter Cetera, who later became the vocalist for a band known as Chicago. Kal moved to Woodstock, New York, where he formed the Fabulous Rhinestones with ex-Electric Flag bassist Harvey Brooks. They recorded three well- received albums: Fabulous Rhinestones, Freewheelin’ for Paramount Records, and Rhinestones for 20th Century Records.

While in Woodstock Kal met his singing, writing and production partner, Miss Lauri Bono, who is a featured member of Kal’s band. After a move to Los Angeles in 1978, Kal and Lauri made a commitment to the Blues. In the studio or on tour, it was evident in their work with Blues great, Etta James, or Louisiana’s own, Johnny Rivers, Kal on guitar and Miss Lauri and Kal on vocals. In the mid eighties Miss Lauri did a short stint with Bette Midler as a Harlette and Kal joined John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers as featured vocalist and guitarist, replacing Mick Taylor.

To fully experience Kal David’s tremendous talent, you must see him live. Kal’s soul-baring voice and blazing guitar playing along with Miss Lauri’s sassy, soulful vocals will provide you with an unparalleled electrifying performance!

“I had found my favorite guitar players all wrapped up in one. Kal’s vocal style and sound matched his guitar playing – it was also the “real deal.” Growing up in Chicago had served him well. However, his singing and playing have since evolved into much more. Kal David has become a combo of all the best Blues guitar and vocal styles of the last 35 years....” –Johnny Rivers


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KAL DAVID, FRI.SEPT.19,2014

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KAL DAVID, SAT.SEPT.19,2014

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“ATLANTIC CROSSING”


Friday Sept. 26th, 2014 | Doors: 7:00pm | Music: 8:00pm

Saturday Sept. 27th, 2014 | Doors: 7:00pm | Music: 8:00pm



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Atlantic Crossing presents three incredible shows in one with tributes to the best in British Pop music, including The Beatles, Rod Stewart and Elton John. Audiences are consistently blown away with how close to the original artists Atlantic Crossing sounds. This group is consists of four amazing musicians who also are the touring group for Bachman-Turner: Brent Knudsen, Marc LaFrance, Mick Dalla-Vee and Ian Cameron.

The Beatles had a more profound impact on pop music and culture than any other band in history. Their influence is still heard today and Atlantic Crossing plays spot on versions of the early Beatles hits.

Atlantic Crossing also has one of the most authentic Rod Stewart tributes you will ever see or hear. From the stylish suits and signature stage moves and a voice that's so close that you'll swear it's Rod himself, Brent Stewart sets a new high standard for Rod Stewart tributes.

Every bit as energetic and flamboyant as Sir Elton, this is an exciting retrospective of one of the U.Ks most outrageous and enduring performers. From his 70's rockers to the sing along favorites, audiences love these timeless classics.


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“SUPERNATURAL – A SANTANA EXPERIENCE”


Friday October 3rd, 2014 | Doors: 6pm | Music: 7pm


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Paying homage to a true icon of modern music. Santana’s music crosses cultural boundaries and excites audiences world wide. He is an architect of latin rock and a true guitar hero. Supernatural honors the man and his music. A seven piece band led by award winning guitarist Doug Towle recreates the experience of a Santana concert with all the energy and musicianship of the real thing. Spanning an over 40 year career the show takes the audience through all of Santana’s greatest hits and modern classics. From his seminal performance at Woodstock to the 1999 smash album “Supernatural” (from which this tribute derives it’s name) this is an unparalleled career faithfully reproduced by musicians of the highest caliber.

SUPERNATURAL Fri. Oct.3, 2014 7:00pm

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“LARRY FULLER TRIO”

“featuring LARRY FULLER piano, RUSS BOTTEN bass, JOE POOLE drums”


Saturday October 4th, 2014 | Doors: 7pm | Music: 8pm


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Cory Weeds and The Cellar Jazz Society proudly present the LARRY FULLER TRIO. Larry Fuller is a world-class pianist firmly rooted in the hard swinging traditions of straight ahead jazz. Fuller’s piano style is dynamic and vital. When playing melodies, soloing, and accompanying band mates, Fuller conveys a momentum that engages listeners. It’s a sound he developed during long stints as a sideman with a number of jazz greats. His first major gig was serving as pianist and musical director for the wonderful vocalist Ernestine Anderson. Then he joined drummer Jeff Hamilton’s exuberant trio. Fuller went on to play with a jazz legend: bassist Ray Brown. He was the last pianist in the Ray Brown trio before Brown passed away in 2002. Next was an eight-year engagement as a member of the superb John Pizzarelli Quartet, which toured the world extensively. Fuller is now focusing on being a leader and continues to travel around the world, playing clubs and festivals. Joining him for this concert will be Russ Botten, a veteran Vancouver bassist who toured with Fuller’s first prominent bandleader, Ernestine Anderson. Botten has also performed with Diana Krall, Herb Ellis, Clark Terry, and many others. Joe Poole is one of Vancouver’s finest drummers, who has also toured with Anderson, and played with Houston Person, Curtis Fuller, and Red Holloway, among others. The show will be in the unique setting of the Blue Frog Studios concert theatre, in the heart of scenic White Rock.

LARRY FULLER TRIO Oct.4, 2014 8:00pm

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DON ALDER “HENDRIX” of Acoustic Guitar

Thursday, Oct.9, 2014 | Doors: 7pm | Music: 8pm



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Don Alder often referred to as the “Hendrix” of Acoustic Guitar is a Multi-Award Winning Acoustic guitarist from Canada. Hot off his recent performance with Chris Hadfield, Commander of the Intl’ Space Station, Alder continues to “Wow” audiences around the world with his “jaw dropping” one man band act. His singing is soulful and heartfelt and his story telling and guitar playing is highly entertaining. Guitar Player Magazine says, “People will stand and clap for Alder as he is a Guitar Star in the making and can hold an audience with the best of the seasoned pros”.

Ray Daniels, the Manager of Rush, says, “Alder’s unique style of playing with simultaneous percussion creates a wall of sound and should be famous around the world”. Alder’s music also speaks for itself; his 2009 CD “Not A Planet” was nominated for two prestigious Music Industry Awards, his YouTube videos have seen over 3.5 million views. His music is a unique combination of deeply textured melody and story. Lyrical and compelling, his original songs are notes of exploration – some passionate and haunting, some hard-driven, others light and teasing. In quiet pieces or pushing right to the edge, Don's phenomenal finger style playing and rich voice captivate. Don is also recognized as one of the of the world's top harp guitarists.

As winner of the 2011 Worldwide Guitar Idol (held in London, UK), 2010 Guitar Superstar contest (LA, USA) and the 2007 International Finger style Championships, Don Alder has earned his place as one of the top acoustic guitarists in the world and is the only guitarist to win all of the top prestigious guitar competitions armed with just an acoustic guitar.

His dedication has allowed him to achieve what few guitarists have achieved—winning all of the high profile guitar competitions and performing with a passion that is rarely seen. Don’s performance in Malaysia (2013) garnered him a Brand Laureate Award. The only other Canadian to receive this award was Chris Hadfield (astronaut). This award is to recognize Don’s unique contributions using his guitar and music to help and inspire others around the world. Alder and Commander Hadfield were recently paired for a special performance of Space Oddity with Don using the harp guitar to support Hadfield’s singing. Alder also has an uncanny ability to entertain any type of audience; he has been invited to play special performances (by invite only) including TED-Vancouver, Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon, The Vancouver Olympics and International All Star Guitar Nights to mention a few. Don has also been called upon to perform duets with artists such as Grammy winners John Parr and Angelique Kidjo for an audience of 40,000. He has also earned top honors for his duet jams with modern poets such as Shane Koyczyan and Kyprios His music has been used in documentaries, corporate videos and movies.

DON ALDER,Thurs.Oct.9, 2014 8:00pm

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