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Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne is a veteran blues and boogie piano player and also a three-time Juno Award nominee including a win for his Let It Loose CD. His main influences are Fats Domino and Chuck Berry’s long-time piano player Johnnie Johnson, as well as Amos Milburn, Bill Doggett and Johnny Otis, king of the West Coast blues sound of the ‘50s. His bass-heavy boogie piano work, as well as his original songs, makes for powerful live performances, enhanced by the flashy splendor of his boldly colored, French custom-tailored stage suits.
Kenny’s 2014 Stony Plain Records, Canada’s premier roots music label, CD Rollin’ With the Blues Boss was produced by Tom Lavin (Powder Blues Band Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne’s last album for Stony Plain, An Old Rock On a Roll (2011), garnered him a nomination for the Pinetop Perkins Piano Award from the Blues Foundation, as well as being awarded two 2012 Living Blues Awards, one for “Best New Contemporary Blues Recording of 2011” and one for Wayne as “Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard).”
Kenny Wayne’s live appearances all over North America and Europe were best summed up by a music writer who explained Wayne this way: “When a piano player’s got the four most important things — the playing, the voice, the songs and the look — he becomes the whole package, an artist you just have to see and hear.”
A co-promotion with the White Rock Blues Society.
Boogie-woogie Jazz Pianist Dominik Heins and Vocalist/Actor Wendy Bollard join forces to bring you an evening of Music. White Rock's own Wendy Bollard is heading off to London to study at the University of Essex but before she goes she is teaming up with her favorite musicians for an evening of music.
For the past five years Wendy has been the driving force behind Peninsula Productions. This local production company has brought the Semiahmoo Peninsula such favourites as Steel Magnolias, Mary's Wedding and John Lee Sanders Gospel and Blues Show. In September Wendy will be starting a year long Masters Course in Directing at the prestigious acting school East 15.
This isn't the first time that Dominik and Wendy have teamed up to make music. Back in 2013 they performed The Dapper Dominik Show to a sold out audience in White Rock. This time round they will be treating the audience to Boogie Woogie, Jazz, Country, Bossa, Ballads all performed by a stellar three piece band featuring Dominik on piano, Sam Shoichet on Bass and Alex Klassen on drums and Wendy on vocals.
Dominik Heins has been playing before live audiences since 1989. A child of the Hamburg boogie-woogie scene, the pianist and singer today regularly appears on the jazz stages and boogie-woogie festivals around the world. International performances with great musicians such as Chuck Barry and Jerry Lee Lewis have taken him to France, Denmark and Austria and have garnered him support from both television and radio. Today Dominik makes Vancouver, Canada his home.
Wendy Bollard is a singer, actor and all around entertainer. She has performed to the delight of audiences in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. Wendy has been regularly called a chameleon; her ability to switch from one character to the next is uncanny. She is a sought after vocalist with appearances at the Vancouver Jazz Festival, the Western Canadian Music Festival and on CBC. Wendy was the featured vocalist with Canada's premiere big band for more than three years, and has performed with the world-renowned violinist Lache Cercel and the Roma Swing Ensemble.
Come and join the fun as Blue Frog keeps the summer heat on with this ultra-cool Blues-Rock band. This group has won the coveted Maple Blues award as well as multiple West Coast Music Awards. See why JONI MITCHELL requested this band to perform for her 60th BIRTHDAY PARTY.
In addition to sharing stages with Bo Diddley and Pinetop Perkins, Blue Voodoo has performed at almost every summer festival in Western Canada. This will be a dance format with high tops and limited seating.
In 2005 this Juno Award winner was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. With his finger style acoustic guitar, gentle vocals, colorful stories, Gary takes his western roots music to the people with a rare sincerity.
Gary tours extensively, both solo and with good friend Valdy. As Canadian as they come with the magic of lyrical imagery, Gary draws on his western heritage to create songs of cowboy heroes, wind swept prairies, rushing rivers, the workingman, and romance. A champion of vanishing values and frontier spirit, Gary sings of lone horsemen, verdant valleys and mountain trails.
For more than forty years, drummer Louis Hayes has been a catalyst for energetic, unrelenting swing in his self led bands. He started with tenor saxophonist, flautist and oboist Yusef Lateef and went on to rhythmically propel groups led by pianist Horace Silver, legendary saxophonist Cannonball Adderley and pianist Oscar Peterson. These positions were augmented by countless recordings on the Blue Note, Prestige, Riverside and other labels with the likes of John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, J.J. Johnson, Jackie McLean, Wes Montgomery, Cedar Walton, Dexter Gordon, Woody Shaw, George Benson, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner and the list goes on.
Louis Hayes’ Canonball Adderley Legacy Band re-unites in Vancouver where in 2013 they recorded Live @ Cory Weeds’ Cellar Jazz Club, the bands finest recorded effort thus far. The record rocketed up the Jazz Week Charts hitting #1 for 2 weeks! Don’t miss this high-octane hard bop outfit as they play material from the late Cannonball Adderley, Hayes’ former employer.
Louis Hayes will be joined by an all-star band including:
Following her two sold-out shows at Blue Frog last year, we were able to convince Maria Muldaur to come back up to BC from her home in California to perform her all new show. Maria Muldaur’s big hit “Midnight at the Oasis” is still actively played on radio all over the world and during her illustrious career she has since released 40 albums and been nominated for 6 Grammy awards!
Maria will perform all her hits and all of your most-requested-over-the-years "fan faves", as well as the best of her most recent work. She will share stories of her personal encounters, friendships, and collaborations with many of the greatest names in Music (Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Jerry Garcia, John Sebastian, etc.) along with photos & videos from her early days in the 60's folk revival with The Jim Kweskin Jug Band, through her years of "pop stardom", and on to her continuing exploration of American Roots Music, Blues, Bluesiana, Jazz & Gospel.
We met Paul Pigat last year when he blew us away as the guitar player for Jim Brynes and the Sojourners. Cousin Harley is the rocking hillbilly persona of Paul Pigat. This band has a hard-earned reputation for delivering everything from hot-rod rockabilly to foot stomping vintage country and western swing. Paul is joined by Keith Picot on upright bass and Jesse Cahill on drums to create an unstoppable rock 'n roll wrecking crew.
From classic honky-tonk and cow punk rippers, to a helping of western swing and classic jump blues, Cousin Harley plays in the old tradition — slugging it out hot and heavy in roadhouses across the land.
Blessed with a jazz man's sheen, a rockabilly heart and a hobo's soul, there aren't many genres of music that don't pull at Pigat's wayfaring imagination like a magnet.
Whether he's playing a searing solo to elevate the soaring vocals of a traditional gospel rave up from The Sojourners or flying in to support Jakob Dylan at a showcase in New York, Paul Pigat's singular dedication and peerless work ethic have earned him a growing respect within music's inner circles. However impressive the list of credits he's compiled over the last few years has been — earned by supporting artists such as Neko Case, Jim Byrnes and Carolyn Mark — it's when you get to hear Paul on his own that his star really shines.
Paul Pigat has been nominated in the "Rockabilly Male" category in the 2015 Ameripolitan Music Awards. He'll be performing in Austin, Texas leading up to the awards night.
“There's always a few guitar players in any scene who are looked up at by the rest.
Guitarist Paul Pigat is one such figure.” - The Province
Paying homage to a true icon of modern music. Santana’s music crosses cultural boundaries and excites audiences worldwide. 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 a 40-year career the show takes the audience through all of Santana’s greatest hits and modern classics including Black Magic Woman.
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, including:
JUDITH KAY “JUICE” NEWTON is a Grammy, CMA and Billboard award-winning artist with multiple platinum and gold albums, ten million records sold and 15 Top 10 Hits under her belt. Among these are the enormous hits "Angel of the Morning”, “Queen of Hearts”, the #1 country smash “The Sweetest Thing (I’ve Ever Known)”, “It’s a Heartache”, “Love’s Been a Little Bit Hard on Me”, “Break It to Me Gently”, “Heart of the Night”, “Tell Her No”, “Dirty Looks”, “Stranger at My Door”, “A Little Love” and “Restless Heart”. Her latest outing Duets: Friends & Memories (2000) has produced the wildly popular “Take It to the Limit” and “Without You”.
The emotional force of NEWTON’S vocal delivery coupled with her soaring notes and silken phrasing has made her one of the most evocative and enduring performers of our time. Inspired by the Byrds, Bob Dylan and folk artists like Tom Rush and Ian & Sylvia Tyson; from her first group Silver Spur to her hugely successful solo career, Juice has earned a lot of respect from colleagues and industry insiders.
The album Juice (1981) went platinum and became an international monster. The Track “The Sweetest Thing” spent 18 weeks in the Top 40, and JUICE NEWTON earned two Grammy nominations for Best Female Vocalist. Her album Quiet Lies (1982) was certified gold within months and spawned multiple hits including “Break It to Me Gently” which landed her a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance (1983) in competition with Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Rosanne Cash. She added an Academy of Country Music Award for New Female Vocalist of the Year (1982), back-to-back Billboard Female Album Artist of the Year honors and Australian Music Media’s #1 International Country Artist win to her trophy cabinet.
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.