Blues On Tuesdays 2018
5 pm / 6 pm / 7 pm
Dates: July 3rd / 19th / 17th / 24th / 31st
Location: Charles Hoey Memorial Park - MNP Stage
If you is a blues lover or wants to be, then be here!
It was decided to continue the last two year’s commitment to celebrating the blues genre one evening a week where we showcase just some of the many fantastic blues acts that are performing their original blues music all over the island. Yes, there will be other ‘blues’ presentations throughout the festival but this is the one night of the week you can set aside that for sure, if you is in fact a true blues lover or are thinking of becoming one,...can be in the right place.
We added a 5pm ‘blues’ teaser this year to showcase some of the many acoustic blues styled acts available.
The Cowichan Valley Citizen is a repeat sponsor to the Blues on Tuesday series.
We do pass the donation bucket around during these performances to make sure you can too can support the Duncan Cowichan Festival Society’s ideals of proving that we do live in... 'a rather fun place to be'.
Blues On Tuesdays 2018 Schedule
Tuesday July 3
5pm Rockland Moran - slide guitar is one of his fortes, history is another, put the two together and we go for a walk into acoustic blues
6pm Anneda Trio - a female singer based blues Trio from the south Island recently calling Cobble Hill area home
7pm Blue Dog Ramble - Whitey Somers, James McRae and Brian Whitty are veterans in the various blues/roots scenes on and off the island and their take on blues standards and the occasional original (Whitey likes to write a lot) are very rewarding for the listener
Tuesday July 10
5pm Mark Crissinger – a Maple Blues Award nominee whether solo or with a band, his blues writing/delivery works
6pm Blue Hearts - Uncle Wiggley front man has a duo, and it is about the blues
7pm Terry Robb - a Canadian fingerstyle guitarist , composer, arranger and record producer living in the United States, plays electric and acoustic guitar, and is associated with the American Primitive Guitar genre through his collaboration with steel string guitarist John Fahey ... a member of the Oregon Music Hall of Fame and Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame, honored with the eponymous "Terry Robb" Muddy Award for Best Acoustic Guitar in 2011, his original compositions draw on the Delta blues, ragtime and jazz traditions
Tuesday July 17
5pm Tom Mulder - acoustic, Chicago /British Blues from the heart ...Clapton /Peter Green The Stones /Stevie Ray /Hendrix
6pm Lazy Mike and Carson Mallon - from Nanaimo, what better for a veteran blues harmonica player than to have his off spring grab up the electric blues guitar with the same vengeance for the blue genre and then form a duo
7pm Renovation Blues Band - from Nanaimo and Duncan, they have performed every year of the 39 Days of July cause they is here to rock the electric blues in a fine fashion and with available standards and a some great originals they do a fantastic job
Tuesday July 24
5pm Shake n' Cor & Blue Ray - Its original roots/blues music with Corry Suter on drums & vocals, Shakey Reay Suter on keyboards, harmonica & vocals with Blue Ray on guitar
6pm Curl - from Victoria, all girl electric blues band with a guy drummer...make sure you grab one of their cd’s while they is in town. Previously scheduled for July 3rd had to cancel due to family emergencies....glad they get to play as will others.
7pm Whitey Somers Band - from Nanaimo, always impressed with Whitey’s cool original blues in this electric trio format, you too will soon find out why
Tuesday July 31
5pm Terry Wicks - a singer/songwriter/producer, now localized that holds the blues in reverence
6pm Paul Black Duo – raised on gospel and country the man has height and a voice that will captivate you immediately, great originals and covers are true to the source, the likes of Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix and Muddy Waters
7pm Marc Crissinger Band - Maple Blues Award Nominee 2016, his “new blues” journey blends traditional themes with clever lyrics and modern arrangements capturing his singer-songwriter soul and the blues in his heart.
Thank you to our Blues On Tuesday sponsor!
All of these scheduled musical events are designed to bring community together to celebrate our diverse local / Canadian and international music scenes, to give the opportunity to meet our neighbours, share a common experience and hopefully be able to now greet each other with a friendly smile on any future happen chance connections. We are proving that downtown Duncan and the Cowichan Valley is... ‘a rather fun place to be’.