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Event Archive - Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor & Her Blues Machine, Susan Tedeschi, The Be Good Tanyas, Steve Riley And The Mamou Playboys, The Holmes Brothers, ... and more...

Sun. August 13th 2006 Deer Lake Park (All Ages)
3pm doors at 2pm (Gates)
$29/35/45, & $99fmly
Tickets at: All Ticketmaster Locations, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Highlife Records
This year’s 6 internationally acclaimed bands—Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor and Her Blues Machine, Susan Tedeschi, The Be Good Tanyas, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, and the Holmes Brothers—come together to create one of the most exciting and eclectic music showcases in recent memory. You won’t want to miss this full day of great music and fun activities for the entire family. The stage is set for thousands of music fans to enjoy some of the greatest blues and roots artists in the world as they perform over 7 hours of music at one of the most breathtaking locations in British Columbia. The site will feature two stages, interactive arts activities for the youngsters at “Art’s Home” between 3-8PM, souvenir and CD kiosks, a delectable variety of foods and a beer garden.


Buddy Guy: 8:55-10:00pm

A legendary bluesman known as much for his showmanship as for his electrifying way with a guitar, Buddy Guy has been showing the younger generations how to play Chicago blues for 45 years. During his lengthy career, Buddy has been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, sold over 2 million records and earned 5 Grammy Awards and 19 W.C. Handy Blues Awards—more than any other single artist.

Koko Taylor and Her Blues Machine: 7:35-8:35pm

Queen of the Blues Koko Taylor has been astonishing audiences for over forty years. She received her first big break in 1962 when Willie Dixon heard her. The legendary bluesman’s reaction was like that of just about every person lucky enough to hear Koko—here was a woman who could sing the blues like no other.

The Be Good Tanyas: 6:50-7:30pm

The Be Good Tanyas (Sam Parton, Frazey Ford, Trish Klein) have been keeping Vancouver on the folk- roots map since the release of their 2001 album Blue Horse. Chinatown, the folk-roots trio’s 2003 follow- up, as well as the group’s numerous tours, both headlining and opening for people like Lucinda Williams, have further enhanced their reputation with tried-and-true harmonies, excellent songwriting, superb musicianship and winning charm.

Susan Tedeschi: 5:45-6:45pm

Though known for her fiery guitar work, on her latest album, Hope and Desire, Susan Tedeschi concentrates on her singing. The disc presents Susan in the role of interpretive vocal stylist while maintaining a firm grasp on the classic blues, rock, R&B, folk and gospel influences that have won her a large and loyal audience since first coming to prominence with her 1998 breakthrough album, Just Won’t Burn.

Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys: 5:05-5:40pm

Growing up in the prairie town of Mamou, where music was played by nearly everyone, accordion and fiddle player Steve Riley was destined to become a musician. Over the years he and fiddle player/singer David Greely, with whom he has formed the Mamou Playboys, have been keeping the tradition of Cajun music alive, inspiring countless other musicians and turning every event they play into a celebration.

The Holmes Brothers: 4:00-5:00pm

Gospel-inflected, spiritually moving and funky, the Holmes Brothers’ music has been a force on the
blues-roots music scene since 1979. The trio’s breathtaking harmonies resonate with a passion and conviction matched only by their inspired musicianship and ability to perform sanctified gospel, low-down roadhouse blues, deep soul, barroom country and pure pop-all in one set.


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Susan Tedeschi

We’ve never forgotten when blues mama Susan Tedeschi first played Victoria in 1998. Standing on stage she was five-foot nothing, but when her mouth opened the blues roar that came out was electrifying. Tedeschi is now one of the most impressive exponents of contemporary electric blues in the world. She’s also a damn fine electric guitarist, but... more info

The Be Good Tanyas

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Steve Riley And The Mamou Playboys

Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys are in the coveted position of being able to fill dancehalls in Louisiana, sell out performance venues around the world, and remain the vanguard of innovation in the music of their culture. Beginning in 1988 and buoyed by the enthusiasm of academic folklorists, they made their debut on folk festival stages the wor... more info

The Holmes Brothers

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