Vancouver's Community-Driven Concert Calendar

  Bookmark and Share

Upcoming Shows

no upcoming shows listed

Past Shows

Sat. February 22nd 2020
Blue Frog Studios White Rock BC (No Minors)
Tom Lavin (& the Legendary), Powder Blues
Fri. February 21st 2020
Blue Frog Studios White Rock BC (No Minors)
Tom Lavin (& the Legendary), Powder Blues
Sat. May 28th 2016
Tally Ho Sports Bar and Grill Victoria BC (No Minors)
Tom Lavin And The Legendary Powder Blues
Sat. January 31st 2015
Vancouver FanClub (No Minors)
Dinner & A Show Powder Blues
View All Past (10)

Powder Blues

Blues from Vancouver BC
Available for Shows/Gigs - Confirmed: Nov. 20, 2020
*For over four decades Powder Blues has been Canada’s leading blues band. The mix of swing, blues, jazz, rock & roll and r & b has an appeal so wide that people from seven to seventy swing side by side at a Powder Blues concert. Over the years the band has toured non-stop through Canada, the United States and overseas, spreading feel-good music that makes people dance and shout.

Powder Blues debut album, ‘Uncut’, was ignored by major labels who said there was ‘no market for the blues’. Undiscouraged, the band sold it off stage and sent it to radio stations whose switchboards lit up with calls asking, ‘who’s that?’ After selling 30,000 copies in a few weeks, the same record labels competed to distribute this ‘non-commercial’ product. To date Powder Blues have sold over a million records worldwide.

Band highlights include winning Canada’s Juno, headlining the world-famous Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, winning the Blues Foundation Award in Memphis, Tennessee and touring the US and Europe with legends like Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, James Brown, Albert Collins, James Cotton and Stevie Ray Vaughn.

Leader, Tom Lavin has written many of the band’s best-known songs including ‘Doin’ It Right’ (‘On the Wrong Side of Town’) and ‘Boppin With the Blues’. Born in Chicago where he worked with local bands and blues legends, Tom moved to Vancouver gigging in the downtown nightclub scene. This led to work as studio musician, song writer, band leader, record producer and film composer.

Tom has won BCMIA awards for ‘Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter and Producer of the Year’, a Juno award for ‘Best New Band’ and the American W.C. Handy award. He has over a dozen gold, and platinum records for Powder Blues, Prism, April Wine, Long John Baldry, Amos Garrett, and many others.

2020 is the band’s 42nd Anniversary. Their more than dozen CD titles and DVD continue to sell world-wide making Tom Lavin & the Legendary Powder Blues one of Canada’s longest-standing musical ambassadors.
*From the website https://powderblues.net/
No audio samples have been linked to this profile.

Current Lineup

NameRoleDates
Robbie KingKeyboards / Vocals1978-present
Dave Woodward Saxophone 1978-present
Duris MaxwellDrums1978-present
Jack Lavin Bass / Vocals 1978-present
Wayne Kozak Saxophone 1978-present
Mike Kalanj Keyboards 1978-present
Lou Hoover Drums 1978-present
Willie MacCalderKeyboards1978-present
Tom LavinGuitar / Vocals1978-present
Bill RungeBass / Saxophone1978-present
Adam DrakeDrums1978-present
Jerry CookSaxophone1978-present
Bill ClarkTrumpet1978-present
Dave HoerlHarmonica1978-present
Mark HasslebachTrumpet1978-present
Don CummingsBass1978-present
Pat CairdSaxophone1978-present
Gordie BertramSaxophone1978-present

Videos

Powder Blues - 1991 pt 3 - Thirsty Ears
In this video: Powder Blues
Posted: Sep. 28, 2016
Filmed: Jan. 1, 1991
Powder Blues Live
In this video: Powder Blues
Posted: Sep. 28, 2016
Powder Blues - 1991 pt 2 Hear That Guitar Ring
In this video: Powder Blues
Posted: Sep. 28, 2016
Filmed: Jan. 1, 1991
Status: Available for Shows/Gigs
- Last confirmed Nov. 20, 2020