FEATURES SOME OF THE BEST BLUES MUSICIANS ON THE PLANET! 2 shows and a jam at the end.
Melvin Taylor -"The Blues Most Exhilarating Guitarist"...Rolling Stone Mag. and Studebaker John (guitar, harmonica with Yardbirds)-"A Powerhouse"...Chicago Tribune. Backing the two sets is journeyman drummer Kenny Coleman, who has played with every Bluesman in Chicago as well as musical legends from Johnny Mathis to Koko Taylor. On bass, the master, Felton Crews, who played with jazz icon MILES DAVIS for 7 years. This is a stellar line-up that is going thrill Blues and music lovers to the soul.
Thursday, October 1st - Killaloe Lions Hall, 18 Lake Street, Killaloe, ON - 8 pm. Fundraiser for Emilie Stanley. Tickets available at Grandma's Pantry - Killaloe, Afelskie's Shoes - Barry's Bay, Bob's Music - Pembroke and Guitar Nuts - Bancroft.
Friday, October 2nd - the beautiful Picton Regent Theatre, Picton, ON - 8 pm, phone 1-877-411-4761.
Saturday, October 3rd -Victoria Hall Concert Hall, an all-day Blues Revue featuring Juno award-winner Rick Fines, Dave Mowatt and Fabulous Tonemasters during the day and Melvin and John at night, Blues from 2-midnight, with a break for supper (5:45 to 8:15). Special dinner available at the North Side Restaurant, phone 905-377-9709. For tickets and info, phone Victoria Hall at 905-372-2210 or visit Zap Records - 20 King Street East, Cobourg, ON. Tour sponsored by Acoustic Grill - Picton, County Cider - Waupoos, Paxton Guitars - Bloomfield, North Side Restaurant and Zap Services - Cobourg.
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Grammy Winner, Roomful of Blues founder Duke Robillard and his five piece band, Friday, Nov. 6th, Victoria Hall Concert Hall - Cobourg, 8 pm. Debbie Davies Blues Band, former guitarist from Albert Collins and John Mayall, February 26th - Wilno Tavern and 27th, 2010, Victoria Hall Concert Hall - Cobourg, and music legend JOHNNY WINTER and his band on April 22nd, 2010 - Showplace - Peterborough and 23rd - Festival Hall - Pembroke. More dates TBA.
Here is more from the critics on Melvin Taylor...
"One of the most exhilarating blues guitarists to emerge in the past decade...[he} is more a blues innovator than a purist, mixing jazz chords and rock influences into his tapestry of electric blues."
Rolling Stone Magazine
"A volcanic guitarist...the sort of virtuosity that drags an audience into a world of risks and chances and excitement."
The New York Times
"Taylor's arsenal consists of blinding speed, a feverish wah-wah pedal, a range of tones that leaps from groans to squeals, and notes bent so dramatically that his guitar sounds like it's retching. Taylor succeeds because he's a virtuoso who pushes the limits of his own skills."
Living Blues Magazine
" dizzying speed, stunning!"
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