Category Archives: blues

Winter Blues Boogie’s 25th another memorable night

Well, they came, and they rocked. The 25th anniversary of the Winter Blues Boogie in Silverton (Saturday, February 4) delivered another great evening of booty-shaking rock and blues. The evening was notable for the reunion of the original line-up of … Continue reading

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The Blues Comeback of 2016-17

In a year that many will be all too happy to see the back of with so many tragic losses in the music world, the blues seems to have made something of a comeback. Surprising everyone, the Rolling Stones released … Continue reading

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Holly & Jon interview: The A–Z of the Blues

INTRODUCTION: I’ve been following the music of Holly and Jon for about 10 years now, ever since being utterly gripped by Holly’s clarion voice and Jon’s pristine blues picking. In the Kootenays they’ve become something of a blues institution along … Continue reading

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Review: Shufflin’ the Blues by Holly & Jon

This is classic blues, all down the line. Jon gets his guitar tone exactly right, no small achievement in a live setting, where even the most rehearsed songs can be subverted by bad acoustics or unexpected PA system fails. There’s … Continue reading

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Winter Blues Boogie patrons dance on despite adversity

If there’s one thing the 23rd annual Winter Blues Boogie in Silverton proved this year, it’s that music and dancing can overcome adversity. The event was notable for several things – the reunion of the original Dr. Fun and the … Continue reading

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Ozzie Wizard of the Slide

These days, to discover an original is something. And Jeff Lang is just that. While some folks are great players and others are great writers, it’s seldom the two come wrapped in the same package. Dylan and Cohen are genius … Continue reading

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Winter Blues Boogie a Kootenay Godsend

1. The January Blues You have to live in the mountains to appreciate what a godsend Winter Blues Boogie is in the depths of a Kootenay winter. The January blues, man. Skies about 50 feet off the ground. The chill … Continue reading

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