Category Archives: Music

Contemporary Bluesmen Shine

In previous reviews I’ve written about the rise of women in contemporary blues, highlighting their impressive accomplishments reinvigorating the form. (See LINKS below.) But from all this it might seem the men are lagging behind. Nothing could be further from … Continue reading

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Kaslo Jazzfest a Hit—Again

Clearly the team at Kaslo Jazz Etc. have hit upon a winning formula—already by July 28 single day tickets for Saturday, August 4th had sold out. The festival runs from August 2–4. Friday night saw a younger artist take the … Continue reading

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Songwriter Shari Ulrich on the road again

Although long gone are the days when Canadian songwriters had to make their reputation in America in order to sustain a career, we’re still too modest when it comes to honouring our own. Yet on the international stage, Canadians have … Continue reading

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Holly Hyatt releases solo album Wild Heart

Holly Hyatt’s new album, Wild Heart, is a breath of fresh air and a new direction for this talented singer and bassist. Fans will already be familiar with her rich bluesy voice and her work with father and musical collaborator … Continue reading

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Jammin’ the Blues: Interview with JW Jones

JOYCE: So we’re here at Finley’s Bar and Grill in Nelson, BC with JW Jones, upcoming blues star on the Canadian blues scene. I’m assuming Canadian— JONES: Yes, Ottawa. JOYCE: Oh, so you’re from the same city as Sue Foley … Continue reading

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Kaslo Jazzfest scores another successful year

The Festival From the swirl of colour and rhythm at the grand opening parade on Friday evening to the last sweet sounds trailing off into Sunday night, Kaslo Jazzfest once again made a lot of people happy. Over 2,600 of … Continue reading

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An Interview with Blues ‘Ice Queen’ Sue Foley

INTRODUCTION As a lifelong devotee of music—and especially of blues and rock music—I’ve been privileged to see some amazing performances. The kind of performances that galvanize the eyes of several thousand people on the stage, as if mesmerized. In my … Continue reading

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