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Thursday March 3, 2022 – 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30)
The Exchange, Tickets $30 +tax/$3 tix fee,  All Ages Show, Rush Seating

Resonance

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Resonance, is a Regina, Saskatchewan based musical duo consisting of Christie-Anne Blondeau (Vocals) and Fred Foerster (Acoustic Bass). This unique combination of instrumentation explore the genres of jazz-pop music with minimal instrumentation and maximum sound. Christie-Anne is considered to be the VOICE and SOUL of the Prairies by her fans. She loves singing blues, soul, jazz, rock, and even old French war tunes. Fred is a freelance musician. He plays both Electric and Acoustic Bass and a variety of musical styles.

This duo is guaranteed to surprise and delight audiences with their interpretations of jazz, pop and soul music with a twist.


Terraplane

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Terraplane is an atmospheric, Delta Blues influenced project with elements of bluegrass, folk and roots music. The influences of the Terraplane members range from funk to folk and from metal to Mo-town creating a very unique style that is truly their own. Band members include Shane Reoch (guitar and vocals), Ethan Reoch (lead guitar), Colin Lynn (drums) and Troy Bleich (bass).


Saskatoon’s Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue

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Saskatoon’s Legendary Rhythm & Blues REVUE traces its history back to 2012, and includes 5 of the original lineup. Lead singers Darcy Greig and Holly Stasiuk front an all-star lineup of Saskatoon musicians. The common thread is the great history of Rhythm & Blues music from Chicago, Memphis, Philadeliphia, and New Orleans. The band showcases the classic hits from 60’s and 70’s and includes more memorable modern tunes as well.

This entertaining group loves to live up to their motto: “Having more FUN than adults should be allowed!” visit them at www.lrbr.ca or facebook @SaskatoonsLegendaryRhythmBluesRevue

Billy Hughes & The Instigators

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Billy Hughes and The Instigators is a blues/rock band based out of Regina. They have been performing at the Mid Winter Blues Festival for many years. The band plays the edgier side of the Blues by mixing in some SRV and ZZ Top styles of music along with some classic blues numbers.

The band members include Billy Hughes and Jeff Storry (guitars/vocals), Murray Sokoloski – aka the Rev (bass/vocals), and Trevor Fried (drums/vocals).


Friday March 4, 2022 – 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30)
Royal Sask Museum Theatre, Tickets $50 +tax/$3 tix fee, All Ages Show, Rush Seating

School of Rock Regina House Band

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In its fourth year of operation, School of Rock (SOR) Regina is a music school franchise that teaches that the stage is the ultimate teacher. The House Band is comprised of the best of the SOR Regina students, average age 14-17. Most of the House band has been together for the entire four years, growing each year into accomplished young musicians and singers.

The band includes Cohen Jones on lead guitar. Cohen is an SOR All Star, of which less than 1% of SOR’s 40,000 students across North America make the grade. The House Band also includes talented musicians Jaxon Hicks (guitar), Harrison Mooney (bass), Marshall Brooks (drums), Neely Graham (keys) and singers Jade Russell, Jesse Gibson and Kennedy Pisula.

The band has performed at numerous events including Shake the Lake in front of Tom Cochrane and Burton Cummings, and makes its Mid-Winter Festival Main Stage debut with a smokin’ opening set.
They might be young, but they’ll leave the audience with no doubt that these talented young musicians can play the blues!


Alley 14

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Blues/Rock classics are Alley 14’s forte. The band has been laying down their version of blues rock locally since 2001. The members are all blues lovers and it shows in the love and feel with which they play. The band is currently comprised of Ron Pool (vocals), Greg Elliott (guitar and vocals), Carol Kingston (keyboard and harp), Kevin Gerry (bass and vocals) and Garth Hubich (drums and percussion).

Alley 14 prides itself on paying homage to many Canadian artists and their sets will always include offerings by Jeff Healey, the Tragically Hip, the Guess Who in addition to other terrific Canadian bands.


Peter & The Wolves

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Calgary’s hip and howlin’ Peter and his Wolves will rock you back in time and you’ll want to shake it like it’s 1955! The line up features Meg Thompson (saxophone), Jason “Pedro” Lowe (upright bass), rotating drummers, and lead singer and song writer Howlin’ Peter Cormier (guitar and piano). Rockabilly Howlin’ Pete and his Wolves perform everything from hard-hitting original rock and roll to classics you may have forgotten you loved!

Jimmy & The Sleepers

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Jimmy and the Sleepers are a gritty, genuine house rockin’ blues band based in Edmonton, Alberta. For years Edmonton has had a modest, but reverent blues scene which has fostered a blues sound a little more traditional. Blues is alive in Edmonton and Jimmy and the Sleepers are disciples of the sound and dedicated to it’s roots.

Band members include Jimmy Guiboche (guitar), Alex Varughese (vocals), Dan Shinnan (harmonica), Chris Brzezicki (bass) and Bill Hobson (drums). After smouldering like an underground fire they are more ready than ever to burn out of the frozen Alberta north and showcase their Edmonton-styled blues to the world.


Saturday March 5, 2022 – 7:30 pm  (Doors open at 6:30)
Royal Sask Museum Theater, Tickets $50 +tax/$3 tix fee, All Ages Show, Rush Seating

Judd Stachoski

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A beer slinger and barroom singer, Judd has been a fixture in the Regina music scene longer than a well-aged scotch. His last full length record, Manhattan Haze, explored the darkened corners of the blues; peering in ghost-crowded closets and howling at an always-full moon. The other side of the tracks is where all the fun happens. Anyhow, see you at the show.


Chris Ghidoni Band

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Collectively the Chris Ghidoni Band from Brandon, Manitoba has many years of musical experience. The band consists of Chris Ghidoni (guitar/vocals), Hughie McLaughlin (bass/vocals) and Doug Sullivan (drums). The band plays mostly R&B, Blues and Classic Rock along with some of the more popular songs from the 1980’s and 90’s. Some of the band’s more memorable performances include opening act in 2017 for Honey Moon Suite and later that year for Michelle Wright and Lover Boy. Then in 2018 opening act for the Perpetrators.


BMW ft. Big Dave McLean and Tim Williams

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BMW (Belzner, McLean & Williams) came into being at the Edmonton International Blues Festival when longtime pal Big Dave McLean joined Tim Williams and Kevin Belzner onstage.The mix was undeniably cool. Kevin Belzner (stand-up cocktail drums), Big Dave McLean (guitars/vocals/harmonica), and Tim Williams (guitars/mandolin/vocals) create a very cool mix of classic and obscure blues tunes by others plus a hefty number of originals which can sit comfortably alongside of them – Delta, Hill Country, Chicago, West Coast, Hokum and more.

Mike “Saxman” Clark Band

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Mike Clark has been blowing Sax on the Canadian Music Scene for more than 35 years. He is a veteran of all of the Blues. He performed with Albert Collins, Son Seals and Amos Garrett to name a few. He has 5 full albums and countless Sax sessions under his belt. He has been nominated for the Canadian Maple Blues Awards three times and is a member of the Calgary Blues Music Hall of Fame. Stony Plain Records owner, Holger Petersen calls him Alberta’s Pre-eminent Saxman.

The Mike Clark Band has been a major player on the Calgary Scene for 20 years and knows how to please and entertain any crowd. They have represented Calgary at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis three times and have played Major Music Festivals through-out Western Canada. Most recently Mike performed with Tommy Castro and the Painkillers on the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise in January on 2020 and return in January of 2022.

His recently released Album Devil’s Playground has been on CKUA’s top 30 charts for three weeks straight reaching as high as #4.


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