Entertainment

Mid-Winter Blues Festival

March 2, 2019
Event Detail - Band

Date: March 2, 2019 7:30pm
Venue: Show Lounge
Doors Open: 6:45 p.m.

Ticket Prices
$65 plus tax/service fees

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The Mid-Winter Blues Festival returns for the 25th consecutive year! Featuring world class performers such as Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials, Harry Manx and Steve Marriner, Harpdog Brown, Amos Garrett and Julian Kerr, and Erja Lyytinen. Several local performers show off their talents as well in this highly anticipated week-long affair. 


Erja Lyytinen

Since first entering a recording studio some 15 years ago, Finnish singer/guitarist Erja Lyytinen has become a bona fide star in her homeland and a fixture on the international music scene. The Elmore James tribute The Sky Is Crying, released in 2014, proved to be a breakthrough. During the past year, she has played a sold-out tour of Finland and made her first-ever concert appearances in India. In addition to two successful tours throughout the UK and Finland, she took part in the Finnish TV-show Tähdet, Tähdet (Stars, Stars) and sang for half a million people each week. The icing on the cake came in late November 2017 when it was announced that Erja won a European Blues Award for “Best Guitarist”. 


The Manx Marriner Mainline

Mysticssippi Bluesman Harry Manx (called ‘Canada’s most expressive Blues musician’s by Billboard magazine), has teamed up with Blues harmonica master Steve Marriner (MonkeyJunk) to form a new duo to be known as the “The Manx Marriner Mainline”. Harry has received 6 awards for best Acoustic Blues Artist, released 15 albums, and is a four-time Juno nominee. Steve is well known as the founding member of the Juno winning band ‘MonkeyJunk’ as well as performing with the likes of Randy Bachman and Colin James. 

 

Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials

Lil’ Ed and The Blues Imperials have remained together for nearly 30 years. The band’s big sound, fueled by Lil’ Ed’s gloriously rollicking slide work and deep blues string bending, along with his rough-edged, soulful vocals, is as real and hard-hitting as Chicago blues gets.  Their infectious energy, joyful showmanship and masterful playing have been honed to a razor’s edge by their many years together. “We’re not band members,” says Williams, “we’re family, and families stay together.” Night after night, gig after riotous gig, the musical family called Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials bring their big, dynamic Chicago blues sound to fans around the world.

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