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BLUESTRAVAGANZA: The Bill Johnson Blues Band, McKinley Wolf, HARRIS GILMORE & THE MOJOS, Slim & The Deuces, Davelectro & The G-men, The Deb Rhymer Band, Dr. Bones Blues Project, Islander - Victoria

Sat. November 5th 2011 4:00 pm - 12:00 pm doors at 3:30 pm Upper Deck (in the Gorge Travelodge) (No Minors) 4:00 pm - 12:00 pm doors at 3:30 pm
$20 at the door only.
A day of Blues will showcase 8 local bands during 8 hours of music.

A Silent Auction will benefit the Victoria Blues Society's work promoting and preserving the Blues.

The Bill Johnson Blues Band (Canadian Blues)

Bill Johnson has been playing blues for 40 years. A master guitarist, musician, and vocalist, Bill has developed his own brand of laid-back, soul-thumping blues while living on Vancouver Island. Whether on his own, or performing with his band, his unique style and beautiful tone reveal a rare passion for the blues. A Juno nomination in 2012, and ... more info

McKinley Wolf (Live Electric Blues)

Blues tributes to the masters -Freddie King, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Albert King ... Dallas Harlen - guitar, Ian Walls - bass, Ed Bauer - drums. more info


HARRIS GILMORE AND THE MOJOS burn up the stage with hard driving blues, funky reggae, and fiery jams. But that's not all, oh no! Talk about genre bending, HARRIS and the band mix things up with strange, wonderful, and sometimes just weird combinations of musical genres; THE MOJOS could be pounding out a down and dirty blues cover, like "Wang D... more info

Slim & The Deuces (Old School Blues)

The Deuces are an "old school" blues band that have been part of the Canadian blues scene since the early 70's. They play the real deal which they learned first hand backing up many of the blues legends. The band released it's first CD "Slim & the Deuces - Live at the Blues Underground" in 2008. After the 2010 departure of bassist Greg Kennedy, the... more info

The Deb Rhymer Band

The Deb Rhymer Band features Kelly Fawcett on guitar, Clayton O'Howe on bass, Andy Graffiti on drums and Deb Rhymer on vocals. Deb and the band have played all the various clubs and pubs in the Victoria music scene as well as a number of blues events and festivals. The band has hosted an afternoon blues jam, every Sunday for the last 9 years ... more info
Articles: Deb Rhymer is dedicated to the blues

Islander - Victoria

Jazzy-blues quartet features Bill Holtom on guitar/synth and vocals, and Chrisa Hotchkiss on keyboard and vocals, Our repertoire consists of originals by Bill and standards. more info
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