Colin Linden hit the stage at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock British Columbia, Canada tonight, and kept the sold out crowd spellbound the entire evening. A member of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, and also a record producer for countless artists, who has shared the stage with Robert Plant, Allison Krauss and Bob Dylan no less, Colin is the real deal. Living now in Nashville after a long time in Toronto, Colin made a return visit to Blue Frog this year. He loves the venue and wants to return next year. I’d say it would be a safe bet that we’ll see him at Blue Frog. Stay tuned.
Jim Byrnes scores again! Another sold out performance at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock British Columbia Canada. The first of 3 sold out shows, tonight, tomorrow and a show on Saturday that will be live streaming around the world. If you don’t have tickets to Saturday’s show, you can always go to BlueFrogLive.ca, click on Live Streaming, and follow the prompts to see and hear the show in your own home, for about the price of a cup of coffee. Jim put on his usual great show, even fighting a bad cough and cold. He gave the crowd what they came to see and hear. Great stories and great music as only Jim can do. Backed by Jeff Hicks on drums, and Rob Booker on Bass, they were joined by Simon Kendall on keys. Simon was once a member of Doug and the Slugs! With Jim on guitar, it was a great sound. Jim has a new CD out, it was released in November of last year titled, “Long Hot Summer Days” It was a great night, and the packed house went home more than happy following a standing ovation!
Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne took to the stage at Blue Frog Studios tonight, and gave the sell out crowd what they came to see and hear….Boogie Woogie Blues, and a lot more. Kenny is a 3 time Juno award/nominee and a Maple Blues Award Winner. And last year, he was inducted into the Boogie Woogie Piano Hall of Fame. Backed by an outstanding all star band, the Blues Boss put on a spectacular 2 hour show full of music and stories. It was another great night at Blue Frog. One couple mentioned that the shows at Blue Frog never disappoint!
The “Ladies Sing the Blues” show returned to Blue Frog Studios last night for 2 sold out performances, that included the 9:15 show streaming live around the world! The show
features 5 talented singers, Joani Bye, Alita Dupray, Nadine States, Leslie Harris and Amanda Dean, backed by Rob Montgomery and an All-Star Band. It just so happened it was Rob’s birthday yesterday, and the ladies presented Rob with a birthday cake in the shape of an electric guitar, designed and baked by Amanda Dean! This power packed show featured Soul classics, Blues, Funky R&B. The ladies, and all the band members commented on what a treat it was to play a show room like Blue Frog.
Just got back from Monterrey, Mexico. Made the quick trip to see our daughter, who’s there attending University. Talk about the real Mexico! It’s not really a “tourist” town, Like P.V. or Cabo, so there is no need for much English to be spoken, but it has a wonderful mix of new architecture and old world charm. Monterrey is the largest city in the state of Nuevo Leon. It’s in northeast Mexico, at the foothills of the Sierra Madre Oriental. Monterrey is the 9 largest city in Mexico, and the 3rd largest in terms of population. It’s also home to a number of very large National and International corporations. We flew from Vancouver to Mexico City, then on to Monterrey with AeroMexico, and enjoyed wonderful friendly service. Our daughter had a sightseeing schedule all ready for us, which took us hiking in the mountains, and walking tours throughout the city. Monterrey enjoys a number of festivals and pop up markets, as well as regular flea markets. The food was very traditional, and transportation via Uber was very fast, and very inexpensive. It was a wonderful trip, and we really enjoyed the friendly, hospitable people.
A crowd favourite took to the stage of the Blue Frog tonight, in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada. Two sold out shows tonight, two more tomorrow and two on Saturday. Six sold out shows for the Tribute band Eagle Eyes. All the big hits of the Eagles performed by a band that has over 120 years of combined experience as professional touring musicians. Jason Dunajski, guitar, Jack Gunderson, Bass, Ray Harvey, guitar and Greg Murray on drums, had the crowd on its feet. One of the audience members said to me “it was the best Tribute Band I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen a lot of them.” They’ve nailed the Eagles sound, and the audience was singing along, all night long. The Blue Frog is going to LiveStream Saturday’s 7:00 show, and if you’d like to join in, go to BlueFrogStudios.ca and click on Live Streaming.
Wow, Jason Buie just blew the roof off the Blue Frog Studios in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada!! A full crowd gave standing ovations, and didn’t want the Maple Blues Award winner leave the stage! He and his band put on a great show, with Jason putting on a display of guitar artistry that isn’t often seen and heard. Jason has performed with some of the Blues Greats like, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, John Mayall and Robert Cray to name a few. If you ever hear that he’s going to be anywhere near your hometown, and you love the Blues, Jason’s show is a must see!! Congratulations Jason on a terrific performance!
The Blue Frog Studios in White Rock British Columbia, Canada played host to 2 Hall of Famers tonight! Valdy and Gary Fjellgaard, true Canadian Troubadours. Valdy travels the world and has fans across this country as well as the U.S. Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and is a member of the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame. Gary is a Juno award winner, member of the Canadian Country Music Association Hall of Fame, and the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame. The two of them, on stage together made for a magical night. The sold out crowd called for encores, and the boys didn’t disappoint! What a great opportunity to see two great performers on the stage together. Quite a night.
They’re back! A year has gone by since the Tribute to the Jersey Boys played the Blue Frog Studios in White Rock British Columbia, Canada. Last year the group played 12 sold out shows and this year, it’s lucky 13! The tribute, led by Nick Stice and (Valli Girl), Michelle Zelina, are joined by Noah Fisher, Greg Stout and James Francis. They come together with harmonies straight out of The Four Seasons. Four Seasons hits, some Doo Wop and some early 60’s hits make this an amazing show. Last night was opening night, and the group didn’t disappoint, the sold out crowd was blown away. Great to have the group back at the Blue Frog, and if you’d like to see the show, go to BlueFrogLive.ca and see how you can live stream the February 15th show, and future Blue Frog concerts.
Saturday night we were treated to some old time Bluegrass at the Blue Frog Studios in White Rock British Columbia, Canada. It was the Lonesome Ace Stringband providing the entertainment to a sold out crowd of folkies. The Stringband has been called “An old time band with bluegrass chops that play really good folk music” And Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine said, “These are three powerful musicians, playing and singing some powerful music” The Blue Frog was streaming the concert live on it’s Facebook page, and was seen across Canada, the U.S. Mexico and Costa Rica! It was a great night of good old toe tapping music! A refreshing change!