Hey, hold it!! Not only do I MC the show, but I have to be a server at the Blue Frog Studio too??? Now, there’s a big upgrade!
It was another fabulous night at the Blue Frog Studios in White Rock B.C. tonight. Dutch performer, Mr. Boogie Woogie hit it out of the park with his high energy show. Backed by Rob Montgomery’s band, Mr. Boogie Woogie aka Erik Jan Overbeek, put on an amazing display of how you play Boogie Woogie!! It was a sold out show, and everyone left with a smile! What a night!
The Brews and Blues weekend continued at the Blue Frog Studios in White Rock B.C. last night as Rick Poppa Dawg took to the stage. Once again the White Rock Beach Beer was flowing, as the trio was live streaming over the Blue Frog Facebook page.
Poppa Dawg has been a mainstay on the Canadian blues scene for almost 30 years now. Dawg has acted as a side man for blues men including Sonny Rhodes, Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne, Harpdog Brown and Sherman Doucette. He’s opened for such greats as John Mayall, Jimmy Vaughan, Colin James, Jeff Healey, Downchild Blues Band and many more. It was another great night to celebrate the Blues at the Blue Frog.
David Gogo kicked off the Brews and Blues weekend at the Blue Frog tonight with a sold out show! It was Blues, and some Rock and Roll at its finest. David was named the 2017 Maple Blues Awards, Guitarist of the year! He’s played along side Johnny Winter, Albert Collins and Bo Diddly. He’s opened for George Thorogood, ZZ Top, Buddy Guy and B.B. King. And he didn’t disappoint tonight! Another great night at the Blue Frog.
David, seen here on the left with drummer Shawn Soucy and Evan on Bass….
Rock band Chilliwack rocked White Rock B.C. last night, part of a series of concerts sponsored by TD Bank, the City of White Rock, White Rock Business Improvement Assoc. ReMax and Blue Frog Studios. The concerts are FREE and will be held on Marine Drive Thursdays from 7:00 – 10:00pm, with two special Saturday shows: July 15th in the Five Corners shopping district of uptown White Rock, and the grand finale at the beach on August 19th. Over a thousand attended the outdoor concert last night. Bill Henderson and the band were amazing, and thankfully the weather co-operated to help make it a perfect Summer evening! Next up, the R&B All Stars, on July 15th at 5 Corners, a street party, part of the annual Bike Race, the Tour de White Rock.
We said goodbye to a great performer and friend on Friday. Bob Robertson, one half of the team that formed the CBC radio hit show, Double Exposure has passed away. The series was known for its dead-on impersonations of celebrities and politicians. The program ran for over 10 years. The other half of the Double Exposure team, Linda Cullen hosted an amazing farewell for her partner and husband, on stage at Bard on The Beach in Vancouver. It was a marvellous tribute to a great writer, actor, comedian, entertainer and all around wonderful guy. Friends and colleagues added stories that illustrated the great sense of humour Bob shared with the world. He is so missed!
Well….everyone at the Blue Frog Studios in White Rock British Columbia, got at least 5 shows in one tonight. Zachary Stephenson, who has performed in 11 different productions of The Buddy Holly Story in North America came to the Blue Frog with an all new show. It included songs from Hank Williams, a little Del Shannon, Ritchie Valens, Jerry Lee Lewis, and his wife, Molly D. from Kansas City, sang some wonderful renditions of The Carpenters hit songs….and his band (masquerading as the Crickets) were exceptional. What a show!! Another Sold Out performance for Zachary at the Blue Frog. Oh yes, and everyone left smiling!! What a night.
The Golf World and friends said goodbye to a Champion yesterday at the University Golf Club. Family, friends and colleagues paid tribute to Cec Ferguson, a man who touched the lives of so many people throughout his many years as a golf professional. His career took him to many cities as a Club pro, and his professional playing career took him around the world representing Canada, and Canadian golf. He was truly a one of a kind, and will be missed by all. One word sums up the life of Cec, a word that was synonymous with Cec…Outstanding!! So long, my friend.
My heartfelt condolences to Cec’s family.
Sister Barbara and I paid tribute to our Mother yesterday, with a get together lunch at our favourite restaurant in Bellingham Washington. Few words, just good thoughts, and Barbara placed a bouquet of flowers next to Mother’s urn. It’s been a year that she’s passed, and she is missed.
Tom Keenlyside and an All-Star Band hit the stage at the Blue Frog Studios in White Rock B.C. tonight, performing to a sold out crowd. Musica Brasileira, a mixture of musical styles with the flavour of Brazil. Tom was backed by an amazing group of artists, Bill Coon on guitar, Sharon Minemoto on piano, Bassist, Miles Hill, Bernie Arai on drums, Sal Ferreras, percussion. An amazing performance in the intimate confines of the Blue Frog Studios, Canada’s Hottest Live Recording Theatre. Tom said that in a mid age crisis, most opt for the red convertible….he opts for the band that was on the stage tonight. A wonderful evening of music that was streamed live on the Blue Frog Facebook Page. Come back again real soon, Tom. Great show!!