It was Crystal Shawanda night tonight at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada. The multi award winning singer/songwriter put on a great show to not only the Blue Frog audience, but streaming live around the world on the world wide web. Backed by a full band that included her amazing guitar playing husband, Dwayne, Crystal rocked the room with her amazing brand of Blues. With her start in the world of Country music, Crystal has made the transition to the world of Blues, and had the crowd in the palm of her hand all night long. A great show. Touring since June, she said it would be great to get back home. Home now is Nashville, after growing up in Ontario.
Don’t miss the chance to see Crystal if she comes to a venue near you.
It was an amazing night at Blue Frog Studios tonight! A performance we may never see again, unless you happen to be in David Gogo’s kitchen for a jam session. Bluesman, David Gogo shared the stage with Monkey Junk’s Steve Marriner for an acoustic night of the Blues. And what a night it was! Two packed shows of Blues aficionados, who were treated to an evening of song, story, and obvious friendship between two of the country’s best Blues musicians. Steve was on his way west, and David was on his way East, and Kelly Breaks of Blue Frog suggested they meet in White Rock. What a great idea that turned out to be, especially for those in attendance. David and Steve took turns telling stories and singing their songs, other’s songs and singing the Blues all night long. It was a very special night.
He’s known as Mr. Boogie Woogie, but his real name is Eric-Jan Overbeek. He hails from the Netherlands, and has been voted Best Dutch Blues Pianist and he has also won the title of Best European Blues Pianist which puts him in the company of the best in the business. Mr. BW played to a sold out crowd at Blue Frog Studios in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada last night. Within seconds he had the house rockin’ with the infectious sounds of what he calls “Happy Blues.” He truly is the King of the Keyboards, and backed by an all star band of Rob Montgomery, Dave Barton and Darryl Mayes, it made it impossible to sit still. Some members of the audience got up to dance! A standing ovation, and encore finished off an incredible evening of entertainment. Next time he comes to town, make sure you get a ticket…
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.
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!
It was Stevie Ray Vaughan night at the Blue Frog in White Rock British Columbia Canada! Russell Earl Marsland paid tribute to the late Bluesman last night, something not many guitarists are talented enough to pull off, but Russell treated the faithful to 2 nights, 4 sold out shows of spectacular SRV. Backed by an outstanding band, Marsland gave an outstanding performance, and once again the Blue Frog crowd went home happy. All the hits and more! Russell Marsland is the co-founder of the legendary R&B All Stars band and had the opportunity to meet SRV. It was a power packed Blues show that showcased the talents of not only Marsland, but also the members of the amazing backup band. A great night!
It was a cold wintery night last night, but the David Vest band warmed up the crowd at the Blue Frog Studios in White Rock British Columbia. It was an entertaining mix of Blues, Boogie Woogie, Rock and Roll and Soul. Vest, a veteran musician who was born in Alabama, and in the early days played road houses and honky tonks, now makes Victoria British Columbia home. He’s played on the bill with all the greats, from Big Joe Turner to Roy Orbison. He and his band featured a number songs from his soon to be released CD, and had the crowd singing along. David Vest is a past winner of the Maple Blues Award for piano/keyboard player of the year. Another great night at the Blue Frog!
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.
What a night. Kelly and Juanita at Blue Frog Studio in White Rock, B.C. presented Kal David, Lauri Bono and The Real Deal in concert! Kal David is quite possibly the greatest blues guitarist on planet Earth! And when singing with his partner, Lauri Bono, the two are incredible. I had the great fortune of mc’ing 2 of their 3 sold out shows, in the intimate space of the Blue Frog Sound Studio last night. Kal has played with and been compared to, the best Blues Men in the world. John Mayall of the Bluesbreakers says Kal Davis is one of the best! Don’t miss the chance to see him in concert, he’ll blow you away!!
Off to mc the Jim Byrnes concert tonight at the Blue Frog Studios in White Rock. Jim who is an award winning Bluesman, sold out 3 concerts in a heartbeat. It’s going to be a great night in the very intimate confines of the Blue Frog. The studio is a working sound studio, but is transformed into a concert hall, with of course, magnificent acoustics! Nothing beats live music.