Kootenay Blues Society's next presentation: Angelique Francis and Band @ The Royal in Nelson, BC on Wednesday, August 7/24 @ 7 PM. Tix are $30 and are on sale on line here:http://www.theroyalnelson.com/product/angeliquefrancis/1733

 JUNO Award winning artist Angelique Francis, is a versatile and exceptionally gifted musician. This multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist, multi-genre singer, song writer and composer has wowed audiences across the globe with her electrifying performances, instrumental abilities and powerful textured vocals. She is known for her eclectic mix of various musical genres including Blues, Soul, Folk, Americana, Jazz, Gospel and Rock. Angelique has shared the stage and opened for a large roster of well-known musicians such as: Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr, Joe Bonamassa, Eric Gales, Keb’ Mo’, Beth Hart, Tom Cochran, Burton Cummings, Sugar Ray and the list goes on. Her diversity, passion and love of music can be heard in all of her original compositions. 

“…Francis has serious star power. She played the audience like a revivalist preacher, telling stories, singing uplifting lyrics… Angelique's vocals evoking shades of Bessie Smith or Muddy Waters. Also playing both double bass and electric bass as well as blues harmonica...”

- Alayne McGregor, Ottawa Jazz Scene

Check out Angelique's video on this page.

Go to the Events page to see blues related live music events happening locally.

If you wish to join our mailing list and be notified of upcoming events and shows please go to the contact page: : https://www.kootenaybluessociety.com/contact-us . Subscribe by filling out your email address and hitting the SIGN UP button. Also, membership's are good for one year, so if your membership has lapsed and you wish to renew for another year, please go here:  https://www.kootenaybluessociety.com/membership  and you can find out how to re - up. It's only 10 bucks and well worth the money to support the Kootenay Blues Society.

 Every Friday night at 7 pm (show repeats at noon on Saturday), you can get your blues fix by listening to "Make Room For The Blues", with your host Richard Metzner on Kootenay Co op Radio:  https://www.kootenaycoopradio.com/make-room-for-the-blues/  

J. Greg Walter is at Torchlight Brewery in Nelson every Friday at 5 pm.

Check the events page for blues related music events happening in the Kootenay's.

The Blues Foundation introduces it's new Board of Directors: https://mailchi.mp/blues.org/new-beginnings-3479866?e=227efa45bb

Here's a link to an article that local journalist and author, Art Joyce wrote about attending the  Kootenay Blues
Society sponsored, Jack de Keyzer "Evolution Of Blues Guitar" workshop that was held in the basement of the Kootenay Co Op Radio building earlier this year:  https://seanarthurjoyce.substack.com/p/learning-at-the-feet-of-a-blues-master?utm_source=profile&utm_medium=reader2

Check out the videos of some of the performers we have presented here in the Kootenays: Michael Charles, Holly Hyatt,  Samantha Martin, Laurie Morvan, David Vest, Mark Hummel's Golden State/ Lone Star Revue, H0ROJO Trio, The Kootenay Women's Blues Revue, "What Women Do"- (written by Judy Brown) - Video of "What Women Do" by Keith Holuboff at Finley's in Nelson, BC, Andy T. Band with Anson Funderburgh and Alabama Mike, Sue Foley. Scroll down this page for more photos, videos and other info.

 Here is a link from a live stream blues show that took place on May 30/2020 from Greasland Studio's in San Jose, California with Alabama Mike and The Greaseland Allstars. This is a great, uplifting show, very well put together. Not to mention a band of dynamite blues catshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=aPY9Zu_rly0&feature=emb_logo









Past Performers

Kootenay Womens Blues Revue photo's

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