Cherryville Live Blues


 JOE NOLAN

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SATURDAY AUGUST 13th 2022

$40 per person includes a BBQ Chicken Dinner and Show

Doors open for Happy Hour at 5:30pm show 7:30pm.

RV Camping Available.



Roadhouse Blues Presents


JOE NOLAN'S

BIO Below



Bio

Joe Nolan, who has been heralded by outlets such as the Globe & Mail and No Depression as an Americana wunderkind, is a Canadian rising star to watch out for in 2021. Nolan has been a staple songwriter in the music industry for over a decade making his first two albums in Nashville with heavyweight producer Colin Linden. He’s also recorded an EP with Hawksley Workman and John Gullmarstam in Sweden. Now he continues to build upon the massive year that came in the wake of his 2018 independently released album Cry Baby and his 2020 release Drifters.

By March 2020, Joe Nolan was a serious musical contender. He’d just returned to his hometown of Edmonton, Canada, after playing a bout of shows in Europe, the culmination of over 170 live dates that previous year, in part thanks to signing on with agent Mongrel Music Agency (Chuck Prophet, Lake Street Dive). He’d signed record deals with Rootsy Records in Sweden (John Prine, Patti Griffin, Anderson East) and Fallen Tree Records in Canada. He’d won trophies, including the Cobalt award for his songwriting at The Maple Blues Awards 2018/2020, as well as a nomination at the Breakout West Awards 2020.

Now was his time.

Then came COVID-19.

It knocked him down.

But, he wasn’t knocked out.

Instead he experienced a rush of artistic energy. The singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist took the learnings from previous setbacks and channeled them into song, after song, after song.

Those songs coalesced to become his latest heavyweight album, Scrapper (provisionally scheduled for release on Oct 15, 2021).

“I wanted to make something a little bit more edgy this time,” says Joe Nolan. “Something with some meat on the bone, something a little more punchy and gritty but I also wanted to match that energy with softness and sensitivity.”

The result is eleven songs, some finished hours before the last minute recording session he was able to book at Scott Franchuk’s famed Riverdale Recorders studio in Edmonton, AB.

The honest, intimate, original music that Joe Nolan produces can be hard to define. It’s influenced by folk and blues, compared to Leif Vollebekk and Chuck Prophet, John Prine and Jeff Tweedy, Buddy Miller and Guy Clark. Yet with his tender approach and instrumentation, he prefers to just say its Roots music, “because that’s where everything I do stems from.”

The songs cover themes of loneliness on the road, the struggles of not having a rooted home and the misunderstandings that divide friends and lovers. It’s a look outside the ring of a touring musician, with a sadness hidden beneath the melodic beauty, revealing itself as the album unfolds. Perhaps it is the spirit that comes from survival, perseverance and fortified resolve to get out there again.

“It's almost like I don't have a choice,” accepts Nolan. “I don't think I will ever stop, or retire. This is my life, it's hard to explain, but it's something I just have to do.”

By getting back to his roots Nolan took a personal journey through his own family history. Stories from the past came out, accompanied by family photos, some of which have made it onto the album and single covers. They feature his grandfather, a resilient mentor, prominently. And so, Nolan realized the value in those physical connections with family. The links that form when performing on a stage. And he relished the joy of putting a record on the player and reading the liner notes and lyrics.

As for where Scrapper will take Nolan, he’s already booking regional outdoor shows as the restrictions lift, and is looking forward to getting back in the live ring, touring songs not just from Scrapper, but also his album Drifters, released in the early days of the 2020 lockdowns. It was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award 2021, and lauded by music magazine Exclaim! for “His blend of roots and folk [that] is refreshingly un-jaded and full-bodied” in their 9/10 review, and other publications including Folk Radio UK and Americana Highways.

Nolan contiunes to prove on this next offering that he truly is an undeniable artist, dynamic performer, and virtuosic talent that can not be ignored.

As the album Scrapper closes, the final song fades away, and you’ll hear the faint voice of a woman whispering, “I miss you, when are you coming home?”

For Joe Nolan, whose home is on a stage performing for you, the answer lies in the name of the song. It’s called “See You Soon.

Veteran Canadian bluesman David Gogo is releasing his 16th full-length album "Silver Cup" on October 8, 2021. This acoustic affair was recorded at his home with long time friend Steve Marriner producing and playing on the project. The COVID pandemic and subsequent shutdown of the live music scene gave Gogo time to reflect on his life, heritage and career. The new songs he has written reflect this.

The title track was inspired by an antique cup made in the 1800's that was passed down to him from his 95 year old grandmother. The cup once belonged to his Great, Great, Great Uncle James McKay who was a Métis builder of Canada. McKay was originally a trapper and guide, but eventually was involved in the negotiations of Treaties 1 through 5 and held several positions with the newly formed Province of Manitoba, including dealings with Louis Riel.

David Gogo has six JUNO Award nominations, has been named Guitarist Of The Year three times at the Maple Blues Awards, was named Musician Of The Year at the West Coast Music Awards, won Blues Recording Of The Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards, and received the Great Canadian Blues Award for his lifetime contribution to the blues in Canada as voted by the listeners of CBC's Saturday Night Blues.

When not touring, David Gogo lives on a Christmas Tree farm on Gogo Mountain, just outside of Nanaimo BC, Canada.

David.

 Tim Williams is an American-born blues singer currently living in Calgary, Canada. Williams' career began in the coffee houses of Southern California in the mid-1960s and continues today around the world from his home base on the Canadian Prairies. Williams has played festivals, folk clubs, concert halls and roadhouses from Rabat, Morocco, to Melbourne, Australia, and from Dawson City, Yukon Territory to Zihuatanejo, Mexico, all to huge acclaim. His guitar skills are frequently compared to Ry Cooder and David Lindley (and like them, Williams plays a wealth of other string instruments), and his songwriting has won praise from the likes of Tom Russel and Willie Nelson. A string of Maple Blues Award nominations (Toronto Blues Society), two JUNO award nominations (Canada's Grammy equivalent) , five Betty Mitchell Awards for composition/musical direction in theatre, and roughly a dozen awards from Real Blues magazine (as artist, guitarist, producer) attest to the high calibre of his work.

http://www.cayusemusic.com/Cayuse_Music/Tim_Williams_Biography.html

Big Dave McLean (born August 23, 1952) is a Canadian blues guitarist, harmonicist, singer and songwriter. A veteran performer, his work has had an influence on many western Canadian blues musicians, including Colin James and Wide Mouth Mason.[1][2] Notable McLean songs include "She's Got the Stuff", "Kanadiana", "Up On Waverly", and "St. Mary At Main".[3]

Billboard noted that "Big Dave's been the quintessential behind-the-scene bluesman. He's done more to shape the Western Canadian blues scene than perhaps any other artist".[4]

In 2019, Big Dave McLean was awarded the Order of Canada for his musical influence of Delta and Chicago blues and for mentoring musicians.[5]

 

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 Legendary Canadian Bluesman David Gogo will be visiting us for 2 shows Friday the 10th and Sat the 11th of Sept 2021.

David has a new Alblum out  "Silver Cup" which Steve Marriner (MonkeyJunk) helped produce and also played on.  David has promised to play a few of his new tunes from SilverCup here at the Roadhouse.


He has performed on stage with the likes of BB King, Johnny Winter, Albert Collins, Bo Diddley, and Otis Rush. He has been chosen to open shows for ZZ Top, George Thorogood, The Tragically Hip, Little Feat, Jimmie Vaughan, Robert Cray, Robin Trower and Wishbone Ash. His songs are featured in films and television and have been covered by a variety of artists, most notably Buddy Guy.

 

  David Gogo has six JUNO Award nominations, has been named Guitarist Of The Year three times at the Maple Blues Awards, was named Musician Of The Year at the West Coast Music Awards, won Blues Recording Of The Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards

FRIDAY JULY 5th

$25 incl Dinner and Show

Door open at 5:30pm Show at 7pm.

As rising stars in the west coast Americana scene, The Real Sarahs have begun to distinguish themselves as master harmony singers and evocative songwriters. With an organic sound that enchants and uplifts the spirit, they share their special gift of vocal synergy. This duo creates magic with voices in harmony, acoustic instruments, and the energetic connection between artists and audience. Embracing many genres of music, you are likely to hear threads of folk, jazz, blues, and country running through their songs. Singing from the stories of their own life journeys and experiences, their original music is honest, evocative and heartfelt.

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Sat MAY 18th 2019

TICKETS - $25 INCLUDES BBQ Ribs Dinner.

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DOORS OPEN @ 5:30PM WITH BAND STARTING at 7:30PM.

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“Rob Lutes will soon be counted amongst the ranks of the best in the industry. Insightful and meaty… gutty and gritty... A rare talent that keeps getting better with each project released, one listen will prove he is more than a passing fancy; this guy is here to stay. ”

                                — Matt Large, Montreal Folk Festival

BIO

Since the release of his first album Gravity in 2000, Rob Lutes has steadily built a collection of exquisite songs that inhabit the intersection of blues, folk, Americana, and the contemporary singer-songwriter genre. As skilled delivering a Piedmont blues classic as he is performing his own acclaimed original songs, Lutes's masterful fingerstyle guitar work and soulful voice bring an unmistakable intensity to his live performances. 

A double Maple Blues Award nominee as Acoustic Act and Songwriter of the Year in 2017, on his seventh album, Walk in the Dark, he does what he has done for years: kicks up a little dust, wades into some deep waters and tackles the realities of the world with depth, humour and a unique musical style.

Situated at the intersection of the blues, folk, Americana and contemporarysinger-songwriter genres, Walk in the Dark is an exquisite collection of songs that highlight Lutes’s unmistakable voice and literary writing style. Co-produced with celebrated Montreal producer and Cirque de Soleil collaborator Rob Heaney, the album features a group of Canada's finest roots and blues players, including guitarist Rob MacDonald and keyboardist Bob Stagg along with noted artists Ian Kelly, Guy Bélanger and Joe Grass.

It finds Lutes, also a Kerrville New Folk winner and previous Maple Blues and Canadian Folk Music Awards nominee, exploring a wide range of subjects and paying homage to some heroes: James Cotton (on There's No Way to Tell You That Tonight) and guitarist Joseph Spence (on the instrumental Spence).

Recorded mainly over three days in late January in a small studio in Montreal's Notre Dame de Grace borough, the recording captures the essence of Lutes's soulful voice and rhythmic guitar style, enveloped by a group of players who are no stranger to his groove. Featuring 12 new originals, including two co-writes with award-winning Americana songwriter Dale Boyle, and the forgotten John Prine gem Rocky Mountain Time, the album digs deep into the roots of Canadian and American music and delivers another strong statement. "This album, of all of them, was a journey into the unknown, which is why I like the title so much," Lutes says. "With a great co-producer, and a group of phenomenal players and friends, I went in to the studio to find these songs. And I really feel like we did that."

Lutes has released six other full-length albums, including 2009’s acclaimed Truth & Fiction and 2013's The Bravest Birds which spent seven months in the Roots Music Report top 10 and hit #1 on the EuroAmericana Chart.

He performs solo, in duo with Quebec guitar legend Rob MacDonald, and in full-band format and as part of the roots supergroup Sussex.

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      DAN ENGELLAND

                BLUES BAND

This is the "Kick those Winter Blues Tour"

Dan promises to get you on your feet dancing to those classic blues and rock tunes we all love and of coarse love ballads as well!

A great chance to listen to live music and enjoy a great BBQ Chicken Dinner with

friends.

FRIDAY APRIL 5th 2019

TICKETS - $25 INCLUDES BBQ CHICKEN and MASHED POTATO DINNER with SHOW Included.

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BROTHER RAY LEMELIN :

Friday NOV 16th 2018

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BIO...The love of music, dance and singing started early in Ray’s life as a child in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, through his mother’s taste for Rhythm and Blues. Ray was immediately drawn to the Soul sounds of vocal groups, notably ‘The Supremes’. “I love the groove and those big vocal sounds” confirms Lemelin. James Brown, Joe Tex and Wilson Pickett were other major influences. It was his migration to Calgary, Alberta in the late seventies that really opened up opportunities for Ray to pursue a career. Inspired by a quote from guitar legend Johnny Winter – “it should be the “older” black musicians we listen to”. Lemelin immersed himself in the recordings of Blues greats such as Muddy Waters, Slim Harpo and James Cotton.

Lemelin spent 1985 through 1987 working with Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown as stage manager and personal valet. He then began working with a wide range of musicians including Queen Ida, Johnny Copeland, Larry David, and the Legendary Lowell Fulson with appearances on stage with numerous performers. Among them Luther Johnson, Junior Wells, Amos Garrett, the Late Valerie Wellington, Micheal Coleman, Matt “Guitar” Murphy and Albert Collins who enjoyed Ray’s playing so much he invited Ray to come back and sit in the next night, The Ray Lemelin Band has also completed their 3rd tour with Grammy Award winner Fenton Robinson.

In 1986 Ray joined ‘Johnny V and the House Rockers’ (Rooster Records) Calgary’s premier Blues Act. In August of 1988 he formed his own group ‘Sho-Nuff’ and performed as writer, arranger, guitarist, vocalist and band leader. John Rutrherford of ‘Calgary Tonight’ magazine is quoted as saying “’Sho-Nuff’ has developed a tight Blues sound (and) Lemelin has mastered the diner aspects of time and dynamics”.

However, the calls for his working as a sideman continued and through 1990 he was kept busy free-lancing. This led to performances with Rusty Reed (Independent) and his subsequent relocation to Edmonton. Peter North of the Edmonton Sun, while praising the new sound of Reed’s band, acknowledges that one of the main factors is the “smooth voice (of Lemelin) who favors the more soulful side of the Blues”.

Lemelin has written and performed two compositions on CFRN-TB’s Video Stew, and has a song on Crystal Plamondon’s (Independent-French) new recording. 1993 found Lemelin with a new release (Independent ) ‘Thangs’.

The Ray Lemelin Band has been kept busy working throughout Western Canada the last couple of years. In October, 1995 Ray completed a very successful tour of Eastern Canada. From the shore’s of the Gaspe peninsula, Quebec, to Cape Breton Island , Nova Scotia.

While opening up for Luther “Guital” Junior Johnson at the Fredericton Harvest Jazz Festival, Luther was so impressed with Ray’s performance he invited Ray to “sit in” for his entire second show. The night ended with just Ray and Luther playing “Real Delta Blues” guitar. Word of this performance preceded Ray to the Halifax Blues Festival where he was greeted with great respect and ethusiam.

The approach is simple. Sharp performances and professionalism. “If you put the Blues of B.B. King, the grooves of James Brown, and the Gospel vocal sounds of the Staple Singers”, states Lemelin, “and mix it all up, you have the ingredients for a Funky, ‘Soulful’ good time!”

Howard (Schmenge) Chapman... started taking accordion lessons in 1960 in Calgary Alberta, and began teaching accordion and guitar lessons in 1968. Howard was classically trained and attended the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto from 1974 to 1976 where he received Grade 10 on Accordion. Since then Howard (Schmenge) Chapman has performed professionally in and around the Calgary area in a variety of venues and music festivals, and served as the Musical Director for the Kelly Jay Benefit and the Amos Garrett Benefit both held in Calgary. Some of the artists that Howard has had the honor and privilege to have performed with include the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Sonny Rhodes, James Cotton, Manual Jara, Tim Williams, Brother Ray Lemelin, Los Morenos, Harpdog Brown, Darren Johnson, John Rutherford, Ron Burke, Crystal Plamondon, Johnny Tornado, Jordan Cook (Reignwolf), Black Cherry Perry, Mike Watson, Gary Martin, Bill Dowey, Mike Clark and many more.

Howard list of bands he has played with include the "Bag Boys" which consists of Amos Garrett, Kelly Jay, Greg Godovitz, Mark Sadlier-Brown, Andrew Ibanez, Hugh Hancock, Jon Frolick & Dave Kampman for the July 1st celebrations on the Stan Rogers stage in Canmore as well as the Pancake Breakfast in August during the Canmore Folk Festival, Los Vaquerous, and the Sugar Hill Band. Howard has played blues with Back Alley John from 1990 to 2006 and has been recorded on 4 of his CD's as well as having the honor of recording with Tim Williams and Ralph Boyd Johnson. Presently Howard is working on several musical projects and continues to teach accordion and guitar.

Howard did the background music, playing 2 French pieces arranged by him, on his Accordion in the TV movie "Heart Full of Rain" which was filmed in the Calgary area. ‎Back Alley John & Howard played background sounds as well as some tracks off of Back Alley John's first CD "Out On The Highway" was used for background music in the movie "A Death In The Family". His first professional recording was a 45 RPM record, playing Accordion with World-class Pipers Bill Hawes & Jeanie Hawes and drummer Pat Gibson under the band name "Tartan Trails" recorded in the 1980's in Calgary.

Howard also has been in the tv series "Hell On Wheels" Season One playing an 1800's accordion as well as Season three playing a1900's guitar and in the movie the "Klondike" where he played an 1800's accordion in a 10 piece band.

Austrian Canadian Cultural Club

BLUESMAN TIM WILLIAMS AND DRUMMER KEVIN BELZNER

Friday OCT 5th 2018

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https://www.cayusemusic.com/biography/about-me.html

Tim Williams' career began in the coffee houses of Southern California in the mid-1960s and continues today around the world from his home base on the Canadian Prairies. Tim has played festivals, folk clubs, concert halls and roadhouses from Rabat, Morocco, to Melbourne, Australia, and from Dawson City, Yukon Territory to Zihuatanejo, Mexico, all to huge acclaim. His guitar skills are frequently compared to Ry Cooder and David Lindley (and like them, Tim plays a wealth of other string instruments), and his songwriting has won praise from the likes of Tom Russel and Willie Nelson.

A string of Maple Blues Award nominations (Toronto Blues Society), three JUNO award nominations (Canada's Grammy equivalent) , five Betty Mitchell Awards for composition/musical direction in theatre, and roughly a dozen awards from Real Blues magazine (as artist, guitarist, producer) attest to the high caliber of his work. Tim was also honoured as Guitarist Of The Year for 2012 by the Calgary Blues Music Association. In 2014 the same CBMA awarded him with a lifetime acheivment award and Hall of Fame induction. In 2016 and 2017 Tim has been nominated for a Maple Blues Award as Acoustic Act of the Year (also Guitarist of the Year for 2016).

Tim's win at the International Blues Challenge (in Memphis in 2014) as Best Solo or Duo, and Best Guitarist (solo or duo), are just the latest accolades in a career entering its fifth decade. Tim's blend of passionate, soulful vocals and awe-inspiring chops on a number of instruments including finger-style and slide guitar, mandolin and Hawaiian guitar (among others), along with his wry sense of humor and deep knowledge of blues and roots music, continue to win fans everywhere he plays. His most recent cd , So Low, on the LowdenProud label in late 2015, made #2 on Roots Music Report's Acoustic Blues CD of the Year chart, and his recent recording with Kenny Blues Boss Wayne, Big City Back Country Blues, won the 2017 yycmusic Award for Best Blues Recording.