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White Rock Blues Society - Official
Our Next Show
Dalannah Gail Bowen & Owen Owen Owen
Friday May 22nd
Blue Frog Studios
Read the details in this weeks WRBS Bluesletter
This show is proudly co-presented with the White Rock Blues Society.
TICKETS AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW AT
call: 604 542-3055
Our Next Show/Dance is at the Pacific Inn Resort
Saturday June 13th
To Celebrate the WRBS 8th Anniversary
Jason Buie Band to Open
Check out "Red Bird" off his new album
in our music section
Victoria BC's Jesse Roper is magnetic. "I was mesmerized by his energy. It [is]raw and it just draws you in." - Dylan Willows (Vicfest Promoter). With an explosive live show, the genuine quality and charisma of his versatile blues rooted soul, rock and country funk is as approachable as his charm. Quickly gaining momentum, the wheels on Jesse's faithful van keep turning, chronicling a year of extensive touring and success of becoming a major festival draw.
The nostalgic may appreciate his throw back vibe akin to Stevie Ray Vaughan and vintage Texas blues, however, Jesse Roper's music remains current, the organic rawness of his vocals and guitar over shadowing any preconceived stereotypes made of blues musicians. His youthful energy captivates audiences while his knock out live performance blows them away.
With a critically acclaimed full length album (Son of John) under his belt, Jesse Roper is releasing his highly anticipated sophomore release, Red Bird, early 2015 with Blue Heron Music. Without losing the sentimental and vintage authenticity of blues, the new album is blazing its own path in the music scene not unlike modern yet retro influenced musicians such as the Black Keys and Jack White. An exporting artist with a solid team, a major radio campaign and a non-stop touring itinerary, Jesse Roper's career is rapidly gaining strength, quickly becoming a staple on modern rock radio.
Starting the guitar at six years old, Jesse soon mastered songs of heroes like Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin by ear. Battling with stage fright, he was thrown out onto the stage with sweaty palms and a queasy stomach, which was quickly overshadowed by the audience's overwhelmingly positive reaction. Incapable of holding back, Jesse always delivers the show of his life whether it be headlining at major festivals in front of thousands of fans such as Sunfest, Rifflandia and Rock the Shores, or touring across the country during his residency as a CN rail musician. Jesse has shared the stage with many great artists, awards have been won, but his musical existence is more than that; it is purely about performing, touring and loving it until the day he joins that great jam session in the sky. .
Check out the highlights video from February 14th Valentines Dinner and Dance Party.
Rodney Dranfield (President WRBS)
Its had been six years since our first local IBC Event was held at the Rhumba Room to identify a solo/duo act to a attend the annual International Blues Challenge put on by the Blues Foundation in Memphis.
That was 2010 and Vancouver duo Mud Dog was selected. The following year it was held at the West Beach Bar and Grill and solo artist David "Boxcar" Gates went to Memphis. In 2012 we held the event at the Princeton Pub downtown and Pappa Dawg's Band was selected. Last year the event was held on Granville Street at the FANCLUB. Brandon "Yukon Slim" Isaak was chosen from the solo/duo category and Arsen Shomakhov Band from the band category.
We had 10 acts performing 25 minute sets with judges using the same criteria employed in Memphis
to determine who will be sponsored to attend the January 2015 event on the famed Beale Street.
The two acts that went to Memphis are:
Uncle Wiggly's Hot Shoes Blues Band
Dalannah Gail Bowen
On Sunday July 26 2015 we will be conducting another IBC Event at the Semiahmoo First Nation's Spirit Stage to determine the solo/duo act and band to represent the WRBS in Memphis in January 2016.
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Tickets also on sale at the following locations
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103 - 1645 140th Ave.
1335 Johnson Road
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