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Blues Coming To Town

It's that time of year again when you start to plan for your New Years Eve Celebration. We have a great suggestion for blues fans right here in town. Mouth Watering Southern BBQ Delights from hotel Chef Darin along with all the bells and whistles you'd expect, party favours, Champagne at midnight and dancing blues.

 

We have  a North American blues artist, Jason Buie who currently has a new album on the top of the blues charts.

 

 

 

 

White Rock Blues Society, 7th Annual New Years Eve at Pacific Inn Hotel Rhumba Room. Now owned by Hilton Hotels.


Location, 1160 King George Blvd., South Surrey

 

Doors Open: 7:30pm
Southern BBQ Buffet - 8:30 pm
Show follows dinner

Party Favours
Champagne at Midnight
Large Dance Floor

Take the elevator home
Reduced Hotel Guest Room Rates, Contact Hotel (604) 535-1432
Cash Bar
Free Parking
Only 120 tickets to be sold.


This event sells out every year so get your tickets early.
Tickets $79.00 Each. Available from Brown Paper Tickets

 

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3113890

 


Inquires call Rod Cell 604 723 3905.

email dranfield2@mac.com

Jason Buie has been playing electrifying guitar for over 30 years and his latest Album "Driftin' Heart" is climbing the blues charts across North America.


http://www.jasonbuieband.com/driftin_heart___new_c.d

 

 

Vancouver Island based guitarist, singer-songwriter Jason Buie has been performing around Canada, USA, Europe, and Japan for the last 20 years. Along the way he has played and opened for blues legends Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, Mick Taylor, Jeff Healey, John Mayall, Robert Cray, The Powder Blues Band, Trooper, Jerry Doucette and others.

 

Jasons music is a well-seasoned gumbo of blues, funk, rock and soul. His heart felt vocals, fiery guitar and charismatic stage presence captures the attention of critics and blues fans everywhere. His profile continues to grow since the debut release of his critically acclaimed 2002 Urban Blues and the 2009 "Live at The Blue Gator" cds. Both still get regular play on blues radio programs. In 2017 he is proud to release his third cd Driftin Heart consisting of 11 blues rockers of which 7 are originals.

 

Jason's passion for the Blues has led him to other projects too. He is a Co-Founder and Artistic Director for The White Rock Blues Society. And he promotes and produces many blues shows on Vancouver Island and in the Vancouver area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

In the Month of May the White Rock Blues Society  celebrated its 10th Anniversary.

 


Blues Challenge Results

 

 All the players were great and our three judges had their work cut out for them. Using the same criteria that is employed in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge the arrived at the consensus that Brandon Isaak and Chip Hart are going to Memphis along with Harpdog Brown
 
Thanks goes out to the many volunteers, the judges, our emcee Jason Buie who organized the acts and all the blues fans for supporting the event.
Most of thanks to all the musicians who participated. We have a lot of talent in our Province.

Since the International Blues Challenge started doing two first round nights then a semi final before the finals at the Orpheum Theatre we have had all our sponsored acts except one make the semi finals and one act made it to the finals. This is one of the best track records for a blues society out of a list of hundreds of societies around the world.
 
Support your local blues artists.
 


 

Pacific Inn Resort
1060 King George Blvd.

Take the elevator Home

Also ask about the reduced Guest Room Rates
for WRBS event attendees.

604 535 1432
Toll Free: 1-800-667-2248

 

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 & Owen Owen Owen

On Sunday July 26 2015 we conducted another Blues Challenge Event at the Semiahmoo First Nation's Semiahmoo Park Spirit Stage to determine the solo/duo act and band to represent the WRBS in Memphis in January 2016.

Jesse Ropper was selected for the solo category

the Arsen Shomakhov Blues Band was selected for the band category.

On Sunday July 24th 2016 at the Pacific Inn Resort we conducted our annual Blues Challenge Event which yielded the following results.

Harpdog Brown won the Band Category

Brandon Isaak and Chip Hart won the Duo Category

They will represent the White Rock Blues Society at the IBC in Memphis in January 2017.