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Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest Artist Lineup Announced January 21, 2011

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Feb 21-26

Various Venues

San Francisco Harmonica Giant

Mark Hummel & the Blues Survivors

with special guest Rusty Zinn

Friday, Feb. 25
Parkdale Community Hall

Tix:  $30 online here

Mark Hummel is a road warrior – a true blues survivor. Along the way he has crafted his own trademark harmonica sound – a subtle combination of tone, phrasing and attack combined with a strong sense of swing.


Los Angeles Guitar Great

Debbie Davies Band

Saturday, Feb 26
Parkdale Community Hall

Tix:  $30

“…once in a rare while I hear a musician of such talent that I want people to know.  I believe my reputation backs up my ability to recognize exceptional blues guitarists. Such a one is Debbie Davies. Hear her now.” – JOHN MAYALL

Portland’s Guitar Wizard

Robbie Laws Band

Opening Act –  Fri & Sat, Feb 25 & 26
Parkdale Community Hall

Tix:  included in prices above

“The white Buddy Guy” – Albert Collins, Blues Legend

Calgary Blues Icon

Donald Ray Johnson

Mon, Tues & Wed, Feb 21, 22 & 23
Ramada Hotel Red Fox Tavern


Calgary’s own Grammy Award winning blues singer and drummer Donald Ray Johnson will lead the Singing the Blues Vocal Camp Monday & Tuesday and will host the Midwinter Bluesfest Jam on Wednesday.

116-Year-Old Tunica, Mississippi Depot to Serve as Entrance to the New Gateway to the Blues Museum January 21, 2011

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TUNICA, Miss— W.C. Handy once played the blues on the wooden platform of the train depot in Dundee, Miss., as crowds danced to his music.

On Wednesday, the 116-year-old depot reclaimed its blues heritage as it was moved to its new home in Tunica. It will be restored to house a visitors center and serve as the entrance to the new Gateway to the Blues Museum.

Y’all Come Down, Y’hear?