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The Thunder Bay Blues Festival is excited to announce the lineup for the 2009 Festival at Marina Park. To follow, is a listing of performers appearing at the Festival. Click "More" to learn more about each artist.

 

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Albert Cummings 

True To Yourself, the title of Albert Cummings’ 2004 Blind Pig Records CD, is an accurate appraisal of where he’s coming from. “There’s an old saying that I live by,”... More

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Ana Popovic

“The blues and I go back a long way,” says Belgrade-born Ana Popovic. “My father has a huge blues collection. I was hearing English before I could translate it.”... More

 
Big Walter Smith

Big Walter Smith 

On July 5, Big Walter Smith celebrates his 80th birthday, a toast to longevity by anyone’s measure. Equally remarkable, 2010 marks Smith’s 55th anniversary as a musician.... More

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Blues Traveler

Great bands always sound better live! While hardly infallible, legions of Blues Traveler fans the world over have been betting safe money on the validity of that... More

 
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Candye Kane

No one can quibble with Candy Kane when she calls herself “the toughest girl alive.” Wife, mother, adult film star, religious convert, cancer survivor and blues diva, ... More

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Curtis Salgado

While blues music’s most illustrious baby, rock ‘n’ roll, has consistently attracted the attention of most performers, Curtis Salgado has resolutely walked the path.... More

 
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Deanna Bogart 

Diversity can cut both ways. For some it’s a career limiting liability. But for Deanna Bogart who has somehow managed to balance middle age, motherhood and twenty years.... More

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Eric Sardinas

In music, stagnation is tantamount to death. On both a genre and an individual level, a fresh take on traditional forms is vital to future survival. The trick, as Eric.... More

 
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Jimmy Thackery

 

In retrospect, having Jimi Hendrix open for The Monkees wasn’t the greatest idea a promoter ever had. But that glaring mismatch proved to be a boon for blues... More

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Joanne Shaw Taylor

Guitarist, song writer and producer of Eurythmics fame, Dave Stewart knew that he had made the talent find of a lifetime when he encountered Joanne Shaw Taylor... More

 
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Mark Potvin

 

Watching any musical career progress as inspiration and passion of purpose transform unseasoned talent into something very special is always pleasing. But ... More

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Matt Schofield

 Strike up a conversation with Matt Schofield about the guitar and his first heroes, Albert King and Albert Collin, are sure to get a mention. “They mean the world to me ... More

 
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Michael Burks

Michael Burks was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 30, 1957 with blues in his blood, a guitar in his hand and a powerful blue-collar work ethic in his soul ... More

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Mike Zito

Mike Zito is living proof of Friedrich Nietzsche’s axiom that what doesn’t kill you will make you stronger. Having exorcised the demons of excess that once dragged him down... More

 
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Nick Moss 

Chicago blues! No two words so powerfully summon to mind the vivid imagery of smoky bars brought to life by the rowdy rhythms and grainy ensemble sound of storied... More

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Robert Randolph

Growing up an inner-city child in Irvington, New Jersey where he was born on December 20, 1980, Robert Randolph led a double life. “I wasn’t really bad, just a wise guy kid... More

 
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Slap Johnson & the Trowellers

In 2010, Slap Johnson & the Trowellers will celebrate their twentieth fourth anniversary as a musical institution in Thunder Bay. Their fun, ... More

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Tab Benoit

The breathtaking beauty of the bayous, marshes and barrier islands of Louisiana’s coast have captivated Tab Benoit from the time that he first saw them as a child flying... More

 
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Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal has always marched to a global beat. A two-time Grammy winner, multi-instrumentalist and musicologist, Taj has explored every geographic and cultural nook... More

 The Chain

The Chain

 

Well meaning though they inevitably are, good intentions often lead to awkward moments. On the upside, when applied surreptitiously to the right inclination, they... More

 

 


Contact

Bob Halvorsen

General Manager

Community Auditorium

(807) 343-2309

bobh@tbca.com