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Lil' Jimmy Reed Band - 2018 Saskatoon Blues Festival

Saskatoon Blues Society

Saturday, 3 March 2018 from 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM (CST)

Lil' Jimmy Reed Band - 2018 Saskatoon Blues Festival

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2018 Saskatoon Blues Festival

Saturday, March 3rd

TCU Place

35 22nd Street East

Doors 7:00pm Show 8:00pm


Hector Anchondo Band - Hector Anchondo doesn't just play the blues - he lives and breathes the blues. At 16-years-old, the budding musician picked up his first guitar and never looked back. Born in Omaha, but raised seven miles outside of Salem, Missouri, he was drawn to those artists who played Fender Stratocasters like Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Eric Clapton, but also respected the country greats such as Johnny Cash and Hank Williams Sr. His music reflects those influences, but with a definite modern twist.

Lil' Jimmy Reed Band - Leon Atkins, better known as Lil' Jimmy Reed, is the real deal, as will be attested to by anyone who has been privileged to hear his stinging guitar work, gritty vocals and haunting harmonica. A tall charismatic figure, Lil' Jimmy epitomises the classic Louisiana down-home blues tradition. Born in the late nineteen-thirties in a shotgun shack in Hardwood, LA, a small cotton and sawmill town on the Mississippi River, Leon grew up near a club where every night he absorbed the wail of the blues from across the street. At six he had his own guitar, made from a cigar box, and by the time he was a teenager he was proficient on both guitar and harmonica, playing local clubs around Baton Rouge. Filling-in one night for blues star Jimmy Reed earned him the sobriquet Lil' Jimmy Reed and started him on the long path to success. He has shared the stage with B. B. King and Bobby "Blue" Bland and headlined festivals in the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Sweden, Spain and Switzerland. His many fans recognise that Lil' Jimmy's performances are almost the last chance to hear the raw, unadulterated sound of authentic Louisiana blues.

Jack Semple - Jack Semple is one of those rare guitar players who leaves a crowd speechless, one of those players who leaves a crowd in total astonishment, in absolute awe of what they have just experienced. Listening to and watching Jack play fills one with a sense of having witnessed an event in time, one not soon to be forgotten. Jack Semple is an absolute virtuoso of his art form, playing with unparalleled feeling and total technical control.

Jack Semple writes and performs "Modern Blues" without forgetting where he came from. He is an epic guitarist and a soulful singer. His music is like Stevie Ray Vaughn meets James Brown meets Robben Ford. He is a Juno Award winner and Western Canadian Music Award winner.

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TCU Place
35 22nd Street East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 0K1
Canada

Saturday, 3 March 2018 from 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM (CST)


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Saskatoon Blues Society

The Saskatoon Blues Society promotes, fosters, supports and celebrates blues music. We organize an annual mid-winter blues festival, create additional performance opportunities for blues musicians.

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