Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Alfie Smith and Harrison Kennedy Going to International Blues Challenge

Looks like the Toronto Blues Society and the Canal Bank Shuffle Festival know there's stupendous talent in the Hammer. They have chosen our own Alfie Smith and Harrison Kennedy to represent their organizations at this year's International Blues Challenge (Jan. 20-23, 2010) in Memphis. Congratulations and good luck.

More Alfie Smith stories, More Harrison Kennedy stories

Here's a list of the Canadian talent that'll be gracing the stage.


Canada South Blues Society - The Bluesers
Grand River Blues Society - Daddy Long Legs
Ottawa Blues Society - The Jesse Greene Band
Toronto Blues Society - Scott McCord and the Bonafide Truth



Canal Bank Shuffle - Harrison Kennedy
Grand River Blues Society - Julian Fauth
Toronto Blues Society - Alfie Smith


Youth Showcase
Canada South Blues Society - The Hawkins Cotton Trio
Grand River Blues Society - Alex Tintinalli


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  1. Last year:

    Racine was our blues rock band (musical director and vocals: Hugo Racine). We had great success.

    This year, Thériault-Viel will participate to FEDEX International Showcase; last year, Racine did.
    It is a very interesting event.

    Le Relatant

  2. Le Relatant said...

    I have a blues society in Québec and for, the second year, we present artists at the IBC.

    Le Relatant, société de blues, is member of the Blues Foundation since 2006. Could you announce our act?

    Duo Thériault-Viel

    As a guitar and piano duo, Denis Viel and Claire "Lady Blues" Thériault show deep roots into the blues. Denis' unique eclectic fingerstyle blends seamlessly with Claire's supple Chicago touch to form an inspiring sound which is a staple in Québec city’s music scene. Their brilliant blues sensibility will be a welcome addition to the IBC, especially since they will be one of the rare, if not the only participants to represent Quebec's French-speaking community on this occasion.

    Thank you!

    Cid: Musical Director
    514 363-8215


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