There are other events happening for the same cause on the same night across Canada. Halifax is the inspiration for this event and many other cities are beginning to follow suit. It is awesome to see Canada's supportive blues community come together and help out a VERY deserving U.S. artist!
The artist Line-up is still in the works, but we have confirmed:
The Fat City 8
After only one year of existence, The Ria Reece Band’s CV is not thick, as the group has only been in some thirty shows, mostly in the Montreal and Quebec regions. But the other components of the group are far from beginners! Most have earlier been on stage at Virée Blues Boréale and at many of the most renowned Blues Festivals. Indeed, little Xhariah Reece (Ria Reece) selected a group most capable of highlighting her warm, powerful and so-entrancing voice. She chose to be supported by Martin Laporte on drums, Andre Chevarie on guitar and Guy Robert on bass.
On stage, this group always releases a breathtaking energy and excitement all through its shows. And Ria Reece’s unique voice always provides the magical ingredient! The group’s music carries influences of Blues Legends Etta James, Koko Taylor and others or Soul Greats the likes of Sam Cooke and Al Green. They perform some of these Greats’ hits in their shows, intertwined with lots of their own original compositions. The Ria Reece Band makes the most of the emotions of the Soul and of the Blues and carries them with ease to their always increasing audiences.
An all new group featuring a rising star of the Blues, a must see and hear:
4th Thursday each month @ 8 pm
Terry will open each evening with a set of his music then the guest will follow with a set of their music. Each will accompany the other. Don’t miss a single one.
The Georgian House special musical menu has something fresh and delicious for all budgets.
And - just so you know...we pack 'em in for this event, so come in early if you want a good table.
Sponsored by the Kingston Arts Council and the City of Kingston