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Our 3rd OBS member-only promotion for 2016 

Special Valentine’s Day show 

with Jordan John and Prakash John 

Greenfield’s Pub, 900 Greenbank Road 

Sunday, February 14 @ 7 pm 

To say that vocal sensation Jordan John is a more powerful and polished lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist than many players twice his age would tell just a fraction of the story.  He has already compiled a longer list of credits, and displays more assuredness and maturity, than many performers twice his age.  Adept on drums, keyboards, guitar and bass, he distils the…

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Congratulations to the 2016 JUNO nominees for Best Blues Recording 

Big Dave McLean – “Faded But Not Gone” (Stony Plain) 

Blackburn – “Brothers In This World” (Electro-Fi) 

David Gogo – “Vicksburg Call” (Cordova Bay) 

Harrison Kennedy – “This Is From Here” (Electro-Fi) 

Michael Jerome Browne – “Sliding Delta” (Borealis)

1st OBS member-only promotion for 2016 - Matt Andersen & the Bona Fide  

Matt Andersen & the Bona Fide 

NAC Southam Hall, 53 Elgin Street 

Thursday, March 24 @ 8 pm 

A powerhouse performer, Matt Andersen’s “fingers sail over his acoustic guitar strings with the speed and grace of a hummingbird,” he has a giant yet soul-filled and passionate voice, and a commanding stage presence. In a word, Andersen is awesome! With over 5 million views on YouTube, independent album sales topping 30,000, a European Blues Award, Maple Blues Awards and Best Solo Performer at the Memphis Blues…

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32nd ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE 

International Blues Challenge 
Memphis TN 
January 26-30, 2016 

The 32nd Annual International Blues Challenge will take place in Memphis TN, January 26-30, 2016. The world’s largest gathering of Blues acts represents an international search by The Blues Foundation and its Affiliated Organizations for the Blues Band and Solo/Duo Blues Act ready to take their act to the international stage. In 2015, 257 acts entered, filling the clubs up and down Beale Street for the quarter-finals on Wednesday and Thursday…

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