© Thunder Bay Blues Society 2020
Coming in the fall
Ghost Town Blues Band
October 30, 2020
Port Arthur Polish Hall
The Thunder Bay Blues Society is excited to announce
the three international bands for BLUES BLAST 2020!
6:00 PM - TONY HOLIDAY and the SOUL SERVICE
Based in Memphis and recording under the Vizztone Label Group, vocalist and harmonica player Tony Holiday is a fast rising star on the blues scene. His music has been described as "fearlessly crossing the line between traditional blues, soul and modern Americana with brilliant writing”. Tony Holiday has also been recognized as one of the top 10 young harmonica players on the blues scene.
His show in Thunder Bay kicks off his 2020 spring tour!!
DELMARK RECORDS DOUBLE BILL
Founded in 1953, Delmark Records is the oldest continuously operating independent blues record label in the United States. The label has released many landmark “desert island" blues albums by such artists as Junior Wells, Magic Sam, Luther Allison and Otis Rush, to name a few.
Delmark Records continues to be a world force on the blues music scene
and TBBS is proud to present two of those artists to you on a double bill!
8:00 PM - DAVE WELD and the IMPERIAL FLAMES
Born in Chicago, Dave Weld started his blues journey by sitting in with bands in the rough and tough west side blues clubs, eventually landing a spot with Hound Dog Taylor’s band. He later became part of the original Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials before striking out on a solo career in 1988, and signed with Delmark Records in 2009. A passionate slide guitarist supported by a band that includes blues diva Monica Myhre on vocals, Dave Weld offers up a high energy show that includes original driving blues, rock blues, boogie, R&B and soul.
This show marks Dave’s return to Thunder Bay after a 30+ year absence!!
10:00 PM - MISSISSIPPI HEAT
A world class Chicago blues band known internationally for their passionate blues delivery, Mississippi Heat presents a fresh yet vintage based take on music. With 6 Delmark releases under their belt (and a 7th out soon), this band has made waves on the blues charts by regularly reaching the #1 spot on Living Blues Magazine’s radio charts. No strangers to the Thunder Bay blues music scene,
this marks the bands first return to Thunder Bay since 2015.
It has been announced that there will be
no Thunder Bay Blues Festival this year!
But not to worry...
The Thunder Bay Blues Society has you covered with
BLUES BLAST 2020!!
All blues, and nothin’ but the blues.
BLUES BLAST 2020 TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!
$50 Advance Tickets for the Thunder Bay Blues Society’s BLUES BLAST 2020
are available exclusively at
The Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel (17 Cumberland St N)
and JB Evans (122 Frederica St W).
These tickets are CASH ONLY (no debit or credit accepted).
In keeping with the spirit of a “festival-style” event,
BLUES BLAST 2020 will be strictly “rush seating”…
the earlier you arrive, the more options you will have!!
We fully expect this event to sell out quickly
(similar to our John Primer/Ivy Ford show, which sold out in about two weeks),
so be sure to pick up your tickets right away to avoid disappointment.
If there are any tickets available day of show, the door price will be $60.
The Thunder Bay Blues Society is proud to announce
the opening local acts for BLUES BLAST 2020
4:00 PM - TED HAMILL
A veteran of the Thunder Bay blues music scene, Ted is well known with local blues fans for his early involvement with the very popular Bay Street Blues Band.
Lately his most recent project Brother John has kept him in front of audiences of all ages.
His mix of blues standards and originals will have your toes tapping and put a smile on your face
as you settle in for a full day of blues music!!
4:30 PM - SUNDAY WILDE & THE 1 EYED JACKS
Fresh off her recent return from Memphis where she represented the Thunder Bay Blues Society
at the 2020 International Blues Challenge with drummer Colin Craig,
Sunday is performing with her 4 piece band at BLUES BLAST 2020.
With her own brand of boogie piano and seven album releases to her credit,
Sunday and her band (Colin Craig, Arek Chamski, Michael McInnis) will ignite the crowd
and provide the reason why her songs receive consistent airplay on Sirius/XM Bluesville channel.
5:00 PM - THE CHAIN
One of Thunder Bay’s most popular and energizing bands,
this quintet is rooted in blues and delves into R&B, soul and rock with ease.
Featuring powerhouse vocalist Chrissy Klaas
and backed by Peter Gleeson, Rob Jardine, Arden Bruyere and Chris Plater,
The Chain will be featuring a mix of original music and smokin’ covers…
get ready Thunder Bay blues fans!!