Calgary Blues Fest: A Walk Through Blues History

Blues musician and historian John Rutherford hosts an interactive talk show style discussion with Calgary Blues musician and historian, Tim Williams.

About John Rutherford:
John Rutherford is a singer/songwriter and bluesman based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. His work, laced with the tonality, phrasing and spirit of the blues, fuses a broad and eclectic range of influences creating a sound distinctly his own. Amidst a long and storied career Rutherford has performed and recorded with numerous bands and artists including The Highwater Jug Band, The Hoodoo Sons, The Ronnie Hayward Band, Front Porch Roots Revue and John Wort Hannam to name a few. A long association and a stint as a member of the house band during the blues heyday of Calgary’s now legendary King Edward Hotel provided John with the opportunity to meet, learn from and perform with many of the great blues legends of our time.

About Tim Williams:
Tim Williams is a blues-based singer-songwriter and multi – instrumentalist. He is a 40 year veteran of the ‘Roots’ music scene in North America, roots which stretch back to the coffee-house scene of his native California in the mid 60’s.

Settling in Canada in 1970, Tim is a studio musician, producer, and a performer in constant demand. He has played folk, bles and jazz festivals from Halifax, to Vancouver Island, to the Yukon.

Inspired by the Hillbilly and Western Swing music he heard as a child, Tim absorbed late Fifties Rhythm & Blues and Rock & Roll, Hawaiian and Mexican music, early Sixties Folk, and Bluegrass “like a sponge” before discovering a passion for traditional blues styles which was fueled by seeing many first generation blues musicians live during the “Blues Boom” of the mid and late Sixties.”

Show Disclaimer:
This is the earlier of multiple shows we’re presenting on this date. When this show is over, we ask that you please make room for fellow ticket-holding live music lovers. Tickets for the second show can be purchased online or at the door (subject to availability).

Seating Disclaimer:
To accommodate as many live music fans as possible, we offer both seats and standing room at our shows. Seats are first come, first served. We recommend arriving early if you’d like to be seated during the performance.

Sound production equipment for the King Eddy is provided by PK Sound and Yamaha.

Event Details:

Date: July 31, 2019

Time: 6:30 pm

Price: No cover

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Monday  closed
Tuesday  4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wednesday  11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday  11:00 am – 2:00 am
Friday  11:00 am – 2:00 am
Saturday  10:30 am – 2:00 am
Sunday  10:30 am – 5:00 pm

*These hours are subject to changes depending on programming.