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For more than thirty years their mix of Swing, Blues, Jazz, Rock and R&B has made powder blues Canada’s premier blues band.  With non-stop tours through Canada, the U.S. and overseas they have spread their unique groove with an appeal so wide that people from seven to seventy are dancing and shouting, swinging and swaying side by side. Who could forget the chart toppers "Doin' It Right", "Boppin' with the Blues", "What've I Been Drinkin", "Hear That Guitar Ring", "Lovin' Kissin' & Huggin'", "Thirsty Ears", "Farmer John" and "I'm on the Road Again".  Be there to hear these favorites and so much more.

This renowned band has headlined the world-famous Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, won a Juno Award for "Most Promising Group of the Year" (1981) and Memphis, Tennessee’s W. C. Handy Award for Blues, Best Foreign Band (1986). In addition, they have toured with music legends Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, James Brown, Albert Collins, James Cotton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, the Who, ZZ Top, the Doobie Brothers, Edgar Winter and Tower of Power.

Most blues musicians can proudly recall their age and stage in life when they received their introduction to the blues; their coming of age.   For Vancouver’s James ‘Buddy’ Rogers it came early in life.  His dad worked for the railroad and often brought home records and even a guitar.  By the time little Buddy was ten he was lifting licks. A year later he formed a band and started gigging. Within two years he was a regular at local blues clubs. At fifteen his band Texas Storm was being booked by Canada’s top agency for opening concert slots.  Buddy recalls, “I began playing shows sitting in with all the great blues guys back then. The ones that really stand out took me under their wing; the late Muddy Fraser, Tom and Jack Lavin, Jim Byrnes and Russell Jackson.”






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