Harp hero blows into Whistler
Who: Charlie Musselwhite
Where: Buffalo Bills
When: Sunday, May 18
Heres a night out for all you pickers, honkers and big-time blues fans.
Harmonica wizard Charlie Musselwhite is coming to town. The regular Grammy nominee and six-time W.C Handy Blues Award winner is one of the most interesting and important products of the "white blues movement" that started in the mid-to-late 60s not only because he was at the forefront chronologically, but because he is faithful to the style.
The late Big Joe Williams said, "Charlie Musselwhite is one of the greatest living harp players of country blues."
Memphis Charlie also plays a mean guitar but is still best known as the veritable harp hero who puckers, tongue-blocks, lip-blocks and draws huge gasps of breath.
An event not to be missed, with special guest Jim Byrnes.
Tickets on sale now at Buffalo Bills. Dinner served from 6 p.m. Show starts 9 p.m. Call: 604-932-6613.
Look out for an interview with Musselwhite in next weeks Pique.
New open mic night at Hozs
What: Open Mic Jam Night
Where: Hozs Pub
When: every Thursday
It might be excavation central down in Creekside right now but theres still a few good reasons to get down there on Thursday nights in particular.
Hozs Pub, along with Pete and Jason from WDC, are hosting a brand new open mic jam night, and they want you to get up and play with them. The WDC boys are bringing a couple of guitars and a bass for people to play but by all means bring your own instrument.
"Everything is welcome on stage, except a drum kit," said singer and guitarist for WDC, Pete Couillard. "Its a nice, relatively quiet acoustic vibe thatll just be good times for everyone."
So pluck up the courage, down a few beers and join the WDC for an acoustic rock retreat every Thursday night.
Deadline for Squamish Star Search looms
Do you impress friends and family with your dramatic prowess, original dance numbers or acoustic musical magic? If so then the 11 th annual Star Search Competition is just what you need to take your talent to the next level. But you must enter before the deadline of May 16.
This Howe Sound Arts Associations main event will be held June 6 and is open to performers aged 13 to 21-years-old. The experience is designed to assist young performers in their pursuits and showcase the Sea-to-Sky corridor talent.
For more information and entry forms, please contact Gordon at 604-898-5643.