FRI JULY 14 - The Blue Hearts
The Blue Hearts
Mark Westcoast Comerford: Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Big Hank Lionhart: Lead Vocals
Mark and Hank are both members of RCA recording artists, Uncle Wiggly's Hot Shoes Blues Band who have performed all over Western Canada since their reforming of the band. Both have been playing and recording the Blues for over 40 years with each other and in other Blues bands. They have opened shows for Muddy Waters, Joe Cocker and more recently for Burton Cummings. In 2016, they represented British Columbia in the Solo/Duo category at the annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn where they made it to the semi finals. This was followed by the release of their debut album Pumpin Out The Blues and performances across BC and Alberta, such as the Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival, Island Folk Festival, and 39 Days of July, Blue Frog Studios in White Rock, Hermann’s Jazz Club Victoria BC and they represented BC again in January 2019 in Memphis for the International Blues Challenge. They have a second CD “Two Way Street” a combination of Live recordings and Studio Cuts.
Completing the trio is Edmonton bassist Doghouse Donnie Marcotte. Don has been a fixture on the Alberta music scene for the past few decades and has worked with noted blues players such as Dutch Mason, Hock Walsh (Downchild Blues Band), Lionel Rault, Tony D, and
Rusty Reed. Don brings his country and roots influences to the
band as well and is looking forward to reuniting with his pal Big
Friday July 14, 2023
Doors 7pm | Show 8:30pm
The Velvet Olive Lounge
4928C 50 Street (Back Alley)
Ticket price is $20 + 2.50 SC ($25 at the door)
Guests seated first, come first served. No minors.