VBS Blues Calendar –   September 16, 2018

THE VICTORIA BLUES SOCIETY IS LOOKING FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR BEST SELF PRODUCED BLUES CD

The Blues Foundation is looking for high quality blues recordings from “up and coming” artists that might not otherwise reach the International Blues market. Blues societies who are Blues Foundation members are able to submit one entry to the Blues Foundation for consideration.

To this end, as a member of the Blues Foundation, the Victoria Blues Society is looking to submit a local CD for consideration as the Best Self Produced Blues CD. A panel of individuals will review all CD’s submitted and determine which CD we will submit for 2018. The criteria for selection will mirror the same criteria the Blues Foundation will use:

Judges will evaluate the following points. The following criteria are in order of importance.
(1) Blues Content (is this a Blues Music recording)
(2) Musical Performance (Musicianship)
(2) Audio Quality of the Presentation (Production Values, Levels)
(3) Cover Art and Design (Professional Packaging, Ready for the rack at your favorite music outlet?)
(4) Credits and Liner Information. (Informative, Professional)

Listed below are the rules provided by the Blues Foundation that we must adhere to. Please note we can only consider CD’s that were released during the period of November 1, 2017 and October 31, 2018.

Best Self-Produced Official Rules:
* Entries for the Best Self-Produced CD are permitted by affiliated blues societies only.
* Each affiliate is permitted one entry.
* The CD entered does not have to be performed by a band entered in the 2018 International Blues Challenge.
* Compilations are not eligible.
* The eligibility period is the same as for the Blues Music Awards-the CD must have been released during November 1, 2017 – October 31, 2018 time frame.
* A CD on a record label that has been previously nominated for a Blues Music Award (formerly the W.C. Handy Blues Award) shall not be eligible for this competition.
* Recordings with established or “known” producers within the industry are eligible as long as the recording is on the artist’s independent label and NOT on an established blues label.
* Singer, band, society or local producer may produce the actual CD as long as the performer is a singer, band or other individual entity.
The Victoria Blues Society is responsible for ensuring that their submission complies with these rules.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

*The entry must be an individual, duo or band currently residing on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

In order to be considered the applicant should include 5 copies of their CD and a letter explaining how the CD meets the eligibility criteria. Deadline: October 4, 2018.  Entries must be received by this date. Late entries will not be considered. Mail to Victoria Blues Society Box 5157 Victoria BC V8R 6N4 or contact John Hunter at hunterjr@shaw.ca to arrange for drop off.

Next VBS Show – October 5, 2018 with Jack Semple Band / Paul Black at the V-Lounge. Tickets $16 for VBS members or advanced on sale at Sunday Jam @ V-Lounge starting Sept 16 or at Lyle’s Records now.  Non members $20 at door.

JACK SEMPLE VBS PRINTER

ONGOING

Sunday Blues Service Jam – @ V-Lounge in the Red Lion. 3:00-7:30 pm  

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The Loft – Thursday Night Jam  8-11 pm – all genres

Nanaimo Blues Society Sunday Jam – Queens Hotel 4-8 pm Various host bands.


2018

Thur Sept 20

Victor Wells – Ross Bay

Fri Sept 21

Uncle Wiggly’s – Oak Bay Rec Centre

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Sat Sept 22

David Gogo/Wishbone Ash – Mary Winspear

Bill Johnson Band – The Loft 8pm $10

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Sun Sept 23

Harry Manx – Mary Winspear

Tues Sept 25

Jonny Lang/Mavis Staples – Royal Theatre

Sat Sept 29 

Soul Shakers & Groove Kitchen – Rubber Boot Club 9 pm
David Essig – The Oaks 7 pm $20
Dave Harris – Christie’s
Sun Sept 30 
Guy Davis – Victoria Listening Room
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Thur Oct 4
Mark Crissinger – Ross Bay
Fri Oct 5
Jack Semple – V-Lounge
Thur  Oct 11

Lazy & Slim – Ross Bay

Sat Oct 20

David Vest – Hermann’s

Thur Oct 25

SP & Johnny’s Rhumba Kings – Ross Bay

Sat Oct 27

Dave Harris – Christie’s

Bill Johnson/Uncle Wiggly’s – V-Lounge  $20

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LAST CALL

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LINKS

VBS BLUES CALENDAR

VANCOUVER BLUES AROUND TOWN

NANAIMO BLUES SOCIETY & FESTIVAL

WHITE ROCK BLUES SOCIETY

FRASER VALLEY BLUES SOCIETY

BLUES FESTIVAL GUIDE 

BLUES BLAST MAGAZINE

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