VBS Blues Calendar –  April 16, 2018

Jason Buie

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Thank you to the Buie Family for a well planned and attended memorial service and reception for Jason. He will always be loved and remembered.

The following quote was part of Jason’s obituary and it’s true words moved me to stop and salute not only Jason but the thousands of work horse pro musicians out there. Many were in the audience today.

“Musicians are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than most people do in a lifetime.

Every day, they face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get real jobs, and their own fear that they’ll never work again.

Every day, they have to ignore the possibility that the vision they have dedicated their lives to is a pipe dream.

With every note, they stretch themselves, emotionally and physically, risking criticism and judgment.

With every passing year, many of them watch as the other people their age achieve the predictable milestones of normal life – the car, the family, the house, the nest egg.”

Why?

“Because musicians are willing to give their entire lives to a moment – to that melody, that lyric, that chord, or that interpretation that will stir the audience’s soul.

Musicians are beings who have tasted life’s nectar in that crystal moment when they poured out their creative spirit and touched another’s heart.

In that instant, they were as close to magic, God, and perfection as anyone could ever be. And in their own hearts, they know that to dedicate oneself to that moment is worth a thousand lifetimes.” – David Ackert, LA Times

 

UPCOMING VBS EVENTS

Sat May 5 –  Jack de Keyzer @  VLounge – Show at 8 pm.  Tickets at Lyle’s Place and  Red Lion Front Desk. $16.00 in advance or for VJS/VBS members,  $20.00 at the door.

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Sat June 2 – Monkeyjunk  @  VLounge – Show at 8 pm.  Tickets at Lyle’s Place and  Red Lion Front Desk. $16.00 in advance or for VJS/VBS members,  $20.00 at the door.

BLUES CALENDAR 2017

ONGOING

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

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The Loft – Sunday Jam  3-7:30pm – Host Band – Blue Rain – all genres

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

LangVegas Jam – Langford Legion – Friday evenings – some blues

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


2018

Mom – Apr 16

David Gogo – Long and McQuade workshop – 6:30

Thur – Apr 19

Gary Preston – Ross Bay

Fri Apr 20

Ken Hamm / Dave Harris – Upstair’s Lounge (Oak Bay Rec)

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Sat Apr 21

Comerford  Blues Project  –  Christies 745-11

Mon Apr 23

Bill Johnson – Long and McQuade workshop – 6:30

Sun Apr 29

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Fri May 4

Mary Flower/Doug Cox – Upstairs Lounge (Oak Bay Rec)

David Vest – Hermann’s

Sat May 5

Jack de Keyzer @ -Lounge – Show at 8 pm.  Tickets at Lyle’s Place and  Red Lion Front Desk. $16.00 in advance or for VJS/VBS members,  $20.00 at the door.

McKinley Wolf – The Loft

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Soul Shakers – The Well Public House at Elements Casino  10:00 pm free

Fri May 11

Soul Shakers – Bart’s Pub 9:00 pm  free

Sat May 12

Dave Harris and Friends – Christie’s

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Thur May 17

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Sat May 19

Auntie Kate – Britannia Legion, 780 Summit Street

Sat June 2

Monkeyjunk  @  VLounge – Show at 8 pm.  Tickets at Lyle’s Place and  Red Lion Front Desk. $16.00 in advance or for VJS/VBS members,  $20.00 at the door.

LAST CALL

Jason Buie – Farewell my friend. Another one gone but not forgotten.

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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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