Wailin' Walker Band & David "Boxcar" Gates @ The Rio Theatre, Vancouver [4 August]

Wailin' Walker Band & David "Boxcar" Gates


109
04
August
19:30 - 22:45

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The Rio Theatre
1660 East Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 1W1
Doors 6:30pm | Showtime 7:30pm

Vancouver Blues Around Town proudly promotes & supports live blues music. We cordially invite you to “Celebrate the Blues” with us on International Blues Day.

International Blues Day celebrates, promotes, and preserves the rich legacy, tradition and future of the great American form and international language known as blues music. And we hope you can join us.
— Headlining will be the Wailin’ Walker Band.
Performing with the Band is:
Wailin' Al Walker-Guitar and Vocals
Jerry Cook-Sax
Darrell Mayes-Drums
Bruce O'Neill — Bass
Peter Sweetzir-Keyboards

Al “Wailin” Walker was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada and is well known for his infectious brand of Rockin’ Rhythm and Blues. His stunning electric guitar solos and commanding vocals have been thrilling large crowds for more than 4 decades.

Walker has played with and been personally mentored by many great artists such as Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Pee Wee Crayton and Otis Rush.

As leader, guitarist and singer of the Wailin Walker Band, Walker has shared the stage with Johnny Winter, George Thorogood and Stevie Ray Vaughan to name a few. He continues to work with a tight rhythm section… that keeps dance floors packed…

“Wailin’ Al Walker has been long considered one of the finest Rock/Blues Guitarists in Canada, well known for his high energy performances.” -M.E.I. Media
— Joining us also in the celebrations is David “Boxcar” Gates.

David hails from Vancouver, BC, and is heavily influenced by Forefathers of the genre like Mississippi John Hurt, Big Bill Broonzy and Mississippi Fred McDowell.

David has evolved into one of Canada’s most renowned acoustic Piedmont, Ragtime & Delta Blues Guitar players.

“this Boy can play!” — Bruce Iglauer, Alligator Records.

— Advance tickets $25 | $30 at the door

Advance Tickets can be purchased in person at:
-Highlife Vinyl Records: 1317 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC
-Zulu Records: 1972 West 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC

* This event is 19 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 19 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.
**Rio Theatre Group-ons and Passes NOT accepted at this event.
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