With twenty years of blues behind us, we start our third decade with the same enthusiasm and top-shelf workshop instruction that were acknowledged in our Maple Blues Award last year. 2020 will be exactly that —20 years of experience and 20 more years of promoting great blues music in Canada.
We have an exciting teaching lineup that we know will be well-received by you, our student population, since many of the suggestions came from you. As usual we have a well-balanced program but with a few new twists that ensure that whatever Blues and Roots directions or techniques you are interested in that we have a professional musician who can take you there.
We will soon post all of the classes available right here on this website but for now here is the overview of the 2020 Hornby Blues Workshop.
Blues Week Dates: April 25 - May 2, 2020
Saturday April 25 is the art show and evening concert that sets the mood for the week. All are invited.
Official Registration and the first evening concert – the instructor ‘show and tell‘ will be on Sunday April 26.
Instructional classes begin Monday 27 through Wednesday 29 with Thursday April 30 emphasizing instructor-assisted student performance at the Community Hall that evening.
The usual amazing evening concerts continues Monday and Tuesday with instructor performance concerts followed by the big Hall dance on Wednesday evening April 29.
Friday will be the round-up Brunch in the morning then on to Saturday, May 2 with instructor travel to Campbell River for the Odyssey Review at the Tidemark Theatre.
The 2020 instructor Line up:
Cécile Doo-Kingué- guitar
Angel Forrest -voice
Rick Fines- guitar
Terry Robb- guitar
Paul Pigat- guitar
Samantha Martin- voice
Jack De Keyzer- guitar
Steve Marriner- harp
Ricky Paquette- guitar
Russell Jackson- bass
Bill Hicks - drums
Denis Coulombe- voice
Brandon Isaak- songwriting
Kenny ‘Blues Boss‘ Wayne - keys
Mark Crissinger- community
For more information contact:
Hornby Island Blues Society
3500 C Shingle Spit Rd
Hornby Island BC
Canada V0R 1Z0