|The International Blues Challenge|
Submissions Are Open For the ECBS 2015 Edition of the Local International Blues Challenge
This is the third time ECBS arranges the Maritimes to Memphis - Be Part of the Journey local blues challenge. It will be split into two categories: the Solo/Duo Challenge and the Band Challenge.
The event will take place Sunday September 27th, 2015 at Monte's Showbar and Grill starting at 4PM. The winners in each category will travel to Memphis TN to represent the Maritimes in the International Blues Challenge to be held Tuesday January 26th to Saturday January 30th, 2015.
Send in your application today!
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|Benefit for Eileen Joyce|
Benefit Concert for Eileen Joyce
Montes, Dartmouth, Sunday June 14, 2015, 3:00 - 10:00pm
|Sneak Peak at Dan Doiron's new music video|
Music Video: Killing Each Other Trying To Get Into Heaven
The East Coast Blues Society is proud to present a sneak peek of Dan Doiron's new music video Killing Each Other Trying To Get Into Heaven. >>>
|Submissions are now open for Maritimes to Memphis - International Blues Challenge|
Submissions are now open for the East Coast Blues Society third annual Maritimes to Memphis - Be Part of the Journey local blues competition, which will be split into two categories: the Solo/Duo Competition and the Band Competition.
The competition will take place Sunday September 27th, 2015 at Monte's Showbar and Grill starting at 4PM. The winners in each category will travel to Memphis TN to compete as ECBS representatives in the International Blues Challenge to be held Tuesday January 26th to Saturday January 30th, 2015.
| Manage Information Session for Maritimes to Memphis - International Blues Challenge|
Have a Blues act? Want to go to to Memphis in January to represent the East Coast Blues Society? Come to our Information Session!
East Coast Blues Society is hosting an information session about the International Blues Challenge on
May 12th, 7pm, at The Rocking Rodeo Lounge, 552 Windmill Road, Dartmouth, NS.
What is the IBC? Read more >>>
|East Coast Blues Society at Music for Mary & Phish|
East Coast Blues Society will be at the fund raiser event "Music for Mary & Phish" this weekend. Come and enjoy 3 days full of great music, while helping a good cause.
|John Campbelljohn & Bill Stevenson's Nine Steps Band win the 2014 ECBS IBC Challenge|
September 21st, 2014
John Campbelljohn & Bill Stevenson's Nine Steps Band win the 2014 East Coast Blues Society "Maritimes to Memphis" International Blues Challenge!
On Sunday, September 21st, the East Coast Blues Society held their 2nd Annual “Maritimes To Memphis” International Blues Challenge competition at Monte's Showbar & Grill which was split into the Solo/Duo and Band categories. John Campbelljohn will represent the ECBS in the Solo/Duo category and Bill Stevenson's Nine Steps Band in the Band category at the 31st International Blues Challenge, to be held in January 2015 on the fabled Beale Street in Memphis, TN, where Blues artists from around the world will compete for cash, prizes, and industry recognition.
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|Shrimp Daddy and The Sharp Shooters make a big noise!|
The East Coast Blues Society and Split Crow Pub, Bedford, proudly hosted the first Bedford Boogie Woogie Blues Revue, a recurring matinee, this past Saturday, March 15.
Mike ‘Shrimp Daddy’ Reid (vocals and blues harp), and The Sharp Shooters, alumni of the Dutch Mason Blues Band, Carter Chaplin ( guitar), Ainsley Jardine (drums), and Barry Cooke (keys and vocals), had the house packed and the dance floor hopping.
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|East Coast Blues Society Announces New Weekly Saturday Afternoon Blues Matinee|
In partnership with the Bedford location of the storied Split Crow Pub, the ECBS is excited to announce HRM's newest Saturday afternoon Blues matinee.
Starting Saturday March 15, just in time for the always popular St Paddy's Day celebrations, the Split Crow will be boppin' to the sounds of Shrimp Daddy and the Sharpshooters. Every Saturday from 3-7PM these guys will be laying down some of the best Maritime Blues around with their "Bedford Boogie Woogie Blues Review". read more ...
|ECBS Announces 2013 Maritimes to Memphis IBC Band and Solo/Duo Winners|
October 3rd, 2013
The inaugural edition of the East Coast Blues Society 'Maritimes to Memphis' International Blues Challenge was held last night at Monte's Showbar and Grill.
In the Band category, we are excited to announce that Dan Doiron will represent the ECBS in Memphis in January 2014. In the Solo/Duo category Leeboy emerged as the winner on the previous night of the challenge.
It turned out to be a very close race in the Band and Solo/Duo categories, again showing just how much high quality Blues talent we have in The Maritimes. Each and every artist provided some great entertainment and the ECBS is grateful to everyone who helped make their inaugural event a lot of fun, including judges, performers, volunteers and attendees.
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|East Coast Blues Society Jam on Hiatus|
The East Coast Blues Society Sunday jam is going to be taking a little break. The Board is currently on the hunt for a suitable venue to move the jam to. read more ...
|East Coast Blues Society Presents Matt Minglewood With an Honorary Lifetime ECBS Membership|
In recognition of his immeasurable impact on the Blues and music scene in the Maritimes and across Canada, the East Coast Blues Society presented Matt Minglewood with an Honorary Lifetime Membership in the East Coast Blues Society. The presentation was made Friday evening at the 9th annual edition of the Dutch Mason Blues Festival held in Truro, Nova Scotia from August 9th-11th, after a particularly spirited and emotional set by Minglewood.
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