PRESS RELEASE HORNBY BLUES ODYSSEY
The ODYSSEY returns – Sid Williams Theatre May 9, 2015 7:30 pm
When the Hornby Island Blues Workshop came into being sixteen years ago, most people assumed it would idle away on Hornby Island where it hosted one of the best Blues instructional camps in Canada. From the beginning though Hornby Blues intended its mission to be bigger so when it planned to draw upon the great blues and roots players in Canada and beyond for its Workshop, it envisioned a way to take these world class musicians to a larger Blues audience and the concept of the Blues Odyssey was born.
After more than a decade of assembling Blues Reviews with unmatched performances by legends of the genre and showcasing the emerging talents who are translating the art form for the 21st century, we are back once more. This year the Odyssey features the guitar work of fabled Paul Pigat, Paul Deslauriers, Jack De Keyzer, Rick Fines and JW Jones.
This experience is enriched by another award-winning cast of band members including Suzie Vinnick on base, Angel Forrest and Denis Coulombe on vocals, Julian Fauth on Piano, Chris Nordquist on Drums and the inventive Harpdog Brown.
Those who have witnessed past shows know just how special these reviews are. Find out for yourself why the Odyssey has to be experienced