Big NEWS!!!
Texas guitar legend Chris Duarte is coming back to Thorold!!
Nov. 17, Summit Place Tavern, 7 p.m.

Austin-based guitarist, songwriter and singer Chris Duarte is such a promising young upstart in the world of modern blues that he has been favorably compared to the late Stevie Ray Vaughan. It's heady stuff for the musician, who plays a powerful rhythmic style of Texas rock-blues that is at times reminiscent of Vaughan's sound, and at other times more reminiscent of Johnny Winter. The truth is, Duarte has his own style that draws on elements of jazz, blues and rock & roll. Although he is humbled by the comparisons with the late Vaughan, the San Antonio-raised musician has his own distinct sound. His live performances showcase a brilliant display of hard driving, bone-shaking guitar.

In the 1995 Guitar World magazine Readers' Poll, Duarte was voted fourth best blues guitarist in the world behind the much more established and esteemed company of Eric Clapton , Buddy Guy and B.B. King

Duarte attacks his guitar with a vengeance -- bent over at the waist, long hair flying in his face, playing monster licks, at a decibel level that would make Quiet Riot flinch. So strap on your flak jacket because you are in for one booming display of guitar pyrotechnics when Chris Duarte steps on stage and says, "I'm from Austin, Texas and we're here to play our ass off tonight, thank you very much."

Ray Stiles - Blues On Stage

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The 13th Canal Bank Shuffle is now history!

Thanks to all the amazing artists and blues fans who showed up to the biggest Shuffle ever!!
And thanks to all those who bought tickets on the Buddy Guy autographed guitar. Proceeds from it helped the Shuffe become the biggest contributing blues society in the world to the construction of the Blues Hall of Fame! Congratulate yourselves, you are all part of this historic effort.

The winning ticket was drawn by Donnie Walsh Saturday evening just before the fabulous Moreland & Arbuckle.
The winner was MONICA MUCKENFUSS of Orangeville


Click here to see  what a few of our returning artists are saying about this year's Shuffle.


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