A Blues Christmas Comes to Enderby
Enderby and District Arts Council starts the Christmas Season by presenting Hank Lionhart and the R&B Kingpins with Big Hank’s Tribute to the Blues Songs of Christmas. This concert 7pm, Thursday December 5 at the Splatsin Centre invites you to take a turn off the “Traditional” path and enjoy a glimpse into the heart and soul of Christmas from a Blues point of view played by this exceptional group .This show is a collection of traditional Blues Christmas tunes from the 20’s through the 60’s by the likes of Louis Jordan, Big Joe Turner, BB King, Eric Clapton, Charles Brown, Etta James and more. It is a tribute that gives you a look into the souls of the fabulous music legends sharing their Christmas Blues. A refreshing take on a holiday concert, it has played to sold out houses and received rave reviews across British Columbia for the past 4 years. Admission is by donation ($10 suggested).
Big Hank has been singing the blues since 1974. He is a former RCA Recording Artist and member of the Victoria Music Hall of Fame. He toured extensively in the 80’s opening for such legends as Muddy Waters, Joe Cocker, James Cotton, Koko Taylor and Paul Butterfield. In 2015 he and his band represented BC in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge.
The R&B Kingpins originated in Vancouver and spent over 9 years on the A circuit Blues and R&B Scene. They recorded 2 CDs and received airplay across Canada. They opened shows for John Mayall.
The Neville Brothers and Koko Taylor to name few. The band plays a red hot style of Blues and Rhythm and Blues. They work as a 5 piece band with a horn section.
Thursday December 5
7pm at the Splatsin Centre
Admission by donation (suggested $10)
Please bring a non perishable item for the Food Bank