Downtown Shuffle 'Walkabout'
Saturday, September 1st, 2018
8:30pm - Midnight
Get yourself a wristband and walkabout downtown Goderich to enjoy the best in
LIVE Canadian Blues around The Square! A wristband is required for entry into participating venues after 8pm.
8 venues . $15
Wristbands are available in front of each venue starting at 7:30pm or at the Flyers Beer tent from 1pm - 11pm
For advance wristband sales outlets, click here
2018 Walkbout Lineup
@ JOE FRIDAY'S
The Stanley Brown Blues Band is a high energy jump-swing three piece combo, Stanley Brown brings over thirty years experience to the stage with his playing style rooted in blues, blues rock and swing blues. Stanley's playing style is heavily influenced not only by great guitar players but also from his love of horn and piano riffing which when combined with his constantly walking rhythm style and punchy vocals, make for a big sound and lively performance.
Following the success of his debut full-length album As Sharp As Possible (2013 Canadian Blues Debut of the Year from the Blues Underground Network) and a year where he won the 2017 Toronto Blues Society’s Talent Search and the Amy Louie Grossman’s Music Scholarship, Dan is back with a brand new album The Cleaner, a ten-song collection of raucous, hard-hitting blues/rock that has pays homage to the music’s greats, all while keeping an eye on where blues can go in the years to come.
@ PERFORMANCE STAGE
"Jack is the master of live performance. If you’ve never seen him live, you’ve missed out on a Canadian icon. Fortunately Voodoo Boogie will let you in on what it’s like to experience Jack at his best. All in all this is a must have cd. It’s Jack De Keyzer as Canada’s king of the blues guitar. " Ken Wallis 101.5 FM The Hawk
At the heart of waterstreet are 3 good friends who write and play 'blues songs with a twist'. They also perform music from their favourite artists across genres rooted in the blues with a rockin' party groove, a little swing, a side order of louisiana spice along with a big helping of original tunes. You'll dance!
Big Rude Jake Hiebert is a lyricist, songwriter, singer, musician, bandleader and history buff with a diverse array of influences.
Noted for his skill as a blues shouter and raconteur, Big Rude Jake Hiebert is especially drawn to the roots of American music. You’ll hear blues, jazz, rockabilly, jump, gospel, folk and fingerpicking ragtime guitar. Add a sharp wit and a touch of cabaret and you’ve got Big Rude Jake.
Rick Taylor & Mikey Ethelston
Long regarded as one of Canada's finest finger- style
guitarists, Rick Taylor brings a high level of energy to the
stage. A 50 plus year veteran of the guitar, Rick cut his
teeth on early delta blues, folk, and rock music.
Accompanying Rick at The Downtown Shuffle Walkabout
is long time London area friend and harmonica great,
"One of the first guitar soloists I tried to copy was Rick
Taylor" ...Colin Linden ~ Nashville Tennessee
“I've been listening to and have been inspired by Rick
Taylor for the past 30 years...he is a legend to us!" ...Tom
Wilson - Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, Lee Harvey
Osmond, Junk House ~ Hamilton ON
"If I had fingers like Rick Taylor I'd cut my eyes
off!" ...Stanley "Buckwheat Zydeco" Dural Jr. ~ Lafayette