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River City Blues Society's purpose is to expand, preserve and promote the Blues culture within our Great City  - the heart of Blues - River City - Winnipeg, MB!

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RCBS | 2017 AGM & Member Appreciation


2017 AGM





Member Appreciation Night



Thursday May 11th, 2017





Place:   Norwood Hotel


             112 Marion St, Winnipeg             


 Date:   Thursday, May 11th, 2017


 Time:   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm




              RSVP by April 27th, 2017 to:


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  • You are cordially invited to attend the River City Blues Society AGM & Member Appreciation Night



  •  Plans for 2017 to be shared



  • Nominations will be held for open RCBS Board positions



  • Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served



      Special performance by Juno Nominated - ROMI MAYES






Blues Legends

Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters grew up on Stovall Plantation near Clarksdale, Mississippi and by age seventeen was playing the guitar at parties, emulating local blues artists Son House and Robert Johnson. He was recorded by Alan Lomax there for the Library of Congress in 1941. In 1943, he headed to Chicago with the hope of becoming a full-time professional musician, eventually recording, in 1946, for first Columbia and then Aristocrat Records, a newly formed label run by brothers Leonard and Phil Chess.

In the early 1950s, Muddy and his band, Little Walter Jacobs on harmonica, Jimmy Rogers on guitar, Elgin Evans on drums and Otis Spann on piano, recorded a series of blues classics, some with bassist/songwriter Willie Dixon, including "Hoochie Coochie Man", "I Just Want to Make Love to You" and "I'm Ready". In 1958, Muddy headed to England, helping to lay the foundations of the subsequent blues boom there, and in 1960 performed at the Newport Jazz Festival, recorded and released as his first live album, At Newport 1960.

Muddy's influence is tremendous, not just on blues and rhythm and blues but on rock 'n' roll, hard rock, folk, jazz, and country; his use of amplification is often cited as the link between Delta blues and rock 'n' roll.