Arts Commons Presents | PCL Blues
A special radio broadcast
Recorded from the Jack Singer Concert Hall
Friday, September 17 at 9 p.m.
One Night Only! On CKUA’s Friday Night Blues Party.
Anyone in for a trip to New Orleans?
David Aide, aka Rooster Davis, is Edmonton’s reigning king on New Orleans-style blues piano. In fact, he has travelled to NOLA at least once a year since 2005 (you know, in non-pandemic times) to study with the greats and soak in that vibrant, rollicking pulse he channels into his music. But not one to forget his prairie roots, Rooster’s music combines the bouncing energy of New Orleans jazz with Canadian, rock, and country – a perfect cocktail for the Albertan jazz fan.
Rooster’s three albums – For Saints and Sinners (2015), Whiskey and Sin (2012), and My Chestnuts Your Fire (2009) – have all drawn from the traditions of Dr. John, James Booker, Professor Longhair, and Alan Toussaint, and have earned several blues awards and nominations as well as festival spots like the Calgary International Blues Fest, Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival, Pembina River Nights, and the Edmonton International Jazz Festival. A fourth album is coming in 2022, so you may look forward to a few new tunes in this broadcast.
Pre-recorded from the Jack Singer Concert Hall stage with the help of the venue’s state-of-the-art sound upgrade, Rooster Davis will hit the radio waves Alberta-wide on CKUA’s Friday Night Blues Party on September 17 at 9 p.m.
“Yes, there are many versions of these songs, but seldom will they be this well performed." – John Valenteyn, Maple Blues Magazine
Part of PCL Blues presented by Arts Commons Presents.
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