Anyone labouring under the illusion that the music of the Mississippi Delta and the holiday season don’t go together has obviously never heard the killer comp Blues, Blues Christmas: 1925–1955.
In case further proof is needed, consider what Vancouver’s Blues for Christmas has accomplished, namely running strong for three full decades while raising thousands of dollars for charity. This year, the 30th anniversary of one of Vancouver’s most enduring musical traditions takes place Sunday (December 20) at the always-fabulous Commodore Ballroom. In the spirit of the season, folks are asked to bring a donation for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society when they head down for a bill that includes local legends Jim Byrnes, Dalannah and Owen, David Gogo, Incognito, and others.
Proceeds from the night will go to the Drew Burns Commodore Musicians’ Fund, which means you’ll be easing someone’s blues while celebrating.