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BROTHER RAY LEMELIN :
Friday NOV 16th 2018

TICKETS PURCHASED AT ROADHOUSE OR BY PHONE WITH CREDIT CARD.

250-547-9660 DURING OPEN HOURS  11AM TO 3PM DAILY

250-868-1709 CELL TEXT OR CALL FOR INFO OUTSIDE OF ROADHOUSE HOURS.

TICKETS - $25 INCLUDES STEAK and MASHED POTATO DINNER AND SHOW.

DOORS OPEN @ 5:30PM WITH DINNER ACT -  MAIN SHOW 7:00PM.

BIO...The love of music, dance and singing started early in Ray’s life as a child in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, through his mother’s taste for Rhythm and Blues. Ray was immediately drawn to the Soul sounds of vocal groups, notably ‘The Supremes’. “I love the groove and those big vocal sounds” confirms Lemelin. James Brown, Joe Tex and Wilson Pickett were other major influences. It was his migration to Calgary, Alberta in the late seventies that really opened up opportunities for Ray to pursue a career. Inspired by a quote from guitar legend Johnny Winter – “it should be the “older” black musicians we listen to”. Lemelin immersed himself in the recordings of Blues greats such as Muddy Waters, Slim Harpo and James Cotton.

Lemelin spent 1985 through 1987 working with Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown as stage manager and personal valet. He then began working with a wide range of musicians including Queen Ida, Johnny Copeland, Larry David, and the Legendary Lowell Fulson with appearances on stage with numerous performers. Among them Luther Johnson, Junior Wells, Amos Garrett, the Late Valerie Wellington, Micheal Coleman, Matt “Guitar” Murphy and Albert Collins who enjoyed Ray’s playing so much he invited Ray to come back and sit in the next night, The Ray Lemelin Band has also completed their 3rd tour with Grammy Award winner Fenton Robinson.

In 1986 Ray joined ‘Johnny V and the House Rockers’ (Rooster Records) Calgary’s premier Blues Act. In August of 1988 he formed his own group ‘Sho-Nuff’ and performed as writer, arranger, guitarist, vocalist and band leader. John Rutrherford of ‘Calgary Tonight’ magazine is quoted as saying “’Sho-Nuff’ has developed a tight Blues sound (and) Lemelin has mastered the diner aspects of time and dynamics”.
However, the calls for his working as a sideman continued and through 1990 he was kept busy free-lancing. This led to performances with Rusty Reed (Independent) and his subsequent relocation to Edmonton. Peter North of the Edmonton Sun, while praising the new sound of Reed’s band, acknowledges that one of the main factors is the “smooth voice (of Lemelin) who favors the more soulful side of the Blues”.
Lemelin has written and performed two compositions on CFRN-TB’s Video Stew, and has a song on Crystal Plamondon’s (Independent-French) new recording. 1993 found Lemelin with a new release (Independent ) ‘Thangs’.

The Ray Lemelin Band has been kept busy working throughout Western Canada the last couple of years. In October, 1995 Ray completed a very successful tour of Eastern Canada. From the shore’s of the Gaspe peninsula, Quebec, to Cape Breton Island , Nova Scotia.
While opening up for Luther “Guital” Junior Johnson at the Fredericton Harvest Jazz Festival, Luther was so impressed with Ray’s performance he invited Ray to “sit in” for his entire second show. The night ended with just Ray and Luther playing “Real Delta Blues” guitar. Word of this performance preceded Ray to the Halifax Blues Festival where he was greeted with great respect and ethusiam.
The approach is simple. Sharp performances and professionalism. “If you put the Blues of B.B. King, the grooves of James Brown, and the Gospel vocal sounds of the Staple Singers”, states Lemelin, “and mix it all up, you have the ingredients for a Funky, ‘Soulful’ good time!”



Howard (Schmenge) Chapman... started taking accordion lessons in 1960 in Calgary Alberta, and began teaching accordion and guitar lessons in 1968.   Howard was classically trained and attended the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto from 1974 to 1976 where he received Grade 10 on Accordion. Since then Howard (Schmenge) Chapman has performed professionally in and around the Calgary area in a variety of venues and music festivals, and served as the Musical Director for the Kelly Jay Benefit and the Amos Garrett Benefit both held in Calgary. Some of the artists that Howard has had the honor and privilege to have performed with include the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Sonny Rhodes, James Cotton, Manual Jara, Tim Williams, Brother Ray Lemelin, Los Morenos, Harpdog Brown, Darren Johnson, John Rutherford, Ron Burke, Crystal Plamondon, Johnny Tornado, Jordan Cook (Reignwolf), Black Cherry Perry, Mike Watson, Gary Martin, Bill Dowey, Mike Clark and many more.  Howard list of bands he has played with include the "Bag Boys" which consists of Amos Garrett, Kelly Jay, Greg Godovitz, Mark Sadlier-Brown, Andrew Ibanez, Hugh Hancock, Jon Frolick & Dave Kampman for the July 1st celebrations on the Stan Rogers stage in Canmore as well as the Pancake Breakfast in August during the Canmore Folk Festival, Los Vaquerous, and the Sugar Hill Band.  Howard has played blues with Back Alley John from 1990 to 2006 and has been recorded on 4 of his CD's as well as having the honor of recording with Tim Williams and Ralph Boyd Johnson. Presently Howard is working on several musical projects and continues to teach accordion and guitar.

Howard did the background music, playing 2 French pieces arranged by him, on his Accordion in the TV movie "Heart Full of Rain" which was filmed in the Calgary area. ‎Back Alley John & Howard played background sounds as well as some tracks off of Back Alley John's first CD "Out On The Highway" was used for background music in the movie "A Death In The Family". His first professional recording was a 45 RPM record, playing Accordion with World-class Pipers Bill Hawes & Jeanie Hawes and drummer Pat Gibson under the band name "Tartan Trails" recorded in the 1980's in Calgary.

Howard also has been in the tv series "Hell On Wheels" Season One playing an 1800's accordion as well as Season three playing a1900's guitar and in the movie the "Klondike" where he played an 1800's accordion in a 10 piece band.


BLUESMAN TIM WILLIAMS AND DRUMMER KEVIN BELZNER
Friday OCT 5th 2018

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250-547-9660 DURING OPEN HOURS  10AM TO 3PM DAILY

250-868-1709 CELL TEXT OR CALL FOR INFO OUTSIDE OF ROADHOUSE HOURS.

TICKETS - $25 INCLUDES BBQ Country Chicken DINNER AND SHOW.

DOORS OPEN @ 5:30PM WITH DINNER ACT -  MAIN SHOW 7:00PM.
https://www.cayusemusic.com/biography/about-me.html

Tim Williams' career began in the coffee houses of Southern California in the mid-1960s and continues today around the world from his home base on the Canadian Prairies. Tim has played festivals, folk clubs, concert halls and roadhouses from Rabat, Morocco, to Melbourne, Australia, and from Dawson City, Yukon Territory to Zihuatanejo, Mexico, all to huge acclaim. His guitar skills are frequently compared to Ry Cooder and David Lindley (and like them, Tim plays a wealth of other string instruments), and his songwriting has won praise from the likes of Tom Russel and Willie Nelson. A string of Maple Blues Award nominations (Toronto Blues Society), three JUNO award nominations (Canada's Grammy equivalent) , five Betty Mitchell Awards for composition/musical direction in theatre, and roughly a dozen awards from Real Blues magazine (as artist, guitarist, producer) attest to the high caliber of his work.  Tim was also honoured as Guitarist Of The Year for 2012 by the Calgary Blues Music Association. In 2014  the same CBMA awarded him with a lifetime acheivment award and Hall of Fame induction. In 2016 and 2017 Tim has been nominated for a Maple Blues Award as Acoustic Act of the Year (also Guitarist of the Year for 2016).

Tim's win at the International Blues Challenge (in Memphis in 2014) as Best Solo or Duo, and Best Guitarist (solo or duo), are just the latest accolades in a career entering its fifth decade. Tim's blend of passionate, soulful vocals and awe-inspiring chops on a number of instruments including finger-style and slide guitar, mandolin and Hawaiian guitar (among others), along with his wry sense of humor and deep knowledge of blues and roots music, continue to win fans everywhere he plays. His most recent cd , So Low, on the LowdenProud label in late 2015, made #2 on Roots Music Report's Acoustic Blues CD of the Year chart, and his recent recording with Kenny Blues Boss Wayne, Big City Back Country Blues, won the 2017 yycmusic Award for Best Blues Recording.