Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest's
starring slide guitar legend Ellen Mcllwaine
Friday March 1, 7:00 PM | Gasoline Alley Museum
Born in Nashville and living in Japan from the age of two as part of an international community, Ellen grew up listening to a combination of New Orleans R & B, European Classical, Grand Ole Opry, Japanese Shamisen, Indian Sitar and much more of what is now called "World Music.”
Ellen’s high energy Rhythm & Blues, along with Middle Eastern laments, Indian, Pakistani & West African influences and a capella gospel numbers all drive her virtuosic slide guitar and vocal acrobatics to make for a dynamic show. Anecdotes and stories from her forty-some years in the business add warmth and humour to her unforgettable performances.
Ellen was honoured as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 Maple Blues Awards.
Tickets $38.00. On sale below. Doors open at 7:00; show begins at 7:30.
A cash bar and refreshments will be available.