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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Canadian Blues Band supports Habitat for Humanity

Canadian Blues Band supports Habitat for Humanity

One Thursday night this fall, the Kirby Sewell Band invited their fans to a gig with a challenge - 50% of all the gate & merchandise sales would be given to Habitat for Humanity.  These generous people came out & packed the Ironwood Stage & Grill in their hometown of Calgary, Alberta Canada to support one of their favorite bands & their community. 
Congrats to Lloyd Peterson & staff at the MT Baker R&B Festival who won Best Festival - America from the Blues Foundation in Memphis.

Kirby Sewell Band had the pleasure to be invited to perform at MT Baker this past summer!


lead vocals
are as steamy
as a Memphis
summer day!"

The KIRBY SEWELL BAND was featured in NYC's RELIX Magazine for their "On The Rise" CD compilation.

Their single Bought Myself A Hammer was selected as Track 2 following the lead cut from Chris Robinson Brotherhood (former front man of the Black Crowes)

Listen to Bought Myself A Hammer at our website at

 For more information call 587-333-5150

"Kirby Sewell is the brand of musician that Legends are made of. Vocal magic and a contemporary splash keep the crowd mesmerized.  I booked the band in 2012 on a hunch.  My hunch was right!  This band blew my crowd away!  They're still talking about them.  An amazing addition to any bill!"

Lloyd Peterson/Producer
Winner of Keeping the Blues Alive Award - Best Festival 2012

KSB's past invitations also include:

San Jose Jazz Festival
Biscuit & Blues
Saskatoon Blues Festival
Kaslo Jazz/etc. Festival
Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival

Kirby Sewell Band was added as a 'Pick to Click' on BB King's Bluesville.

"The Kirby Sewell Band brings a unique, modern sound to the blues, capable of mixing rock, soul, gospel & country in there, yet still being true to the blues. Many bands have tried, Kirby and his outfit succeed. They "get it"...bravo!"
– Pat St. John - SiriusXM Bluesville

What others are saying about Kirby Sewell Band:

“Passion rules the game for Kirby Sewell. The physically imposing, honey-voiced frontman delivers effortless authenticity and sincerity to his band’s irresistible blend of soul, R&B and, indeed, the blues.”
- FFWD Weekly

"Kirby and his band put "fun in the key of soul" into the music. His "many hats" performance provides a rich program of "feel gooooood,"and "stay tuned" superlative entertainment."
Bub Patience - Artistic Director
Kaslo Jazz/Etc. Festival

“Plenty of contemporary musicians have a newfound love affair with the blues, but few seem to pull off the various styles as cheekily and adeptly as the Kirby Sewell Band”

"The Kirby Sewell Band came down from Canada and conquered the crowd at the Blues Stage at the San Jose Jazz Festival.  A truly fine performance!"
Bruce Labadie - Artistic Director
San Jose Jazz Festival

" ... One of the finest male Blues Vocalists in Canada."
- Real Blues Magazine

 For more information call 587-333-5150
The Kirby Sewell Band is a high energy, soul slinging R&B band, with a modern twist. Known for their passionate live performances, of what they call Alternative Blues, the monster five-piece posse is a force to be wreckened with. They create melodic heart pulling stories from the depths of an old soul, while breathing new musical life into the genre. Their arrangements are amped up, invigorating, thought provoking, and playing against the grain.

2012 marked the release of their 2nd CD, Bought Myself A Hammer. Instead of going for a sound, the band describes it as an 'iPod of the Blues'. The album is diverse and pays homage to traditional Blues and its influence on North American popular music.

The band is fronted by award winning vocalist Kirby Sewell. Praised as "one of the finest Male Blues vocalists in Canada" by Real Blues Magazine, Kirby's presence on stage is unforgettable. His ability to connect with the nuances of his own life and share them in unforgettable vocal performances, leaves audiences with no doubt that the Blues has spent time with him.

“The physically imposing, honey-voiced frontman, delivers effortless authenticity and sincerity,” says FFWD weekly’s Gerry Krochak about the big Blues shouter’s performances.

Mike Bell of the Calgary Herald writes “Sewell’s powerful vocals and unflinching frontman presence are magic.”

This magic all started in at the bands first performance in May of 2009 at the Calgary Lilac Festival. Since then, the boys have been sharing their take on Blues with audiences across North America.  Their energy has spread through countless sold out performances at top regional venues like The Ironwood, Cantos/National Music Centre of Canada, the Skookum Barndance series, and Edmonton’s Festival Place.

While on their first Pacific Northwest tour in 2011, the band was invited to perform at the San Jose Jazz Festival, and at San Francisco’s Biscuit & Blues. The year also included an impressive list of regional festivals & concerts where they opened for the likes of Eric Lindell, Trombone Shorty, Edgar Winter, Bedouin Soundclash, Coco Montoya, Monkey Junk and Savoy Brown.

In 2012, the boys opened for Blue Rodeo to celebrate the 100th Annual Calgary Stampede, then headed off to Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival where they headlined the CBC Blues stage. The rest of the summer was jam packed with sold out club gigs and performances at the Kaslo Jazz Festival and MT Baker R&B Festival.

 For more information call 587-333-5150

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