Uncle Wiggly’s Tribute to the Blues Songs of Christmas is the long but tasty title of a show coming to the Duncan United Church on Sunday, Dec. 10.
The seven-piece Victoria-based band has been around since 1978.
Former RCA Recording Artists and members of the Victoria Music Hall of Fame, these talented guys toured extensively in the 1980s, opening for such legends as Muddy Waters, Joe Cocker, James Cotton, Koko Taylor and Paul Butterfield. And, in January of 2015, UWHSBB had the opportunity to represent B.C. in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge.
This show is described as a great chance to follow the road not taken and enjoy a glimpse into the heart and soul of Christmas from a blues point of view.
Uncle Wiggly is known for his powerful voice and you’ll feel these holiday blues right down to your toes. Guitarist Mark “Westcoast” Comerford’s authentic blues style captures the feeling and essence of all these great songs. Along with Andy Graffiti on drums, “Lightnin’” Lonnie Glass on bass, Steve Ranta on keys, Wayne Kozak on sax, and Bryn Badel on trumpet, this show is the blues right through.
You’ll hear a collection of traditional blues Christmas tunes from the ’20s to the ’60s, by the likes of Louis Jordan, Big Joe Turner, BB King, Eric Clapton, Charles Brown, Etta James and more.
Definitely not your standard carol sing, this concert gives you a look into the way some legends sang about a blue Christmas. A refreshing take on a holiday concert, it has played to sold-out houses and received rave reviews across British Columbia for the past four years.
Doors open at 6:45 p.m. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults or $20 for CFG Members. Get them online at https://islandsfolk.tickit.ca or Ten Old Books, or Volume One Bookstore in Duncan.