Tantramarsh Blues Society

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Dedicated to bringing world-class blues performances in an intimate setting to Sackville and its environs

TBS Presents Watermelon Slim, Big Dave McLean and Joe Murphy

We have a wonderful ensemble show lined up for you this Fall. On Nov. 7, we present a band featuring the multiple Blues award winning Watermelon Slim, the Juno award winning Big Dave McLean and the Maritime stalwart Joe Murphy. Harp magazine says of Slim “"From sizzling slide guitar...to nitty-gritty harp blowing...to a gruff, resonating Okie twang, Slim delivers acutely personal workingman blues with both hands on the wheel of life, a bottle of hooch in his pocket, and the Bible on the passenger seat.” With 30 years and 7 albums, Dave McLean is a Canadian legend who has crisscrossed Canada on tour many a time…we are very pleased that he could stop in and play for us with Slim and Joe (who is giving up his legendary Saturday gig at the Moustache in Halifax to play for us). 

We will not be presenting a Fall Fair show this year, mainly because we felt it was time for other music genres to take centrestage on Saturday night. To this end, we are happy to say that the Town of Sackville will be presenting the award winning alt-county band The Divorcees on Sep. 19 at 9.30 pm. You can find more details on the Fall Fair schedule here.