The Regina Blues Association is Proud to Present The 22nd Annual Mid-Winter Blues Festival

February 27, 7:30 PM, Casino Regina Show Lounge

David Wilcox

Blues rocker David Wilcox is a brilliant song writer, a great singer, and one of the hottest guitar players in the world. He first made his name as a wild, live performer and then as a first-rate recording artist, from "Out Of The Woods" (1980) to his brand new release, "Boy In The Boat" (2007).  After more than twenty years in the business - including extensive touring, 5 gold & platinum albums, numerous awards, and winning fans everywhere, David Wilcox easily deserves icon status. With consistent radio play throughout his career, it’s not unusual for audiences to call out for Wilcox classics such as "Hot, Hot, Papa", "Riverboat Fantasy", “Hypnotizin’ Boogie”, and other classic favorites.


Wilcox has produced a prolific history of records, including Out Of The Woods (1980), My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble (1983), Bad Reputation (1984), Breakfast At The Circus (1987), The Natural Edge (1989) and "Thirteen Songs", released in 1996. With the release of David's new CD, "Boy In The Boat" his music has come full circle - a daring mix of diverse roots influences coupled with his remarkable style.


Ottawa-based MonkeyJunk returns to the 2016 Mid-Winter Blues Festival with their blend of swamp-rock roots and blues. Always a crowd pleaser, the band is touring in support of their new MOON TURN RED cd that was released at the end of September to great revues.

In eight years since forming, MonkeyJunk have won a collective 20 Maple Blues Awards, two Canadian Independent Music Awards, a Blues Music Award in the U.S.A, and a Juno Award in 2012. MonkeyJunk quickly became one of the most popular new bands in Canada, performing at festivals and packed venues across the country. Consisting of Steve Marriner, Tony D, and Matt Sobb, MonkeyJunk’s fourth release Moon Turn Red is sure to further cement the band’s popularity. Moon Turn Red also features a guest appearance from legendary Canadian guitarist David Wilcox, on MonkeyJunk’s cover of his classic “Hot Hot Papa”.

Apollo Cruz

Apollo Cruz is a Blues trio based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Combining a mutual love of the blues with elements of rock, funk, country, reggae and jazz, Apollo Cruz always delivers a high energy performance with groove, swagger, and skill. Since first coming together in 2012, Apollo Cruz has performed at the Saskatoon Blues Festival, the 2015 Regina Mid-Winter Blues Festival, the Saskatoon Jazz Festival, the Ness Creek Music Festival, the Arts on the Fly Music Festival in Horsefly, BC, among countless other performances. The band's debut album "...Your Blues, John" was released on July 9th, 2015!

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