The Kingston Blues Society Presents Female Blues Darling Layla Zoe!

The Kingston Blues Society, of which I am a member, presents (although she likely won’t be naked!):


Originally from Vancouver – one of the most amazing voices – described as “The Reincarnate of Janis Joplin”

Check her out at or on You Tube – she will amaze you!

Saturday February 12, 2011
Confederation Place Hotel
Doors Open 7:00 PM – Show Starts 8:00 PM
Advance Tickets for the show only – $20 KBS members $25 non members

Advance Dinner Package $50 (includes show and dinner) KBS members $55 non members

Call now to reserve your tickets 613-384-8168

Show tickets and separate show/dinner packages are now available for LAYLA ZOE – one of the best young female blues artists in the country, she has been compared to Janis Joplin and was recently up for the part in a Janis Joplin bio pic coming out in 2013 (She was the last person cut – among the actresses considered for the role of Janis Joplin were Renée Zellweger, Britney Spears, Nikka Costa, Scarlett Johansson and Lindsay Lohan).

Layla will be backed by an all star band including Drew Austin on drums and James Rasmussen on bass (both from David Rotundo’s band ).

Layla Zoe has a phenomenal voice and a stage presence that will captivate you – she has quickly become the “darling of Canadian blues” and she has appeared with nearly every great blues musician in this country.
In Europe she is in huge demand and has taken that continent by storm. Everyone who has seen her raves about her performances and she has five independently released CDs (she has released one every year).

Opening for Layla will be Belleville, ON band, TORE DOWN. The executive of the KBS saw them perform recently at the Loyal Blues Society Road to Memphis Competition and were so impressed that they asked them to open the show.

Don’t miss this perfect Valentine’s date night opportunity!

For The Love Of The Blues!

Me with Blues singer/musician/harmonica player extraordinaire, David Rotundo!

I’ve been a lover of live Blues music since I was in college in the early ’80’s and have seen many amazing Blues artists play in Kingston, Belleville, Toronto, Vancouver and Austin. I’ve highlighted some of my very favourites in bold on the list below. I am a member of and photographer for the Kingston Blues Society and highly recommend that if you love the Blues and your city has a Blues society, you should join!

ZZ Top (2x)
BB King (2x)
Buddy Guy
Junior Wells
Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows
David Wilcox (4x)
The Neville Brothers
Lucky Peterson
Deborah Coleman
Little Feat
Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir
Guitar Shorty
Smokey Wilson
Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers
Jimmy Vaughan
Delbert McClinton (my favourite!)
Colin James (4x)
Son Seals
Robert Cray
Eugene Smith (4x)
Roy Buchanan
Bleeker Street (4x)
Powder Blues Band
Brownie McGhee
Matt “Guitar” Murphy (2x)
Dan Aykroyd (of The Blues Brothers)
Albert King (2x)
Roomful of Blues
Lou Ann Barton
The Fabulous Thunderbirds (4x)
Bugs Henderson
Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson
Morgan Davis (6x)
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown (2x)
Albert Collins
Professor’s Blues Review (2x)
The Phantoms (5x)
Jeff Healey (2x)
Angela Strehli
Omar & The Howlers (excellent!)
Wild Blues Yonder (8x)
Downchild Blues Band (2x)
Jim Byrnes (4x) (great bluesman and lovely man!)
Long John Baldry w/Kathi McDonald (3x)
Jack de Keyzer (3x)
The Blue Nites
Blue Avenue (4x)
The Southbound Blues Band (2x)
Wailin’ Al Walker
Taj Mahal (amazing!)
Ruthie Foster
Stanley Road
Elyssa Mahoney
Agent Blue (2x)
Mojo Shooters (4x +)
JW Jones Band (2x)
Marg Bass Blues Band
Big Bill Morganfield
Coco Montoya
David Rotundo (2x)
Michael Pickett
Lee Oskar
Steve Marriner
George Thorogood & The Destroyers (consummate pro!)