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Saturday 07-Dec-2019 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM


The Dream Cafe
67 Front Street, Penticton

Event Description

Big Hanks's Tribute to the Blues Songs of Christmas Friday, December 6th Doors 6pm Show 8pm Come and see Big Hank Leonhardt pay tribute to the Christmas Blues. Hank joined The Sons of Adam in 1967 and then formed his own band Sweet Salt in 1969 and became a mainstay in the top 40 and Cabaret scene of the day. This band eventually became Coloured Rain and then became Kicking Horse and toured Western Canada for years , even opening for BB King at Oil Can Harry's in Vancouver.In 1974 he was fortunate to get offered the lead vocalist spot with Legendary Hot Cottage, Edmonton's premier blues band at the time. Hank found his new love singing the blues and sang with Hot Cottage until 1978. He really developed his blues.voice. Hank immersed himself in the blues and R&B which have became the focus of his career. Hank moved to Victoria BC and formed Uncle Wiggly's Hot Shoes Blues Band who were signed to RCA Records. The band opened shows for Muddy Waters, Joe Cocker, James Cotton, George Thorogood, Koko Taylor, The Neville Brothers, and John Mayall to name a few. The band disbanded in 1982 Hank then moved to Vancouver and formed the R&B Toasters, followed by the Kingpins with Jack Lavin of the Powder Blues and they recorded two CD's and were on the A Blues circuit on the West Coast for 6 years. Today he has reformed Ungly Wiggly and keeps a busy touring schedule. Tickets: Wings $39 Wings $29

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