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Live Music for Charity


Live music entertainment by popular bands and talented musicians with proceeds donated to charities in the community.


Mike Chenoweth

"Get out and see this man. Good tunes, good playing and strong presentation. And best of all, totally organic."

 - Don Johnston, 
 International recording artist

Mike Chenoweth tells us, "Since first seeing Taj Mahal performing with only a thumb piano on the Ed Sullivan Show when I was merely six years of age, I've always had a fascination with performing acoustically and "unplugged". I still remember it like it was yesterday. It hit me that hard."

"After performing my first paid gig on drums at the age of fourteen, I performed on bass guitar and drums until the age of twenty when I chose guitar as my main instrument. This led to me performing and touring throughout the 1980's in numerous classic rock bands, but when at home I always found myself in my studio immersed in the blues recordings of B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, John Hammond, Tom Waits, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter and others. Then beginning in 1992, I took my career in a direction more associated with Blues and Rn'B. Since then, I've performed countless thousands of shows with Blues-Rock and Rn'B acts like The Shufflehounds. The Acousticats, Nightshift, The River City Rhythm Kings, Mister Lucky and Sugarfoot as well as a solo artist, modeling myself after such greats as Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, John Hammond, Keb' Mo, Taj Mahal, Delbert McClinton, Tommy Emmanuel, Tom Waits and more."

"Recorded works include being commissioned by film maker Peter Hill to write and record a sound track for his independently released movie, "Happy Hour". I enlisted the formidable talents of The Shufflehounds to be featured on this particular all-instrumental recording. I have  also appeared as a guest musician on other artist's recordings and have penned and recorded two all-original cd's with my recording and touring band, Mister Lucky. The first of these two releases received national distribution. I have been both honoured and fortunate to have no less than nine of my songs from these two CDs receive radio play with such local and national broadcasters as CJSR, CKUA and CBC. After more than twenty years, The Shufflehounds continue to perform regularly throughout Central Alberta. In recent years I have put much more emphasis on my acoustic shows, performing in all manner of venues including clubs, house concerts, festivals, private functions and appearing as a featured performer at special events. I continue to write and perform original material as well as performing re-imaginings of many Blues-Rock and Rn'B favourites!"

Live Music for Charity Blog

A  tribute to
Al McGee

Al McGee on saxAlan McGee  1946 - 2018               
photo credit: Rob Swyrd

Al McGee played for numerous sanctioned Live Music for Charity events including Play it Forward 2015 with the band  "Big Shot" and in 2016 with "Tribute to Southbound Freeway" helping to raise proceeds for children and youth programs "Garage Band Live!" and "Under the Big Top." An amazing musician, always there to assist others, a wonderful friend and very much loved by his family.

It is with gratitude to Pete the Rocker, the Shoebox CJSR and Legends of the Edmonton Music Scene that we share this article.