Saturday, May 26th
Doors 6pm Show 8pm
Arsen was here in 2017 and blew us away! You don’t want to miss this show!
A Maple Blues Awards nominee, guitarist, songwriter and singer Arsen Shomakhov is an electric blues performer truly dedicated to the style’s roots yet never hesitating to borrow means of expression from other genres. He established himself as a blues-devoted virtuoso musician in his native Russia making it to the IBC in Memphis in 2005 and winning the new talent contest at the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, AR in 2007.
After moving to Vancouver, BC in 2008, has performed at a variety of festivals across the Canada and US including: Mont Tremblant International Blues Festival, Montreal International Blues Festival, Mt. Baker Rhythm & Blues Festival, The King Biscuit Blues Festival, Waterfront Safeway Blues Festival, Edmonton International Blues Festival, Calgary International Blues Festival to name a few.
Arsen’s album “On the Move” reached number 2 in the US and number 1 in Canada on the RMR airplay charts and hit Top 25 Blues Albums of the 2010 worldwide. In the same year Toronto Blues Society nominated Arsen for the Maple Blues Awards.
In 2014 and 2016 Arsen Shomakhov Band represented British Columbia at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.
Listen here –> http://www.arsenshomakhov.ca/video.html