Previous events

Acoustic Blues Guitar Workshop!

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Council Chambers, Durham West Blues Fest, Pickering, ON

Rick Fines will lead you through some Delta Blues licks that will broaden your ability to play the music we love so much. You’ll work on classic riffs that make up an important part of the blues sound. This workshop will help you develop complimentary guitar parts to play with your friends and how to get that solo Delta sound.

May9

Blues Odyssey

Sid Williams Theatre, 422 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC

Presented by Hornby Island Blues Society

The Hornby Island Blues Odyssey is a unique stage show with a “once only” revue of blues musicians showcasing their deep individual talents through extraordinary live-jam energy. It boasts the largest blues revue in Western Canada making it the concert choice of thousands of music fans each year.

$45

May4

Rick Fines

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Hornby Blues Workshop, Hornby Island, BC

The best Blues camp Canada could dream of....

Dream Music Festival

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Penticton Trade & Convention Centre , 273 Power St., Penticton, BC V2A 7K9

The Dream Music Festival 2015 is a 2 day musical extravaganza bringing together a band of artists that may never be heard together again! This incredible gathering of head-liners in the Canadian and international music scene can’t wait to get on stage together to give back and ‘Keep the Dream Alive’. All of the artists, including our onstage host, Legendary Bluesman Jim Byrnes, have graced the stage at the Dream Cafe over the past fourteen years.

Apr19

Dinner with Rick Fines

The Acoustic Grill, Picton ON

Dinner at 6, Show at 7! This is always a lot of fun. Great food, intimate environment for a show. The staff are wonderful - this is the way to enjoy Prince Edward County!

Rick Fines

Greenbank Folk society, Greenbank ON

Rick is bringing a trio and will be showcasing songs from the new CD "Driving Home" as well as fan favourites.

$25

Apr11

Rick Fines CD Release Party

Victoria Hall, Cobourg ON

Full Band treatment of the new album "Driving home" Plus another set of your favourites from Rick.

$30

Mar23

Blues In The Schools

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Fort Simpson, N'Dilo, NWT

Folk ON The Rocks and Northern Arts and Cultural Ctr. are bringing Rick up for his seventh year working in the schools and he "couldn't be happier! This is very rewarding work with the youth of the north."

Rick's Licks guitar workshop

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Bluesfest School of Music and Art, 450 CHURCHILL AVE. N, OTTAWA, ON K1Z 5E2

During this workshop, you will find ways to compliment a song as a second – or even third – guitarist. A second guitar playing the same as the first does not add much depth to a song. Give those other guitars a chance to shine and add some interest to your song. Come explore chord inversions, riffs and rhythmic ideas that lift a song up while still supporting the vocal. Learn techniques that are useful in various kinds of music. This will be a fun afternoon for all. Please bring examples of songs you play that could use a stronger second guitar part. All ages are welcome and current BSOMA students are strongly encouraged to attend!

$30/ $15 BSOMA members

Mar2

Blues In The Schools

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Ottawa Bluesfest, Ottawa

Blues In The Schools workshops throughout two weeks

Blues In The Schools

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Saskatoon Blues Society

Rick will be conducting BITS workshops throughout the city. There is a concert in connection to the Saskatoon Blues Festival TBD

Folk alliance International Conference

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Kansas City MO

Thursday night - ROANOKE Room- Official Showcase 10pm - Canada Gold Room, Rm 702 - Midnight Friday night -Acoustic Grill, Rm 636 1:30am Saturday night - Acoustic Grill, Rm 636 11pm

Feb6

Rick Fines

Folk Alliance International Conference, Kansas City MO

Rick has an official showcase! and 3 more! THURSDAY NIGHT • Roanoke Rm. FAI Official Showcase ...........10 pm

• Canada Gold Rm., Rm. 702 .............................Midnight

FRIDAY NIGHT • Acoustic Grill, Rm. 636 .....................................1:30 am

SATURDAY NIGHT • Acoustic Grill, Rm. 636 .....................................1 pm