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...The band also won the 2017 Grand River Blues Society Youth Legacy Challenge... following in the footsteps of Blues Camp alumni like Joshua David and Johanna Pavia.
And if that's not enough, Ashen Blue has officially switched their name to Vintage Flight just in time for the Saturday showcase.
...Vintage Flight is also releasing a three-song EP produced by acclaimed guitarist Shawn Kellerman...
...Vintage Flight feels fortunate to be growing up in Waterloo Region.
"So many of the musicians and fans here are a community," she Bridger. "They support each other, and they especially help support new musicians like us." <read full article>
The Boathouse was the scene for 4 extremely talented acts competing to be selected as the 2017 Youth Legacy representatives at this summers TD Kitchener Blues Fest...
Looking Back at 2016 Plus Notable Bands
The Record Arts and Entertainment section did a great article about some of our favourite local music events in 2016. We were honoured to be selected as musicians to watch out for in 2017! Scroll down to the bottom for this section. <read full article>
The Grand River Blues Society (GRBS) hosted its annual regional competition on October 2nd, 2016 to select its representatives for the 2017 International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis.
The Grand River Blues Society has selected AshenBlue, a band made up of young musicians Avalon Bridger, Dalton Durham, Jake Shepherd, and Quinlan Missikowski, as one of only three Canadian bands to perform in the IBC Youth Showcase. <read full article>
Twelve-year-old singer/songwriter Avalon Bridger says her unusual name is based on the mythical tale of King Arthur. Avalon is a magical, idyllic place perhaps a little like the place that Bridger goes to when she writes music.
She admits she's shy and music is a way for her to connect with people. But onstage this young performer is a dynamo in the making, wowing audiences, belting out rock and blues like a performer far beyond her years.