Tweet The Blues: Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival 2012

Comments 89 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Promoting the upcoming Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival, Jimmy D. Lane has been commissioned to #TweettheBlues this week and today is your last day to have your heartache and sorrow shared with the world through song, over Twitter.

Post an update on Twitter (even directly through the TweetTheBlues website) with your worries and troubles, and Jimmy will record and Tweet back a customized blues tune just for you that you can watch him perform online.

The 13th annual Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival will take place August 11, 2012 at Deer Lake Park and feature Indigo Girls, Jimmie Vaughan, Amadou & Mariam, Meshell Ndegeocello, Kelly Joe Phelps, The Deep Dark Woods, The Washboard Union, and No Sinner on the Lake and Garden stages. Advanced tickets are currently available for $70 for the whole day and children under 12 years old are free.

Be on the lookout for branded guitar cases around town and help yourself to a Burnaby Blues & Roots pick if you spot one. Send your message to Jimmy (@BurnabyBluesMan) today when you #TweettheBlues and help get the word out about this outdoor musical event.

TweettheBluesGuitarTo get you in the mood even more, I have a Fender Bullet Strat Squier (value $199) to give away thanks to Burnaby Blues & Roots. Here’s how you can enter to win this guitar:

  • Post the comment naming your favourite blues song or artist (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a guitar from @BurnabyBlues & @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 10:30am on Wednesday, August 1, 2012. Follow Burnaby Blues & Roots on Twitter and Facebook for more information.

Update The winner is Natalie!

89 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. IvyFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 9:15am PDT

    Etta James – Love her!!

  2. Lelainia LloydFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 9:19am PDT

    OMG-the great B.B. King, hands down! Second would be Canadian Jeff Healey.

  3. NikkiFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 9:22am PDT

    Muddy Waters

  4. ShaunaFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 9:25am PDT

    Billy Holiday could tear your heart out.

  5. NancyFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 9:25am PDT

    BB King!

  6. HeatherFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 9:25am PDT

    Johnny Winter…was also my very 1st concert I ever saw. I was 13 and thought I lost my hearing permanently, it was so loud!

  7. HilaryFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 9:30am PDT

    I like Jonny Lang.

  8. MarkFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 9:31am PDT

    BB King….or even the Mavericks… they were at the Blues Festival about 2 years ago…

  9. KirkyFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 9:35am PDT

    I love me some Satchmo

  10. Jake HamiltonFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 9:45am PDT

    Eric Clapton…

  11. RichardFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 9:56am PDT

    Jeff Healey, bless him!

  12. RachelFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 9:57am PDT

    Etta James!

  13. LeahFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 10:29am PDT

    Billy Holiday stole my heart 🙂

  14. Alice W.Friday, July 27th, 2012 — 10:51am PDT

    BB King is the king of blues!

  15. AndrewFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 11:00am PDT

    Five Long Years- BB King

  16. AlisiaFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 11:15am PDT

    Trouble In Mind – Muddy Waters

  17. SebastianFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 11:22am PDT

    Stevie Ray Vaughn ~ Rest in peace

  18. zaeliaFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 11:33am PDT

    Alberta Hunter. My Castle’s Rockin’

  19. SanazFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 11:48am PDT

    I like Diana Krall, not sure if that’s officially Blues or more Jazz

  20. BonsFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 1:41pm PDT

    Jonny Lang!

  21. KatieFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 2:14pm PDT

    Eric Clapton

  22. JanFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 2:28pm PDT

    Albert King – “As The Years Go Passing By”

  23. JonathanFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 2:52pm PDT

    My favourite blues artist is Etta James 🙂

  24. Michael KwanFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 3:23pm PDT

    Does Clapton count?

  25. NicoleFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 3:58pm PDT

    Will you still be doing our VGL give away?

  26. brandonFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 4:51pm PDT

    Amy Winehouse

  27. JasonFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 5:03pm PDT

    Baby Please Don’t Go – Big Joe Williams

  28. NicoleFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 5:14pm PDT

    Etta James!

  29. ShelleyFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 5:18pm PDT

    Bessie Smith. My favorite song of hers is, Nobody knows you when you’re down and out.

  30. JFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 5:25pm PDT

    definitely Ray Charles!!!!

  31. bevFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 5:30pm PDT

    muddy waters is my fav!

  32. Karla SceviourFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 6:04pm PDT

    Ray Charles!
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  33. Carol AnneFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 6:06pm PDT

    Bonnie Raitt “Something to Talk About”

  34. TintinFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 8:53pm PDT

    No doubt BB King

  35. MystFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 9:10pm PDT

    Favourite blues guitarist: Shaun Verreault (of Wide Mouth Mason)

  36. JeffFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 9:33pm PDT

    Ma Rainey!

  37. Deya CFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 11:31pm PDT

    Muddy Waters all the way!!!!!!

  38. NatalieFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 11:41pm PDT

    Jonny Lang !!! Gonna see him in September!!

  39. MarissaFriday, July 27th, 2012 — 11:58pm PDT

    Miles Davis

  40. LisaSaturday, July 28th, 2012 — 12:02am PDT

    Muddy Waters

  41. KellySaturday, July 28th, 2012 — 12:38am PDT

    Dont answer the door – bb king

  42. Andy C.Saturday, July 28th, 2012 — 5:53am PDT

    T-Bone Walker

  43. JaySaturday, July 28th, 2012 — 9:32am PDT

    Something called “The Blues” Shouldn’t make me so happy.

  44. Scott MSaturday, July 28th, 2012 — 11:01am PDT

    Muddy Waters

  45. SharylinSaturday, July 28th, 2012 — 11:20am PDT

    Long John Baldry ~ I’ve Got My Mojo Workin’

  46. EileenSunday, July 29th, 2012 — 1:03am PDT

    Etta James

  47. Elaine DSunday, July 29th, 2012 — 1:52am PDT

    BB King for sure!

  48. lizSunday, July 29th, 2012 — 10:05am PDT

    My vote would have to be BB King!Supergreat!

  49. ErinSunday, July 29th, 2012 — 6:21pm PDT

    Colin James! And he’s super hot too!

  50. LeannaMonday, July 30th, 2012 — 12:50am PDT

    I absolutely love Nina Simone. Sher really makes you feel it!

  51. LeannaMonday, July 30th, 2012 — 12:50am PDT


  52. David D.Monday, July 30th, 2012 — 7:47am PDT

    Muddy Waters for sure 🙂

  53. Steve v.Monday, July 30th, 2012 — 8:48am PDT

    SRV, or if you consider Hendrix a blues artist (I do).

  54. Gina AMonday, July 30th, 2012 — 11:06am PDT

    John Lee Saunders

  55. Angela MMonday, July 30th, 2012 — 12:46pm PDT

    Canadian Matt Andersen.

  56. Kathy E.Monday, July 30th, 2012 — 1:26pm PDT

    Amy Winehouse

  57. BryanMonday, July 30th, 2012 — 2:10pm PDT

    BB King

  58. MelineMonday, July 30th, 2012 — 2:44pm PDT

    BB King hands down!

  59. GaryMonday, July 30th, 2012 — 4:51pm PDT

    I love RL Burnstein!

  60. AnnaMonday, July 30th, 2012 — 4:54pm PDT

    I’d say BB King

  61. JagMonday, July 30th, 2012 — 4:55pm PDT

    Ray Charles

  62. BalMonday, July 30th, 2012 — 6:29pm PDT

    Great prize – and I like Ray Charles

  63. DarcyMonday, July 30th, 2012 — 7:04pm PDT

    BB King

  64. HarvMonday, July 30th, 2012 — 9:25pm PDT

    BB King

  65. BillMonday, July 30th, 2012 — 9:26pm PDT

    Georgia on my Mind by Ray Charles

  66. CyndiMonday, July 30th, 2012 — 9:30pm PDT

    BB King

  67. HarvMonday, July 30th, 2012 — 10:37pm PDT

    I’d say BB King first, and Ray Charles second

  68. LeahMonday, July 30th, 2012 — 10:55pm PDT

    Bb king or ray Charles!

  69. CyndiTuesday, July 31st, 2012 — 8:32am PDT

    Billie Holiday – saw Lady Sings the Blues sometime last year, good movie

  70. GurjTuesday, July 31st, 2012 — 8:35am PDT

    Had a couple of contenders, but when I saw one poster’s vote on Eric Clapton I can’t help but agree.

  71. AdamTuesday, July 31st, 2012 — 8:43am PDT


  72. MikeTuesday, July 31st, 2012 — 8:44am PDT

    Buddy Holly

  73. chrissyTuesday, July 31st, 2012 — 1:55pm PDT

    Amos Lee!

  74. RubyTuesday, July 31st, 2012 — 5:24pm PDT

    Great prize! My vote for best blues singer is Ray Charles

  75. LindaTuesday, July 31st, 2012 — 7:23pm PDT

    Robert Johnson

  76. IrisTuesday, July 31st, 2012 — 8:01pm PDT

    Ray Charles

  77. BalTuesday, July 31st, 2012 — 9:23pm PDT

    I’d like to win this for my grandson – best blues singer in my opinion is Ray Charles

  78. SandyTuesday, July 31st, 2012 — 9:26pm PDT

    Ray Charles and Georgia on My Mind

  79. JeanneTuesday, July 31st, 2012 — 9:56pm PDT

    Ray Charles is the best

  80. jayTuesday, July 31st, 2012 — 10:46pm PDT

    BB King definitely!

  81. KyleTuesday, July 31st, 2012 — 11:27pm PDT

    BB King – When Love Comes to Town (!)

  82. Rob MWednesday, August 1st, 2012 — 8:38am PDT

    Stevie Ray Vaughan was electric!! …and also played a Fender

  83. OliviaWednesday, August 1st, 2012 — 10:11am PDT

    Ray Charles 🙂

  84. CGWednesday, August 1st, 2012 — 10:19am PDT

    Eric Clapton, king of the guitar!

  85. Ashley MWednesday, August 1st, 2012 — 10:27am PDT

    Paul Butterfield, just love the Driftin’ Blues!

  86. Ray MaddlyWednesday, August 1st, 2012 — 10:42am PDT

    Eric Clapton

  87. RachelWednesday, August 1st, 2012 — 11:19am PDT

    the great Muddy Waters….of course

  88. DeidreWednesday, August 1st, 2012 — 11:22am PDT

    I like BB King!

  89. AndrewWednesday, August 1st, 2012 — 2:41pm PDT

    Eric Clapton

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