Tweet The Blues: Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival 2012

Friday, July 27th, 2012 — 9:11am PST
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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!

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  1. Ivy says:

    Etta James – Love her!!

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

  3. Nikki says:

    Muddy Waters

  4. Shauna says:

    Billy Holiday could tear your heart out.

  5. Nancy says:

    BB King!

  6. Heather says:

    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. Hilary says:

    I like Jonny Lang.

  8. Mark says:

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

  9. Kirky says:

    I love me some Satchmo

  10. Jake Hamilton says:

    Eric Clapton…

  11. Richard says:

    Jeff Healey, bless him!

  12. Rachel says:

    Etta James!

  13. Leah says:

    Billy Holiday stole my heart ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Alice W. says:

    BB King is the king of blues!

  15. Andrew says:

    Five Long Years- BB King

  16. Alisia says:

    Trouble In Mind – Muddy Waters

  17. Sebastian says:

    Stevie Ray Vaughn ~ Rest in peace

  18. zaelia says:

    Alberta Hunter. My Castle’s Rockin’

  19. Sanaz says:

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

  20. Bons says:

    Jonny Lang!

  21. Katie says:

    Eric Clapton

  22. Jan says:

    Albert King – “As The Years Go Passing By”

  23. Jonathan says:

    My favourite blues artist is Etta James ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Michael Kwan says:

    Does Clapton count?

  25. Nicole says:

    Will you still be doing our VGL give away?

  26. brandon says:

    Amy Winehouse

  27. Jason says:

    Baby Please Don’t Go – Big Joe Williams

  28. Nicole says:

    Etta James!

  29. Shelley says:

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

  30. J says:

    definitely Ray Charles!!!!

  31. bev says:

    muddy waters is my fav!

  32. Karla Sceviour says:

    Ray Charles!
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  33. Carol Anne says:

    Bonnie Raitt “Something to Talk About”

  34. Tintin says:

    No doubt BB King

  35. Myst says:

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

  36. Jeff says:

    Ma Rainey!

  37. Deya C says:

    Muddy Waters all the way!!!!!!

  38. Natalie says:

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

  39. Marissa says:

    Miles Davis

  40. Lisa says:

    Muddy Waters

  41. Kelly says:

    Dont answer the door – bb king

  42. Andy C. says:

    T-Bone Walker

  43. Jay says:

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

  44. Scott M says:

    Muddy Waters

  45. Sharylin says:

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

  46. Eileen says:

    Etta James

  47. Elaine D says:

    BB King for sure!

  48. liz says:

    My vote would have to be BB King!Supergreat!

  49. Erin says:

    Colin James! And he’s super hot too!

  50. Leanna says:

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

  51. Leanna says:


  52. David D. says:

    Muddy Waters for sure ๐Ÿ™‚

  53. Steve v. says:

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

  54. Gina A says:

    John Lee Saunders

  55. Angela M says:

    Canadian Matt Andersen.

  56. Kathy E. says:

    Amy Winehouse

  57. Bryan says:

    BB King

  58. Meline says:

    BB King hands down!

  59. Gary says:

    I love RL Burnstein!

  60. Anna says:

    I’d say BB King

  61. Jag says:

    Ray Charles

  62. Bal says:

    Great prize – and I like Ray Charles

  63. Harv says:

    BB King

  64. Bill says:

    Georgia on my Mind by Ray Charles

  65. Cyndi says:

    BB King

  66. Harv says:

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

  67. Leah says:

    Bb king or ray Charles!

  68. Cyndi says:

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

  69. Gurj says:

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

  70. Adam says:


  71. Mike says:

    Buddy Holly

  72. chrissy says:

    Amos Lee!

  73. Ruby says:

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

  74. Linda says:

    Robert Johnson

  75. Iris says:

    Ray Charles

  76. Bal says:

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

  77. Sandy says:

    Ray Charles and Georgia on My Mind

  78. Jeanne says:

    Ray Charles is the best

  79. jay says:

    BB King definitely!

  80. Kyle says:

    BB King – When Love Comes to Town (!)

  81. Rob M says:

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

  82. Olivia says:

    Ray Charles ๐Ÿ™‚

  83. CG says:

    Eric Clapton, king of the guitar!

  84. Ashley M says:

    Paul Butterfield, just love the Driftin’ Blues!

  85. Ray Maddly says:

    Eric Clapton

  86. Rachel says:

    the great Muddy Waters….of course

  87. Deidre says:

    I like BB King!

  88. Andrew says:

    Eric Clapton

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