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The Regina Blues Association is proud to bring back Bill Durst for an exciting show on Dec. 5, 2014 at The Exchange, 2431 8th Ave.

Durst performed in the 2013 Mid-Winter Blues Festival, and is a Canadian Blues- Rock- Roots guitarist, singer, songwriter, and entertainer who has written and recorded over 115 songs on 11 albums with 7 national radio chart hits. Durst has opened for or shared the stage with Rush, Areosmith, BTO, Yardbirds, John Mayall, Savoy Brown, Little Feat, George Thorogood, Bad Company, Edgar Winter Group, Jeff Healey, Johnny Winter, Rick Derringer, Ted Nugent, L.A. Guns, David Wilcox, Bob Seger, Slade, Downchild, David Clayton Thomas, Sly And The Family Stone and more. Durst has toured across North America and in Europe and tours extensively in Canada.

After the early success of his band THUNDERMUG in North America and Europe, Bill was acclaimed as one of the top songwriters in Canada, signing with CBS (now Sony) Publishing, and releasing his first two solo albums in 1984 and 1989. In between these two albums, Durst played in "the biggest bar band in Canada" TRES HOMBRES, a ZZ Top clone band. This is also how he got his beard started.

As for Durst's live shows, the London (Ont.) Free Press, wrote "Durst delivers .... feedback, echo effects, powerful singing, freak harmonics, buzz sawing bottle neck guitar and supercharged intensity are all components of Bill Durst's showmanship."

When you see Bill play or listen to his CD's you are in for a treat. Co-writing and performing with friend and band mate Joe DeAngelis has resulted in a wonderful synthesis of fun and exciting blues, roots and rock music which will leave you with an unforgettable memory.

Since the Regina Blues Association brought Bill to the Mid-Winter Blues Festival in the spring of 2013, he has released a live CD titled HARD AND HEAVY, to rave reviews.

If you missed Durst's performance at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum the last time he was here, or better yet if you saw him in our festival, this is a show that you don't want to miss.

Hope to see you at our upcoming Regina Blues Assocation concerts! And while we have your attention....

The 21st annual Mid-Winter Blues Festival is scheduled for February 26-28, 2015. If you are a performer who is interested in being considered for our festival, drop us a line via our website. We'll get back to you with the next steps. Deadline for consideration is October 30.

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