Christmas Bow Blues Benefit, 2012

Vancouver-based blues singer Dalannah Gail Bowen will headline Food Bank benefit concert

BY EMIL TIEDEMANN

"BOWEN has one of those voices that lays claim to part of your soul the first time you hear it and never lets go," wrote a critic for Canadian Musician Magazine. He was boasting about Vancouver blues singer Dalannah Gail Bowen, who's been a part of Canada's music scene for more than 40 years.

Vancouver's Dalannah Gail Bowen will be performing at
the 'Christmas Bow Benefit' show on Dec. 9. 
The outspoken activist got her start as part of The Feminine Touch, an all-female group that toured to support The Monkees and The Guess Who. On her own Bowen's opened for the likes of Led Zeppelin, B.B. King, and Willie Dixon. Earlier this year she launched her newest record, Them Menz, songs likely moulded out of recollections of health scares, addiction, and surviving homelessness.

Songs that you most likely will hear live if you catch Bowen at the second annual "Christmas Bow Benefit" show, raising funds for the Edmonton Food Bank. Old Strathcona's Blues on Whyte (10329-82 Ave.) will host the event, which will set you back just $15, and will also feature local artists as well, including Boogie Patrol, Hot Cottage, Big Hank & a Fist Full of Blues, Front Porch Roots Revue, Peter Turland, and The Raults.

The fundraiser takes place on Sunday, December 9th, from 2PM to midnight. If you can, please bring a non-perishable food donation.

Below is a clip of Bowen performing "Feelin' Alright" live in concert.

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