Thursday July 20 at 7 pm

A masterful guitarist and top notch harpist, McLean's raw and gravelly vocals bespeak of a life lived to the fullest, and a career spent performing in and around those countless small towns that dot the Canadian prairies. When it comes to the blues, however, McLean's heart firmly beats to the ghosts of the delta greats - especially the incomparable Muddy Waters, with whom he toured over two decades ago. Just how important the Mojo Man was to the development of Big Dave can be gleaned in an 11-minute tribute, aptly titled 'Muddy Waters for President'. Actually written for the dean of Chicago bluesmen, Muddy died before getting around to recording it. - Stony Plain Records

Faded but Not Gone, nomination for Acoustic Album of the Year at the Blues Blast Awards (held yearly in Illinois), is Big Dave McLean's seventh - and quite possibly - best album of this JUNO Award and Western Canadian Music Award winner's lengthy career. Recorded while he was still trying to absorb the deaths of his mother and brother, Faded but Not Gone is a vital, deeply heartfelt expression of loss and recovery and McLean's most personal album to date.

Recorded in Nashville, TN at The Henhouse Studio with producer Steve Dawson, Faded but Not Gone features John Dymond and Gary Craig (of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings) as the stellar rhythm section on the album. Guests include Colin James, Colin Linden, and the McCrary sisters, and Steve Dawson is heavily featured as a session player on the album, accompanying Big Dave's own fine National Steel and harmonica playing.

Wednesday August 16 at 7 pm

Sunday September 10 at 3 pm

Monday October 2 at 7 pm

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