Monday, April 25, 2011

Vancouver singin' the Chicago Blues!

Kelowna audiences had the chance to enjoy the legendary Buddy Guy a week ago in concert. It was his first time here and the review in the Daily Courier newspaper said: "a living blues legend renowned for his ability to change gears in midstream, able to morph from raspy ribald whisperings
to screaming lead guitar pyrotechnics in a heartbeat."

It looks like 1957 was the year the now 74-year-old Buddy Guy left Louisiana to make his mark in Chicago. That year Montreal beat Boston in the Stanley Cup final and again in 1958. In 1959 and '60, Montreal took home the big prize against Toronto but in 1961 Chicago won the Stanley Cup against Detroit! Of course, the Chicago Blackhawks did not win it again until last season. They are now on quite a comeback trail against the Vancouver Canucks - winning their third straight playoff game yesterday! Game seven is tomorrow night in Vancouver.
I am hoping the Canucks will be conquerors tomorrow!
This collapse was inconceivable the last time I blogged.