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MonkeyJunk Friday May 22 2009

Message from the president. - MonkeyJunk Ok, you say you like to experience great live music. You have fond memories of seeing a concert up close when you were younger, of a band that still tours today but you can’t get tickets anywhere near as close to the stage when they come to town. If you do get close to the stage it’s because Ticketmaster sent you to their “Scalper” Website and you paid a hefty premium for the ticket. Welcome to the new world of concert going. You have enjoyed hearing the sound track of your life over the years but you are wondering if there is anything new out there worth your attention. What the White Rock Blues Society is offering you on Friday May 22nd is an opportunity of seeing an original Canadian blues band that will “Blow You Away”. I know, first hand, after seeing MonkeyJunk play in Memphis at the famed Orpheum Theatre in February in front of a sold out crowd.Ultimately being named the 3rd place ranked band out of 100 bands from 38 States and 8 countries at the 25th annual International Blues Challenge “IBC” put on by the Memphis based Blues Foundation ( the “mother ship” of all Blues Societies around the world). Imagine, a Canadian trio of fine musicians having the audacity to travel into the heart of the American blues country to play the blues. Then to have judges acknowledging their unique talent that transcends barriers once again confirming what has been said before, the blues is a culture without borders. Check out MonkeyJunk in Memphis. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLPA50XvqGw&feature=related