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The Twisters Are Going To Memphis

BC based Blues Band; The Twisters will be competing in the 26th edition of the prestigious International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee The White Rock Blues Society is proud to appoint and support The Twisters, who will be competing in the 26th edition of The Blues Foundation’s prestigious International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. The competition will be held from January 20 to 23, 2010. http:// www.blues.org The Twisters is a four-man blues band with a tragic past. A semi-truck struck the vehicles transporting the band to Prince George, critically injuring drummer Matt Pease and killing bass player James Taylor. No one would have blamed the band for calling it quits, and they did consider it. In the end, they decided to forge ahead. The band consists of David “Hurricane” Hoerl – Vocals, harp; Brandon “Yukon Slim” Isaak – Vocals, guitar; Keith Picot –bass, and Chip Heart – drums. This is the first time that the White Rock Blues Society has sponsored a band to attend the IBC. The White Rock Blues Society Society is dedicated to promoting blues/roots music in the White Rock/South Surrey area and this initiative will bring a broader BC dimension to our efforts to promote this genre of music and the people who play it. This year the Society featured Hank Shreve from the Ty Curtis band and MonkeyJunk two bands that came in second and third in this years Challenge held in February. In 2010 the IBC will be held from January 20th to the 23rd. Stay tuned for more information. A bulletin will be e-mailed as More details become available. Check out the Blues Foundation web site. http://www.blues.org/#ref=index