Strathmore will play host to Charlie B & the Groove Crew at the Strathmore Travelodge on Jan. 6 to raise money for the group’s chance to represent southern Alberta at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn.

The International Blues Challenge, an initiative from the Blues Foundation, represents the worldwide search for blues bands and solo/duo blues acts ready to perform on the international stage, yet just needing that extra big break. The challenge goes Jan. 16-20.

“We are very honoured to be able to represent southern Alberta and Canada,” said Charlie Butler, the group’s guitarist and singer. “For me personally, coming to Strathmore is like coming home.”

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