Sherman 'Tank' Doucette brings his Tankful of Blues to the first Music on the River concert in Enderby

Sherman 'Tank' Doucette brings his Tankful of Blues to the first Music on the River concert in Enderby

Music by the River has Tankful of Blues

The Enderby and District Arts Council hosts its first Music by the River concert of the season with blues master Sherman “Tank” Doucette.

  • Jun. 19, 2015 3:00 p.m.

The Enderby and District Arts Council hosts its first Music by the River concert of the season with blues master Sherman “Tank” Doucette and his Tankful of Blues.

“Doucette brings his usual high energy blues on fire style to the fans with his classic blues voice – deep, gravely, oozing soul. If you love good boogie, blues and soul, don’t miss this free concert, with donations accepted at intermission,” reads a release from the arts council.

Rated as one of the best blues singers and harmonica players in the business, Doucette left home at 15 with a harmonica and a $20 bill in his pocket bound for Vancouver, where he was a staple of the music scene there for more than 30 years.

Born into a musical family in North Battleford, Sask., Doucette has been playing music since he was a young boy. In 1977, he survived a massive explosion in a lumber mill that left him with burns to more than 50 per cent of his body. His determination to recover earned him his nickname “Tank.”

Now based in Kelowna, Doucette and his band are wowing and entertaining audiences throughout the Okanagan and Shuswap.

Music by the River  starts Sunday, June 21 at 7 p.m. at Belvidere Park, located by the bridge in Enderby. Bring a chair or blanket. In case of rain, the concert will be moved to the Enderby Drill Hall.