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Events in 2008@ Carlson's

 

Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 7:30 p.m. - Christmas Concert - Tickets $15.00

Paul Rumbolt
with Sue Levesque (vocals / Bass), Rob Levesque (vocals / keyboard) and Jonathan Lewis (violin)


An evening of Christmas music in an intimate setting.

Martin Kerr is performing at Carlson's on macleod on December 23, 24 2007Paul is an accomplished musician and arranger, gifted songwriter, and captivating performer.  When writing songs for his new album, SongSmith, Paul traveled coast to coast and south of the border in search of experiences that would ultimately become songs.  A native of Newfoundland and a 15-year resident of the Alberta Foothills area, Paul has graced large stages, intimate coffee houses, and family kitchens alike in his travels across the country. 
For Paul, the most rewarding aspect of a lifetime of music has been the opportunity to share, collect, and create stories with the people for whom he has been privileged to perform.  Now, with the release of his 5th album, Paul returns to his musical roots with a work that speaks of his love of the people and places a life in music has brought him.  Paul draws on his gift of storytelling as he revisits the singer-songwriter folk genre that has influenced him most.
A fixture in the Southern Alberta musical community, working with such notables as Cindy Church, Nathan Tinkham, Amos Garratt and Dave Hamilton, he has a regional and national following with a fan base that ranges from folk lovers to those that simply enjoy his intricate song stylings and his incredible voice.

Visit me at:   www.paul@paulrumbolt.com


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Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 8:00 p.m.  - Advance Tickets $15.00  ($20.00 at the door)              

Gordon Belsher & Richard Wood

Martin Kerr is performing at Carlson's on macleod on December 23, 24 2007

Prince Edward Island fiddling dynamo Richard Wood has been wowing audiences all across Canada, as well as in the U.S., Europe and Japan for more than a decade.   Highlights include TV guest appearances with Shania Twain on “David Letterman” and “Good Morning America”, Carnegie Hall with Irish legends “The Chieftains”, CBC TV’s Canada Day on Parliament Hill, “Rita MacNeil and Friends”, and with Jean Butler of Riverdance on “Celtic Electric”.  Recently, he’s performed for Canada’s armed forces in Bosnia and Afghanistan, and is a featured performer touring fiddle spectacle “Bowfire”.  He’s won three East Coast Music Awards, and MacLean’s Magazine named him one of the Top 100 Canadians to watch in the 21st Century.  His new CD “A Change of Reasons” will be released in 2008.  

Gordon Belsher has toured extensively across Canada, the U.S., the U.K. & Europe, and performed as part of the cultural delegation for Team Canada in Tokyo, Japan in 1999.  At the 2006 Charlottetown Festival, he was featured in “Celtic Blaze” with fiddling and step-dancing jaw-dropper Stephanie Cadman.

Gordon was a nominee at Canada’s 2008 East Coast Music Awards for his solo CD, “Call up all the Neighbours”.  In 2003 his previous solo CD, “Reel in the Flickering Light” was also nominated in the same category.  During 2007, he was particularly excited about performing with his daughter Savannah and her beau Todd MacLean in an eclectic trio called “Saxafras”.

Visit me at: http://www.guernseycove.ca/Bio_Gordon.asp

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Friday, November 21, 2008 - 8:00 p.m.  -Advance Tickets $25.00  ($30.00 at the door)           

The Original Caste
One Tin Soldier Rides Again

Martin Kerr is performing at Carlson's on macleod on December 23, 24 2007

Bruce Innes, a native of Calgary, Alberta, has been performing professionally since age 11.  His father, a professional musician, acted as chauffeur on those early appearances, making sure the pre-teen was home safely before midnight.  While at the University of Montana, Bruce formed the Big Sky Singers, a group voted "best vocal group in the nation" by a national jazz magazine.  His final year in college he was hand picked by blues legend Josh White (in poor health at the time and unable to play guitar) to tour and play guitar behind Josh's vocals.  After the tour, Josh, with his health improving, returned to New York City and Bruce went back to the U of M.  After finishing his formal education, he moved to Los Angeles where the Big Sky Singers released an album with Dot Records.  When David Stiles, the lead singer of the Big Sky Singers died suddenly, the group disbanded.  Bruce's songwriting ability landed him the opportunity to write songs for various artists which led to the opportunity to write a show for, and perform internationally with L.A. Dodgers celebrity shortstop Maury Wills.
Bruce returned to Calgary and began performing in a little coffee house with incredible but undiscovered performers like Joni Mitchell (Joni Anderson, at the time) and David Wiffen.  Using The Pig's Eye as a performance base he formed The North Country Singers with Graham Bruce, Bliss Mackie and Dixie Lee Stone.  The group performed across Canada before moving to Los Angeles and changing the group name to THE ORIGINAL CASTE.  At Dot Records they recorded two singles before signing with TA Records, a label distributed by Bell Records (Columbia).  At TA Records Bruce met Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter, who produced their first album and their two hit singles, ONE TIN SOLDIER and MR. MONDAY. The success of these two songs (Certified Gold in Canada and Japan) enabled the group to tour extensively in the United States, Canada and Japan.  The band toured until Bruce returned to the United States.  Along the way Bruce collaborated with other artists, including singing with his friend, John Denver on his Rocky Mountain High album and writing hit songs for Ray Stevens, Mickey Gilley, and international artists from Australia to Japan.  Bruce now lives in Ketchum, Idaho and continues to write, record and perform.  THE ORIGINAL CASTE (Bruce Innes and Jilla Web) can be seen in concert in theaters across the nation with their highly acclaimed traveling show, ONE TIN SOLDIER RIDES AGAIN.

Visit us at: http://www003.upp.so-net.ne.jp/Mr-Monday/Caste.English.html

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Friday, November 7, 2008 - 8:00 p.m. - Tickets $10.00

Conrad Walz

Martin Kerr is performing at Carlson's on macleod on December 23, 24 2007Conrad Walz is an accomplished singer/ songwriter/ musician from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Though his style could be described as rootsy, sometimes bluesy, alternative country tinged, pop rock music, he prefers to just call it rock n roll. Suffice to say the song is king in Conrad’s world.  Melodic and lyrical hooks ride atop rough edged riffs and grooves while engaging the listener with heartfelt emotion, humor and a touch of attitude.
Always a prolific songwriter and intuitive musician, Conrad has undertaken many a musical endeavor over the years for the sheer pleasure of it more often than not.  From campfire jams in Big Valley, Alberta to festival stages in Norway,   Conrad’s passion for music has fueled the fire.  In 2007, the compilation album, “Rivers and Rails, a tribute to Alberta” was released including the Walz track “Vulcan Girl”.  A simple but infectious acoustic song, it garnered radio play and rave reviews from the people of Vulcan, Alberta and trekkies everywhere!  In addition to his own album, 2008 will see the release of full length recordings by Swamp Donkey and WaxPoets, both of which Conrad is a member - (so much music, so little time!).,      ,
Conrad’s musical adventures began in the mid 1990’s (we’ll skip the childhood piano lessons and school choir), with a rough and tumble band called “The Straw Dogs”. Maybe more of a gang than a band, though they could certainly play, Conrad assembled a cast of characters who could deliver his guitar driven rock songs and have a bit of fun in the process. Releasing their one and only album, “Hazy Places” in 1995, the group enjoyed some local success but ultimately self destructed, leaving behind a sizable pile of beer cans and bass players.  Between then and now, Conrad has been involved in numerous projects which have incorporated a broad range of musical styles.  From the improvisational funk/jazz/rock of Big Bad Monkey, to the whiskey soaked midnight ramblings of country/punk rockers Swamp Donkey, Conrad has produced a wealth of quality material and has broadened his creative palette (not to mention cornering the market on animal band names!).  His brief tenure with the soul/pop/rock combo, Honeygun, produced a four song demo and a flurry of record company interest in 1999, but the “musical differences” within the band proved too divergent to keep together.
A Walz penned tune from that project, “Gimme a Little Sunshine” was the winner for Calgary and first runner up in Canada in the National Songwriting Competition.  A few years of soul searching and songwriting culminated in Conrad’s first solo record, “Millionaires Blues” in 2006.  Though he had recorded another album almost a decade prior, hassles with the producer/ record company at the time meant it was never released.  Blending his classic rock and roll influences with rootsy textures and pop sensibilities.  “Millionaires Blues” is a unique but accessible charmer.  Having played most of the instruments on the album himself, Conrad needed to find a live band.  His search yielded the combination now known as The Wrecking Ball.  Jim Kukko (guitar) and Brian Sovereign (bass), had played together for years, and immediately took to Walz’ material.  Drummer Stacey Petersen had played with Conrad previously as a member of the Straw Dogs and provides a rock solid foundation.  The band honed it’s live act before going into the studio to record in 2007.  “Conrad Walz and the Wrecking Ball” is the new album to be released early in 2008.  Irresistably well crafted songs, many of which were written during the course of a relationship breakup, are delivered with power and grace by Conrad and the band.  The album rocks in spots and rolls in others and is engaging from start to finish, much like a live performance.  Whether it’s a snarling riff or a gentle melody, Conrad Walz delivers it with passion and makes it hit home!

Visit me at: http://www.conradwalz.com/

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We expect another “SELL OUT” for Cynthia’s 3rd visit to Carlson’s

Sunday November 2, 2008 - 7:30 p.m.  - Advance Tickets $15.00  ($20.00 at the door)         

Cynthia MacLeod & Jon Matthews

Martin Kerr is performing at Carlson's on macleod on December 23, 24 2007

We expect another “SELL OUT” for Cynthia’s 3rd visit to Carlson’s


Award winning 21-year-old fiddler Cynthia MacLeod has taken Atlantic Canada by storm with her dynamic performances, entertaining audiences from all corners of the world with her fiery and enthusiastic fiddling and floorboard-burning footwork.
Cynthia has become one of the leading musical ambassadors for Canada's East Coast, flowing with ease from her popular summer ceilidh series in Brackley Beach, PEI to an overflowing theatre in Spruce Grove, Alberta; from an intimate workshop and concert in Kingston, New Hampshire to representing Canada in front of thousands at the 2005 World Expo in Aichi, Japan.

Visit me at: http://www.cynthiamacleod.com/Default.asp


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Saturday October 25, 2008 - 8:00 p.m. - Tickets $10.00

Sarah Masterman with Nadine Veroba

Sarah combines thoughtful lyrics with a hauntingly smooth, rich voice to present a unique blend of songs including folk, pop, soul and blues.  Her piano playing serves as the ideal complement to her powerful voice.
Born and raised in High River, she graduated from the vocal performance program at Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton in 2006 and performed in many bands and groups while at school.  Following graduation, she has performed in several different venues in Edmonton and other Alberta locations. 
Influenced by the likes of Sarah McLachlan, Eva Cassidy, Etta James, and Ruthie Foster, this talented young singer/songwriter sings the songs that speak to her heart….and now is writing her own. 
Sarah is joined by Nadine Veroba.  Performing together at Grant MacEwan they proved to be a dynamic vocal duo and have continued to sing harmonies for each other at local gigs in Edmonton.  Join them for an evening of music that will stir your soul.

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Saturday October 18, 2008 - 8:00 p.m.  - Tickets $20.00    ($25.00 at the door)   

The Crystal Plamondon Trio
Featuring Myran Szott & John Cronin

Martin Kerr is performing at Carlson's on macleod on December 23, 24 2007Crystal Plamondon is a musical artist and songwriter.  Her music influences include western Canadian, Maritime Canadian and Franco-American sources.  She performs in a modern style throughout the world.  Her vocals include Cree, English, and French lyrics.  She has won awards for her musical and television work. 
Canada’s own Cajun Queen, as she is known to appreciative fans in Louisiana, Canada and France.  Crystal Plamondon is rapidly earning an international reputation as a world class recording artist and entertainer.
A tri-lingual (French, English & Cree) singer/ songwriter/ percussionist, Crystal hails from Plamondon, a village in Northern Alberta founded by her Franco-American great grandfather.  True to her roots, Crystal is influenced by Country music, French-Canadian folklore, Cajun/Zydeco rhythms, and the spiritual echoes of the aboriginal people of her lakeland region.
Crystal’s first independent release, Carpe Diem! (1993) soon received regular airplay in Louisiana and Canada.  Early 1996 marked Crystals first #1 chart topping hit on va faire le rigodono followed quickly by Capitaine in France.
In May 1991, Crystal was given formal recognition of her talents by being made an honorary citizen of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.  Her music videos, Rendez-vous en Louisiane and Cajun Girl/La Cajine receive regular play in the Southern U.S. and Canada.
In 1992, she received the Molson Canadian ARIA (Alberta Recording Industry Association) Performer of the Year Award.  In 1993, she was nominated for YWCA’s Tribute to Women Award, for Arts & Culture.
The release of her second CD titled La Rousse Farouche/Wild Redo in October 1996 immediately climbed the charts in France.
Crystal has hosted numerous television, radio, and live events; as well as acting in television and motion picture productions.  In 1997 she hosted daily, the first French Country Music Program in North America, called, Country Max, on MusiMax, a sister station to Much Music in MontrTal.  However, her true love remains performing live for all genres around the world.

IT JUST DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS.  CRYSTAL PACKED THE HOUSE THE LAST TIME SHE PERFORMED AT CARLSON’S AND WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT SHE WILL DO SO AGAIN. 

Visit me at: http://www.crystal-plamondon.com

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THIS WILL BE A PERFORMANCE THAT YOU SHOULD NOT MISS.  WE ARE VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE AN ARTIST OF THIS CALIBRE PERFORM AT CASARLSON’S ON MACLEOD.  THERE ARE ONLY A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS AVAILABLE.  BUY YOUR’S EARLY!!!!!

Thursday October 16, 2008 - 7:30 p.m. - Tickets $10.00 

Smith, Fisk & Tufts

Martin Kerr is performing at Carlson's on macleod on December 23, 24 2007Keith Smith: Guitars/Toys      Simon Fisk: Acoustic Bass/Toys      Robin Tufts: Drums/Percussion

Smith, Fisk and Tufts, is a highly interactive, somewhat Bill Frisell-inspired trio heavily based in improvisation on Keith's original material which leans toward mellow ballads, a la Charlie Haydn, to country blues, sometimes using loops and delays, other times just simple nylon string guitar with bass & drums.
All three of us have spent many years in the support of seemingly innumerable other artists in various cities across the country, yet the opportunity to perform together as a freestanding trio, exploiting the special chemistry which we share, comes far too infrequently, and is viewed by many of our followers as a special event when it does occur.  Many thanks To Charlotte “Tex” Jackson for making this appearance at Carlson's On Macleod possible.
While Keith is known to many folks in the High River area from his appearances at the old Café Taffel and more recently a Carlson's On Macleod with The Amos Garrett Jazz Trio, he has also performed with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the celtic band Clanterra; is the current guitarist with the Prime Time Big Band, the Lorna MacLachlin Group and a busy freelancer, as first call accompanist for many vocalists and instrumentalists in the Calgary area.
In 2006, he performed a week-long stint in Mongolia with the Northern Lights Quartet including Robin Tufts and Deb Rasmussen,  where performances included the Ulaanbaatar Opera House, several night clubs in Ulaanbaatar and the Mongolian National Video Awards show on UBS television. With luck, the funding will come through and enable us to repeat this tour, returning a few days before this appearance at Carlson's On Macleod.
Simon has performed around the world with Micheal Kaeshammer, and with his own piano trio with Chris Gestrin and (currently) Gerry Grinelli on drums. His performances convey a wide range of expression, from an emotionally direct spiritual hymn, to a dense, abstract, hard driving groove.  Fisk favors juxtaposing the extremes of free, to formal composition. Simon has attracted a sizeable following over the years, one that has grown to expect an emotional, intense performance from him and his band mates. He has released several CD's over the past few years and runs his own record label, Plunge Records.
“Canadian Bassist Simon Fisk is in the top rung of jazz bass players.  Why is this guy not huge? Buy some of his records
and spread the word.”  Mike Wood  musicemissions.com 
“…bassist Simon Fisk has put together one of the finest modern jazz sets I've heard in a long while…a master class in musicians exploring their genre and each other.”  Stuart Hamilton  http://www.zeitgeist-scot.co.uk
“… a great high level of refinement and creative capability. Alternating lyric episodes with more rhythmic moments, interlace with melodic soul and harmonic heart. Coming from the lesson of the past, SIMON FISK's music is for our present, working for a new listening future. True genuine art for those loving good emotions.”  Scazzola Giovanni Pietro - radio gold popular network - Italy


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Thursday October 2, 2008 - 8:00 p.m.  - Advance Tickets $10.00   ($15.00 at the door)        

Jez Lowe

Martin Kerr is performing at Carlson's on macleod on December 23, 24 2007

Jez Lowe has been nominated for the BBC Radio 2
Folk Awards 2008  “Folksinger of the Year”
Jez Lowe has built an enviable reputation as a songwriter and performer in the world of acoustic music, and as a recognized musical ambassador for his native North East England, with more than a dozen albums and countless live performances around the world over the last twenty years.
Among those who have recorded their own versions of Lowe's songs, are Fairport Convention, The Dubliners, The Tannahill Weavers, Cherish The Ladies, Gordon Bok, The McCalmans, The Black Brothers, Liam Clancy, Bob Fox and literally hundreds of others. Songs like BACK IN DURHAM GAOL, THE BERGEN, GREEK LIGHTNING and THESE COAL TOWN DAYS have generated scores of cover versions around the globe, and are now classics of their kind.
He has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in the world, both solo and with the Bad Pennies, including the main stages at Edmonton Festival (Canada), Tonder Festival (Denmark), The Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian (US), Port Fairy and Byron Bay Festivals (Australia) and at concerts and festivals in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Ireland, Holland, Germany and Spain.
He continues to travel the world's stages, and also participate in a hugely successful series for the BBC, entitled THE RADIO BALLADS, for which he composed 23 new songs, many of which are already finding their way into the repertoires of his peers.  For more information on this remarkably talented singer / songwriter visit

Visit me at: http://www.jezlowe.com

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Saturday September 27, 2008 - 8:00 p.m.  - Advance Tickets $20.00   ($25.00 at the door)


2005 Juno Award Nominee & West Coast Music Award Winner!

The Amos Garrett Jazz Trio

Martin Kerr is performing at Carlson's on macleod on December 23, 24 2007

They don't make musicians like Amos Garrett any more.  Always a surprise, always worth your time and attention (especially in live performance), and always playing those six strings in a way that leads listeners to unexpected musical conclusions.

  • What there saying about Amos Garrett's latest album:
  • "Garrett might have met his perfect match on this tribute to singer-songwriter Perch Mayfield.  Amos Garrett's guitar work is a soulful blend of elegant  rhythmic attack and scintillating lead lines.  He has a way of turning the normal into the improbable, kind of like changing the rules in algebra, but they still work.  Performing Mayfield's music, he sneaks up on the emotions of the song's with a withered voice that feels like it's coming from a favorite friend.  Get Way Back is one of those albums that just had to be made, but is still a swinging surprise.  - -  Sun Newspapers, Los Angeles    May 16/08
  • "Besides booming, forceful baritone and teeming guitar solos and riffs, Garrett's adaptations are fortified by excellent horn section arrangements from Dave Babcock, and some stirring keyboard and organ contributions from Ken Whitely and Ron Casat.  Garrett's versions never loose either the flavor or the impact that their creator envisioned."    - - Nashville City Paper, Nashville, Tenn.    May 2/08
  • "Garrett's smooth baritone voice, his sublime guitar playing and superb band arrangements are a perfect fit for the masterful songs of Percy Mayfield, "the poet laureate of the blues."    - - Montreal Gazette  May 15/08
  • "Garrett, an Alberta transplant from Detroit via T.O. and Montreal, has arguably made the best record of a dam good (and long) career, playing homage to Percy Mayfield with suitably understated delivery and big times blues chops."    - - Calgary Herald    May 9/08
  • "Get Way Back is such a masterpiece and powerful musical statement that it leads listeners to think the marriage of Garrett's multiple gifts and Mayfield's wondrous songbook was determined by some otherworldly force."    - - Edmonton Journal    May 3/08
  • "Amos Garrett has completed a stirring tribute to one of the best loved and most prolific writers in all of blues.  Get Way Back may well be the masterpiece in Amos' long and storied career"  Until next time . . .
    • - Don & Sheryl Crow, Music City Blues, Nashville, Tenn.  May 22/08

The last time Amos performed at Carlson’s On Macleod with his Jazz Trio, there were a lot of disappointed people because it SOLD OUT so fast.  Anyone who wants to see the legendary Amos Garrett is encouraged to purchase their tickets early in order to avoid being disappointed.

Visit me at: http://www.melmusic.com/amos_garrett/index.html

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Thursday September 18, 2008  - 7:30 p.m. Advance Tickets $20.00    ($25.00 at the door

Gary Fjellgaard with friends Darrel de La Ronde and Saskia

Martin Kerr is performing at Carlson's on macleod on December 23, 24 2007

Gary Fjellgaard:
For more than thirty years Gary Fjellgaard has been making a living on the road with a guitar and a song. He delights his audiences throughout North America and Europe with his masterful acoustic guitar, gentle vocals, riveting yodeling, and tales of his life in the woods. Gary takes his music to the people with a rare sincerity.
Raised on the Canadian Prairies, this award winning singer/songwriter is a champion of vanishing values and the frontier spirit. Cattle drives, wagon treks, windswept prairies, rushing rivers and working folks with ties to the land have all been a source of inspiration for his songs. His western roots music has survived categorization, and a move to Canada's West Coast has brought a universal quality to his songwriting.  Gary and his wife, Lynne, make their home on Gabriola Island on Canada's west coast. His lifelong love for his wife, their four daughters, and their many grandchildren is lovingly illustrated in many of his songs.
Gary has played with some world class musicians over the years and still calls them on occasion to augment his sound. His shows range from the intimacy of the small theatre to the excitement of main stage appearances at Canada's top festivals. He looks back on a rewarding career and gratefully acknowledges the hundreds of towns and cities, and thousands of listeners who have been touched by his music.

Darrel De La Ronde and Saskia:

For those who don’t know us yet; we are a Canadian musical duo who sing and play contemporary and original folk songs. Alternatively our music has been labeled as: Country, Alt-Country, Canadiana, Folk-Rock, Folk-Roots, Gospel Pop with sub- genres under Bluegrass, Historical Folk, Celtic, and ⁄ or European Folk ⁄ Pop. So go figure! The truth is; the correct designation is “Prairie Folk.” That’s what we play. That’s who we are.
We share a prairie ancestry of Saskatchewan Metis and solid Dutch farm stock. Today we are Singers, Songwriters and Musicians with long time careers as professionals - working festivals, concerts, dance halls, pubs, cafes, weddings, parties and conventions.
Darrel is a veteran performer and sought after studio musician, whose debut album Family Tree features guest appearances by Darby Mills and Daniel Powter.  Saskia has shared a stage with such notables as Valdy, Ian Tyson, Roy Forbes and more. While touring throughout Europe, Western Canada, the United States and Mexico she turned out four albums: Back in Time (with her band Déjà vu); Lady Luck; Saskia; and the highly acclaimed Christmas Dream, a fundraiser for BC and Canadian Food Banks.  Together we follow our hearts and dreams with our delightful new album called Laura’s Kitchen. For your listening pleasure, we cooked up an enticing batch of songs with the help of our friends; Ken Hamm, Gary Fjellgaard, Nathan Tinkham, Alison Humphries, Jordan Stringer, Jerry Paquette and Nolan Murray ( Tiller’s Folly ). Guaranteed FAT FREE!!
Watch for us on tour in a Village, Town or City near you.

Visit me at: http://www.fjellgaard.bc.ca/index.php

 

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Saturday September 13, 2008 - 8:00 p.m.  - Advance Tickets: $20.00  ($25.00 at the door)     

Tim Williams 

Martin Kerr is performing at Carlson's on macleod on December 23, 24 2007

Juno nominee, Tim Williams has made Calgary his home for more than a decade.  He possesses an arsenal of stringed instruments, a vast repertoire of blues, rags and original songs, and an evening’s worth of anecdotes ranging from the hilarious to the historical.

Tim Williams (AB) is a blues-based singer songwriter and multi instrumentalist.  A 40-year veteran of the folk scene in North America, Tim still finds inspiration from his original Californian coffeehouse roots to blues, bluegrass, and 50's rhythm and blues and far, far beyond.

Mention blues anywhere in Canada and Tim William's name will inevitably come up. He proves over and over what 'Living Blues' magazine said "...Tim Williams has the taste, panache and style to pull it off.”

Tim has appeared with B.B. King, John Hammond, Honeyboy Edwards, Pee Wee Crayton, George 'Harmonica' Smith, Paul Geremia, James Cotton, Queen Ida, Chubby Carrier, Johnny Young, Johnny Shines, Big Walter Horton, Lightnin' Hopkins, Taj Mahal, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Jesse Fuller, Fred McDowell, Guy Davis, Charlie Musselwhite, Fruteland Jackson and more...and that's only the blues artists. Add to that list comics Steve Martin and Pat Paulson, Jazz musicians Larry Coryell and Mose Allison, Bluegrass giant Earl Scruggs and songwriters like Eric Anderson and Jimmy Dale Gilmore and you begin to understand the depth of the man and his music.

Visit me at: http://www.telusplanet.net/public/belzners

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Friday August 29, 2008 8:00 p.m.  - Advance Tickets: $15.00 ($20.00 at the door)    

Jacob and Lilly

Martin Kerr is performing at Carlson's on macleod on December 23, 24 2007

“Jacob and Lily have realised less is more, and the result is a sense of musical communion that may well be overpowering when heard live” John Kendle, Editor, Uptown Magazine - Winnipeg, MB

“Remember this name for it won’t be long before Karla Adolphe will be mentioned in the same breath as others such as MacLachlan, Arden and Difranco... Adolphe rises above the rest on the strength of both her beautiful emotive voice and its application on nine simple aching songs...” John Kendle, Editor, Uptown Magazine – Winnipeg, MB

Karla Adolphe’s soaring vocals paired up with Caleb Friesen’s complex fusion-style rhythms creates an electric atmosphere that captivates their audiences.

Unstoppable passion, a fierce commitment to their audience, relentless touring in the G-Bus, a 35-ft Bounder RV; all elements which have founded Jacob and Lily as one of Canada’s newest must see acts. In only a few moments this endearing duo will take you from tears to laughter; all the while gently weaving a tapestry of thoughtful, nearly spiritual moments which will linger long after the final note is played. With their unique and organic sound; Jacob and Lily are the freshest act to emerge from Winnipeg’s rich music community.

Jacob and Lily have had multiple tracks off their debut album, The Cathedral, included on compilations such as 2007 Manitoba Music CD, Bridge Songs Compilation, 2006 Manitoba Roots CD, as well as national airplay on CBC Radio programs like Definitely Not the Opera and Freestyle and collegiate/regional programs throughout Canada and the US.

In 18 short months these two have played over 230 shows across North America and sold 2000 copies of their new album. These full time gypsies are 21st century pioneers happily redefining the terms of their success.

Visit us at: http://www.jacobandlily.com

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Saturday, August 23, 2008 - 8:00 p.m. - Advance Tickets: $15.00   ($25.00 at the door)     

Paul Rumbolt

Martin Kerr is performing at Carlson's on macleod on December 23, 24 2007

Paul ….is an accomplished musician and arranger, gifted songwriter, and captivating performer.  When writing songs for his new album, SongSmith, Paul traveled coast to coast and south of the border in search of experiences that would ultimately become songs.  A native of Newfoundland and a 15-year resident of the Alberta Foothills area, Paul has graced large stages, intimate coffee houses, and family kitchens alike in his travels across the country. 
For Paul, the most rewarding aspect of a lifetime of music has been the opportunity to share, collect, and create stories with the people for whom he has been privileged to perform.  Now, with the release of his 5th album, Paul returns to his musical roots with a work that speaks of his love of the people and places a life in music has brought him.  Paul draws on his gift of storytelling as he revisits the singer-songwriter folk genre that has influenced him most.
A fixture in the Southern Alberta musical community, working with such notables as Cindy Church, Nathan Tinkham, Amos Garratt and Dave Hamilton, he has a regional and national following with a fan base that ranges from folk lovers to those that simply enjoy his intricate song stylings and his incredible voice.

Visit me at:   www.paul@paulrumbolt.com

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Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 7:30 p.m.  - Tickets $10.00

Riverwind

Reverwind is a collection of friends and similarly inclined singers and musicians who enjoy experimenting with their music.  They bring familiar songs to their audiences with interpretations in a cappella style.  Their focus is to delight their audiences by combining humor, diversity, and their own blend of camaraderie while ensuring all in attendance feel one with the moment. 
Whether performing all together, individually, in trios, quartets, with the occasional instrumentation, and adding their own guests to the mix, you can be sure of an enchanting evening of fun and music.
The last time Riverwind performed at Carlson’s On Macleod, it was a “Sell Out”.  To avoid being disappointed, we suggest that you purchase you tickets as soon as they go on sale.

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Saturday August 16, 2008 - 8:00 p.m.  -Advance Tickets: $20.00    ($25.00 at the door)       

Dead Elvis Day with Steve Pineo and his band

Martin Kerr is performing at Carlson's on macleod on December 23, 24 2007

Born in Toronto April 1966.  Grew up in Dundas Ontario.  Summers in Nova Scotia.  Picked up guitar at age ten.  Moved to Calgary in 1978.  Went to Western Canada High School.  Played guitar in the hall.  Met future wife Mary at Western.  Wrote bad poetry and pop songs.  Three years of university.  Klipper (what a terrible name for a band)/Steve Pineo and the Groovemakers... and the Groove... and the Barbecue Boys... and the Instigators/Alien Rebels/Steve Pineo Trio/The Dubious Brothers/Beautiful Joe/The Co-Dependents/The Joe-Defendents.  Gibson SG/Gibson 125/Fender Stratocaster (candy apple red) /Gibson Les Paul Deluxe/Fender Blue Flower Telecaster/Fender Stratocaster (sonic blue) /Danelectro Silvertone/Harmony Rocket/Danelectro 6/12 double neck/Guild Starfire.  The Rita McNeil Show with Beautiful Joe (last episode they shot).  Western Canadian Tour with Jan Arden.  The Huron Carol tour with Tom Jackson.  2001 Outstanding Roots Recording at Prairie Music Awards for "A Perfectly Good Friendship"Paul Brandt"Canadian Man"single/video/CMT making of the video special 2001.  Co-Dependents "Live Recording Event" 1 C.D. at Megatunes for two years.  Solo albums "Hindsight" 1997/ "A Perfectly Good Friendship" 2001/ "Around The Horn" 2003/ "Steve Pineo's Christmas Album 2006/ "When I Grow Up" 2007.  Beautiful Joe "Cover Up" 2006, The Co-Dependents "Live Recording Event" 2001, The Co-Dependents "Live At The Mecca-Volume Two" 2005.  Learned mandolin.  Learned musical notation.  Own a trumpet.  Got married 2000.  Became a father 2006.  Still no day job.  Sing with a Big Band.  Skiing, golf, poker, reading, walking, biking, comedy, good food.  Thanks,bye.

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Concert and Art Events in High River at Carlson's on MacLeod


Friday August 8, 2008 - 8:00 p.m. - Tickets: $15.00  Back by popular demand

David Celia

Martin Kerr is performing at Carlson's on macleod on December 23, 24 2007

David Celia, based out of Toronto, Canada - a world class musician who has played for audiences all over the U.K., U.S.A. and Canada.  With regards to his musical style, it has been described as "roots-rock with hints of folk wrapped up in a pop package".

As restorative as a cool fresh waterfall, anxiously awaited and heavily anticipated, David Celia’s self -produced “This Isn’t Here”, his follow- up to 2002’s Organica, was well worth the wait. Recorded between tours, the “pure musical escapism” (on Organica, NOW Magazine) IS here, as is the “excellent musicianship…elegant and melodic” (Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy) and the beautiful harmonies, all of which characterize David Celia.

A recent German review calls Celia “completely charmful… contemplative… wonderful atmosphere... you will like him immediately..like a warm embrace from a good friend” (rock e-zine, Berlin). “David Celia is one of the best talents to hit Merseyside from North America” (Alex McKechnie, Cavern Club, Liverpool).

While “This Isn’t Here” may be categorized as “roots-pop with hints of folk “ (and perhaps some country vibes and a little rockin’), David’s classicism manages to, naturally and effortlessly, cross genre’s and ages. Toddlers and Adults alike are charmed. Lovers of Folk Music and fans of Pop Music –equally charmed.
"Excellent musicianship..... elegant and melodic"

"Excellent musicianship..... elegant and melodic"  Neil Hannon, The Divine Comedy"Celia's stage presence and charisma hold the crowd like a rabbit in car's headlights."  Flicky Harrison, The Evening Advertiser Swindon, England

  • "This is Superb"  Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
  • "Really good music"  Hilly Krystal, CBGB's New York City
  • "This is something special"  Andy Lowe, 12 Bar Club London, England
  • "Pure musical escapism"  NOW magazine, Toronto

 visit me at:  http://www.davidcelia.com

Concert and Art Events in High River at Carlson's on MacLeod

Saturday August 2, 2008 - 8:00 p.m  -  $5.00 cover at the door

Jon Brooks

Martin Kerr is performing at Carlson's on macleod on December 23, 24 20072007 OCFF Winner 'Songs From The Heart' 2007 CFMA Nominee 'Best Songwriter'  (nominated, alongside Bruce Cockburn and David Francey) 2007 Toronto Independent Music Awards Nominee 2006 Green Man Review's Songwriter Of The Year"Folk music is the attempt to arrest in song the truth about the people of a particular place and time." For more information about this very talented artist, please visit his web site at

 

 


Visit me at: http://www.jonbrooks.ca

Concert and Art Events in High River at Carlson's on MacLeod

Saturday July 12, 2008 - 8.00 p.m. - Tickets: $12.00

Jim Reader

Martin Kerr is performing at Carlson's on macleod on December 23, 24 2007Singer Songwriter
Americana / Canadiana Roots Music
Academy of Western Artists "Will Rogers Award" Nominee for Rising Star of the Year, '04 & '05

Pre-release Reviews of 1880's Cowboys:

  1. "1880's Cowboys shows that Jim has a deep understanding of the cowboy spirit.  He has a gift for lyrics and melody, and terrific finger picking."   Hugh McLennan, Spirit of the West Syndicated Radio Show
  2. "I've been impressed with Jim's music and his songwriting talent for several years.  He has cultivated his very own style and has made his mark in the western industry.  The one word that comes to my mind is fresh!    We'll be spinnin' this CD for many moons to come.   This album is definitely a must for your western music library."  Joe Baker, KNMB, Ruiduso, NM, Bunkhouse Back Forty Productions

This energetic singer/songwriter and his wife Marion, live the western lifestyle in Alberta's foothills, with their cattle, cow-horses, and just one teenager left in the roost (out of five).  Jim is blazing trails on the heels of his 2004 CD, The Bar H, which reached #10 on the Worldwide Roots Music Charts, and is already receiving good news about his new 'period' CD 1880's Cowboys which is due for release July 1, 2008.  In 2005, Jim was a Top 5 Nominee for a "Will Rogers Award", Academy of Western Artists, for Rising Star of the Year.Many of Jim's songs are tributes to the 'golden years of the true cowboy' -- those rugged times around 1880 that witnessed mind-boggling roundups, huge cattle drives and settlement of the frontier with adventurous characters who remain unmatched in their contribution to North American culture.

Visit me at:  http://www.jimreader.com/

Concert and Art Events in High River at Carlson's on MacLeod

Friday July 4, 2008 - 8:00 p.m.  - Tickets $15.00

Kent McAlister & The Iron Choir

Martin Kerr is performing at Carlson's on macleod on December 23, 24 2007

This Alberta native who lived on BC’s west coast for almost a decade merges the gritty tradition of his prairie roots with the vibrancy and energy of his ocean-side surroundings. McAlister’s baritone voice and guitar picking pay homage to those pioneers of Country and Western who influenced him while maintaining their own timeless quality. Add to that McAlister’s proficiency in everything from jazz to post-modern rock, and the result is a sophisticated, engaging, and instantly identifiable style.
Kent McAlister & The Iron Choir tour relentlessly, and have quickly established themselves as a favourite across the Canadian roots music circuit. Featuring a who’s who of established Vancouver players, the band can blow the doors off a club one night and then captivate a soft-seated theatre audience the next. In just under four years they have played 200+ shows, toured with Corb Lund and The Hurtin’ Albertans, and shared the stage with the likes of The Tennessee Three (Johnny Cash’s band) and Magnolia Electric Co. The miles traveled and days spent on the road have bled into their sophomore album, ‘The Way It Rolls,’ lending it a maturity and flair born of experience.

  • "A clever wordsmith with a well-wrought, light sense of humour." - The Vancouver Province, 2004
  • "McAlister’s stuff is fresh and inventive, especially the new record, and the band rocked every night on tour with us." - Corb Lund, 2005
  • "Kent McAlister has enough of a grasp of traditional roots and country music to not be enslaved by it - he can bend the rules to suit his own purposes...so this is yet another Canadian to look out for" - Americana UK, 2006
  • "...a great mix of old school Country music with an old fashioned urban sensibility to it as well. It’s like that perfect pair of boots that you can go hiking in, and still polish up for a night on the town." - Red Cat Records, 2005
  • "...music that goes down like the easy-smoked flavour of expensive bourbon." - FFWD Magazine, 2005
  • "...a boot-stompin’, tobacco spittin’, heart-hurtin’ affair...there’s no room for filler here; every song stands up to further listening." - VUE Weekly, 2005

Concert and Art Events in High River at Carlson's on MacLeod

Friday June 27, 2008 - 8.00 p.m. - $10.00 cover at the door - Debut CD Release Show

Jacquie Drew

Martin Kerr is performing at Carlson's on macleod on December 23, 24 2007

Jacquie Drew is a Calgary-based singer/songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, piano, accordion) with a glowing stage presence, and emotive voice that expressively adapts to songs of passion, sorrow, anger and humour. She is thrilled to be releasing her debut CD, “Rolling Wind,” which features distinct  original songs - each song sounding different than the last – but all offering memorable melodies and intelligent lyrics.  She will be accompanied by two of Calgary’s most outstanding country/blues musicians, Peter Marley on lead guitar/backup vocals and Danny Patton on bass.
If you’ve seen Jacquie before, you have probably seen her as the only woman member of Calgary’s most popular, long-standing honky-tonk band, “Tom Phillips and the Men of Constant Sorrow”, where she played accordion, sang harmonies and frequently contributed lead vocals.  However, this role was insufficient for numerous fans who accosted her show after show, asking to buy her “then-nonexistent” CD and lead an act of her own – offering support, nagging, and yes – even cash. Needless to say, she gave in!
So, by attending this show, you’ll be among the first to see the launch of this compelling new act, hear those heartfelt songs, and help Jacquie launch her CD Release Tour in Southern Alberta.  To get a taste of Jacquie’s music, read her story, and watch videos of past performances please visit www.jacquiedrew.com

 

Concert and Art Events in High River at Carlson's on MacLeod

 

Thursday June 26, 2008 - 7.30 p.m. - $5.00 cover at the door 

Katie Rox & The Matinee

Martin Kerr is performing at Carlson's on macleod on December 23, 24 2007

I can’t say that I remember the exact moment when I decided I wanted to sing, I just remember always wanting to. Well, sort of. I can remember a distinct moment when I DIDN’T want to sing. When I was about 8 years old, my first recital. I got up to sing my song, looked at all the people quietly waiting for me to start, and promptly burst into tears and ran to my mom. I told her there was NO WAY I was going to do that again. But I also remember a moment about 45 minutes later, when I had a change of heart. I decided maybe I should go up in front of all those people and try again. And I did.
It was somewhere around that fateful night at the recital that I found my passion for music. I knew then that I wanted to put my passion into action. My first self taught step was to never say no. I sang on buckets in barns, for friends in the living room, in competitions at festivals, you name it. When I graduated high school, I knew it was wise to go to College, so I studied as a Music Major.
After college, I figured it was time to take the next step in my career. It was time to leave the Alberta farm I grew up on behind. Time to say goodbye to the cattle and horses, and hello to sky scrapers and traffic. I chose Vancouver - not too far from home in case I ever felt those tears welling up again.
I tried my hand at song writing when I was 18 or 19. Shortly after that, I began my singer songwriter career under the name Katie Rox, a college nick name. Before I knew it, opportunity started knocking at my door. It came in the form of an industrial rock band. I had been taught by an amazing professor that luck was simply Labor Under Correct Knowledge. Knowing LUCK when I saw it, I jumped at the opportunity with a very enthusiastic YES.
Jakalope took me on a whirlwind adventure of videos, red carpets, and foreign countries. I grew as a songwriter, a performer, an artist, and learned many a valuable lesson. Somewhere along the way, while I was busy saying yes, my heart started telling me no. I got a bit lost in the music, the small town country girl wasn't there. So, in the spring of 2007, I listened to my heart, and I left the band.
The summer of ‘07 was spent finding myself, collecting the pieces that fell to the side in the whirlwind. Some I have yet to find, some I have yet to grow, but I recognize my reflection in the mirror, and that is a very good start.
Luckily, I found one of the most important pieces of myself: my passion for music.
What I’m creating now is a long ways from where I’ve been, but it’s also where I started. If you listen closely, I think you’ll hear my reflection.
To read more about Katie Rox and to hear her music, go to http://www.ktrox.com or http://www.myspace.com/katiesoftrox.   For “The Matinee, go to http://www.myspace.com/thematinee

 

Concert and Art Events in High River at Carlson's on MacLeod

Saturday, June 14, 2008 - 8:00 p.m. - Tickets $15.00  

Crystal Plamondon

Martin Kerr is performing at Carlson's on macleod on December 23, 24 2007

Crystal Plamondon is a musical artist and songwriter.  Her music influences include western Canadian, Maritime Canadian and Franco-American sources.  She performs in a modern style throughout the world.  Her vocals include Cree, English, and French lyrics.  She has won awards for her musical and television work. 
Canada’s own Cajun Queen, as she is known to appreciative fans in Louisiana, Canada and France.  Crystal Plamondon is rapidly earning an international reputation as a world class recording artist and entertainer.
A tri-lingual (French, English & Cree) singer/ songwriter/ percussionist, Crystal hails from Plamondon, a village in Northern Alberta founded by her Franco-American great grandfather.  True to her roots, Crystal is influenced by Country music, French-Canadian folklore, Cajun/Zydeco rhythms, and the spiritual echoes of the aboriginal people of her lakeland region.
Crystal’s first independent release, Carpe Diem! (1993) soon received regular airplay in Louisiana and Canada.  Early 1996 marked Crystals first #1 chart topping hit on va faire le rigodono followed quickly by Capitaine in France.
In May 1991, Crystal was given formal recognition of her talents by being made an honorary citizen of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.  Her music videos, Rendez-vous en Louisiane and Cajun Girl/La Cajine receive regular play in the Southern U.S. and Canada.
In 1992, she received the Molson Canadian ARIA (Alberta Recording Industry Association) Performer of the Year Award.  In 1993, she was nominated for YWCA’s Tribute to Women Award, for Arts & Culture.
The release of her second CD titled La Rousse Farouche/Wild Redo in October 1996 immediately climbed the charts in France.
Crystal has hosted numerous television, radio, and live events; as well as acting in television and motion picture productions.  In 1997 she hosted daily, the first French Country Music Program in North America, called, Country Max, on MusiMax, a sister station to Much Music in MontrTal.  However, her true love remains performing live for all genres around the world.

Visit me at: http://www.crystal-plamondon.com/Crystal_Plamondon_Main.htm

 

Concert and Art Events in High River at Carlson's on MacLeod

Sunday May 18, 2008 8:00 p.m.  - Tickets $15.00

Gordon Belsher & Cynthia MacLeod

Martin Kerr is performing at Carlson's on macleod on December 23, 24 2007

Gordon Belsher has been entertaining audiences in Canada and around the world for more than a quarter of a century. As accompanist and featured vocalist with Prince Edward Island fiddlers Richard Wood and Cynthia MacLeod, Gordon has toured extensively across Canada, in the U.S., the U.K., Europe, and Japan.  Most recently, as well as performing solo at concerts, ceilidhs, conventions, and pubs, he accompanied PEI fiddler Cynthia MacLeod on tours to Alberta, Ontario and to the New England States.
Gordon’s newest CD “Call up all the Neighbours” was nominated for "Roots/Traditional Solo Recording of the Year" at the 2008 East Coast Music Awards.  It is his first solo recording since “Reel in the Flickering Light”, which was nominated at the 2003 ECMA's in the same category.

Since Canada Day 2002, Gordon has been performing and touring with another young fiddling sensation from Prince Edward Island, “Cynthia MacLeod.  This has included her impressive ECMA showcases in Halifax and St. John’s, performing at schools and concert halls throughout B.C., Manitoba, and Ontario, “The Truth About Christmas" shows in Alberta and Ontario with “Nils Ling”, and tours to the New England states.

Award winning 21-year-old fiddler Cynthia MacLeod has taken Atlantic Canada by storm with her dynamic performances, entertaining audiences from all corners of the world with her fiery and enthusiastic fiddling and floorboard-burning footwork.

Cynthia has become one of the leading musical ambassadors for Canada's East Coast, flowing with ease from her popular summer ceilidh series in Brackley Beach, PEI to an overflowing theatre in Spruce Grove, Alberta; from an intimate workshop and concert in Kingston, New Hampshire to representing Canada in front of thousands at the 2005 World Expo in Aichi, Japan.

Visit me at: www.guernseycove.ca/Bio_Gordon.asp

Visit me at:   www.cynthiamacleod.com/

Concert and Art Events in High River at Carlson's on MacLeod

Saturday May 10, 2008 7:30 p.m.  - Tickets $15.00

Steve Fisher

Martin Kerr is performing at Carlson's on macleod on December 23, 24 2007

One of the best acoustic guitarists in western Canada, Steve Fisher is well known for his work with various roots and bluegrass bands such as Hot House, The Sheep River Rounders and Restless Lester.
His recently released solo album 'River' has been hailed as a contender for best Canadian roots album of 2007 and received extensive international airplay. A collection of blues, bluegrass, folk and swing, River made several top album lists in 2007 including Alberta's CKUA radio and was among the top ten Canadian albums played by more than 140 Canadian and international radio programmers for four straight months in the fall of last year.
Steve is touring with a superb band who played on the 'River' recording sessions. They are Paul Bergman on bass, Bruce Blair on fiddle, Cedric Blary on clarinet and Jim McLennan on guitar.

Visit me at:  www.stevefishermusic.ca

Concert and Art Events in High River at Carlson's on MacLeod

Saturday April 26, 2008 8:00 p.m.  - Tickets $20.00

Paul Rumbolt

Martin Kerr is performing at Carlson's on macleod on December 23, 24 2007

Paul ….is an accomplished musician and arranger, gifted songwriter, and captivating performer.  When writing songs for his new album, SongSmith, Paul traveled coast to coast and south of the border in search of experiences that would ultimately become songs.  A native of Newfoundland and a 15-year resident of the Alberta Foothills area, Paul has graced large stages, intimate coffee houses, and family kitchens alike in his travels across the country. 
For Paul, the most rewarding aspect of a lifetime of music has been the opportunity to share, collect, and create stories with the people for whom he has been privileged to perform.  Now, with the release of his 5th album, Paul returns to his musical roots with a work that speaks of his love of the people and places a life in music has brought him.  Paul draws on his gift of storytelling as he revisits the singer-songwriter folk genre that has influenced him most.
A fixture in the Southern Alberta musical community, working with such notables as Cindy Church, Nathan Tinkham, Amos Garratt and Dave Hamilton, he has a regional and national following with a fan base that ranges from folk lovers to those that simply enjoy his intricate song stylings and his incredible voice.

Visit me at:  www.paul@paulrumbolt.com

Concert and Art Events in High River at Carlson's on MacLeod

Saturday April 12, 2008  7:30 PM.   -Tickets: $15.00

Tim Williams

Martin Kerr is performing at Carlson's on macleod on December 23, 24 2007

Juno nominee, Tim Williams has made Calgary his home for more than a decade.  He possesses an arsenal of stringed instruments, a vast repertoire of blues, rags and original songs, and an evening’s worth of anecdotes ranging from the hilarious to the historical.

Tim Williams (AB) is a blues-based singer songwriter and multi instrumentalist.  A 40-year veteran of the folk scene in North America, Tim still finds inspiration from his original Californian coffeehouse roots to blues, bluegrass, and 50's rhythm and blues and far, far beyond.

Mention blues anywhere in Canada and Tim William's name will inevitably come up. He proves over and over what 'Living Blues' magazine said "...Tim Williams has the taste, panache and style to pull it off.”

Tim has appeared with B.B. King, John Hammond, Honeyboy Edwards, Pee Wee Crayton, George 'Harmonica' Smith, Paul Geremia, James Cotton, Queen Ida, Chubby Carrier, Johnny Young, Johnny Shines, Big Walter Horton, Lightnin' Hopkins, Taj Mahal, Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Jesse Fuller, Fred McDowell, Guy Davis, Charlie Musselwhite, Fruteland Jackson and more...and that's only the blues artists. Add to that list comics Steve Martin and Pat Paulson, Jazz musicians Larry Coryell and Mose Allison, Bluegrass giant Earl Scruggs and songwriters like Eric Anderson and Jimmy Dale Gilmore and you begin to understand the depth of the man and his music!

Visit me at: www.telusplanet.net/public/belzners

Concert and Art Events in High River at Carlson's on MacLeod

Sunday April13, 2008 7:30 p.m.  - Tickets $10.00

Leslie Alexander

Martin Kerr is performing at Carlson's on macleod on December 23, 24 2007"Wonderfully evocative . . . the simplicity and directness of these songs make for a superb listen", said Americana-UK Magazine about music from Leslie Alexander. This former Cayley girl couldn't wait to hit the road, make mistakes and write songs about them. She wound up on a street corner in Vancouver playing for spare change ­ and does not consider this a mistake. Since then, Leslie's had international acclaim from radio and press with three independent releases, touring across Canada opening for the likes of Issa, (Jane Siberry), Barney Bentall and Harry Manx. Appearing with producer and multi-instrumentalist John Ellis (Be Good Tanyas), her songs will take you all the beautiful and terrifying places she's been.

Visit me at:  www.lesliealexander.com/

Concert and Art Events in High River at Carlson's on MacLeod

Thursday April 10, 2008 - 7:00p.m. - 9.00p.m. Tickets 30.00

 1st. Annual Wine Tasting & Fund Raiser

Friends of the High River Public Library Society are hosting the 1st Annual Wine Tasting & Fund Raiser

Tickets are $25.00/person if purchased before March 31st and include a $15.00 charitable donation to our library fund.

After the March 31st – tickets will be $30.00/person. 

Herb Johnson, “the Sax Man”
will play the Alto Sax donated to Carlson’s by Trudy Kuziw

Call 652-1636 for tickets

Concert and Art Events in High River at Carlson's on MacLeod

Friday April 4, 2008 -   Tickets: $15.00

Jacob and Lilly

Martin Kerr is performing at Carlson's on macleod on December 23, 24 2007

“Jacob and Lily have realised less is more, and the result is a sense of musical communion that may well be overpowering when heard live” John Kendle, Editor, Uptown Magazine - Winnipeg, MB

“Remember this name for it won’t be long before Karla Adolphe will be mentioned in the same breath as others such as MacLachlan, Arden and Difranco... Adolphe rises above the rest on the strength of both her beautiful emotive voice and its application on nine simple aching songs...” John Kendle, Editor, Uptown Magazine – Winnipeg, MB

Karla Adolphe’s soaring vocals paired up with Caleb Friesen’s complex fusion-style rhythms creates an electric atmosphere that captivates their audiences.

Unstoppable passion, a fierce commitment to their audience, relentless touring in the G-Bus, a 35-ft Bounder RV; all elements which have founded Jacob and Lily as one of Canada’s newest must see acts. In only a few moments this endearing duo will take you from tears to laughter; all the while gently weaving a tapestry of thoughtful, nearly spiritual moments which will linger long after the final note is played. With their unique and organic sound; Jacob and Lily are the freshest act to emerge from Winnipeg’s rich music community.

Jacob and Lily have had multiple tracks off their debut album, The Cathedral, included on compilations such as 2007 Manitoba Music CD, Bridge Songs Compilation, 2006 Manitoba Roots CD, as well as national airplay on CBC Radio programs like Definitely Not the Opera and Freestyle and collegiate/regional programs throughout Canada and the US.
In 18 short months these two have played over 230 shows across North America and sold 2000 copies of their new album. These full time gypsies are 21st century pioneers happily redefining the terms of their success.

Visit us at: www.jacobandlily.com

Concert and Art Events in High River at Carlson's on MacLeod

Thursday April 3, 2008 - 8:00p.m. Tickets 25.00

Scotch Tasting

Limited Number Of Tickets

 

Martin Kerr is performing at Carlson's on macleod on December 23, 24 2007

 


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Dalwhinnie

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Concert and Art Events in High River at Carlson's on MacLeod

 

Saturday March 28, 2008  8p.m. -  Tickets $18.00

Ken Whiteley

Martin Kerr is performing at Carlson's on macleod on December 23, 24 2007

Ken Whiteley will be "Singing the Spirit" as he performs blues, gospel and folk music with Winnipeg's string bassist Daniel Koulack. He's won a Genie Award, 12 Maple Blues Nominations, 7 Juno Nominations and his newest cd, One World Dance is a Songs From the Heart Winner. Critics say, "Wonderful, soul stirring music with deep knowledge, infectious passion and brilliant musicianship". He's a great songwriter, great singer, great guitarist and mandolinist and a Canadian roots music legend!

Recordings produced by Ken Whiteley have won 2 Juno Awards, 2 Grammy Nominations, 21 Juno Nominations, 4 American Gold Recordings, 10 Canadian Gold and Platinum Records.

Ken is one of Canada’s finest musical statesmen. He has worked with blues and folk legends from Pete Seeger to Lonnie Johnson. He has performed at countless festivale in the United States and Canada including Philadelphia Folk Festival, Chicago Blues Festival, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Vancouver Folk Festivals. Ken has also performed on countless radio and television shows including Saturday Night Live and Leon Redbone. He has been called a “playing encyclopedia” for his depth and range of styles, covering everything from blues and gospel to children’s music. The Toronto called his most recent CD Listening, “a remarkable solo efforts”.

 

  • “The melodic beauty of his acoustic guitar and the orgasmic intensity of his mandolin were no less moving than the spiritual depth of his own song writing.” Elizabeth Courtney, Salt Spring Island News
  • “I can’t think of anyone better to have at a folk festival than Ken Whiteley.”
  • “A Canadian Pete Seeger with a voice like Tony Bennett cranked to 11; a charismatic performer with formidable skills.” Gordon Gibb, Peterborough News
  • “Ken Whiteley is one of the best. I would rate him ‘Most Valuable Player’ at last summer’s Mariposa Folk Festival.”
  • “This Torontonian is a playing encyclopedia. The breadth of his playing was astounding.” Stephen Ostick, Winnipeg Free Pres
Concert and Art Events in High River at Carlson's on MacLeod

Saturday March 22 2008   Doors Open at 5:30 PM Tickets: $15.00

ARTVARK Coffee House

7:30 – 8:30 Literary performances

9:00 – 10:30 Musical performances

aartvark Coffee House is a performance venue for Amateur folk singers, poets, and others.

Concert and Art Events in High River at Carlson's on MacLeod

Thursday March 13, 2008   7:30 PM    Tickets: $15.00

Gordie Tentrees

Gordie TentreesCanadian Gordie Tentrees takes his Yukon Roots Music to North American venues this spring to Oklahoma, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas and Alberta including an Official North American Folk Alliance showcase in Memphis TE, the infamous Fred Eaglesmith Texas Weekend in New Braunfels TX and the Nickelodeon Folk Club in Calgary AB. Joining Gordie (dobro, guitar, harmonica,vocals) is the talented Ken Hermanson (lapsteel, guitar, vocals) and Matt King (upright bass, porch bass, vocals).  Some select dates will also be with the Roger Marin Band, Indio Saravanja, Adam Carroll, Rick Fines & Suzie Vinnick.  This northern songwriter and his band blend blues, country, folk and instrumental music into a sound all their own, with infectious harmonies, gritty songs, and generous charm.  Gordie has released 2 albums creating an international media buzz, while performing 200 concerts a year.  He has toured, opened and performed with Kelly Joe Phelps, Fred Eaglesmith, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings and Rick Fines.

  • 'A landmark album by a true songwriter at the forefront of his genre' AMERICAN MEDIA GUIDE 
  • 'In the rough cut vein of Fred Eaglesmith or Kelly Joe Phelps, Tentrees is gifted' GLOBE & MAIL
  • 'This is how to write an album folks, this is something to be struck mute about' PENGUIN EGGS
  • 'A very original, gracious and talented performer who knows how to set the tone for the night, he can open for me anytime' KELLY JOE PHELPS
  • 'An exception and by far the best album I have listened to for some time' MAVERICK MAGAZINE
  • 2007 International Songwriting Competition Folk/Songwriter semi-finalist (Bottleneck to Wire)
  • 2005 International Songwriting Competition Folk/Songwriter semi-finalist (29 Loads of Freight)

 

 

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