you haven't seen WIL yet, well this is may be your best chance. He's
appearing at Bozzini's for 3 shows in 2 nights for a reason. Everyone
that sees him perform always buys a ticket for the next show.
Live, Wil is a force of nature. One
review quotes "The man works a guitar so hard, it inches toward igniting
during a set. Often times, it relents to the strain of such fierce play
by popping off a string or two, as if to wave a white flag of surrender
if only for a moment ...” His famously intense, enigmatic performances
have earned him accolades including a nod for WCMA’s “Entertainer of the
Trust me on this, 15 minutes into his set and you'll be a fan for life.
(3 shows) $ 20
(Limited Seating currently available for all 3 shows)
Thursday March 19 Show 8:00 Doors 6:00
Friday March 20 Early Show 6:00 Doors 4:00
Friday March 20 Late Show 9:30 Doors 8:00
My Darling Clementine
Country music to dine by
addition to our calendar because how often do you get a chance to see an
amazing country duo from the UK? This is classic country, for grown
Join us let's make 'em feel welcomed!
My Darling Clementine $20
Thursday, March 26 Show 8:00 Doors 6:00
Reserve in person or call 604 792 0744 to book with a Credit Card
One of the many definitions of harmony
is.. agreement; accord; harmonious relations, so it is a sweet irony
that in Country Music, the joining of two voices should so often be used
to sing about disharmony. Songs of betrayal, regret, anger, guilt,
revenge and hurt.
But it is that contradiction which draws us to this music. 2 people,
singing to each other, about each other, while staring directly into
each others eyes. As listeners we become voyeurs to something so
personal. Like eavesdropping neighbours tuning into a domestic. We are
at once curious, sad, compelled but yet unable to turn away.
The classic country duets were undoubtedly at their peak in the late 60s
and 1970s, the likes of George Jones...
& Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton and Porter Waggoner, Johnny & June and
many more. Fast forward 40 years and those timeless themes are alive and
well in the hands , and voices of ... My Darling Clementine (aka Michael
Weston King and Lou Dalgleish)
Michael Weston King, the seasoned troubadour, and the former leader of
U.K. Alt Country pioneers The Good Sons (who MOJO dubbed “England’s very
own Uncle Tupelo…”,) is widely seen as one of Britain’s finest singer
songwriters. He has made 10 solo albums and 4 with The Good Sons. Always
on the road, both solo and touring with the likes of Nick Cave, John
Cale, Guy Clark, Steve Earle, Roger McGuinn. His collaborations with
Chris Hillman, Ron Sexsmith, Jackie Leven and the legendary Townes Van
Zandt (who cut his own version of Michael’s song Riding The Range), have
only enhanced his considerable musical reputation.
Lou Dalgleish is quite simply one of, if not THE finest female singers
in the UK. She has been praised by, and worked with the likes of Elvis
Costello, Bryan Ferry, The Brodsky Quartet, and many more. From 1993 –
2000 she released 4 albums (including the acclaimed Live at Ronnie
Scotts) that showed off her unique songwriting, her stunning vocals and
unique interpretation of other works. A long time Costello fan she can
also be seen appearing in the show, “They Call Her Natasha” a stage show
based on his life and music.
Both King and Dalgleish are no strangers to successful, independent
music careers but after 10 years of marriage, the two turned their
attention towards a joint project. The result was How Do You Plead?, an
album that took the Country / Americana world by storm. Produced by Nick
Lowe producer Neil Brockbank and featuring the cream of British players,
including Geraint Watkins and Martin Belmont it garnered incredible
critical acclaim. The debut single,100,000 Words became a BBC Radio 2
hit, and the band and album went on to win awards on both sides of the
“This is a great album. A finely crafted all original tribute to the
classic country duet”
”One of the most exquisitely pained American country albums of the year
comes from this British couple”
New York Daily News – Top Ten Album of the week
Old Man Luedecke
The best of Nova Scotia
miss Chris "Old Man" Luedecke's debut in Chilliwack. I've not seen him
perform before but he comes highly regarded. We have people driving
in from Vancouver and Squamish to see this show!
Old Man Luedecke $ 15
(seats moving quick)
Friday March 27 Show 9:30 Doors 8:00
Reserve in person or call 604 792 0744 to book with a Credit Card
The beginning of Spring Is banjo season. Come check Old Man Luedeke,
Canada's premiere Banjo player.
Old Man Luedecke isn’t afraid to put his neck on the line. His latest
album, Tender Is The Night, goes beyond his beloved solo, banjo-driven
folk tunes. Driving a Nashville band from beginning to end with his
recognizable voice, this is an artist honing his cunning lyrical flair –
tenderly pushing the boundaries of his storytelling with his unique mix
of folk, bluegrass and pop hooks.
Old Man Luedecke has a penchant for language. Based in Chester, Nova
Scotia, the award-winning roots singer-songwriter’s latest album, Tender
Is The Night, gives nod t...o
F.R. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel, a title lifted from John Keats
poem, ‘Ode To A Nightingale.’
With skillful precision and a storyteller’s heart, Luedecke’s
narrative-driven folk songs are playful, coy, and soul warming. Rich in
metaphor, heart and instrumentation, Tender Is The Night muses on love,
art and purpose.
“I am running like everyone else. Laughing just to keep from crying. I
am always trying to find a way to express,” says Luedecke. “I am a
prisoner for my appreciation for language; language that moves me is
language that is unusual. I feel like it’s an important thing I can
contribute to songwriting.”
After touring the globe, winning multiple Juno Awards, and becoming a
father to twin girls, Luedecke has finally found confidence in himself,
and his art. Tender Is The Night is a balancing act, a collection of
songs artfully crafted, and tenderly performed.
“The songs are about a variety of topics, a meditation on art and
ambition is present in a lot of what I do. Art and whether there is
spiritual success without worldly success, that’s at the heart of Tender
Is The Night,” says Luedecke.
Recorded live in Nashville at The Butcher Shoppe in four days with
producer Tim O’Brien, Old Man Luedecke’s fifth album Tender Is The
Night, follows up My Hands Are On Fire and Other Love Songs (Black Hen
Music, 2010), Proof of Love (Black Hen Music, 2008), Hinterland (Black
Hen Music, 2006), and Mole In The Ground (2003).
As Nashville provided an inspirational backdrop, Luedecke surrounded
himself with the top players in folk and bluegrass music, including:
multi-instrumentalist and producer O’Brien, bassist Mike Bub and drummer
“I have always liked and modeled myself on the ruffian qualities, I was
attracted to the purity, misguided notions, and honesty,” says Luedecke.
“I love Tim’s playing. I listen to his records all the time. He’s top of
the heap, in my mind, when it comes to traditional music, specifically
“Kingdom Come,” opens the record with a heart rendering declaration of
belonging. “Jonah,” explores a character struggling, crying out from
inside the belly of a whale. “Tortoise and the Hare,” is an ode to the
push for success. With splashes of somber sentimentalism, “Little Stream
of Whiskey,” leaves listeners savouring the last sip.
“A&W,” cheekily pokes fun at post-bar boozy cravings, where a cabbie and
drunk find themselves at a drive-thru. “This Might Hurt A Bit,” gets
your toes tapping, and sifts through the endless layers of love. “Tender
Is The Night,” is a poetic and pensive testament to longing. “Long
Suffering Jesus,” closes the album with biblical flair and optimism.
“These are songs of reassurance, the only way I can reassure myself is
writing uniquely and successfully as possible,” says Luedecke. “Pop
songs are all about how things are going to be okay, music should make
you feel good.
“The way I can make you feel good is saying the decisions that you make
that aren’t popular, or going with the mainstream, are going to work
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