Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Live Entertainment

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

WIL, My Darling Clementine and Old Man Leudecke at Bozzini's in March

By Mano, Bozzini's Restaurant

 

f 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 Year”


Trust me on this, 15 minutes into his set and you'll be a fan for life.

 

WIL (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

 

 

ate 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 ups. 
 

Join us let's make 'em feel welcomed!

 

My Darling Clementine $20 (just announced)
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 Atlantic.


“This is a great album. A finely crafted all original tribute to the classic country duet”
The Guardian

”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

 

on't 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 Kenny Malone.

“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 American music.”

“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 out.”

 

Bozzzini's is located at 45739 Hocking Ave, Chilliwack, BC  (604) 792-0744

 

 

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