Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Music

Sing City 

Tractorgrease brings in popular acts this month

By Jeff Bonner, Tractorgrease

 

 

n tour from Winnipeg and celebrating the release of their new Album " Lucky Stars" Leaf Rapids and guests Slow Leaves will be at the Tractorgrease Cafe April 25th.

 

Tickets $20 and available at the Tractorgrease Cafe or call 604 858 3814 to purchase. Watch a video of Slow Leaves on Youtube here.

The show is at 7pm and we'll be offering some awesome dinner specials.

 

 

Carolyn Mark and Clay George at Tractorgrease Cafe April 30

Duo adds candor and ribald humor to show

By Jeff Bonner, Tractorgrease

 

n Thursday April 30th we'll be hosting another sweet show with Carolyn Mark and Clay George.


Clay George has a voice you recognize but can't place, singing about a place you recognize but can't face. At the core, Clay George writes about the ironies of being too sharp an observer in a world where people only see what they want to see. His voice was made for the car radio in another era. You tuned in while driving a lonely road at night, desperate for diversion. That's it, that's the voice! And then you never heard that song again.

 

Carolyn Mark (by Metromix New York)

"There's two kinds of women you let in your life/ Exciting new mistress and boring old wife," sings country throwback Carolyn Mark on her new album, Nothing Is Free. The line is indicative of Mark's straightforward style - she doesn't take shit and she's not afraid to let you know it. And, safe to say, Mark is not boring. She's good friends with fellow twangy siren Neko Case (the outspoken duo released an album together in 2000) and the Canadian songwriter has made a name for herself with five brassy albums over the last seven years.

Mark's music is so authentic in its back porch vibe, it seems to come with its own direct link to Loretta Lynn's '60s heyday - like her heroes, Mark is not afraid to rail against a man too drunk to understand his own screw-ups. Not to say Mark is some kind of saint: Her gigs are known for their off-balance candor and ribald humor as much as the homespun tunes. Go for the music, stay for the dirty jokes.

Tickets $20 and available at the Tractorgrease Cafe or call 604 858 3814 to purchase.

The show is at 7pm and we'll be offering some awesome dinner specials.

 

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