The Steve Fisher Band - Christmas Concert and Pot Luck

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Celebrate Christmas with the Foothills Bluegrass Music Society Potluck and Concert. There will be a massive feast of Turkey with all the trimmings. The Steve Fisher Band will be entertaining us all night with jams to follow.

 

Calgary Irish Cultural Center, 6452 35 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 1S4

Potluck at 5:30 PM

Show at 7:30pm

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  • The FBMS is providing the turkey, dressing, spuds, and gravy, via our good friend Tim Abbey.
  • We suggest the following items for members to bring. If you last name starts with:
    • A to G - please bring a salad.
    • H to Mc - could bring a casserole, or cold condiments like pickles.
    • Mc to R - we would like to bring desserts.
    • S to Z - please bring a hot vegetables.
    • If however you have a special signature dish that you want to share irrespective of the above, please do that.
  • We are having and ugly Christmas Sweater Contest with prizes for the best (worst?) sweater and the runner up.
  • There will be a couple of door prizes.
  • The cost for all this merriment is $25 for members and $30 for non members, with $5 from each entry donated to the Calgary Foodbank. There will also be a donation jar for those that want to give a little more for this most worthwhile charity.

 

Steve Fisher Biography

I grew up in a small village in southern Ontario called Sharon about thirty-five miles northeast of Toronto. Saxophone was my first instrument but I started playing guitar after high school while working in a bush camp in northern Ontario. I learned a few chords that summer but didn't really start to play tunes until after I went to university in London, England in 1976. A friend played me a recording of "Stack O'Lee" by Mississippi John Hurt and I was totally knocked out by it. I was amazed by how much sound you could get out of an acoustic guitar. Over the next three years I taught myself to play a few rags and some country blues with the help of recordings from Stefan Grossman's Kicking Mule Records. One of my favourites was a ragtime guitar sampler called "The Entertainer" featuring Bob Evans and Jim McLennan. I listened to these guys as much as I could. It was pretty heady stuff and way beyond what I could play at the time. Some of it still is!

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Openers: the Owl & Rose (Jarred Albright and Claire Lecocq)

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Godfrey and Tod - Concert and Open Mic

Godfrey and Tod

Saturday, January 26, 2019

After Godfrey and Tod's first set there will be an open mic! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, if you'd like a back up band, and what songs. 2-3 songs each depending on numbers. 

Calgary Irish Cultural Center, 6452 35 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 1S4

Doors at 7:00pm

Show at 7:30pm

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Godfrey & Tod Biography

Godfrey & Tod are a traditional acoustic duo from Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Treaty 7). Through their performances on guitar, resonator, mandolin and 5-string banjo, they bring the past to life in songs and stories. A Godfrey & Tod concert runs the gamut of the old-time repertoire - from the cowboy songs of Alberta to the ballads of Appalachia; from ragtime mandolin to banjo breakdowns; from well-worn fiddle tunes to the intricate parlour guitar styles of the 19th century. Much of their songs are learned from the crackling sounds of 78 records and classic field recording collections. Their music echoes with the sounds and styles of pre-bluegrass folk masters like Hobart Smith, Clarence Ashley, Wilf Carter, The Romaniuk Family, The Dallas String Band, Dock Boggs, E. C. Ball and many more. By combining their surnames, they tip their hat to songster duos from the early days of recording, groups like Burnett & Rutherford and Darby & Tarlton.

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John Reischman and the Jaybirds

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Calgary Irish Cultural Center, 6452 35 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 1S4

Doors at 7:00pm

Show at 7:30pm

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John Reischman and the Jaybirds Biography

Like the powerful mandolinist and composer at its helm, John Reischman and the Jaybirds fashion a stylish take on bluegrass that seamlessly blends original songs and instrumentals with Appalachian old-time music for a truly unique band sound. Now in their 20th year, with seven acclaimed albums and two Juno nominations, the Jaybirds are simultaneously innovative and unadorned, sophisticated and stripped-down, happily old-fashioned and 21st-century contemporary.

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Chris Jones and the Night Drivers

Chris Jones Bluegrass

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Chris Jones and the Night Drivers in concert with Daytime Workshop

 

Calgary Irish Cultural Center, 6452 35 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 1S4

Doors at 7:00pm

Show at 7:30pm

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Chris Jones Biography

Chris Jones is a quadruple threat as a singer, a songwriter, a guitarist, and, thanks to his role hosting SiriusXMs Bluegrass Junction, as one of the most widely heard broadcasting voices in bluegrass music. His immediately recognizable voice, warm sense of humor and abundance of talent have combined to make him one of the musics most distinctive personalities, and one of its strongest artists.

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The John Lowell Trio in Concert

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Friday, April 5th, 2019 

The Foothills Bluegrass Society is proud to Present The John Lowell Trio April 6th 2019 at Irish Culture Centre.  They will be holding workshops earlier in the day (details to come), and a concert that night starting 7:30 PM.

Calgary Irish Cultural Center, 6452 35 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 1S4

Doors at 7:00pm

Show at 7:30pm

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John Lowell is a trailblazing singer/songwriter from Montana. He has become increasingly popular throughout the United States, Canada and Europe from touring with his own John Lowell Band in addition to the Growling Old Men. John is a triple threat as an accomplished flatpicker, skilled songwriter and talented vocalist.

John tours constantly and appeared in 2018 at the Vancouver Folk Festival as well as stops in Radium Hot Springs and Edmonton for the Northern Circle Bluegrass Society. His John Lowell Band has toured Germany, Switzerland, Poland and the Czech Republic for five years and will be returning in 2019. In January and February, John and Ben Winship will be touring Arizona, Colorado and Utah for a Growling Old Men winter tour, where they hope to add some skiing to the music. Hes also an in demand instructor and has taught guitar, vocals, songwriting and singing classes at Sore Fingers Camp in the UK, Sorrento and He Ho Ha in Canada and the Montana Fiddle Camp. This October he was a featured instructor at Gillbilly, and will be returning to the Montana Fiddle Camp next summer. In the spring, he will return to Sore Fingers for his 6 th time a record. (His students honored him with a Sore Fingers toilet seat for his 5 th session he cant wait to see what happens this year.)

John has appeared on the cover of Flatpicking and Acoustic Guitar magazines, on television and radio programs and his music is featured on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations.

He's currently recording a new CD of duets with long-time friends including John Reischman, Jeremy Garrett, Ron Block, Chris Coole, Ben Somers, Joe Walsh, Jason Thomas, Claire Lynch, Becky Buller, Chris Jones, Greg Cahill, Missy Raines, Darol Anger, Joe Newberry, Andy Hall, Joy Adams and Bill Payne (scheduled to be released in spring of 2019).

You can read more about John at www.JohnLowell.com, or on Facebook at John Lowell (Official).