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