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
Doors at 7:00pm
Show at 7:30pm
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!