Saturday, January 26, 2019
Calgary Irish Cultural Center, 6452 35 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 1S4
Doors at 7:00pm
Show at 7:30pm
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.