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 Jone and The Night Drivers Workshop
  • 1:00 - 2:30 - Instrument workshops on bass, mandolin, banjo and guitar (all levels)
  • 30 minute break
  • 3:00 - 4:30 - Ensemble workshop, song arrangement, harmony singing and performance arts

A wide ranging session of Q and A, performance and teaching.

  • Price: $50.00 (all proceeds go to the Artists)
  • Location: Calgary Irish Cultural Center , 6452 35 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 1S4 (CA).
  • Date Time: Saturday, February 23rd, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
  • What to Bring? Notebook and recording device
  • How to register? Send request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Chris Jones Biography

Whether it’s in the studio or on stage, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers are making some of the most distinctively elegant yet driving music to be heard anywhere today. 

The band is led by Chris’ soulful lead-singing, songwriting, and solid rhythm and lead guitar. Chris boasts extensive performance credits as a sideman with artists like Lynn Morris, Vassar Clements, Special Consensus, Dave Evans, Earl Scruggs, and the acclaimed Irish band The Chieftains. Ashby Frank is playing mandolin on this tour, one of bluegrass music’s premier mandolin players, who has played with the Earls of Leicester, The Lonesome River Band, Mountain Heart, Special Consensus, and others. Jon Weisberger, whose playing has made him a sought-after fill-in bass player in Nashville with The Del McCoury Band, the Roland White Band, Larry Cordle, and others, anchors the band’s strong rhythmic foundation. Newest member, Gina Furtado, a driving and innovative banjo player, and another contributor of original material, hails from Front Royal, VA. Mountain Home recently signed her as a solo artist as well, releasing her critically acclaimed album, “True Colors.”

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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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Over the Moon

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

Doors at 7:00pm

Show at 7:30pm

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Over the Moon Biography

Canadian roots/swing duo Over The Moon's Suzanne Levesque and Craig Bignell are awarding multi-instrumentalists/vocalists that met, fell in love, got married and discovered their voices blend so well together that people often tear up upon hearing them sing.

Living on a ranch in the foothills of Alberta's Rocky Mountains, it's inevitable there will be a strong sense of place- and the rhythms of the land when you start to make music. When the couple released their debut album, the resonances were there for all to hear. reflecting the pulse of life, lived in a territory that is both dirt-hard rugged and beautiful.

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Opener: Rotary Park

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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).

 

 

 

 

Northern Alberta Bluegrass Showcase - Bix Mix Boys and Whitemud Drive

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Saturday, June 1st, 2018

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

Doors at 7:00pm

Show at 7:30pm

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Bix Mix Boys Biography

The Bix Mix Boys are one of Canada's most talented bluegrass bands. They focus on the highest quality of music, both vocally and instrumentally. While keeping the tradition of bluegrass alive, they want to bring their unique, Canadian interpretation to the genre and put on an entertaining stage show.

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Whitemud Drive Biography

Whitemud Drive (WMD) plays bluegrass music using the traditional instruments of guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, dobro and bass. They play original songs and covers from a variety of traditional and progressive bluegrass bands. Influences include artists such as Bill Monroe, Tony Rice, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs & Hot Rize.

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