A Taste of Shady Grove - Live Outdoor and Drive In Concert

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Sundre Pro Rodeo Grounds, Sundre Alberta

From 12pm - 6pm

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The Foothills Bluegrass Music Society and Sundre Pro Rodeo are proud to announce a live Bluegrass music event.

Join us Sept 26 at the Sundre Pro Rodeo Grounds for an outdoor and drive-in concert. The concert will run from noon until 6PM and feature some of Alberta’s best Bluegrass and Roots musicians.
To comply with Provincial Covid-19 regulations attendance will be limited and tickets will only available prior to the event. This is going to be a different but exciting experience for us, in support of grassroots acoustic music in Alberta. Please watch our Facebook page or our website for more details.

Lineup and Schedule

  • The Buggs - 12:00-12:50
  • Bix Mix Boys - 1:00-1:50
  • Allan and Arnell - 2:00-2:50
  • GoaskEarl - 3:00- 3:50
  • Al Christie Band - 4:00-4:50
  • Steve Fisher Band - 5:00-5:50

 

 

Band Bios 

     

     

    The Buggs

    The Buggs

    12:00-12:50

    Mo Woodward (Guitar)
    Mo (Maureen) has been involved in the Calgary music scene for several years. She is a strong vocalist bringing her throaty ‘blue’ voice to bear in the heart felt tunes she brings to the Bugs.

    Al La Monaca (Banjo)
    A Calgary-born musician and a mainstay of the Calgary bluegrass scene for decades. Al has been playing guitar, banjo and dobro in bluegrass bands, duos and trios; Stray Dawgs, Rock Bottom, Hothouse Bluegrass Band (opened for Alison Kraus in Calgary) and Wheatland County (kicked off the very first Edmonton Folk Festival in 1978) to name a few.

    Cedric Blary
    He has appeared as a soloist with the Prime Time Big Band and with Alberta Winds performing the Alberta première of Black Dog by Scott McAllister. Cédric also sings bass in the award-winning a cappella quartet The Heebee-Jeebees and has played in orchestras accompanying Diana Krall, Marvin Hamlisch.

    Amber-Lynn Yourke
    Amber-Lynn grew up singing with her dad but did not find her love of bluegrass music until a fateful experience at Sorrento 2002 (Nimblefingers) when a generous teacher lent her a beautiful mandolin and the rest is history! Amber-Lynn loves music that is raw, real and affects her deeply, and dedicates her playing to touching the hearts of her listeners."

    Boh Woodward
    Boh Woodward is a veteran musician on several instruments and was a member of one of Alberta’s best loved bluegrass groups; the Hothouse Bluegrass Band. Boh is a multi-instrumentalist, playing bass, mandolin, and guitar, for The Buggs.

     

    Bix Mix

    Bix Mix Boys

    1:00-1:50

    More than ten years ago, each member of The Bix Mix Boys had met over various jams and festivals in different bands throughout Alberta. Opportunity struck when a number of those bands dissolved, and late night jams lead to the formation of a new band. Wanting to respect the roots of bluegrass, they chose the name The Bix Mix Boys after one of the biscuit products from the Martha White flour company - Martha White is known for sponsoring bluegrass acts such as Flatt and Scruggs, Hot Rize and Rhonda Vincent (just to name a few).

     

    Allan and Arnell

    Allan and Arnell

    2:00-2:50

    Alberta musicians Jane Allan & Lance Arnell can play a song that will bring back a memory, inspire an adventure and warm your spirits. Acoustic instruments compliment their tasteful vocals in a variety of musical styles: country, bluegrass-lite, folk, roots and a growing collection of their original tunes. They`ve performed at a variety of venues:  community events, gallery openings, corporate functions, Stampede breakfasts, train rides, cowboy poetry festivals, and a multitude of house concerts and campfires while on the trail. If you're searching for music that will take you to the blue sky prairies, into the rugged mountains for some fresh air or around a campfire to hear a tall tale then listen to the music of Allan & Arnell.

     

    GoaskEarl

    GoaskEarl

    3:00-3:50

    GoaskEarl is a very versatile band that is no stranger to many genres of music, the members have played in various bands over the years, covering blues, country, rock, pop, and of course bluegrass. All of this combined is GoAskEarl! We are an energetic group with five vocalists, some of which play more than one instrument, and all members deliver harmonies intertwined into original and cover material.  Our members include Brad Lindberg on banjo and guitar, Jack Loree on dobro and guitar, Bruce Leinan on fiddle and mandolin, Keith Uyeno on stand up bass, and Carolin McBrien on guitar. With over 100 years combined experience in performing festivals, clubs, and events in Canada and the U.S., with a couple of the members in bands such as Restless Lester and Tragically Hick, we strive to combine our individual talents and uniqueness to create a fun, good show with music we know you will enjoy!

     

    Al Christia Band

    Al Christie Band

    4:00-4:50

    Allen Christie is one of Alberta's premiere Roots artists. His singing, song writing and guitar playing are perfectly framed by some of the best musicians in Alberta to create a superb live performance. He's perfected his addictive blend of roots, country and folk to create a deeply personal sound that is unmistakably Albertan..and he might throw in some banjo or mandolin for good measure. He sings  with an authenticity that comes from growing up in rural Alberta. His warm delivery of self-penned gems and sense of humor has endured him to audiences across the continent, from Ft. Worth to Inuvik and from Vancouver to Halifax. Allen currently lives north of Caroline Alberta with his dog and whatever wildlife happen into the yard. The door is always open, the coffee is always on and there is always music playing…

     

    Steve Fisher

    Steve Fisher Band

    5:00-5:50 

    Steve Fisher - guitar and vocals
    Steve has been a mainstay of the acoustic music scene in Alberta for more than three decades as a lead vocalist, guitarist and band leader. A frequent performer at many festivals and clubs across western Canada and the U.S. Pacific Northwest, Steve is also a well respected acoustic guitar teacher. He has performed with Rocky Road, The Hot House Bluegrass Band, The Sheep River Rounders, Restless Lester, Chris Stevens, Jenny Lester, Lizzy Hoyt, Connie Kaldor, John Reischman and many others. From January 2011 until September 2015 he was the host of Fire On The Mountain, a weekly bluegrass show on the CKUA Radio Network.

    Fred Mallette - banjo and vocals
    Fred is one of Albertaʼs busiest and most experienced musicians. Since 1975 he has worked continually in the music industry as a singer and instrumentalist on guitar, banjo and lap steel and as an accompanist, session musician and band leader. Since 2000 he has been a member of the house band at The Saturday Night Special Folk Club in Calgary.

    Al LaMonaca - dobro, guitar and vocals
    Al has been a prominent member of the Roots and Bluegrass music scene in Alberta for decades playing guitar, banjo and dobro in acoustic bands, duos and trios such as The Stray Dawgs, Rock Bottom, Hothouse Bluegrass Band (opened for Alison Krauss in Calgary) and Wheatland County (kicked off the very first Edmonton Folk Festival in 1978) to name a few.

    Dale Ulan - upright bass and vocals
    Dale has been a member of several notable Calgary area bluegrass bands including Crazy Bones, Widowmaker (with Craig Korth and Byron Myhre) and the Will White Band. He is also a highly sought after recording engineer and microphone technician.

    Jarred Albright - fiddle, mandolin and vocals
    Jarred is a multi-instrumentalist from Calgary. He got started on the violin at seven years old and music has been his focus ever since. Jarred first began playing classical music but switched styles to learn Celtic, old-tyme, and bluegrass before entering post-secondary to pursue jazz performance.