On Oct. 20, another of Saskatchewan’s Own, Belle Plaine, will perform at the E. A. Rawlinson Centre.
Although she has been singing since she was a very young child and performing in her hometown of Fosston throughout her growing up years, she is a relative newcomer to the Canadian music scene.
Her first CD, Notes from a Waitress was launched on Jan. 27, 2012 and she’s been going strong ever since. Immediately after the CD launch she started a 16-month tour across Canada that ended in April of this year.
A Belle Plaine concert is a mix of her original music which spans the musical spectrum from folk to country to jazz and some of her favourite cover tunes. She will be performing with Anna Rose, whose harmonies create a beautiful blend of the two exceptional voices.
Also on stage will be bassist, Beth Curry and Jeremy Sauer on vocals, organ, piano, accordion and banjo.
In the short time since the release of her CD, Belle Plaine has caught the attention of the music world. In 2013 she was invited by the Juno committee to perform at the announcement ceremony for the 2013 Juno nominees in Toronto. Tickets for her concert are available at the Box Office (306 765 1270) or on line at www.earawlinsoncentre.ca
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A high energy concert featuring Prince Edward Island’s Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys takes place on Oct. 23.
This award-winning group plays old time roots music featuring Gordie on fiddle, Peter McCann on guitar and Thomas Webb and Mark Geddes on several other instruments. Added to the instrumental music are great bluegrass vocals and thrilling step dancing provided by Gordie who has been dubbed Crazy Legs.
The band has received two Music PEI awards in 2011 for Roots/Traditional Group of the Year and Instrumental Recording of the Year, and was nominated for Roots/Traditional Group Recording at the 2011 ECMAs. Following these successes, the band has secured two international tours, one to New England and one to the UK.
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This is a reminder to mark Oct. 27 on your calendar. Everyone is welcome to this free event at the E.A. Rawlinson Centre which celebrates both the 10th anniversary of the building as well the vibrant arts community in Prince Albert.
The event runs from 1PM to 4PM. Stay tuned for a full description of this community event which includes an announcement of a new Prince Albert Arts Board Initiative,
See you in the theatre.