Russell deCarle / T. Buckley
Saturday November 16, 2019
The Russell deCarle Trio plays an eclectic mix of blues, jazz, country & western, Latin music, R&B and western swing, which may surprise those who remember deCarle as the lead vocalist and bassist of the iconic Canadian country roots band Prairie Oyster. The truth is, though, that Prairie Oyster was always more than a “country” band, and deCarle’s warm, burnished and intimate voice has always honoured an eclectic range of songs. No stranger to awards and accolades; deCarle’s “Oyster years” earned six Junos, more than a dozen Canadian Country Music Awards and enough gold, platinum and # 1 records to fill a living room wall.
T. Buckley Trio opens – T. Buckley’s songs blow across the prairies like a Nor’easter hanging on to their creator as he storms into the Calgary scene. Sprinkling bits of eastcoast lore seemed natural to Buckley, a Calgary native, considering his extended clan was still making music in those parts. Like the wave of Maritimers who’d left home for the promise of the West, Buckley fused those distinct regions of Canada in his early compositions, producing two albums as frontman of his trio.
Doors open – 7: PM Opening act: 7:50 Feature Act: 9:00 (approximately)