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Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys to play everything from Celtic to rockabilly music

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If you are in the mood for fleet fingered Maritime  fiddle playing, and some fast footed dancing, then you won’t want to miss Gordie McKeeman and His Rhythm Boys at the Geomatic Attic, Wednesday, Nov. 8.

Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys play the Geomatic Attic, Nov. 8. Photo by Mark Maryanovich
 The Charlottetown based fiddle player and his band, guitarist Peter Cann, upright bassist/ banjo player Thomas Webb and drummer /bassist Jason Burbine, have played everywhere but Lethbridge since making an impression at the South Country Fair several years ago. They’ve done a lot since then.

“I think that was the last time we were there. We’ve released two CDs then and we’ve toured a lot. We’ve toured in India and  the UK,” said MacKeeman, enjoying a couple days off in Fort MacMurray, where the band is set to play next.

They enjoy playing India and the United Kingdom.

“India was definitely interesting. We were playing the Nomatch festival. They liked us,” MacKeeman said.

“ And we always enjoy playing the United Kingdom,” he said, adding they are planning to take some time off after this Western Canadian tour to write a new album.

 Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys are more than just about Celtic music, the show has expanded to include their diverse musical tastes.

“Originally it was an instrumental show based around my Maritime fiddle playing but we also love rockabilly and country music and folk music, so we expanded it to include those too. So everyone gets to show their individual interests. We play a high energy show including rockabilly, rock and roll, blues,” he said.

 They also  enjoy putting their own spin on popular covers including Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers “King’s Highway.”

“ We were already playing that before he passed because it is on our last album. We love his music. We think if you’re going to do a cover you should put your own twist on it, so becomes not just a cover, but a tribute,” he said.

Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys play the Geomatic Attic at 8 p.m Nov. 8. Tickets are $37.50.

— By Richard Amery,L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Sunday, 05 November 2017 12:11 )  
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