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Title:
Windy City Opry with Dave McCann and the Mayhemmingways
When:
Wed, Sep 13
Where:
The Slice - Lethbridge
Category:
Country

Description

Time: 8 p.m.

Cover:$10

Hey everyone! Check out this month's edition of the Windy City Opry! We have the extraordinary Mayhemingways all the way from Ontario, and local songmaster, also originating from Ontario, Dave McCann. We're all in for a real treat this month! Show starts promptly at 8pm. $10 cover and excellent door prizes to be won. Door prizes are donated by our generous sponsors at Blueprint Entertainment, Catwalk Salon and Spa and the Chin Up Record Club on CKXU 88.3fm. Big thanks for everyone's continued support of these Opry events! Without you these wouldn't be possible. Read on to learn more about this month's acts:

DAVE MCCANN

Born in Toronto and raised in Peterborough, Ontario, Dave found his musical roots when he relocated West to Calgary, Alberta twenty years ago and started Dave McCann and the Ten Toed Frogs. They released three critically acclaimed recordings “Woodland Tea”, “Country Medicine” and “Shoot The Horse” (a live recording captured at the historic Sidetrack Cafe, one of Alberta’s fondest and long gone venues). 2009 brought a name change and took Dave McCann and the Firehearts to Nashville to record with Americana guitar icon and producer Will Kimbrough (Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Mavis Staples, Todd Snider). The resulting work “Dixiebluebird” was released a year later and brought rave reviews. “Dixiebluebird” was a benchmark recording for Dave McCann and the Firehearts and it is clear to see “Circle of Light” shares the same optimistic charms.

MAYHEMINGWAYS

Mayhemingways are an eclectic and full-sounding duo from the musical hotbed of Peterborough, Ontario. They describe their sound as fuzz-folk with bluegrass, Cajun, and Celtic influences. Lead singer Benj Rowland plays accordion, banjo, guitar and tenor guitar while holding down the bass with foot pedals. Josh Fewings plays drums, percussion and adds back-up vocals.

In 2017 they completed a cross-Canada tour with Joel Plaskett and his father Bill, as their opening act and backing band. Including stops at The National Arts Centre in Ottawa and the famed Massey Hall in Toronto. Later this year they will once again tour their country and will also head to Europe for the first time in October and November.

“Mind-bending and original music with deep roots in the tradition of dark North American folk.” -Tom Wilson of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings & Lee Harvey Osmond.

Mayhemingways tour Canada as much as they can. Like bands of old, rolling down highways and back roads, building an old school fan base across the nation.

Their first full-length album “Hunter St Blues” was released Spring 2016 and was produced and engineered in Nanton, AB by Steve Loree (Ian Tyson, Corb Lund, Petunia). The album followed up to their first EP from 2013 engineered by James McKenty (Blue Rodeo, Cuff the Duke, The Weber Brothers) at old school house near Peterborough.

Dave McCann and The Firehearts hit the stage at Southern Alberta's local music haunt....The Slice. It's been a while, hope to see you all out!

 
www.davemccann.com

Dave McCann and the Firehearts light up the stage at the Slice in Lethbridge on Saturday June 4. Hope to see you out and about at one of Southern Alberta's finest live music haunts.

The long and rolling lines of moon-lit silence that stretch across the Great Northern Plains. The spirit that folds the beautiful, sweeping, haunted, wind-torn hills of Blackfoot Country. This is the medicine that marks the fifth, full length release from Dave McCann and the Firehearts. Produced in collaboration with alt-rock songsmith Leeroy Stagger and built at The Rebeltone Ranch in Southern Alberta, “Circle of Light” brings an aggressive evolution of Blues-tinged Southern Roots that unleashes the scorching honesty of pure hand-built Rock and Roll.
The recording kicks off with the unshakable jolt of “Wooden Wings” and winds its way through new musical terrain. New songs defined by their dynamic lyrical force, solid musicianship and a collaborative, creative spontaneity that finds itself the grounding force behind the recent release. Originally slated as a stripped down acoustic effort “Circle of Light” crept it’s way beyond the folk quality and twang based statements of previous efforts to a renewed, saturated, almost elemental sound. A slight sonic departure that doesn’t completely abandon history. Fans will still feel the old sparks from “Beautiful Road” and the Soul-bent acoustic warmth of “Lend Myself to Love”. Given the sonics and the song craft on “Circle of Light” this recording will widen the universal hold with audiences for Dave McCann and The Firehearts.
Gaining ground as regional luminaries in the Western Canadian roots-rock scene, Dave and the Firehearts have always given fame the backseat to the idea of making creativity and musical impact a priority. They have shared the stage with many great artists over the years, Willie P. Bennett, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Neko Case, Naomi Shelton, Melanie Safka, Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer, Joe Pug, Kieran Kane, The Skydiggers, Geoff Muldaur and more. The Firehearts’ line up is based on long time guitarist Dave Bauer, multi instrumentalist Peter Loughlin on the Bass, Piano and Guitar, Tim Williams on the Drums and acclaimed slide guitar wizard Charlie Hase on the pedal steel. The band is based in Calgary, Alberta.
Born in Toronto and raised in Peterborough, Ontario, Dave found his musical roots when he relocated West to Calgary, Alberta twenty years ago and started Dave McCann and the Ten Toed Frogs. They released three critically acclaimed recordings “Woodland Tea”, “Country Medicine” and “Shoot The Horse” (a live recording captured at the historic Sidetrack Cafe, one of Alberta’s fondest and long gone venues). 2009 brought a name change and took Dave McCann and the Firehearts to Nashville to record with Americana guitar icon and producer Will Kimbrough (Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Mavis Staples, Todd Snider). The resulting work “Dixiebluebird” was released a year later and brought rave reviews. “Dixiebluebird” was a benchmark recording for Dave McCann and the Firehearts and it is clear to see “Circle of Light” shares the same optimistic charms.

 Mayhemingways
http://mayhemingways.wordpress.com

Benj Rowland-Vocals, guitar, accordion, banjo, bass pedals
Josh Fewings- Drums, Vocals

Mayhemingways push traditional songs and sounds in a new direction with a full two-piece show. Country mixes with Cajun, Celtic with bluegrass, and beyond, all in one performance. Benj Rowland and Buster Fewings hail from Peterborough, a rich musical community in Central Ontario. Rowland sings and plays accordion, guitar, and banjo as the tune suits, while holding down the bass with foot pedals. While Buster provides percussive accompaniment and harmonies. Suitable for shows from mellow house shows to larger bars and halls.

Venue

The SliceMap
Venue:
The Slice   -   Website
Street:
314 - 8th Street South
ZIP:
T1J 2J6
City:
Lethbridge
State:
AB
Country:
Country: ca

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