When: Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill Ave – Ottawa
Tickets $20 at the door or online at PayPal here… (https://www NULL.paypal NULL.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=L79WJBSAHHQUG)
April 1 concert is postponed
Spirit of Rasputin’s regrets to announce that the concert featuring Doug McArthur which was to take place at 8:00 pm on Saturday, April 1 at Westboro Masonic Hall has been postponed.
The concert has been rescheduled for the same venue on June 10.
Tickets already sold for the April 1 concert will be honoured on June 10. Spirit of Rasputin’s will be emailing ticket holders, who will have the option of keeping their tickets or receiving a refund.
We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you will join us to enjoy Doug’s music on June 10. Watch for his new CD Tears Like Rain.
Doug McArthur (http://dougmcarthur NULL.ca/) is continuing a long and colourful career on the folk scene as singer, writer and festival organizer. His songs have been performed and recorded by artists including Valdy, Stan Rogers, Garnet Rogers, Colleen Peterson and Nancy White.
His song “Tears Like Rain” was performed by Randy Bachman in the early days of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, and now re-emerges as the title track of Doug’s new CD. Reviewer Mike Regenstreif recalls hearing Doug’s own performance at a Montreal coffeehouse in the 1970’s: “It had opening lines, ‘Mr. Conductor, your train runs too slow, I paid for my ticket, I’m ready to Doug McArthur Pat Maher Tom Leighton go’ and a chorus, ‘Oh Lord, tears like rain, Linda’s got the blues again,’ that have stuck with me as an earworm for about 45 years.”
Regenstreif also cites as a highlight of the CD “The Big Canoe”, “a spokenword piece set against atmospheric music that draws on folkloric legends (or perhaps imagined folkloric legends) inspired by the river that runs through Wakefield, Quebec, the village north of Ottawa where Doug lives, and the Algonquin indigenous people who traditionally lived in the area.”