The Beard last Sunday and the Open Stage on Monday were both lots of fun. Dancers did the two-step to the Cajun sounds of godknowswhat on Sunday and danced to Deni Kahis’ singing and drumming on Monday. Monday was Red Bronson’s last day as our bartender, at least until the fall. He performed with Missy Burgess and a bunch of us as part of his send off. He also had some copies of Chloe Perault’s new CD (featuring Red on various instruments). BTW, Monday also featured are first break-dancing, banjo-playing, scat-singer.
Don’t forget the Terry Gillespie concert the Sunday. Also check out Terry on Chopper McKinnon’s CKCU radio show this Saturday at around 11:00 am. Terry Gillespie will be appearing with Terry Owen (on Sax). Terry Owen has honed his skills with some of the best R & B and Roots musicians in Canada and the United States. His tasteful, soulful playing has enabled Terry Owen to work with a diverse range of artists including the legendary Dutch Mason, Drew Nelson, Bo Diddley, The Platters, Percy Sledge and the Grammy nominated Queen Bee and the Blue Hornet Band. The Terrys will also be joined by master hand-drummer Jeffery Grosvenor.
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Terry Gillespie - photo by Susan Valyi
From England to Edmonton to Detroit to the Elmdale Tavern on Sunday, May 2, “musical shaman” Terry Gillespie has been testifying the blues for many a lonesome mile, and critics and audiences agree that he’s pretty damned good at it. A prophet of the southern blues in Eastern Ontario, and the recipient of many awards and much recognition, Terry is bringing Grammy-nominated Terry Owen and master hand drummer Jeffery Grosvenor with him to the Elmdale for what will no doubt be a memorable night of songs, storytelling, and, well, mojo!
by Hollis Morgan
The Spirit of Rasputins Beard two-stepped its way into history after an evening of solid entertainment from a terrific line-up of four great bands. Most of the evening my attention was focussed on the energy generated by the entertainers on the new, wonderful stage at the front of the Elmdale House Tavern. But when I looked around half-way through the night, there were smiling faces right to the back of the room and every table was full. The Beard is having a good run.
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Well I just got back from my Arizona biking holiday with “the boys”. The scenery was amazing. Just like the old western movies. The mountain biking was fun too, until I flew over the handle bars on the last day. I have bruises on my bruises. Ouch!
The Ian Tamblyn concert was a big success! Everyone got in, it was almost sold out. Good songs and storytelling. Jake’s got a bunch of pictures on his website: www.withflare.org/Images/SOR/2010-04-18%20SoR-Tamblyn (http://www NULL.withflare NULL.org/Images/SOR/2010-04-18%20SoR-Tamblyn)
This Sunday, we have the second Rasputin’s Beard. Four bands, no cover. I have never seen any of these bands, but that’s part of the fun. If the first Beard is any indication, this Sunday will be lots of fun.
- 7:00 – 7:30 Julie Element & The Elementals – folk/celtic
- 7:40 – 8:10 godknowswhat – celtic/folk and well…god knows!
- 8:20 – 8:50 Old Whiskey Road – alt country
- 9:00 – 9:30 Josh Taerk – a singer/songwriter from Toronto
Openings are still available for May 23rd and June 27th.
by Lynn Stevenson
Crushed in a corner with a capacity crowd, I wondered why I’d worried. Tickets hadn’t sold as quickly as expected, so new to ‘The Spirit’- I fretted. But when the night rolled round, Ian Tamblyn had packed the place and completely enthralled his audience. Despite the Sens game and the Junos, the Elmdale Tavern was jammed with devoted fans who hung on his words and laughed at his effortlessly delivered stories of places majestic and, well, less than so… From the open doors of lousy hotels in the middle of nowhere to the heartbreaking beauty of the North – Ian Tamblyn sings of experience. The man has been there and it shows.