Shirt Tearing Boys
8:00 PM Sat Feb 21, 2015
At Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill Ave
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A Woody Guthrie memory from the early 20’s – carefree schoolboys escaping the heat and boredom of summer, shedding garments as they race to a cool, refreshing swimming hole. An innocent image from an era when lonesome country tunes spilled out of muffled tube radios. Acoustic blues channeled the pain of hard working folks. And jazz-infused tunes filled crowded Saturday night dance halls with laughter and hope.
Cool, refreshing musical moments of the last century are the heart and soul of Shirt Tearing Boys. Toe-tapping little gems picked up along the dirt roads of our collective past. The Boys (and Girls) dust off tunes penned by likes of Loesser, Tillman, Wills and Walker. Mixed with a dash of original tunes for good measure and infused with lively, fun spirit creates a refreshing musical blend that transports listeners to an almost forgotten, yet very familiar place.
About these fine musicians:
Singer extraordinaire with Ottawa trio Finest Kind and accomplished on upright bass & claw hammer banjo, Ann can be heard live and on recordings with Sneezy Waters, The Old Sod Band, among many others.
Fred doesnt like to talk about music in the past tense (Fat Man Waving, Ian Tamblyn, Hammerheads, Lynn Miles, et al). He just plays the dobro beautifully.
Once an essential ingredient of the Toasted Westerns, Sally is known around town for her smokin’ jazz and blues backing herself on keyboards, accordion and clarinet but not all at once. Quirky, sad, irreverent and blissed out – experience the many moods of Sally.
Banjo-ist, songwriter (six albums and over 500 songs), teller of tall tales. Please dont laugh at his stories it only encourages him.
Melodic stories delivered with his bari-tony voice are the stock & trade of singer/songwriter and guitarist Tony, now with two CDs under his belt and many more tunes in his head.
Folks may know George from his Black Donnelly days or currently mining Tin Pan Alley and early jazz favourites with the Lazy River Swing Band. George serves up delicious fiddle riffs along with tasteful harmonica pieces to surprise & delight the senses.
Tickets are $20. Purchase online from this website, at the OFC or at the door.
Door open at 7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm.
Come along for a magical evening and support our very talented local performers.