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with Willie MacCalder, June 2016

25 Jun Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments

My Buddy Norman Glowach and I really enjoy playing swing music, blues, Jazz, country, whatever.  This was the music we cut our teeth to in our formative years (early – mid 1970s) and so rarely get a chance to play much living in the time and place we do.  A few years back, we brought pianist extraordinaire Willie MacCalder to Yellowknife for some shows and workshops in the community, the Avens Home for Seniors now a regular stop as well.  Willie carries a formidable repertoire of blues and Jazz piano standards, performed in an understated manner but always the consummate showman.  When the trio gets together, we go deeper and deeper and the music gets better and better each time.

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Willie MacCalder and the Radium Kings at 2016 Beer Barge BAsh

This year we brought Willie up for 10 days, stretched out over 2 weekends and booked each Friday and Saturday night up with gigs. We performed at; the 2016 Beer Barge Bash, The Old Town Wood Yard Pub, The Cellar and at the Top Knight, where we were joined by Keith Shergold and Priscilla’s Revenge.

 

Old Town Woodyard Pub poster

Old Town Woodyard Pub poster

Top Knight poster

Top Knight poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the middle of all of that, we recorded 2 wonderful tracks at Norman’s Spirit Walker studio that really spotlight Willie’s piano and vocal stylings.  Plans are afoot to bring him back to YK again in the spring of 2017 to do more.

 

 


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