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Ray Elliott Band and Tanner James at Underground Cafe
April 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
The Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Society
is pleased to present:
Ray Elliott Band with Tanner James
Apr. 15th at the Underground Cafe
430 20 St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X4
Doors 7pm – Show 8pm
Thanks to our hospitatly sponsor Black Bridge Brewery
Ray Elliott Band (Saskatoon)
Once there was a boy named Ray Elliott from the Rocky Mountains of Alberta right near the great divide. The mountains would speak, he would write and this was how it was to be. The boy grew to man and found he would have to leave the mountains. To the prairies he would go and this was how it was to be. He would find his home near the North Saskatchewan River Saskatoon. There he found others, they would play the music of the prairies, but the man always carried the mountains with him too. People would ask the man what music do you sing and play on your guitar? People call it folk rock or alt country the man would reply, knowing when they heard it they would have their own names for the sounds they heard. The others played pedal steel, bass, Dobro guitar, accordion and drums. Songs that change like the weather in the mountains or flow free like waves on wheat fields in the wind, nothing too complicated, simple really, something to connect with, an experience to be shared. The man was content with this. Tales of us all in this Great Lone Land, this is who we are.
Tanner James (Calgary)
Tanner James comes from a long line of peasant farmers, trail riders, elk hunters, alcoholics and agriculture salesmen, the perfect pedigree for a folk singer. He is one of the last great Canadian storytellers, who is proud to carry on the oral storytelling tradition. His songs are about the people he meets and places he’s been. They are gut-wrenchingly funny and heartbreakingly confessional. He can move an audience around and make them laugh and cry within minutes.