The Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Society
is pleased to present:
The Willie Sons
March 4th at the Underground Cafe
430 20 St W, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0X4
$10 general admission. $8 ages 12-18. $5 under 12
Doors 7:30pm. Show 8:30pm
the willie sons
The Willie Sons are Reed Willison, Brendan Varcoe, Alf Epp, and Tyler Bergen. All Members hail from the Saskatoon area, each bringing a wide variety of professional experience.
Willison (guitar/lead vocals), a singer/songwriter who contributes the bulk of material to the group, together with Varcoe (upright bass/5 string banjo), a veteran musician of the 80’s rock era, balance their styles with the more contemporary leanings of Bergen (guitar/vocals) and the well established folk and bluegrass playing of Epp (mandolin/vocals). The result is a category-stretching blend of country, bluegrass, and gospel intended to entertain, embrace, and uplift.
The Willie Sons’ live performances are dynamic, energetic, and highly entertaining, as brotherly relationships on stage create a warm, inviting atmosphere for audience members. In addition to the songs by Willison and other members, The Willie Sons perform several covers, plus new arrangements of familiar gospel and bluegrass songs.
Families and jobs have kept the group to a small touring schedule – mostly throughout southern and central Saskatchewan – but with the release of their debut CD, the Willie Sons are eager to see what the future holds.