| Posted: Saturday, Sep 22, 2012 06:00 am
Peter Turland guests at LB’s
Bassist Peter Turland, best known for playing with rockabilly and blues bands on both sides of the Atlantic, is making his debut appearance at LB’s Pub this coming Tuesday night.
And for host Mark Ammar, it’s a feather in his cap. When Turland plays, all eyes are riveted to his hands.
Highly respected by peers, Turland has played with The Nervous Fellas, The Rockin’ Highliners, Harpdog Brown and the Bloodhounds, The Twisters, and Ray Condo and His Ricochets.
Turland brought renewed attention to his multi-faceted work after releasing Rollin’ and Tumblin’ Again, a record that brought him centre stage as a lead singer and guitar player.
He is currently an active member of Cousin Harley – one of Canada’s premier rockabilly-western swing bands as well as The Pete Turland Band.
Up-and-coming bass players covet his style and his animated interaction with other musicians makes him an in-demand player.
The open stage starts at 9 p.m. at 23 Akins Dr. No cover.
Discover music in a completely different way at the 18th annual Accordion Extravaganza running Sept. 28 to 30 at the South East Edmonton Seniors’ Centre.
All too often, people assume the box-like, bellows-driven musical instrument is for ethnic music only.
But St. Albert accordionist Denis Bourdon likes to point out that k.d. lang, the Beatles and Barenaked Ladies are among the numerous popular commercial artists who have featured the accordion.
“It’s an instrument people remember from days gone by. Some people are amazed by it, yet they hear it every day on the radio,” Bourdon said.
The three-day event hosts a Friday cabaret followed by Saturday-Sunday competitions, an open stage, a concert, workshops and a trade show.
Bourdon, scheduled for a 15-minute slot on the open stage, is getting into the spirit rehearsing polkas, waltzes, tango and bossa novas.
The Saturday night concert features accordionist comedian Corky Bennett and the team of Anthony and Valerie Rolando, a duo that picked up third prize in a world accordion competition.
Tickets for the Friday night cabaret are $10 at the door. The Saturday night concert is $20. Tickets are available at 780-420-1757 or online at www.tixonthesquare. Both events start at 7:30 p.m.