Chatter – a quick recap for The SteelDrivers, Tanya Tucker, Aaron Pritchett and Walterdale’s Doll’s House

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Tickets nearly sold out for SteelDrivers

When it comes to bluegrass The SteelDrivers are king. This gritty five-piece Nashville band weaves mandolin, guitar, banjo, bass and fiddle into a thing of beauty.

They are heading to the Arden Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 14 with their latest release, The Muscle Shoals Recording. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Charts and earned them the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album.

The fivesome has hit its stride as an outstanding group. Join them for one of their most exciting performances of the decade.

Showtime is 7:30 p.m. The Arden is located at 5 St. Anne Street. Tickets for the nearly sold-out show are $42. Call 780-459-1542 or at http://www.ticketmaster.ca

Tanya Tucker and Aaron Pritchett

Farmfair International is one of Northland’s biggest events attracting big name country artists to the Edmonton Expo Centre Roadhouse.

This year headliner Tanya Tucker and Aaron Pritchett plan to rip it up with their trademark vocals on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Still a force on stage, Tucker has not lost any of the infamous rasp and sass that made her one of the most respected female vocalists in country music. Since she broke into the industry at the ripe old age of 13 singing Delta Dawn, Tucker has notched 23 Top 40 albums.

And Pritchett is a dynamic artist that has sustained a loyal fan base through some great songwriting, a charismatic on-stage personality and an inexhaustible supply of energy.

Tickets are available at http://www.ticketmaster.ca

A Doll’s House

Walterdale Theatre throws open its season with the classic Henrik Ibsen play A Doll’s House. Set in 1879 in a small Norwegian town, this play is significant because it deals with the fate of married women, who at the time in Norway lacked the resources of their male-dominated counterparts.

In this production director Alex Hawkins, former University of Alberta drama professor, questions not only our double standards, but also society’s casual value judgments.

The production features Nicole English, Leslie Caffaro, Tim Marriott, Marsha Amanova, Dave Wolkowksi and Dale Wilson.

A Doll’s House runs Oct 11 to 21 at Walterdale Theatre, 10322 – 83 Ave. Tickets are $15 to $20. Call 780-420-1757 or online at http://www.tixonthesquare.ca

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Anna Borowiecki

Anna Borowiecki joined the St. Albert Gazette in 2000. She reports on local people and events in the arts, entertainment and food industry. She also writes general news and features.