The 2014/2015 Season (the Rocky's 40th season) starts on Friday September 19, 2014 and winds up on May 1, 2015 with a 40th Anniversay celebration. Please note that the Robbie Burns Night is now confirmed for Friday Jan 16, 2015 (i.e. a week earlier than the previously published date).
Our next concert on Friday November 14 features Canadian Folk Music Award nominees West My Friend from Victoria BC, also Calgary's The Jansen Sisters. Lots more information and web links below.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19. The Steve Fisher Bluegrass Band (Alberta)
Bluegrass, folk, fiddle tunes and swing from some of Calgary's most accomplished bluegrass and celtic performers. Members of the band are Fred Mallette on banjo and vocals, Erik Smistad on upright bass and vocals, Scott Duncan on fiddle, and Steve Fisher on guitar and vocals.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 17. Bob Evans (Saskatchewan)
A very welcome return visit by award winning guitarist, singer and all round entertainer Bob Evans. Among many other achievements, Bob was the 2003 U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion. He combines an eclectic mix of contemporary finger-style guitar and traditional roots music with a warm vocal style, tilted sense of humour and down to earth stage presence to provide a refreshing performance experience for music lovers in general. Definitely not just for "guitar geeks".
"Bob effuses the melodic spirit of Chet Atkins and the fiery verve of Tommy Emmanuel with his own sense of humour here. Never self indulgent, each track is quick to the richly spirited and melodic chase.”
Penguin Eggs Magazine
“I consider Bob Evans to be one of Canada’s National Guitar Playing Treasures. Bob plays MELODY – great melodies – some original, some time-honoured – all concisely and thoughtfully arranged and played with an easy flowing groove. You can listen to Bob Evans’ playing all day............”
Randy Finney – President & Founder, fingerstyleguitar.ca.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 14. West My Friend (Victoria BC)
plus The Jansen Sisters (Calgary)
"West My Friend offers a sound of true Canadiana achieved via extraordinary musicianship. Eden Oliver's vocals are powerfully eclectic, bridging the gap
This album is a rare gem that brings together the best of so many things... there's echoes of old world klezmer music, anthems that soar like Broadway show tunes, and vocal harmonies that would be envy of the best old-time bluegrass bands. It's all wrapped up with beautiful mandolin and accordion notes that have me hitting the repeat button.
Jo-Ann Roberts: Host, All Points West, CBC Radio One
FRIDAY JANUARY 16. Robbie Burns Night with Jim Hutchens, piper Robert Henderson and more. Haggis included!
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20 TBA
FRIDAY MARCH 20. St. Patrick's Celebration. Details TBA
FRIDAY APRIL 17. Eileen McGann
FRIDAY MAY 1. 40th Anniversary Party