FRIDAY NOVEMBER 17.     Lynne Hanson (Ottawa) 

                                         plus opener My Son Ted (Calgary)


We are happy to welcome Lynne Hanson to a first appearance at the Rocky.  Lynne has toured the US, Europe and the UK, either solo or with her band The Good Intentions. She’s showcased in Austin, TX and Memphis, TN, toured in support of Grammy nominated artists Gretchen Peters and Steve Forbert, and opened for Grammy-award winning guitar legend Albert Lee. She received a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination in 2009 and won the prestigious Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award in 2010.


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“"[Lynne Hanson] seems headed for that revered territory inhabited by seasoned songwriters such as Nancy Griffith, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mary Gauthier or Lucinda Williams."”

 

— Barry Hammond - Penguin Eggs


My Son Ted (formerly known as Tir Na Nog) has charmed audiences in Calgary and southern Alberta with its brand of Celtic eclectic folk rock fusion since the band's inception in 1999. With a combination of original songs, traditional material and esoteric interpretations of some oft-heard pieces, My Son Ted loves to energize and uplift.

 

                                                                                                                         


Schedule for the 2017-2018 Season:


September 22      Barry Luft + Horizon Ridge


October 20           The Wardens + Horizon Ridge


November 17       Lynne Hanson + My Son Ted


December 1         Cori Brewster and Christie Simmons


January 19           Robbie Burns Night with Mercat Cross & Graham Tait


February 16         Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald


March 16             Saint Patrick's Night with Hazel Grey & The Hubcaps


April 13                The Heebee-Jeebees


May 11                 Season Closer with The Rocky resident performers


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The winner of our 2016-17 instrument raffle was Mr. Hal Curties. Thanks very much to all those who purchased raffle tickets - it's really a great way to help with bringing great talent to the Rocky year after year! 


Thanks to Steve Goodchild for the donation of the fine guitar!!

( and congratulations to Hal... )

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Here's Hal Curties with his new guitar. Looks like he might even know a bit about how to play it... 



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James Prescott performing solo...


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Our good friend Ron Casat in better times....



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The inimitable Tom Lewis. May we cross paths once again!