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.
“"[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
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... )
Here's Hal Curties with his new guitar. Looks like he might even know a bit about how to play it...
James Prescott performing solo...
Our good friend Ron Casat in better times....
The inimitable Tom Lewis. May we cross paths once again!