Saint John’s Imperial Theatre welcomes Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys this week on Thursday October 15th at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $22 for Subscribers, $25 for Adults, and $20 for Student RUSH. There are still some great seats available.
Once you’ve seen Gordie MacKeeman dance his way up a bass fiddle without missing a bow stroke on his own, you can never forget it. Imperial audiences in 2013 loved the PEI group’s combination of traditional bluegrass and fiddle music with Gordie’s “crazy legs” dancing. So they brought them back – this time on a double bill with their fellow Islanders, Vishtèn. For more than a decade Vishtèn has been spreading the joy of old time Acadian music while forging their own indie-folk-trad-fusion. The best kitchen party ever!
Gordie MacKeeman Maritime Tour
Promoting the release of their new recording, Laugh, Dance & Sing available now, Prince Edward Island roots-traditional quartet, Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys will tour the Maritimes and Western Canada this Fall.
Upcoming Maritime shows include:
Oct. 15 Saint John, NB Imperial Theatre
Oct. 16 Fredericton, NB Fredericton Playhouse
Oct. 17 Charlottetown, PE The MACK
Oct. 22 Pictou, NS deCoste Entertainment Centre
Oct. 23 Lunenburg, NS The Pearl Theatre
Oct. 24 Little Brooks, NS Elvina’s
Oct. 30 Annapolis Royal, NS Kings Theatre
Dec. 12 Truro, NS Marigold Cultural Centre
*All October shows are a co-headline bill with Acadian traditional group, Vishten with the exception of The MACK, Oct. 17 in Charlottetown.
For tickets and show details, visit: gordiemackeeman.com
Produced by Dale Murray, Laugh, Dance & Sing features 13 original songs and traditional tunes that excel in demonstrating the group’s infectious high-energy flair, crisp musicianship and rollicking rhythm and roots sound.
The band, featuring Gordie MacKeeman (fiddle, cello, acoustic guitar, feet percussion, vocals), Peter Cann (guitars, banjo, vocals), Thomas Webb (guitars, bass, banjo, steel guitar, vocals) and Mark Geddes (bass, percussion, mandolin, piano) weave together a refreshing mix of invigorating songs, traditional-leaning ideas, and modern influences infused with solid instrumentation, rockabilly-inspired rhythms and toe tapping reels – all polished by MacKeeman’s stunning fiddle work.
Gracing stages from Canada to the United Kingdom, from the United States to Belgium, Malaysia, India and Australia, Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys are renowned for their high-energy exhilarating live show, jaw-dropping stagecraft and showmanship.
Recently touring India, the group has performed at the legendary Glastonbury Festival, Celtic Connections, WOMAD, Orkney Folk Festival, Shrewsbury Folk Festival and the Woodford Folk Festival, and received the Galaxie Super Nova Award at the Ottawa Folk Festival (in 2012) for their outstanding high-energy performance. Whether it is performing on a grand festival stage or in an intimate concert hall, the powerhouse group has the magnetic ability to bring audiences to their feet causing standing ovations wherever they go.
With a growing list of notable achievements, the group were recently honoured with the 2015 Music PEI Award for Entertainer of the Year and Touring Artist of the Year and their album, Pickin n’ Clickin was awarded the 2014 East Coast Music Award and Music PEI Award for Roots Traditional Group Recording of the Year.
For more information on Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, visit: gordiemackeeman.com and like them on Facebook.
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