The Road Hammers surprised locals with pop-up show at Last Chance Saloon while filming a documentary.
The Last Chance Saloon was booming with enthusiasm and music on the night of Thursday, June 9.
Customers of the unique saloon were surprised with the presence of well known Canadian band, the Road Hammers.
The band was in the valley filming a documentary.
“It was a documentary of the area, they went across the eleven bridges to Wayne and highlighted the past and present of the town. We even talked about a few ghost stories,” says Paula Sutherland of the Last Chance Saloon.
“We got about a days notice before the band showed up. We didn’t tell anyone that it was happening.”
After filming, the Road Hammers stuck around to play an impromptu show for regulars of the Last Chance Saloon and the response was great.
“Everyone loved having them here, it was amazing. Nobody believed it. Everyone was calling their friends to come out. We didn’t advertise that they were playing because we wanted to keep it as intimate a show as possible. It was a great experience,” says Sutherland.
Lead singer of the Road Hammers, Jason McCoy, appreciates the beauty of the valley. “We shot our video for East Bound and Down in the badlands a few years back, but this was my first time visiting the Last Chance Saloon. As a motorbike guy, I’ve always known this was beautiful country to ride, and the saloon is the perfect cap to a great day of soaking in the beauty. The barreness of the badlands has a stoic beauty that’s subtle but deep,” he said.
“The history is rich, it’s a ruggedness that can only be developed by time. Although I was born in Ontario, I lived in the Camrose area age 2 to 7. My first memories are of the prairies. The smell of the prairie always brings me back in time.... that sage is something you don’t forget. Simply beautiful.”
The barreness of the badlands has a stoic beauty that’s subtle but deep. The history is rich, it’s a ruggedness that can only be developed by time.” Jason McCoy Lead singer of The Road Hammers
Well-known Canadian band, the Road Hammers, surprised regular guests of the Last Chance Saloon to a intimate perfor- mance on the night of Thursday, June 9. The band was in the valley filming a documentary of the area.