Two en­ter­tain­ing con­certs com­ing up at the Lyric

Prairie Post (East Edition) - - Swift Current - CON­TRIB­UTED

The Blenders Music Se­ries is pleased to present Colin Lin­den on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 9 at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Cur­rent, Saskatchew­an. Lin­den is a gen­uine re­nais­sance man of roots music.

A singer and song­writer of great skill; a pro­lific record pro­ducer; Colin Lin­den is also side­man gui­tarist to the stars for the likes of Bruce Cock­burn, Em­my­lou Har­ris, and Robert Plant and Ali­son Krauss; and a mem­ber of the highly suc­cess­ful trio Blackie and The Rodeo Kings.

The com­bi­na­tion of his deep pas­sion, en­cy­clo­pe­dic mu­si­cal knowl­edge, and a well-trained em­pa­thetic ear has also made Colin Lin­den one of the most sought-af­ter roots music pro­duc­ers in North Amer­ica. Lin­den's songs have been cov­ered by the likes of The Band, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and Colin James.

Lin­den has won seven Junos, mul­ti­ple Maple Blues Awards, and a Toronto Arts Award, plus was nom­i­nated for a Grammy Award for the star-stud­ded A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf CD, and was in­volved in the ground-breaking O Brother Where Art Thou phe­nom­e­non.

Do not miss this in­cred­i­ble per­former!

Tick­ets for the Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 9 show are $35 and are avail­able at Phar­masave. Doors at the Lyric Theatre will open at 7:30 p.m. and the music starts at 8:30 p.m.


The Blenders Music Se­ries is also ex­cited to an­nounce White­horse on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 19th at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Cur­rent, Saskatchew­an. This band is a mar­riage made in mu­si­cal heaven.

Luke Doucet and Melissa McClel­land, the hus­band and wife team who com­prise the folk roots group White­horse, each have suc­cess­ful solo ca­reers and sto­ried mu­si­cal his­to­ries. In live per­for­mances, the mu­si­cal and ro­man­tic chem­istry of the pair takes cen­tre stage.

Luke Doucet be­gan sharp­en­ing his ac­claimed gui­tar skills as a young teenager, and by nine­teen had left home to fol­low his mu­si­cal dreams. While si­mul­ta­ne­ously work­ing as a ses­sion mu­si­cian and pro­duc­ing al­bums for oth­ers, Doucet went on to re­lease a string of self-pro­duced solo al­bums.

Melissa McClel­land has col­lab­o­rated ex­ten­sively through­out the Cana­dian music scene. Her eclec­tic style in­cor­po­rates roots, rock, blues, and folk, and her pen­chant for lay­ing down com­plex loop­ing feed­back in­stils her music with a dis­tinctly ex­per­i­men­tal edge.

To­gether as White­horse they blend their tal­ents to reach new heights of sonic syn­ergy. White­horse’s brazen sonic breadth en­com­passes psy­che­delic surf, arid bor­der rock, lo-fi in­ge­nu­ity, and icy 80’s sparse­ness.

They also mine the archives of tra­di­tional blues music, ad­ding a mod­ern twist. Catch this phe­nom­e­nal group right here in Swift Cur­rent.

Tick­ets for the Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 19th show are $40 and are avail­able at Phar­masave. Doors at the Lyric Theatre will open at 7:30 p.m. and the music starts at 8:30 p.m.

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