Sackville Winterfest and the Tantramarsh Blues Society (TBS) present the Keith Hallett Band on Saturday February 20th beginning at 8 pm at Ducky’s, 4 Bridge Street, Sackville, NB. Tickets are limited. They are $10 and available at Ducky’s or by calling 536-1344.
Keith Hallett has come a long way since TBS first saw him open a show for them and then again touring with Garrett Mason a couple of years ago. He has been working hard, honing his sound in the only honest way there is in the blues: on the road. As a result, he has a developed a tough, old time sound that is his own. There is something real going on folks, and you can listen to his new album here and see some recent video here. This show will be held at Ducky’s and seating is limited so get your tickets early .
TBS is testing out Ducky’s as a possible venue for some of our shows since, among other things, it also makes it possible to order dinner in from the great range of restaurants on Bridge Street (Napuli, Songs Choptsticks, Mels, Downtown Diner, etc. Details about the options can be found here. To facilitate this, TBS will be starting their shows at 8pm, and encouraging people to come in at 7pm and have a meal together.
TBS is pleased again this year to be part of the Sackville Winterfest, which has a great line-up of activities, shows and workshops. Details can be found here. TBS hopes to see you out and about on the weekend and at the show!
The rest of the TBS winter line-up includes:
The Delta Generators (Boston), Friday, March 11, time and location TBA
There is a real buzz around the fourth album from the Delta Generators which should be out in March, which isn’t surprising. Every album they have released so far has been getting increasing attention with the last one winning the Blues album of the year from the Independent Music Awards. The new album, which has already met its Pledgemusic fundraising goal, is tightly written and produced should hopefully get them the international attention they deserve; you can get a taste here.
The Johnny Max Band (Toronto) Friday, April 29, George’s Roadhouse, 9 PM (part of the Bordertown Festival)
Touring on the back of his 7th album (2 of which have been nominated for Junos), Johnny will be bringing his original brand of roadhouse soul to our very own Roadhouse. Johnny plays more than the usual 12 bar blues, borrowing heavily from R&B and soul in his delivery so that you can expect a foot-stompin’, shoulder-shaking evening from a veteran Canadian band. For more on Johnny, please go here.