Luther Wright & the Wrongs with Rueben de Groot and Colleen Brown
Thursday, November 3, 2016
$25 suggested donation
If you wish, bring a drink for yourself, and/or a snack to share, but we’ve always got plenty of all of those on hand!
All are welcome (bring the kids, friends, family, people off the street, whatever)! Our house is family friendly (we’ve got 3 kids, a trampoline, and plenty of room, so feel free to bring the family), easy-going, friendly, and open to all! If you don’t know us yet, come on down and make some new friends!
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Wait! What? Seriously? Nah, can’t be…
Yes, THAT Luther Wright & the Wrongs! Remember that pioneering country/roots-rock combo that took the world by storm with their bluegrass version of Pink Floyd’s “The Wall?” Yeah, the one that made them big stars, had them travelling the world, recording for big labels, and even getting positive feedback from the Floyds themselves! Remember how they packed The West End Cultural Centre, wowed huge crowds at The Winnipeg Folk Festival and every other major festival in Canada? Did you know/recall that Luther was part of successful and acclaimed indie rock combo Weeping Tile, the band that launched the career of Sarah Harmer? Did you know that Luther and Sarah are pals to this day and she appears on all of his albums? Now consider how crazy it is that you can have the opportunity to see Luther and the band in the intimate confines of The Sunset Saloon with a select few of your new best friends!
As if that weren’t enough, we’ll also be getting a set from rising star singer/songwriter/bandleader Rueben de Groot! Rueben has released 3 CDs of his own acclaimed songs, and a brand new live CD with a band called Rocket Surgery, which was recorded during that band’s weekly residency in Toronto, but the CD was compiled and put together without Rueben’s knowledge! He’s aware now, and the world is catching on to this great performer and songwriter. His song, “Savings and Loan,” was used by Oh Susanna and Jim Bryson on the album “Namedropper,” which also featured songs by folks such as Jim Cuddy, Ron Sexsmith, Joel Plaskett, and many others? Nice company to keep!
And Colleen Brown! Collen kind of sounds like Joni Mitchell on steroids. A powerful, powerful voice, coupled with some soulful, beautiful songs, makes for a combination that you do not want to miss! Colleen has received major airplay on the CBC, toured alongside Buck 65 and many others, and
“The talents of this Edmonton-based vocalist shine like a beacon. Her boldly written originals…have the good bones and great melodic rhythm of classic big-screen pop songs”
– Robert Everett-Green, Globe & Mail
‘One of Canada’s premiere songwriters. With a voice like a clarion call she’s one of our premiere singers, too.’
– Judith Lynch, CBC’s First Play
Feel free to fill out the contact form below if you have any questions or if you want to reserve your seat (your details aren’t public, just emailed directly to me.)