Tell the Band to Go Home proudly presents:Ben de la Cour
at The Sunset Saloon (house concert in Westwood)
Friday, January 25, 2019
Suggested donation $20 (price flexible, all proceeds to the artist)
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!
The Sunset Saloon is a house concert venue in Westwood (near the YMCA on Portage.) We’re open to all. Feel free to pass along the event info, bring friends, bring your kids (our kids will thank you), or just come by yourself and make some new friends! Admission is by donation, which goes directly to the artists. Most folks pay $20, but any hard-working musician wouldn’t turn down more and will take whatever is comfortable for you to give.
Please RSVP for the address and more information!
Questions? RSVP? Fill out the contact form below! Forward this to a friend!When Ben first stopped by the Saloon in 2017, we didn’t know a whole lot about him other than that he came highly recommended. We found out really quickly why. He is the sweetest, most wonderful gentleman, and he writes some astounding songs. His last album, Midnight in Havana, was a real revelation and continues to be a mainstay on our stereo, and this year, he released The High Cost of Living Strange, which upped the ante substantially! It is rightly landing on a bunch of Best Of 2018 lists (including ours, of course), and has garnered widespread acclaim and recognition, and has earned him a lot of new fans.
With an album still relatively new, it seemed somewhat surprising that he was ready to record a new one already, and especially surprising that he’d leave his home of Nashville, TN, you know, Music City, and choose to come record an album here in Winnipeg, with none other than Scott Nolan, in the midst of our winter! Nashville is home to undoubtedly the greatest studios and producers on the planet, and, oh yeah, it’s WARM year-round! So to come to Winnipeg in the winter to record an album proves that Ben is either absolutely insane or has great faith in Scott and his studio. (Personally, I’m betting it’s a bit of both, but he swears it’s just the latter.)
“Biting wit and heartbreaking honesty.”
– ROOTS MUSIC CANADA
”Strange fever dreams of bad luck gone right, of embracing the long odds and playing them anyway, of laughing in the face of despair… and then inviting her in for a nightcap.”
THE BLUEGRASS SITUATION
“In songs like “Guy Clark’s Fiddle”, Ben writes about wounds that don’t heal, about the things in life that can’t really be put back together again. He is able to write about these often unspoken, painful, and tarnished events in a way that is deep and profoundly beautiful.”
– ADAM CARROLL (Texas Songwriting Legend)
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.)
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