This is a reminder that the next Home Routes house concert is this coming Tuesday, October 21 at 7:30 pm, at the Beatty House.
Tickets can be purchased at Stationery Stories and Sounds, Main Street, Rimbey. You can also order tickets through Teri at 403.843.6497 or Bron at 403.843.2547.
There is a limit of 40 tickets, but if there are some still available, we will sell tickets at the door until performance time. A cash bar will be available as well.
We will update our website and Facebook pages, plus send out an alert email, if there are unexpected last minute changes.
The Winnipeg folk roots duo “Last Ditch on the Left” will be performing, “bringing a chemistry to their music and live performance that is impossible to deny. This allure, along with their haunting harmonies and their songs that focus on love, love lost, tragedy, and social issues, has been the enduring force in this year of change, challenge, and consummation.”
It was a big year for Kerri and Brent as they toured Germany and Switzerland and travelled Canada as part of the Via Rail ‘Artist on Board’ program. Their debut album is to be officially released in November, but we can expect many of their original songs to be played at the Beatty House pre-release.
Here are some reviews:
● ‘Gentle rhythms and tender melodies bind the mysterious sounds of Kerri Stephens and Brent Warren. Take a listen…’ ~ CBC Music
● ‘Bittersweet roots duo Last Ditch On The Left have playful sass and grit that they balance perfectly with soft vulnerability and emotion. They took their sweet time and waited for the right pitch to knock their debut record out of the park . You will be caught up by the sounds they make for the first few spins, then the rich lyrics are going to take up full-time residence in your ears and you’ll be hooked.’ ~ Matt Epp
● ‘Kerri Stephens’ deep, soulful vocals are perfectly supported by the knowing and masterful guitar work of Brent Warren. Heartfelt stories and intelligent lyrics combine with beautiful melodies and spare arrangements, creating a unique listening experience. I know they will continue to make an important contribution to the future of Canada’s music scene.’ ~ Linda McRae
● “Loving this record. Somehow Kerri Stephens’ plaintive “sweet,” next to Brent Warren’s course “salty”, really works for me. The Rick Rubin-esque production is perfect for the “prairiecana” tunes. I’ve been following Kerri for a number of years… and this disc feels like home.” ~ Steve Bell
If you are wondering about their style and influences, they include Patty Griffin, Tom Waits, Daniel Lanois, The Band, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Sarah Harmer and Gillian Welch.
Some performers’ links:
Hope to see you in the House!
Beatty Heritage House Society – Cultural Committee
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