May 2, 2017 · 8:57 AM
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With two weeks to go Alberta's Men and Women of Country Music is heading into its 17th year.

The show which will be held at the Hoadley hall on May 13 from 11am to 9 pm has fans and entertainers waiting with great anticipation. This year's show is dedicated to the memory of Mr.Hugh Kelly. Hugh received the male Lifetime achievement award last May 2016. Since then he has passed.

Eli Barsi who in the past resided in Alberta and now resides at Kennedy, Saskatchewan will recieve our female Lifetime Achievement Award. She has been in the music industry for 31 years. Her style is pure country heard on radio stations across the U.S., Canada and Europe. Eli has just returned from a tour in Germany. Emile Kryvenchuk will give the show a different flair with his ever popular fiddle playing. He will receive the male lifetime achievement award. His grandson, 11-year-old Hardy Kryvenchuk-Loomis is featured as the Rising star. Local musicians close to home are Blindman River Country - John and Kate Simpson from Hoadley.

John and Kate have been on the music scene since the early ‘70s. John has played with bands such as Still Water and Second Go Round. He plays easily with other musicians and you guessed it Kate is the manager, the push and shove person and a great encourager as well as a back up singer. Also another local musician is Allan Walper who comes from Rimbey/Lacombe. Allan started in the same era the 50's and 60's. His singing reminds us of easy listening. You won’t want to miss his most requested number "The Auctioneer." Art Barker from Red Deer is a Canadian songwriter, composer, live performer and a recording artist. He has a classic contemporary approach to musical storytelling. Penny Marks comes from Olds, as well as her singing we hope she will treat us with her yodelling. Doreen Busby brings along with her a close friend Barb. Their stage name is "Wild Spirit" and singing is their passion.

Tim and Pat Frayn are a husband and wife team from Rocky Mountain House. Music is part of everyday life for them and it shows. Wherever country music is playing you can be sure the Frayn's are there. Leon Roy from  Barrhead is a multi talented musician. He is a master of the guitar, accordian and mandolin. He tickles the piano keys like no other. Patti Bauer from Torrington has many accomplishments. Including playing together with her family band the "Western Sunsetters". Jim Beaudoin is a fan favorite returning with his style like Marty Robbins, Johnny Cash, Hank Snow and Elvis.

Following the show at approximately 8:45 pm a dance will be held free of charge until about 10 pm or when the music stops. The public is urged to attend this complimentary dance. Free admission after 8 pm.

With two weeks to go Alberta's Men and Women of Country Music is heading into its 17th year.

The show which will be held at the Hoadley hall on May 13 from 11am to 9 pm has fans and entertainers waiting with great anticipation. This year's show is dedicated to the memory of Mr.Hugh Kelly. Hugh received the male Lifetime achievement award last May 2016. Since then he has passed.

Eli Barsi who in the past resided in Alberta and now resides at Kennedy, Saskatchewan will recieve our female Lifetime Achievement Award. She has been in the music industry for 31 years. Her style is pure country heard on radio stations across the U.S., Canada and Europe. Eli has just returned from a tour in Germany. Emile Kryvenchuk will give the show a different flair with his ever popular fiddle playing. He will receive the male lifetime achievement award. His grandson, 11-year-old Hardy Kryvenchuk-Loomis is featured as the Rising star. Local musicians close to home are Blindman River Country - John and Kate Simpson from Hoadley.

John and Kate have been on the music scene since the early ‘70s. John has played with bands such as Still Water and Second Go Round. He plays easily with other musicians and you guessed it Kate is the manager, the push and shove person and a great encourager as well as a back up singer. Also another local musician is Allan Walper who comes from Rimbey/Lacombe. Allan started in the same era the 50's and 60's. His singing reminds us of easy listening. You won’t want to miss his most requested number "The Auctioneer." Art Barker from Red Deer is a Canadian songwriter, composer, live performer and a recording artist. He has a classic contemporary approach to musical storytelling. Penny Marks comes from Olds, as well as her singing we hope she will treat us with her yodelling. Doreen Busby brings along with her a close friend Barb. Their stage name is "Wild Spirit" and singing is their passion.

Tim and Pat Frayn are a husband and wife team from Rocky Mountain House. Music is part of everyday life for them and it shows. Wherever country music is playing you can be sure the Frayn's are there. Leon Roy from  Barrhead is a multi talented musician. He is a master of the guitar, accordian and mandolin. He tickles the piano keys like no other. Patti Bauer from Torrington has many accomplishments. Including playing together with her family band the "Western Sunsetters". Jim Beaudoin is a fan favorite returning with his style like Marty Robbins, Johnny Cash, Hank Snow and Elvis.

Following the show at approximately 8:45 pm a dance will be held free of charge until about 10 pm or when the music stops. The public is urged to attend this complimentary dance. Free admission after 8 pm.

 

 

 

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