THE TROUBADOURS TOUR ALBERTA THIS FALL
Jake Mathews, Wyatt Easterling, Lisa Brokop, Paul Jefferson, and Duane Steele
Friday, November 2, 2012 @ 7:30 pm
Show @ 7:30
(100 Festival Place, Sherwood Park, AB)
Tickets: Cabaret Seating $32.00 / Box Seating $30.00 / Theatre Seats $28.00
Tickets available online at www.festivalplace.ab.ca or by calling 780-449-3378 or in person (100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park, AB)
The Troubadours are Jake Mathews, Wyatt Easterling, Lisa Brokop, Paul Jefferson, and Duane Steele. Between them, they have won and/or been nominated for 35 Country Music Awards (CCMA in Canada and CMA in the USA), and 18 JUNO Awards, Not to mention they have all co-written with the ‘who’s who’ of Country and Americana music.
The evening is similar to a festival workshop stage… five singers on the stage at once, taking turns to lend voice to their delightfully varied experiences and observations. This will be a fascinating evening where improvisation and spontaneity abound. This fun atmosphere encourages informal interplay and camaraderie among performers and audience alike.
Jake Mathews is a Canadian country artist with a unique combination of a traditional and modern sound. Jake has enjoyed great success at radio with numerous top 20 hits and has received several Canadian Country Music Award nominations. His outstanding sophomore album Time After Time garnered national critical acclaim and was awarded Album of the Year by Country Music News. Jake released his latest album titled Red Tail Lights in July, 2011 through OnRamp Records/EMI. The first single “If I Had It My Way” spent an incredible 36 weeks on the charts and reached #9 on the BDS chart. His current single “Red Tail Lights” is now at radio and the video is in rotation on CMT. www.jakemathews.com/
Duane Steele has been mainstay on Canada’s country charts since 1993, Hines Creek, AB native, Duane Steele is a self assured, engaging performer, connecting one-on-one with his audience both on a record and on stage. He continues to grace the country music scene with his traditional country style and undeniable singing and songwriting talent. Duane has also been a regular presence at the CCMA and Juno awards with a total of 15 nominations from 1996 to date. Other Artists who have recorded Duane’s music include, Sammy Kershaw, Gord Bamford, Poverty Plainsmen, Eli Barsi, Lisa Hewitt, and Jamie Warren. www.duanesteele.com
Originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Wyatt Easterling’s music reflects the storytelling tradition that defines that part of the country’s musical heritage. Wyatt’s intricate guitar work and smooth voice immediately pull in the listener and take us through poignant stories taken from the world that surrounds each of us. From the title track to his duet with Jessi Colter Jennings (“Sounds Like Life to Me”) Wyatt’s album, Where This River Goes, is a collection of masterfully crafted songs with captivating melodies and lyrics that always hit home. Recently, he won the Smoky Mountains Songwriter Festival’s Songwriting Contest in the Pop/Rock/Folk category and is showcasing for OCFF (Ontario Council of Folk Festivals) this fall. www.wyatteasterling.com
Since Vancouver BC native, Lisa Brokop, burst onto the scene in the early 1990s, she has been a fixture on the country scene. With seven albums and an impressive resume of writing credits, Lisa has earned her place as one of Canada’s most respected singers and songwriters. She has practically grown up in front of her fans and has garnered an incredible 15 nominations for the Canadian Country Music Association’s Female Artist of the Year, with hits such as “I’d Like to See You Try”, “Hey, Do You Know Me”, and “Break It”.www.thejeffersonsmusic.com
In 1991, Palo Alto, CA native Paul Jefferson decided to focus on music on a full time basis. He followed his heart to Nashville where he soon made a name for himself with the hits “Check Please” and “I Might Just Make It” from his 1996 debut self-titled album. His distinctive musical style combines elements of country, bluegrass, and folk music.He has toured with artists such as Trisha Yearwood, Dwight Yoakam, and John Berry. Paul is also an accomplished songwriter, having penned songs for Keith Urban, Buddy Jewell, and the #1 hit from Aaron Tippin, “That’s As Close As I’ll Get to Loving You”. www.thejeffersonsmusic.com
Don’t miss this special night of song with Jake Mathews, Wyatt Easterling, Lisa Brokop, Paul Jefferson, and Duane Steele at Festival Place in Sherwood Park.