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Thursday October 25, 2007

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Hi everyone

Nice to see the sunshine again. It feels a bit cold, though!

By now you should have received the Rogue Folk Review in the mail, so you can se that we have some amazing shows in the next few weeks. Obviously, we do not expect you to come to every show, but we feel that we have something for everyone, and we hope that you will come to at least one of these amazing concerts. If you don't have a copy, you can download it.

The Breakmen & Chris Jones - St. James Hall, Saturday Oct 27th 8pm

Vancouver quintet The Breakmen write most of their material themselves. Their harmonies are sublime. They released their debut CD a few months ago and starred at Whiskey Hollow Bound in June. Ivan Rosenberg does double-duty on dobro this night, also partnering Nashville's Chris Jones for the opening set. The concert is co- presented by Pacific Bluegrass & Heritage Society. It will be an excellent evening for fans of old time, bluegrass, or real acoustic folk music. Also a must-see for dobro players and fans of string wizardry. More info: Tickets are available on line and also at Highlife Records and Rufus' Guitar Shop. Concert Details

Strunz & Farah - Cap College Theatre, Sat. Oct. 27th 8pm

Yes, two shows in one night! This one is a Cap College presentation, and we are able to offer it to our members at the $3 discount. Parcel O'Rogues are not applicable to this show. Guitar aficionados will already be aware of this duo, who play scintillating Latin & World music. More info: Tickets are only available at the Cap College Box Office, on 604-990-7810.

David Francey - Cap College, Sun. Oct 28th 8pm

Perennial favourite David Francey writes with a disarming simplicity about everyday lives, making us all feel right at home with his characters and their stories. He has a new CD, "Right Of Passage", and we do expect this show to sell out. You can book tickets through the Cap College Box Office, on 604-990-7810

Alex Cuba - Cap College, Friday Nov 2nd 8pm

Alexis Puentes came from Cuba with his brother a few years ago. They generated a huge interest in Cuban music here, and Alex has just released his second CD, "Agua del Pozo" (water from the well). This is Cuban music sung brilliantly, and presented by a fabulous band. Buy your tickets through the Cap College Box Office, on 604-990-7810. More info:

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas - Cap College, Sat Nov. 3rd 8pm

A must for Celtic music fans and Scots! Alasdair Fraser is a wonderful fiddler, arguably Scotland's very best. His work with young cellist Natalie Haas is soulful and magical. They have just released their 2nd CD together, entitled "In The Moment". Once again, tickets are only available through the Cap College Box Office, on 604-990-7810.

Tri-Continental - St. James Hall, Sun. Nov. 4th 8pm

Take three brilliant Canadian guitarists and songwriters with diverse musical backgrounds, who have a deep respect and love for each others' music, and you have the makings of a superb band. Bill Bourne and Lester Quitzau hail from Alberta, while Madagascar Slim has made his home in Toronto since moving here from that mystical island off the SE coast of Africa. This show will be a unique blend of Blues, Folk, Celtic, and African music, and promises to be one of the outstanding Rogue shows of the year. More information on: Tickets are on sale online, as well as at Highlife Records, Rufus' Guitar Shop, and the rogue Hotline 604-736-3022. Concert details

Edge On Folk - CITR fm 101.9 and, Saturday October 27th 8am to noon

I'll be playing music from all these artists, plus lots more who are coming to the Rogue in the next few weeks. I will also have a special Halloween feature at 11am, with some spine-chilling murder ballads and more. Please join me for 4 hours of the best in World, Roots and Folk music.

Have a great weekend!

P.S. we went to see the S. African musical, Umoja, the other day at The Vogue. Spectacular show! Great music, singing, and dancing. It's on till Nov. 11th.