Despite yesterdays temperatures of 32C, many flocked to the Station on Jasper last night to catch Newfoundland and Labrador native Tim Baker as he delivered a healthy dose of folky songs to everyone in the room. He told many stories about his time in St.John’s and love that has come and gone, all while keeping the air in the room light and comical, truly giving people the mid-week release they needed.
It’s always a pleasure taking in acoustic shows, especially at places like Station. Last night’s acoustic jam was filled with heartfelt tunes about love and life, and a healthy dosage of camaraderie, courtesy of Calgary’s JJ Shiplett and Michael Bernard Fitzgerald . The guys took turns jamming out their tunes to the full house of people, while sharing stories of past shows together and other life experiences.
St.Albert’s own treasure Dan Davidson celebrated the release of his newest record down at Station over the weekend, with Edmonton country rebels in Cadillac Junkies warming up the audience for what was yet to come with their brand of twang and pop. Dan played through much of his catalog for most of the night, while throwing a few cover songs in the mix to really get people singing and dancing on the floor which seemingly lasted all night long for the folks gathered at Station for a night of country comfort music.
Monster Truck crushed two nights in a row at Station on Jasper over the weekend, with the eclectic German duo The Picture Books leading the charge.
The Steadies brought the heat to Station on Jasper over the weekend. The cold on Saturday night certainly didn’t stop anybody from coming out with their dancing shoes to groove along to the funky reggae-pop tunes that this Canadian band is widely famous for. Lucky for those folks who just wanted to sing and move around the dance floor, the Steadies played two back-to-back sets, jam packed with tunes to make you twist and shout, putting a pleasant cherry on top of everyone’s Saturday evening.
Soul singer, Kenyon Dixon, (A.K.A R&B Kenny) stopped in at The Station on Jasper last night for a late night performance with local jazzers, Jeff Hendrick & The Love Jones Band, shortly after his performance with Justin Timberlake at Edmonton’s Rogers Place earlier in the evening. R&B Kenny sang numerous covers and a handful of love-sick originals which had plenty of folks dancing and grooving along at the front of the stage from start to finish.
Heavily influenced by traditional Ukrainian music with just a touch of punk, Winnipeg’s ZRADA brought the house down at The Station on Friday night with Edmonton’s instrumental-virtuoso locals Bardic Form leading the charge.
My first gig of the year couldn’t have been any sweeter! I ventured down to The Station on Jasper on Saturday night to catch some of their late night entertainment. Harpdog Brown and his band of blues swingers was totally out of my element to shoot, but I had a lot of fun capturing the essence of these cool kats and their soulful opener, Ann Vriend.