Two amazing Canadian shows will be joining the OnStage line-up in 2016. Frazey Ford will perform with her band on February 16, followed by the performance of Steve Hill and Paul Reddick on March 9. These two Canadian shows possess their own distinct sound and style that is sure to add new dimensions to the OnStage line-up.
Canadian singer-songwriter Frazey Ford made her solo debut with Obadiah in July 2010 after being a founding member of The Be Good Tanyas. After filmmaker Robert Gordon (who was working on a documentary on Memphis soul at the time) heard Ford’s Obadiah song, “If You Gonna Go,” he invited her to record at Royal Studios in Memphis. That journey sparked a collaboration that eventually became the album Indian Ocean which has since reached #6 in the Sunday Times UK’s top 100 albums of the year. You can feel the power and spirit of the Memphis soul and folk-blues in Ford’s latest album Indian Ocean, which incorporates the skills of at least 16 musicians, including Al Green’s band, The Hi Rhythm Section.
Have a listen to “September Fields” from her newest record.
“It was an amazing feeling being in that studio, singing into those old microphones, and collaborating with these incredibly talented heroes of subtle groove and soul. I could feel the history and vibe of that place coming up through the floor,” Ford says. “I’ve worshiped all of them for 20 years. These guys are our heroes,” Ford says.
Join us on February 16 as Frazey Ford makes her Centre debut and unearths lyrical intimacies with honesty and a giving heart.
Steve Hill With Paul Reddick
Steve Hill is widely considered one of Canada’s most inventive and exciting guitarists, and owns the stage as a one-man band. Hill sings and plays guitar standing, with his feet playing bass drum, snare drum, hi-hats and several other percussions using a drum stick fused to the head of his guitar.
Check out “The Collector” and see the one-man band in action.
Hill recently released Solo Recordings Volume 2, the much anticipated follow-up to his JUNO nominated Solo Recordings Volume 1, which won album of the year at the International Blues Challenge in 2013. With eight original songs and three covers, including Little Walter’s “Hate To See You Go”, Muddy Water’s “I Want You To Love Me” and Ray Bonneville’s “Simple Things”, Solo Recordings Volume 2 is sure to please blues and music lovers alike.
Watch this multiple award winning Canadian blues artist live on stage for his Centre debut on March 9. Steve Hill will be joined by Opening Act Paul Reddick.
With all of our OnStage shows you have the additional option to attend a delicious three course meal in our CentreStage Lounge, hosted by our sponsor, Borealis Grille & Bar before each performance when you purchase tickets by calling box office at 519 578 1570. Seating is limited, make your reservation* when you purchase tickets.
*Three-course dinner is $29.95. This price does not include, tax, gratuities or drinks. Please inform us of any allergies and sensitivities when making your reservation.