By Michelle Fortier
(LEAMINGTON, ON) – In a first-time joint fundraising effort, Kingsville Folk Music Festival and The Bank Theatre will present 6-time Juno winner Russell deCarle with his Trio at the beautifully renovated Bank Theatre and Meeting Place on Saturday, April 11.
Russell deCarle is a founding member, lead vocalist, bassist, and contributing songwriter to the multi-gold and platinum, Juno award-winning, 11-time Canadian Country Music Awards country roots group Prairie Oyster.
Fan favourites, the Russell deCarle Trio includes accordion master Denis Keldie and guitarist vocalist Steve Briggs. The trio is returning to the area following their appearance at the inaugural Kingsville Folk Music Festival in August 2014.
As a solo artist, Russell has appeared on CBC TV’s Songwriters Circle, opened for Merle Haggard on his cross-Canada tour, travelled coast-to-coast with Bluebird North Songwriters’ Tour, and was a featured guest on Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Café Christmas Tour in 2008.
Russell has also appeared as a guest vocalist on numerous occasions with the Bebop Cowboys, Rita Chiarelli, Terra Hazelton, to name a few, and has won two SOCAN Song of the Year awards.
The Bank Theatre is located at 10 Erie Street South in Leamington. Doors will open at 7:00 pm and the show begins at 7:30 pm.
With limited seating, patrons are urged to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets are just $20 per person, and available at Rebel Cowboy Music at 5 Main Street East in Kingsville, by phone at 519-997-7777, or Counter Effects at 2 Iroquois Road in Leamington, 519-326-4014.
The concert is a fund raising project of both the non-profit Sun Parlour Folk Music Society and the registered charity Sun Parlour Players Community Theatre.