Country music lovers will no doubt have noti-ced that we’ve been building a regular authentic American Country and Bluegrass concert programme at the South Holland Centre over the last few years.
Talented bands that cross the pond for a whistle-stop tour or to perform at major festivals, such as Glasgow’s Celtic Connections or even Glastonbury, will often ensure a little stop off in Spalding – made all the more appealing by a warm welcome and ever-growing appreciative audience for music of this genre.
Our next offering direct from North America is Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys who will take their Celtic roots and bluegrass-loving audience on an untamed fiddlin’ ‘n’ foot stompin’, pickin’ ‘n’ clickin’ journey tomorrow night… and boy these musicians are good.
But don’t just take our word for it. When they appeared on his BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, Mark Radcliffe said: “Gordie and the Boys are great players, sharp songwriters, invigorating company…..not to mention the nifty dancing. Frankly, what’s not to like?”.
We agree, and anyone who has seen the footage before our current film screenings or on our website will know exactly what that nifty dancing looks like. Gordie’s frenetic high-kicking steps while simultaneously playing the fiddle is a sight to behold.
Meanwhile his Rhythm boys provide lead vocals and fabulous harmonies, double bass, banjo and guitar sounds, drums and percussion.
This entertaining band deliver an exhilarating live show and we urge any Americana fans who are yet to attend one our concerts to give it a try.
Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys play at the South Holland Centre tomorrow night (Wednesday) at 7.30pm and tickets are £12, £11 concessions and £7.50 for under 26s from the box office (01775 764777).
Many tickets have been bought several months in advance so we’re anticipating a great atmosphere with a few whoops and hollers along the way.
Gordie and the Boys are great players, sharp songwriters, invigorating company