Rum Ragged, Derina Harvey Band, and Amy Blanding
Ramada Hotel Ballroom, 7:30 pm
Tickets $30 + GST & service fees
Available online or from Studio 2880 and Books & Company
Few traditional Newfoundland bands have risen as quickly in the ranks as Rum Ragged. Formed by singer/guitarist Mark Manning and singer/accordion player Aaron Collis just two years ago, Rum Ragged has garnered respect from a loyal, ever-growing fan base as well as their musical peers. From spirited instrumentals to heartfelt ballads, they pay homage to the greats that came before them while carving out a fresh, unique sound of their own. While their pub shows have transformed into festival headlining gigs in a very short span of time, they are equally comfortable performing in both types of venues.
Derina Harvey Band
Fearless front-woman Derina Harvey leads this Alberta-based five-piece Celtic-rock act, who offer an authentic east-coast experience with a fresh take on traditional tunes as well as their own original jigs and reels. Their rocky, rhythmic undertow is layered with guitars, fiddle, and topped by Derina’s powerful voice. These transplanted east-coasters have earned a reputation with their high-energy live show, leaving many an audience out-of- breath and hollering from their seats!
Amy Blanding is a singer/songwriter living on the traditional, unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh in Prince George, BC. Raised on an eclectic mix of Celtic music, choir, and Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Amy plays many genres and is known for exceptional collaboration and vocal harmonies. After breaking-out with her BC-Canadiana band Black Spruce Bog, she has continued to forge her own musical path. Performing with an unbridled, often unnerving authenticity and passion, Amy’s joy on stage is palpable.