Cam Penner & Ross Watson
GrassRoots Regina presents Americana singer-songwriter Cam Penner and his band The Gravel Road in concert.
Friday, April 17, 2009
The Club, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina.
Show starts at 8:30 p.m.
Admission: $10 at the door.
Opening set by Sam Masterton.
Cam Penner hails from a southern Manitoba Mennonite community, where his parents, the town rebels, ran an illegal roadhouse and his grandfather, a bootlegger, delivered his goods down gravel-covered back roads. At eighteen Cam left the Prairies and made his way to Chicago where he ran a soup kitchen and began working with the homeless; work he continued upon his return to Canada. Now, as a full time musician and songwriter, Cam carries with him these life experiences as he embarks on his musical journey.
For his Regina show Cam will be performing with his band The Gravel Road which features Sam Masterton on lap steel and dobro, Ross Watson on bass, and Adam Esposito on drums collectively providing a driving background for Cam’s plaintive and poetic lyrics. Old country, rock 'n' roll, and Americana blend to create a delicious roots-rock sound.
Cam released his first full-length album entitled Get Up in 2004. He followed that up in 2006 with Felt Like a Sunday Night, and is releasing his latest offering, Trouble & Mercy, this April. His song “No Stars in the City” took third place in the 2006 International Songwriting Competition and his latest entry “Thirteen” has made it to the finals of the 2008 competition. Cam currently makes his home in Calgary.
“A Canadian troubadour of the highest calibre, Cam Penner is writing the songs that Steve Earle should be.” - Maverick Magazine
“Cam Penner and the Gravel Road are full of twists and turns, grit, beautiful countryside and lots of soul.” - CKUA (Allison Brock)
Rye Whiskey clip:
I've Got You clip:
Web site: www.thegravelroad.com
My space: www.myspace.com/thegravelroad
Sam Masterton is a Calgary-based singer-songwriter with a gospel, country-roots style who released his first album in 2007. He has been in a variety of bands and has worked as a session musician for the last few years. Besides playing, he also builds lap steel guitars. He will be performing with The Gravel Road as they accompany Cam Penner for his Regina show.
Web site: www.sammasterton.com/
My space: www.myspace.com/sammasterton