Kevin Cook & Cam Neufeld
GrassRoots Regina presents the acoustic artistry of Alberta’s Cook and Neufeld in concert.
Friday, October 17, 2008
The Club, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina
Opening set by Regina’s Devon Floyd
Show starts at 8:30 p.m.
Admission: $10 at the door
Long-time mainstays of the Alberta folk and blues scene, Kevin Cook and Cam Neufeld perform old blues, traditional bluegrass, and country swing, producing acoustic electricity in the process.
Kevin Cook and Cam Neufeld are versatile performers who have worked with an assortment of musicians throughout their careers. Their performance as a duo in Regina promises to be a night to remember.
Kevin Cook, a long-time fixture in the Edmonton music scene, is an experienced tunesmith with a gift for finding the right words, which he delivers with a soft, dusty tinge that is perfectly in keeping with the rural inspirations of his folk-blues themes. He plays lap steel, slide and electric guitars, and banjo. Kevin plays in a range of tunings and uses edgy first-rate fingerpicking to deliver his songs with soul and conviction. He is releasing a fifth album this fall; his previous releases are Happy Accident (1997), Kevin Cook Live (1998), Trouble Light (2001), and Western Union (2003).
Cam Neufeld, another long-time player in the Edmonton music scene, has performed his unique style of fiddle music in clubs and festivals across the Prairies. His compositions reflect the traditions of Canadian and American fiddle styles, while using elements of jazz and blues to create an original and dynamic show. In addition to the Appalachian fiddle, Cam plays the harmonica and mandolin. Cam’s imaginative improvisations are the key to his forays into the many musical genres that he explores, which includes Gypsy swing, jazz, country, bluegrass, and tango. His 1999 release, Beats Crime, was nominated for a Prairie Music Award. His latest offering, The Cam Neufeld Connection, Live at Bonnie Doon Hall was released in 2006.
“Mesmerizing acoustic ideas flow from the guitar of Kevin Cook like liquid amber.” - Vernon Morning Star
“A grab bag of tangos, jigs, waltzes, swing numbers, blues - all performed with verve and immaculate taste.” - Edmonton Journal
"Train to Nowhere" Clip:
My space: www.myspace.com/kevinandcam
Web site: www.kevincookmusic.com/
Keven Cook's new cd (pdf)
Devon Floyd is a Regina-based singer-songwriter who is a member of the folk-rock band Thee Hoolies. He writes and performs music as his method of reflection and communication on political issues. He was born and raised in rural Saskatchewan and is currently studying political science at the University of Regina.
My space: www.myspace.com/devonfloyd