Last Ditch On The Left Born in the Autumn of 2009, from an urgency, mingling equal parts controversy and good ol' prairie gumption, Last Ditch On The Left was a necessary consequence from the determined bent of Kerri Woelke and Brent Warren. A collaboration rife with as much genuine ease as disdainful tension, the varied musical backgrounds and influences lend to impart a sort of present-day-nostalgic sensibility. Old and new. Easy though difficult. Sweet but sour. What exploits lay in the road for this young partnership will be deterred only by law and couth. 'Gentle rhythms and tender melodies bind the mysterious sounds of Kerri Woelke and Brent Warren. Take a listen...' ~ CBC Radio 3 Kerri Woelke Kerri Woelke is an accomplished musician who's debut CD released through Avante Records took her across Canada numerous times and received two Covenant award nominations, Folk/Roots Album of the Year and CD Design of the Year (designed by Cyndi Koshowski) as well as a WCMA (Western Canadian Music Award) nomination for Outstanding Christian Recording. This recording led her to be signed to Signpost Records (Steve Bell) where through FACTOR and Manitoba Film and Music's support to make her second album - Where We Were (released October 2008) took her on an 8-month tour opening for award winning artist Steve Bell. Where We Were used accomplished musicians Michael Longoria (Percussion - Patty Griffin), Ryan Boldt (Deep Dark Woods), Steve Bell, Canadian Troubadour Matt Epp, with two covers (Billy Joe Shaver & Gillian Welch) and the rest originals, this album is a showcase of great things to come. Brent Warren Sneaking into his older brother's bedroom to borrow a beat-up nylon string guitar is what gave birth to Brent Warren's obsession of then commandeering his parent's vinyl and 8-track collection back to his own bedroom, with said guitar in tow. A recovering, early 80's headbanger, Brent was rehabilitated and educated from his bedside by the likes of Chuck Berry, Scotty Moore, Luther Perkins, Duane Eddy and The Ventures. Brent's love of history then led him in two directions. 'Who taught THESE guys? And, who did THEY teach?' The answers he uncovered, along with the new questions these answers brought, landed him at the doors of Hubert Sumlin, Jimi Hendrix, Son House, Django Reinhardt, Ry Cooder & Robbie Robertson. As Winnipeg's burgeoning blues scene in the late 80s and early 90s coincided with Brent's 18th birthday, so began the REAL lessons; learning the ropes at blues jams from the likes of Big Dave McLean, Ben Sures & Luke Doucet. After diversions into rock, experimental & gypsy music, Brent returned to his first true love when he was asked to join Winnipeg's premier blues band, The Blues-O-Matics. So began a kinship with vocalist/harmonica player, Brian Ellis, which has lasted almost 15 years to date. After largely retiring from public performance for over 5 years, Brent resurfaced in 2008, playing sideman to local folk singer-songwriter, Kerri Woelke. While comfortable and excited with a sideman role alongside the likes of Kerri, Matt Epp, The Stumblers or Jesse DeNatale, it is Last Ditch On The Left that now garners Brent's full attention and energy.