Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 8pm
Andy Cohen
The Osmond Davis Band
Betse and Clarke
West End Cultural Centre
586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous
West End Cultural Centre

Bluegrass Folk

We welcome Home Routes to the West End Cultural Centre featuring Andy Cohen, Betse & Clarke, Casati & Osmond Davis Band on March 16th 2018.
Tickets are $20 in advance.

Musicians from Memphis, Tennessee, Kansas City and Winnipeg are performing a one-night-only folk music revue at the West End Cultural Centre on March 16. 

“Home Routes at the WECC” features four distinctly different styles of folk music, performed by world-class musicians. Fresh off their Home Routes house concert tours across the prairies, these acts will each have a 25 minute set, selecting their best material and providing a night of variety for folk music fans in Winnipeg. 

Andy Cohen of Memphis, TN has spent a lifetime following, studying, performing and promoting the music of the southeast quadrant, America’s great musical fountainhead. Although Andy has had a full life of various experiences from writing and physical labor to dishwashing and railroading to archaeology, playing the old tunes is what he does best. You could call him a walking encyclopedia of American Folk Music. 

Betse & Clarke are regular folks, with exceptional music. This duo from Kansas City, Missouri has its roots in Ozark old time music, honouring traditional songs and tunes that resonate with human experience. Long known for her energetic style in her former band The Wilders, Betse’s earned a level of maturity while maintaining her contagious enthusiasm. Clarke Wyatt is an engaging finger-style banjo player, drawing inspiration from great traditional and inventive banjoists of earlier decades such as Mike Seeger and John Hartford.

Manitoba’s own Casati has its own voice as a unique blend of folk and jazz that strikes a balance between sincere and direct words supported by musical inventiveness. Casati brings their music to life with lush three part harmonies and rich textures created with ukulele, guitar, double-bass sometimes even a hurdy-gurdy. 

Winnipeg bluegrass quintet The Osmond Davis Band will round out the night. This group of pickers has a common passion for bluegrass and honky tonk music. Guitar flat picker Simon Davis and 5-string banjo player Tim Osmond sing a repertoire of music from the likes of the Stanley Brothers, Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs and other traditional and contemporary bluegrass standards. Joined with them on fiddle is the extraordinary Jeremy Penner, the driving mandolin of Dan Simpson, and the solid backbone upright bass of Karl Ratchinsky.



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