'Crazy legs' MacKeeman returning to Sudbury

Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys have been ripping it up across Canada and the world for several years. Supplied photo jpg, SU

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Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys of PEI will kick off the popular Out Of The Cold Concert Series for 2019 on Sunday, Sept. 29 at St. Andrew’s Place, 111 Larch St., at 7 p.m. sharp.

This is the 18th year of this concert series that donates all profit to the Out Of The Cold hot meal program. The series has a loyal subscriber base of 300 who attend each show. The series is known for a listening audience, superb talent and a professional sound crew delivering a perfect concert experience.

The hot meals are served Friday nights to anyone in need. Six teams of 30 volunteers per team take turns serving the meals at St. Andrews Place or Church of the Epiphany beginning in mid-November and running until mid April. About 75 per cent of the funding required for the expenses of the hot meal program is provided by this three-concert series.

Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys have been ripping it up across Canada and the world for several years. The band has performed at Tonder Festival in Denmark, U.K.’s Cambridge Folk Festival, Merlefest in North Carolina and the Port Ferry Festival in Australia as well as major festivals such as Stan Rogers Festival in Canada.

The band delivers a blend of rockabilly, bluegrass and down-home country. In addition to his world-class fiddling skills, MacKeeman is a tap dancer extraordinaire. In 2015, he kicked off the Out Of The Cold Concert Series with dancing, fiddling and vocals that mesmerized the sold-out crowd. At one point “crazy legs” Gordie launched from an upright bass guitar where he hit the floor running from a height of several feet in the air.

Tickets for the show are $25 by calling Bob Bale at 705-523-6200 or bob.bale@outlook.com  There are also a few series passes left which cost $60 that provides entry to all three shows in the series. As the shows sell out, advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended.

 

sud.editorial@sunmedia.ca

 

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