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Thursday October 9, 2014

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Thursdays at The Rogue

Our next three shows are all on a Thursday - starting tonight!! Featuring three of the most creative Canadian performers on the scene:
Del Barber (tonight!), Don Ross (next week), and Ray Bonneville (23rd). 

Del Barber, pictured below, has been nominated for a whole mess of Canadian Folk Music Awards this year. We hope you can make it tonight to hear why this excellent Winnipeg songwriter is so highly-regarded. He'll be joined this time by his fine band, The Profiteers. We really appreciate your support - and so will Del and the boys! Let's kick off the holiday weekend in style!

Del Barber
Thursday October 9th at St. James Hall (3214 West 10th Aevnue)

The Canadian Folk Music Awards just released their 2014 nominees and Del Barber has made the list three times! Congrats to Del for being nominated for Solo Artist of the Year, Contemporary Singer of the Year 
and English Songwriter of the Year! He will also be a featured performer for Music City Roots including James McMurtry and John Oates on October 29th. Live from Liberty Hall at the Factory in Franklin, Tennessee, Del will be part of the esteemed weekly two-hour radio show that revives the historic legacy of live musical production and encourages creative collaboration between artists.

From the fertile Red River Valley to the pastures of the west, straight into the factory floors and slaughter houses of the city, Barber’s fourth album, Prairieography, is born out of a love for his home, its people and their stories. Barber sings from the heart about his roots, telling tales from the road, and offering incredibly personal and sincere observations of the world around him. There is an unexpected blend of old-time country and Cajun boogie on “Living With A Long Way to Go”, however Barber maintains his characteristic storytelling style with “Farewell, God Bless You, Goodbye,” a story about a young man trying to escape the hum of the city.  “Walking In A Straight Line,” written in the present tense, chronicles a trip he took to the Yukon from Winnipeg via the Rockies. On “All That it Takes,” Barber enthuses, “Sometimes three chords and a light heart are enough to make a good song. We really wanted to incorporate a few songs, like this one, on the album that would lean on heavy grooves and simple soul-driven rhythm sections.” Barber has emerged as one of the next wave in this country’s proud tradition of songwriting talent. The follow-up to his award-winning albums Love Songs for the Last Twenty and HeadwatersPrairieography is the earnest travelogue of a wandering troubadour, and the realization that creativity is rarely a bolt of lightning. Good songs are the result of hard work, calloused fingers and learned lessons from a life well lived.

Don't miss Del's first Vancouver gig with his band The Profiteers, at St. James Hall (3214 West 10th Avenue) on Thursday October 9th at 8pm. Tickets are available at Highlife Records, Prussin Music, Red Cat Records,Rufus' Guitar Shop and online at
The incredible guitarist Don Ross (left) makes a welcome return to The Rogue on October 16th, with Austrian guitar wizardThomas Leeb.

Ray Bonneville (right) returns with a new CD, Easy Gone, the following Thursday (23rd)

Don't miss these two brilliant Canadian performers in the cozy confines of The Rogue "House" at St. James Hall.

More info. about these and all our other shows is to be found
Special Thanksgiving Edition of The Edge On Folk this Saturday!
My radio show airs every Saturday from 8am to noon on CiTR fm 101.9 in Vancouver, Telus TV Channel 7023 in B.C. and Alberta, and is also streamed live on

On this week's show, amongst all the regular concert previews and new releases (including Frazey Ford, Leonard Cohen, Kathryn Tickell, Seth Lakeman, Chris Smither, Loudon Wainwright III, Ruthie Foster, etc.) I'll look ahead to The Rogue's Halloween SpectacularTrue Blues, with Alvin Youngblood Hart & Corey Harris dishing up their special brew of traditional Blues songs and stories.

I'll also have an extended feature on the brand new, 10th anniversary CD by English folk band Bellowhead.
Revival is their best yet! Chock-full of traditional songs from England - yes, the English are ethnic with trad. roots, too! - this CD will rock your world! It's not just their best CD to date, it's arguably the very best and boldest statement to come roaring out of Blighty since Britannia waived the rules, I mean ruled the waves!

Hope you can join me. You'll be thankful you did, mark my words!

And don't forget Radio Rogue broadcasts 24/7 with an ever-growing playlist that's now almost 4 days long! The best music on the planet is waiting for your computer to turn you on! Point your browser here, sit back and enjoy!