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Keith Hallett, Big Dirty Orchestra and Chris Colepaugh & cc Nov 29


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Because C-Towns asked!!!

Free show

Jd's Bar and Grill

94 Pine Street

Collingwood, ON

Keith Hallett

Keith Hallett nominated for 2009 Maple Blues Award!!!

Nineteen year-old blues guitar player, Keith Hallett of Fredericton, New Brunswick, has been turning heads for a few years now. He has something to say through his music and the audience feels it instantly. Keith has been playing guitar since the age of 13, got into the blues at 15 and has enjoyed studying and playing it ever since. In a very short period of time, Keith has been able to play many festivals and special events such as the Mont Tremblant Blues Festival, the Dutch Mason Blues Festival and Fredericton's prestigious Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival. He has had the opportunity to open for such groups as Grady, Paul Rishell & Annie Raines, Watermelon Slim and the Workers, and has shared the stage with names such as Matt Andersen, Ross Neilsen, Morgan Davis, John Cambelljohn, Thom Swift and The Lee Boys.

Last year, Keith's hard work paid off in the form of the 2007 CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award, presented to him during the annual Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival. Keith Hallett's future is a bright one. Loaded with a ton of talent and audiences falling in love with his infective style on a daily basis, he is sure to be around for a long time to entertain us.


Big Dirty Orchestra

Since its inception in early 2008, The Big Dirty Orchestra has been hard at work, relentlessly spreading its unique blend of blues, rockabilly and funk to festivals and clubs throughout Canada. This trio’s dynamic and explosive live show is earning them an ever growing fan base. Upon returning home from their debut tour in June, The BDO went into The Echo Chamber (Halifax, NS) and recorded three demo tracks…this demo is just a glimpse of things to come. The band is currently honing its craft and gathering resources to record its first full length album.

Described as sounding “way too big for a three pieceâ€, The Big Dirty Orchestra lives up to its name. Fans keep coming back for the ever changing live show, always exciting and energetic. Hardcore blues fans like them for making blues exciting while showing respect for the groove and not over playing. The band is also attracting a younger audience for its varied influence in genres, proving that The BDO really is for everyone.


Chris Colepaugh and the Cosmic Crew

CCCC Win Four Toronto Music Magazine Awards

Colepaugh & Crew are thrilled to have won four awards at the annual Toronto Music Magazine Awards including best Rock CD and best Rock group. Following so shortly after their recent Contact East award for Touring Excellence, CCCC are excited that “IN Your Backyard†has garnered such attention.


CHRIS COLEPAUGH AND THE COSMIC CREW are blazing a trail with their new album "In Your Backyard." The album drips with thick electric guitars, Bonham-esque style drums, massive bass, and soulful songwriting and lyrics. From the heavy guitar-soaked-rocker-single "Caught Up To You" , to the acoustic guitar/mandolin picking of "Don't Want You 'Round No More", "In Your Backyard "is a fantastic guitar-intense, southern jam rock album.

There are great moments on this album, such as the tune "Summer Nights" where you can hear Colepaugh creating a dreamy Zeppelin style instrumental landscape on pedal steel, and "Running Out" with its drum-driven-rocking-groove and tongue-and-cheek lyrics. "Hard to Say" is a head-nodding southern rock chill-out complimented by the guitar layered, richly textured and slower tempo "California Mountain".

"In Your Backyard" is successful in proving the scope of CHRIS COLEPAUGH AND THE COSMIC CREW's musical dexterity, and the band always leads the listener back to what they do best: rocking hard. With this new album, their solid line-up and a killer live show, fans of CCCC will be able to enjoy the band's powerful tunes on CD as much as they do live.


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