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Event Archive - The Road Hammers, Graham Brown And The Prairie Dogs

Thu. October 13th 2005 9:15pm The Commodore Ballroom (No Minors) 9:15pm
$18+
Presented by: Live Nation
THE ROAD HAMMERS

With special guests

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13TH

COMMODORE BALLROOM

868 GRANVILLE STREET

COMMODORE BALLROOM INFOLINE: 739-SHOW

DOORS: 8:00 pm SHOW: 9:15 pm

In an interview with Today's Trucking News, Jason McCoy makes no secret about the origins of his new band The Road Hammers. A bona fide country music star with four albums and a 2004 Canadian Country Music Association Male Vocalist of the Year award to his name, the Minesing, Ontario native formed the group at the urging of friends and relatives in the trucking business.

Along with a week-long stint in a truck as part of a tour for a children's charity last year, as well as a formative fondness for Red Sovine's trucking anthems like "Teddy Bear," McCoy was convinced to put together The Road Hammers with Chris Byrne and Clayton Bellamy. The band's self-titled debut, which hit the #1 spot in the Canadian country music charts, is a kick-ass mix of country, Southern rock and blues, with themes of lovin', losin', livin' and movin'. Smoking originals like "I'm a Road Hammer," "Keep on Truckin'" and "Overdrive" mix with covers like the banjo-infused Jerry Reed tune "East Bound and Down" and Little Feat's road-weary "Willin'." The result is a record with appeal to anyone who knows the endless possibilities and sadness of the endless highway strip, whether those listeners drive an SUV, a Volkswagen Beetle or an 18-wheeler.

Don't miss The Road Hammers live at the Commodore Ballroom on Thursday, October 13th with special guests.

Tickets: $18.00 (INCL. GST) + f.f. & s/c

Available at all Ticketmaster outlets or Charge By Phone 604-280-4444

Order on-line at http://www.ticketmaster.ca or http://www.hob.ca

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JUNE 24TH @ 10:00 AM

Graham Brown And The Prairie Dogs

By 1984 I was a founding member of Edmonton-based Jr. Gone Wild, playing with them for a year. I moved to Vancouver in 1985 and put together the band Brilliant Orange. Our first release, an EP on Zulu Records, became a national hit on college and university radio stations. In 1987, Brilliant Orange released a full length CD on BMG Records. ... more info
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