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Event Archive - Russell DeCarle

Thu. October 26th 2017 @  St. James Community Hall (All Ages)
8:00PM doors at 7:00PM
Presented by: The Rogue Folk Club
“A tall, golden-haired gentleman, deCarle brought old-time roots music to
life in a lively and engaging fashion, as well as impeccable musicianship.
They started with … a lilting cowboy tune that demonstrated deCarle’s
seemingly effortless ability to yodel. Of course, he’s also a singer with a
great crooning voice.” – The Ottawa Citizen.

Russell will be joined by Steve Briggs (lead guitar and vocals) and Jeremy
Holmes (bass and vocals). They play old-time country music that ranges from
hillbilly folk, to country blues, swing and Tex Mex. "I never thought of
myself as (being in) a specific format, although people think of me as
strictly a country singer because of the Prairie Oyster connection.”

Currently he gets to play many of the old tunes, but a healthy batch of newly
composed songs and some selections, in new arrangements, from the Oyster
days. Despite the huge following his Prairie Oyster music still commands,
deCarle said when he changes up the old songs or introduces something new,
audiences keep right in step. “If you’re really connected to what you are
doing,” he said, “people want to go there with you and explore something

In concert he’ll toss in the odd Oyster song and selections from his own
three albums. "I played bass primarily in Oyster,” he said. “Now I’m
playing rhythm guitar and I’m loving it. I get to drive this big groove
machine with guys who can really solo.”


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