Last updated: April 20, 2013
Tickets for up coming events can be purchased by calling (403) 601-8774
In order to avoid disappointment, it is recommended that tickets be purchased well in advance of the performance. For preferred seating arrangements, it isrecommended that you arrive 1 ½ - 2 hours before the performance. Please check out the 'Note' at the bottom of the page for more details
Please be advised that dates and show times are subject to change and performances may be cancelled without prior notice. This is the best, most accurate information that we have at this point in time.
In the event that a performance is cancelled, ticket holders will be given a full refund, up to and including the date the performance was scheduled to take place. Proof of purchase will be required.
Carlson’s on Macleod is an “All Ages Venue”. Minors / children are welcome from opening until 6:00 PM. After 6:00 pm, they must be accompanied by a parent
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Tickets $20.00 - Show time: 8:00 pm
Tim has shared stages with a large roster of well known blues and roots music artists, and the following list is by no means complete: Taj Mahal, Big Jack Johnson, Rory Block, Roy Rogers, The Earl Scruggs Revue, John Fahey, Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett, Dr. John, The Holmes Brothers, David Lindley, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Mary Flower, Paul Geremia, John Hammond, Martin Simpson, Guy Davis, Eric Bibb, Odetta, B.B. King, Robert Lockwood Jr., Honeyboy Edwards, Junior Wells and Buddy Guy.
Tim's live solo shows (he also works with his band, the Electro-Fires) are a trip down the river of North American music...blues, ragtime, old-time country with dashes of Mexican and Hawaiian influence, performed on a variety of string instruments. “Conversation halts, glasses still, and all eyes turn
on Tim Williams as the room becomes a train stop on a tour of half-forgotten memories in the collective consciousness.”
Tim Williams' career began in the coffee houses of Southern California in the mid-1960s and continues today around the world from his home base on the Canadian Prairies. Tim has played festivals, folk clubs, concert halls and roadhouses from Rabat, Morocco, to Melbourne, Australia, and from Dawson City, Yukon Territory to Zihuatanejo, Mexico, all to huge acclaim. His guitar skills are frequently compared to Ry Cooder and David Lindley (and like them, Tim plays a wealth of other string instruments), and his songwriting has won praise from the likes of Tom Russel and Willie Nelson. A string of Maple Blues Award nominations (Toronto Blues Society), two JUNO award nominations (Canada's Grammy equivalent), five Betty Mitchell Awards
for composition/musical direction in theatre, and roughly a dozen awards from Real Blues magazine (as artist, guitarist, producer) attest to the high caliber of his work.
Tim has shared stages with a large roster of well known blues and roots music artists, and the following list is by no means complete: Taj Mahal, Big Jack Johnson, Rory Block, Roy Rogers, The Earl Scruggs Revue, John Fahey, Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett, Dr. John, The Holmes Brothers,
David Lindley, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Mary Flower, Paul Geremia, John Hammond, Martin Simpson, Guy Davis, Eric Bibb, Odetta, B.B. King, Robert Lockwood Jr., Honeyboy Edwards, Junior Wells and Buddy Guy.
Tim's live solo shows (he also works with his band, the Electro-Fires) are a trip down the river of North American music...blues, ragtime, old-time country with dashes of Mexican and Hawaiian influence, performed on a variety of string instruments.
Fjellgaard & Friends
Saturday, June 8
Tickets $20.00 - Show time: 8:00 pm
Gary Fjellgaard & Friends; Saskia & Darrel
Juno Award Winner Gary Fjellgaard is at the peak of his career. Song writing and performing does not get any better than that. He is touring energetically across Canada and Europe with his wife Lynne, and Saskia and Darrel; Power Duo from Saskatchewan.
From Halifax to Hamburg, this trio has played for appreciative audiences but they always stop at home in BC, Alberta and out on the prairies where the fans not only love but understand their music.
Songs about miners, cowboys, windswept prairies, and the romance and simplicity of Canadian living stir the imagination and memories of concert goers and keep them coming back.
Saskatchewan born, Canadian Country Music Hall of Famer, Gary Fjellgaard is enjoying a few tours each year with Saskia and Darrel. They are stopping in for concerts at community halls and small theatres with new stories after their extensive touring adventures nationally and internationally.
An evening full of friendship and laughter, this is a show not be missed!
Lorna MacLachlan Quintet
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Tickets: $20.00 - Show Time: 8:00 pm
After 25 years in the music business, Lorna has honed her skills in all of these areas and more. A sought after lecturer, clinician, teacher, composer and performer, she brings a diversified approach to her music.
After completing a master’s degree in composition, Lorna embarked on a career as a composer providing award winning original music for Theatre Companies; (Theatre Calgary, Lunchbox Theatre), Dance Companies (Decidedly Jazz Danceworks, Springboard Dance Collectives), National media Companies (CBC, Access Network) and a variety of commercial and artistic enterprises across the spectrum of music genres.
While Lorna continues to work on commissioned pieces for various groups (Water Music – written for the City of Calgary), her focus remains on writing and performing original compositions in her unique Jazz/Folk style and developing her voice as an artist.
Her fourth album, “Time 4 Change”, drives home her thoughtful and insightful compositions backed by a killer group of Jazz musicians. In collaboration with producer Claire Lawrence, they have balanced Lorna’s introspective ballads with her unique rhythm driven Jazz instrument pieces to create a CD for enjoyment by seasoned Jazz listeners to the curious testers of Jazz.
Lorna has always been passionate about music education and believes strongly that great talent exists in a variety of different groups and people that need support and an opportunity to grow. She has taught privately for many years and is a talented educator in the public education system (Jazz Bands, Concert Choirs, Jazz Choirs and orchestras) and has inspired students to gain admission into some of the most competitive post-secondary schools in North America.
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Tickets: $20.00 - Show Time: 8:00 pm
Seanachie (shaw-na-key) came into being as a band in 1994 and soon established itself as one of the most highly regarded Celtic groups in Western Canada. Earning accolades for their live performances and their first two CDs (Telling Tales and Quarrel With Whisky). Seanachie has developed a loyal following both in Canada and in the United States. More recently, released a CD (A Parting Cup) and a collaborative CD (Five Days In April) with a Portland based group going by the name “Raven”.
Seanachie has an outstanding line-up of seasoned professional musicians. True to their name (Seanachie is Gaelic for “Story Teller), the group weaves together stories in song and inspiring, exciting instrumental compositions. Scotland born Gordon MeCulloch creates compelling songs and delivers them with a truly remarkable voice. Ann Gray has won piping awards throughout North America and Scotland. She composes and arranges most of Seanachie's instrumental repertoire. Robin Tufts brings his highly regarded skills as a percussionist and kit drummer to the mix. Peter Clark deepens the groove with bass, baritone and acoustic guitars. Completing the line-up is Barbra Rose Olorenshaw, who brings tremendous abilities to the group as a fiddler and singer.
The group's other credits include live performances across Canada and in the United States. In 2003, the band performed at the Celtic festival in Montevideo, Uruguay. Seanachie's receive frequent radio play on CKUA and the group has appeared on television programs including the Vicki Gabereau Show, Good Morning Canada,, CBC's Rough Cuts and the “A” Channel's Big Breakfast and Wired. Their music video (The Waulking Set) has had regular rotation on CMT.
This will be Seanachie’s fifth appearance at Carlson’s and the previous four were sold out well in advance, so if you plan on coming, don’t wait till the last minute to get your tickets.
Steve Pineo’s Sixth Annual Dead Elvis Day
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Russell deCarle is a founding member, lead vocalist, bassist, and contributing songwriter to the multi-platinum, Juno award winning, country roots group Prairie Oyster. As a solo artist Russell has appeared on CBC TV’s Songwriters Circle, opened for Merle Haggard on his cross-Canada tour, traveled coast-to-coast with Bluebird North Songwriters’ Tour, and was a featured guest on Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Café Christmas Tour, 2008.
Russell has also appeared as a guest vocalist on numerous occasions (Bebop Cowboys, Rita Chiarelli, Terra Hazelton) and has won two SOCAN Song of the Year awards.
2010 saw the release of Russell’s long-awaited and much-anticipated solo recording “Under the Big Big Sky”. deCarle penned nine of the eleven songs and is featured on vocals and rhythm guitar.
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Sarah MacDougall is a rising star on the Canadian Folk Music scene with her dynamite songs, blistering guitar chops and astounding voice.
Described by the magazine Rootstime in Belgium as "One of the greatest talents of our era", and listed as the "2nd best gig" by the major UK newspaper The Independent, becoming the #1 most played artist on Canadian Galaxie Folk/Roots radio.
Canadian/Swedish Sarah MacDougall is an upcoming artist who is getting known for her honest and poetic songs, blistering guitar chops, passionate performances, and unique astounding voice. She has been earning rave reviews and topping major music writers top ten album of the year lists as a songwriter since her official debut album Across the Atlantic (2009), all the while producing and engineering her own music. 24 hrs Vancouver called her "one of the most promising exports out of Sweden since Abba. A Swedish magazine recently declared her "One of Sweden's best singer/songwriters". Her debut album “Across the Atlantic” got four-star reviews in such notable publications as Q magazine, the Irish Times, No Depression, and her most recent album “The Greatest Ones Alive” has been gathering 4 and 5 star reviews since its release in August 2011.
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David Celia, based out of Toronto, Canada - a world class musician who has played for audiences all over the U.K., U.S.A. and Canada.
With regards to his musical style, it has been described as "roots-rock with hints of folk wrapped up in a pop package".
Carlson’s on Macleod is a proud supporter of the visual & performing arts in High River. The following is a partial list (in no particular order) of some of the very talented singers, song writers and
musicians who have performed at High River’s favorite music venue:
Russell deCarle, Ken Lister, Gordon McCulloch, Robin Tufts, Peter Clark, Barbra Rose Olorenshaw, Steve Pineo, Bruce Innes, Herb Johnson, Gary Fjellgaard, Lorna MacLachlan, Don Thompson, Richard Harding, John Hyde, Robin Tufts, Keith Smith, Peter Woods, Brian Browne, Julian Kerr, Morgan Davis, Lincoln Frey, Ralf Buschmeyer, Girogios Losefelis, John Fraser, John Ellis, Peter Marley, Paul Saks, Tim Williams, Dave Hamilton, Doug Andrew, JR Shore, Mark Dejong, Simon Fisk, Amos Garrett, Ken Whitely, Nathan Tinkham, David Celia, Gordon Belsher, Steve Fisher, Steve Coffey, Kent McAlister, Steve Briggs, Denis Keldie, Jim Reader, Jon Brooks, Paul Rumbolt, Karla Adolphe, Jez Lowe, Richard Wood, John Cronin, Jilla Web, Katie Rox, Jacquie Drew, Crystal Plamondon, Ralph Boyd Johnson, Bruce Blair, Anne Loree, Linda McRae, Sue Leveque, Dan Brubeck, Roy Styffe, Cedric Blary, Mark Sadler-Brown, Art Adams, Suitcase James, Kevin Belzner, Ron Casat, Mel Wilson, Billy Zulac, Ronnie Hayward, Gordie Tentrees, Leslie Alexander, Darren Johnson, Celine La Coste, John Wort Hannam, Bernie Addington, Conrad Walz, John Rutherford, Rob Leveque, Katherine Wheatley, Wendell Ferguson, Miranda Sage, Rick Climans, Stewart MacDougall, Dave Cantera, Myran Szott, Caroline Fraser, Russell deCarle, Steve Briggs, Denis Keldie, Michael Gorb, Bobby Cameron, Jonathan Lewis, Jerry Hebert, Penny Isaac, Eileen Jones, Ron Schmidt, Wayne Corner, Olivia Ritchey, Ann Vriend, Sara Hahn, Arthur Bachmann, Michael Hope, Calum Graham, Brad Fermlin, Darrel De La Ronde, Cynthia MacLeod, Stefano, Charlotte (Tex) Jackson, Sarah Masterman, Jim McLennan, Nadine Veroba, Paul Bergman, Eva Levesque, Kai Poscente, Doc MacLean, Dave McLean, Saskia, Ravish Momin, Don Hamm, Karl Roth, Leeroy Stagger, Kai Poscente, Kit Johnson, Tim Leacock, Kelly Kruse, Dave McCann, Karla Anderson, Mike Lent, Jan McKittrick, Marc Jenkins, Brian Horwitz, KC Hingley, Lyle Molzan, Mike Edel, Mark Johnson and many more.
From left to right: Heather Blush, Chuck Shifflett, Bruce Innes, Dayle Simpson, John Rutherford,
Mel Wilson, Amos Garrett, Denise Withnell, Keith Smith, Crystal Plamondon, Suitcase
James, Julian Kerr & Lorna MacLachlan. Missing: Greg Carroll & Lincoln Frey
Photo courtesy of Neville Palmer, Reflective Eye Photography
If you haven't been to Carlson's you haven't been to High River