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Posted: December 12, 2018

Winter Ale Concert Series begins Jan. 16

The 2019 Winter Ale Concert Series is a collaborative presentation by Fisher Peak Performing Arts Society and Key City Theatre, running January to May, will feature local talent opening for visiting guests acts.

Supported by the Heid Out Restaurant & Fisher Peak Brewing Company, the concert series begins January 16 at 7:30 p.m. with Calgary’s Dave McCann and the Firehearts with opener Alphonse Joseph.

Born in Toronto and raised in Peterborough, Ontario, Dave McCann found his musical roots when he relocated west to Calgary, 20 years ago.

The long and rolling lines of moonlit silence that stretch across the Great Northern Plains. The spirit that folds the beautiful, sweeping, haunted, wind-torn hills of Blackfoot Country. This is the medicine that marks the fifth, full-length release from Dave McCann and the Firehearts and brings an aggressive evolution of Blues-tinged Southern Roots that unleashes the scorching honesty of pure hand-built Rock and Roll.

Gaining ground as regional luminaries in the Western Canadian roots-rock scene, Dave and the Firehearts have always given fame the backseat to the idea of making creativity and musical impact a priority.

They have shared the stage with many great artists over the years, Willie P. Bennett, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Neko Case, Naomi Shelton, Melanie Safka, Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer, Joe Pug, Kieran Kane, The Skydiggers, Geoff Muldaur and more. The Firehearts line up is based on long time guitarist Dave Bauer and award-winning Blues Harmonica Ace Ethan Shorty Askey. Dave McCann and the Firehearts are based in Southern Alberta.

Hammering out guitar and harmonica tunes new and old, Alphonse Joseph is transplanted from Eastern Canada to the East Kootenay.

An early love of music brewed where family and a local community would stir musical creative desires. A singer songwriter who lets his musical wandering cover many genres including his favorites, blues to ballads even children’s songs.

He appreciates how telling life stories through song and music can be an influential and soul freeing experience. Allowing music to be an integral place in life and life to bring joy intertwined through music. He has a love of most music and respect for the people plying their trade.

Joseph has played with local blues musician Jesse Quinn as a duo, as well entertained with other duos. Playing local pubs and coffee houses such as Soul Food and Centre 64, he has also decided to provide community service to many local senior homes, knowing music provides peace and health for those in need.

Here is the rest of the season’s line-up.

February 13 at 7:30 p.m. – The Wardens with opener Oliver McQuaid

March 27 at 7:30 p.m. – The Slocan Ramblers with opener Connor Foote

April 17 at 7:30 p.m. Holly Hyatt Band with opener Pyper Standing

May 14 at 7:30 p.m. The Lovebullies with opener The Hurricanes

Season Subscriptions are now on sale; $125 regular; $112.50 members. Single shows $27.50 regular and $25 for members.


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