The Acoustical Sounds of Big Sugar Sunday, February 22, 2015
“Big Sugar’s 2014 release of Yard Style delivers us 13 tracks of languidly-paced, percussion-heavy acoustic reggae. A fragrant spiritual groundation. This heavy, heavy musical statement, runs the gamut from classics like “Turn The Lights On” to brand new cuts “Calling All the Youth” and “Police Bway the Vampire”. Featuring Reggae legend Willi Williams and an extended family of brethren, this is the heartbeat sound of Big Sugar. It was only natural to gather this alternate version of Big Sugar in a studio, invite all of their friends, sit in a circle with wooden instruments, a deep selection of songs—old ones, new ones, some you’ve probably never heard before—and then press record. It’s a direct transmission from the band’s private realm straight to your ears. Willi Williams, the Jamaica born and bred Armagideon Man’s influence is felt all over Yard Style. He is a semi-permanent fixture in the Big Sugar line-up—where he joins bassist Garry Lowe, drummer Stephane “Bodean” Beaudin, one-man horn section Kelly “Mr Chill” Hoppe and toastmaster DJ Friendlyness.” www.bigsugar.com
Drinks are $4 - Snack at Intermission Doors Open at 6PM - Performance at 7PM - Rush Seating *No ATM at the Facility - Please Cash or Cheque Only* Sundre Arts Centre, 100 2nd Avenue NW, Sundre AB www.sundreartscentre.com
The Acoustical Sounds of Big Sugar - 22 February 2015 - L to R: Bongo Gene, Brannen Temple, Garry Lowe, Gordie Johnson, Stephane Bodean, Mr. Chill, Friendlyness, iSax - Photo: Sundre Arts Centre
WOW! This show blew the roof off the Arts Centre!! Thanks so much to Big Sugar for coming to Sundre - we are so grateful! All the best with the remainder of your tour and safe travels!
Thanks to Gordie Johnson, Bongo Gene, Brannen Temple, Garry Lowe, Stephane Bodean, Mr. Chill, Friendlyness, and iSax! As well as Andrew, Lenny, Kerry, and Henry!
Thank you to our season sponsors: Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Sundre IGA & The Mennear Family, Little Country Cappuccino, Cowboy Trail Liquor Store, CKFM Olds 96.5 Radio, CKUA Radio, Peak Printing, and Greenwood Neighbourhood Place.
Thank you to our volunteers: Brian Bailey, Haley Berling, Jason Bird, Lisa & Darrin Blackhurst, Mary Wales, Karen Tubb, Laura Dart, Melissa & Paul Shippy, Keegan Smith, and Maggie Patterson. Committee: Cindy Orr, Ryan Sande, Corynn Wylie, and Nick Vanderzwan.