Mill Woods United Church is pleased to welcome back The Great Plains for an evening of Gospel and Christmas Yule music on Thursday December 7 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 and available from the church. Call 780-463-2202 for more information.
About The Great Plains:
Saskia & Darrel both are practicing spiritualists, long distance hikers, and part-time vegetarians. In their long and speckled musical careers they have taken day-jobs and were incarnated as loggers, fire-camp cooks, real estate aide-de-campes, and gandy-dancers.
Ultimately though, despite the better advice of their children, their love of music won out and they escaped reality by promising each other that they could sustain a life-style touring the world and playing folk music. And so they did.
Great Plains are a veteran touring act; with an easy, crowd-friendly style that instantly endears them to any audience. True Canadiana= real songs drenched in our culture and heritage delivered in a comfortable highly skilled set with a lot of self-poking humor. A taste of Celtic, a dab of bluegrass, and lots of engaging stories wrapped around extremely ear-wormy melodies.
Brag Section! Toured extensively with Gary Fjellgaard for 8 years, also with Valdy, and have notables like Daniel Powter, Darby Mills, Steve Dawson, Valdy, Gary Fjellgaard, Ken Hamm, Bill Hicks (Powder Blues), and Nolan Murray (Tiller’s Folly) appearing on their 10 CD’s. Opened for Roy Forbes, Good Brothers, Stampeders, Emerson Drive, Ian Tyson, and many more….They were awarded Top Folk /Roots Album in Holland; Artist, Album, and Songwriter of the year from SCMA, received Top 5 People’s choice awards, and have enjoyed many years airplay on the Top Indie folk/roots charts in Europe.