Dungarees open Stage North’s ninth season

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From humble beginnings in western Canada to international festival stages, award-winning country group The Dungarees have taken their unique brand of country to become one of Canada’s fastest rising stars. Comprised of James Murdoch (bass/vocals), Robb Angus (guitar/vocals), Kiron Jhass (guitar/vocals) Darrek Anderson (steel guitar) and Ben Shillabeer (drums) The Dungarees take the undeniable lyrical styling, twangy telecaster and steel guitar that they love from classic country, and inject it with harmony, modern intensity and pop sensibility.

Known for powerful songwriting and warm harmonies, The Dungarees have performed at some of the best summer festivals including Big Valley Jamboree, the Calgary Stampede, Country Thunder, and Tamworth Country Music Festival in Australia. The band has also opened for such country music stars as Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Dwight Yoakam and Alabama.

Slave Lakers might remember The Dungarees from the grand opening of The Legacy Centre. Vocalist James Murdoch and his band played for the very first Stage North concert series in 2012 and returned with the very popular “Going to Graceland” tribute show a few years later.

Opening for The Dungarees is the popular band Hack from Westlock. Hack opened for Union Duke last spring and they are a very fun bunch who will be sure to get you on your feet and dancing!

Now in its ninth season, Stage North is always looking for new ways to engage the community by bringing in a wide variety of performers. This season begins with The Dungarees, followed in early December by Lizzy Hoyt who is back by popular demand with her show “Ancient Carols for a Winter’s Night”. Opening for Lizzy will be an ensemble from Koinonia Christian School. Early in the new year, Grammy winning counter tenor Terry Barber will perform selected works from Andrew Lloyd Webber. Next up is the lively bluegrass group The Slocan Ramblers who you may have heard at the North Country Fair. In early April will we will Alberta’s own jazzman Tim Tamashiro, whose trio will perform “When You’re Smiling”, a tribute to Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin, collectively known as the Rat Pack.

This year advance ticket prices have been reduced and kids 12 and under get in for $10. Kids 2 and under are free. Individual advance tickets are $30 and $40 at the door. Students and seniors are $5 less. Season tickets (5 shows) are $120 for adults, $100 for students and seniors. Patrons save the price of an advance ticket by purchasing a fully transferable season pass.

The Dungarees’ show starts at 7:30 Saturday, October 26 at The Legacy Centre, 4000 6 Ave NE. Doors open at 7 and the bar will be open. Advance tickets are available at The Source, REMAX, Rotary Library and online at www.stagenorth.org. There will also be tickets at the door. But why not save yourself $10 and buy in advance?

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