Gordie Goes Victoria Tonight

“Gordie and the Boys are great players, sharp songwriters, invigorating company…..not to mention the nifty dancing. Frankly, what’s not to like?” Mark Radcliffe, The Folk Show, BBC Radio 2, UK

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Hailing from Prince Edward Island, The Rhythm Boys’ exhilarating live show has drawn international attention. They were awarded the Roots/Traditional Group Recording of the Year at the 2014 East Coast Music Awards. They were given the Galaxie Supernova Award at the 2012 Ottawa Folk Festival for their outstanding performance. Tom Power, host of CBC Radio’s Deep Roots, called them his “Best Discovery Band” at the 2012 East Coast Music Awards. The group toured the United Kingdom three times last year, including performing on one of the main stages at the Glastonbury Festival. They also toured Australia and Belgium in early 2014.

Gordie and the Boys are at the Victoria Playhouse tonight at 7:30 PM.

Highlights

  • Winners of Roots/Traditional Group Recording at 2014 ECMAs
  • Toured the UK four times in 2013-2014, along with Australia, Belgium and the US. Highlights include performances at Glastonbury Festival, Celtic Connections and Woodford Folk Festival
  • Winners of Galaxie Supernova Award at 2012 Ottawa Folk Festival for outstanding live performance
  • Tom Power’s “Best Discovery Band” at 2012 East Coast Music Awards
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Rhythm Boys Roll Into Victoria

With flashes of flair and fancy footwork, and a blatant disregard for predictable stage presence, Prince Edward Island’s Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys deliver an ultimate concert experience filled with high-energy electrifying entertainment.

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With a slight bend of his knee, Gordie launches into a song. Guided by the sharp cuts of his fiddle, his famous crazy legs shake and twist with a laughing regard for physics. The whole time The Rhythm Boys deliver surefooted roots instrumentation to accompany the spectacle.

Gordie and the band are at the top of today’s vibrant old-time musical revival and are a mighty fine example of what an unending revival it is.

“This band is a real breath of fresh air and fun. Given the generic ‘roots’ label, there are heavy influences of bluegrass, western swing, Celtic and even Scottish country dance music in here. It all adds up to a mighty fine package.” – Maverick Magazine, UK.

The Rhythm Boys are at the Victoria Playhouse on August 29.