Saturday, November 2, 2013

Killin' Time Band at the Acoustic Blend Cafe; Loralee McGuirl Review

We had a lot of fun in October with Loralee and friends. She demonstrated right off the start the strong talent she has with an operatic type song. She then demonstrated her versatility by going into country songs by Dolly Parton moving into jazz and blues. Loralee was a joy to watch engaging the audience with each song. She let guitarist Mark Laforme take the stage for several songs. He sang, played guitar and harmonica showing the audience that Hamilton has some of the top performers in the world. What a treat is was to have the stage filled with these musicians. You can hear Loralee perform with the Jimmy Stahl Big Band and various venues around the Greater Hamilton Area.

Another group that plays in many places in the Greater Hamilton Area as well as many festivals is our next feature, The Killin Time Band. Self proclaimed “Worlds best party band” the Burlington, Ontario outfit blend eclectic and tasteful influences that include Johnny Cash, Bob Marley, Tom Waits, GNR, and the Grateful Dead into a crisp, contemporary pop-rock sound that’s laced with elements of hip-hop. TKTB are also committed to serving their community by elevating the consciousness of their audience. This group has also recently released their latest CD “One Set to Freedom”. They will have you wanting to get up dancing and singing-a-long.

We have held off for as long as we could, this year there is a slight increase at the door.

Coming in at the door the fee will now be $12.

The Acoustic Blend Cafe, affectionately known as ABC, helps to promote local performers, businesses and artists. It also provides a welcoming gathering place for people to enjoy great music, delicious food and drink, and lots of camaraderie. Each event has an opening performer when possible and a feature performer. Following the feature is Open Mic where you can feel free to perform 1, 2, or 3 songs, read some poetry, do a magic trick or whatever you like to perform. It’s a great way to get exposure and work through you’re nerves. It’s also about learning and growing and being supportive to everyone who tries.

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