Bill Bourne, Scott Cook and Indio Saravanja Join Forces in Performance
Three renowned Alberta troubadours are joining forces for a December tour of the prairies under the moniker Tres Hombres. Award winning songwriters Bill Bourne, Scott Cook, and Indio Saravanja will be bringing their unique and heartwarming blend of acoustic roots music to audiences in Swift Current, Regina, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Calgary, Black Diamond, and Edmonton over the holiday season, collaborating and swapping stories in the round. Please join them as they share their songs and engage their audiences in roots-rock and folk splendor.
December 1st: Art Gallery of Swift Current, SWIFT CURRENT, SK
December 2nd: The Exchange, REGINA, SK
December 3rd: Ye Olde Jar Bar, MEDICINE HAT, AB
December 4th: Ironwood Stage & Grill, CALGARY, AB
December 6th: The ARTery, EDMONTON, AB Bill Bourne CD Release
December 8th: The Stop, BLACK DIAMOND, AB Bill & Scott only
December 9th: Geomatic Attic, LETHBRIDGE, AB
Bill Bourne is a living Canadian legend; a performer who transcends genres and melds his various influences into a unique sound. In everything the multiple award winner has accomplished over a 30+ year career, the common vein has always been his passion and dedication to his craft. From world beat to blues, Cajun to funk, and flamenco to folk, Bill’s newest album Songs From a Gypsy Caravan, released by True North Records, is an authentic collection of rock, folk, gospel and country, drenched with sultry blues sounds. Brad Wheeler in the Globe and Mail writes of the album: “This dude’s plugged into a heavy mainline, his songs coming through him as a steady, soulful charge.. Bourne is about the human kind, and he’s damn essential, obviously.” For more info on Bill, visit www.BillBourne.com.
Scott Cook is a true Canadian troubadour, relentlessly touring North America, Asia and Europe for most of the last six years. He’s released three albums independently since 2007, earning the praise of his peers and becoming a fixture on the Canadian festival scene. His latest release, 2011′s Moonlit Rambles, is a collection of road stories, existential musings, and social commentary which Edmonton reviewer Fish Griwkowsky likened to “a conversational bottle of Jack passed around a dawn fire, everything burning just right.” Scott’s straight-talking tunes infiltrate the hearts of all who hear him, weaving together folk, roots, blues, soul and country influences over spacious fingerpicked arrangements on guitar, banjo and ukulele. For more info on Scott, check out www.ScottCook.net.
Indio Saravanja was born in Argentina, but he spent his formative years in Canada’s north. Starting out as a street performer, Indio honed in his craft and eventually found himself playing New York City, courtesy of his friendship with the late Jeff Buckley. Four albums later, Saravanja continues to add to his well-earned Roots-Folk-Rock tag by re-acquainting himself with his South American heritage, using instruments such as the Andean Charango. Indio has been featured on most national CBC radio shows since his first release, and his music has been on rotation internationally on leading college and independent stations. He has opened shows for and shared stages with Bruce Cockburn, Buffy Sainte Marie, Sylvia Tyson, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, and many others. He most recently won a First Place prize at The 2012 Calgary Folk Festival Song Competition, and he’s just release a rockin new album called Travel On. Indio can be found on www.IndioSaravanja.com.