Don’t miss the opportunity to rock and roll at this Saturday’s Halloween dance at the Huntsville Legion.
The event is being held as part of the ongoing Etwell Concert Series.
Canadian blues guitar legend Danny Marks will take the stage at the legion with music sensation Alec Fraser. Local singer/songwriter Tobin Spring, of Laganza, and fellow bandmate Brian Hawley will be featured as the warm-up act.
Marks received a special lifetime achievement award from the Toronto Blues Society and was also a founding member of the 1960s Capitol Records’ group, Edward Bear.
After a span as a journeyman session musician throughout the 70’s, Marks settled into the club scene, establishing a cult following as a genre bender in music and humor. A house band gig at Toronto’s famed Albert’s Hall led him to host his own nation-wide TV show Stormy Monday. Most recently, Marks recorded two original music albums, Guitarchaeology and True, before paying tribute to Toronto’s R&B roots with Big Town Boy in 2005. For the last five years, he has been hosting JAZZ.FM91’s Saturday night blues show, bluz.fm.
Glasgow born producer/musician Alec Fraser came to music through his father Alec Sr., a boxing musician. With many uncles in the Merchant Navy bringing back records from America, artists like Hank Williams, Jimmy Rodgers, Muddy Waters, Johnny Cash and Louis Jordan became influential in getting a six-year-old Fraser to learn the guitar.
Since immigrating to Canada as a teenager, he has played bass with international artists such as Bo Diddley, The Drifters, Ian Gillian, Kim Wilson, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Ray Benson, Walter Trout, Mel Brown, Sam Myers, Finis Tasby and Cream’s Jack Bruce as well as touring and recording with The Jeff Healey Band and the acoustic band Brokenjoe.
Tickets to the event are $20 and are available at Cripple Creek Music.
The show starts at 8 p.m. For more details, visit www.etwellconcertseries.ca.