By Stu Salkeld The Stettler Independent
The Stettler Variety Showcase is excited about their next major event coming up soon: singer/songwriter Blake Reid and his band performing as part of the dinner show Nov. 4.
Stettler and area country music fans have an unprecedented opportunity to see a band set to strike gold. The Blake Reid Band has won a ton of awards, including an official selection of the 2017 Asbury Park Music and Film Festival, the Amsterdam Film Festival and the 2017 North West Fest.
The band is poised to release their new CD, “No Roads In,” a tribute to traditional country music. Don’t look for heavy technical sounds here; rather, look for great country rhythms, lyrics and songwriting.
According to The Blake Reid Band’s website, “The Blake Reid Band pays homage to the craft of making authentic music rooted in the traditions of country and great storytelling. While incorporating flavors of folk, roots, red dirt, swamp, bluegrass, Americana, rock n roll, outlaw country and more. The Blake Reid Band stays true to the story and, in doing so, whether you were raised in the deep south of the USA, the evergreen forests of Northern Canada, the countryside of the UK, or anywhere in between, their sound, their energy, their stories, will awaken your heart, stir your soul and take you home.
“Blake’s incredible, and what seems like effortless, songwriting brings to life heartfelt folktales of real life experiences that we can all instantly relate to. Songs of hardship, pain, joy, remembrance, family, friends, hope, and love. They are often centered around working class, blue collar, salt-of-the-earth people. Characters who work hard, deal with tough times, usually working with the land or their tools, applying their craft to earn a living and to make a life for themselves and their loved ones.”
Plus, the band is releasing a feature documentary, “No Roads In,” to accompany the CD. Truly, a rare musical treat for Stettler music fans.
The Blake Reid Band kicks off the new SVS season in style, with live music and dinner in one event at the Stettler Community Hall Nov. 4. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and concert to follow. Single tickets for the Blake Reid Band show are $50 for adults and $35 for students. Tickets, both for the SVS season and for just the dinner can be purchased at Wish Kitchen and Gift at 4806 – 50 Ave Stettler or by phone at 403-742-8484.
For complete information on the SVS upcoming season, check online at www.stettlershowcase.com.