Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Tanglefoot play at David Hall, S.Petherton Thu.7th

The David Hall in South Petherton are very pleased to welcome the Tanglefoot on Thurs 7th July at 8pm at; The David Hall Arts Centre, Roundwell St, South Petherton, Somerset, TA13 5AA. Ticket prices are £10/9, Bookings on Tel: 01460 240 340

Stan Rogers meets Van Halen..." That's how one concert-goer described them, and it fits. Tanglefoot has always been a thunderous live band, but that's only part of the story. Tanglefoot is also a band of adept songwriters who vividly evoke the Canadian experience. "One of Canada's most accomplished musical mythologizers," wrote Robert Reid of the Kitchener Waterloo Record. And after more than twenty years, this Canadian roots institution is stronger than ever, with their double-barrel combination of deft songwriting and exhilarating performances leading the way.

Guitarist Steve Ritchie has the longest tenure, having joined in 1988. Toronto bass player Al Parrish has been around since 1994. Terry Young came on board at the beginning of 1999 to play mandolin, guitar, banjo, harmonica and whistle. Bryan Weirmier replaced Tanglefoot's original piano player, Rob Ritchie in the summer of 2002. The newest addition is Kingston, Ontario fiddler Terry Snider, who joined in May of 2003 upon the retirement of Joe Grant.

Their media appearances include the syndicated folk radio show, The Midnight Special, The Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour in Kentucky, BBC Radio in the UK and Bound for Glory - North America's longest-running, live folk music show - in Ithaca, New York where they won the Third Annual "Best of Bound for Glory" Award. They have also appeared twice on Gabereau on the CTV Television Network, Tele-Relais on Radio-Canada in Winnipeg and on News Night Minnesota on Minnesota Public Television. The summer of 2004 saw the release of the DVD as well as Tanglefoot's first-ever appearances in Scotland as part of their eighth UK tour.

The Editor

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