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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Best of the West Weekend preview: Headliners to play feature-length sets

Expect 80 minutes of magic from Juno Award winner Gary Fjellgaard
Janet Barkwith, Best of the West 

The Evening Shows on Friday June 13th and Saturday June 14th at the Best of the WestWeekend have an exciting format that's new to Pincher Creek, with the headliners giving a full 80 minutes of performance.


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Anticipate a feature-length performance from Allen Christie

The Friday featured act is Allen Christie. Allen is one of Alberta's most talked about Roots artists. His singing, songwriting and guitar playing are perfectly framed by some of the best musicians in Alberta to create a superb live performance. He will be ably supported by Pincher Creek favourite Matt Robertson, a real, working cowboy who writes songs inspired by his life in The West. The talented “Camel” Dave Howell from BC completes Friday's lineup. Dave has recently completed the sound track to a promotional video for the Big Bar Ranch in B.C

A young whippersnapper for the toe-tappers: Dusty Dee Litchfield
Saturday it's the turn of Juno Award winner Gary Fjellgaard. Raised on a farm on the Canadian prairies, in 2005 Gary was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. With his finger style acoustic guitar, gentle vocals and colorful stories, Gary takes his western roots music to the people with a rare sincerity.  In support is Dusty Dee Litchfield and Calgary wordsmith Morrie Goetjen. Dusty won Best Song in the Up 'n' Comer contest at the old Cowboy Gathering, and he's written a whole lot more since then. Morrie hasn't been to Pincher Creek for a while, and it's really great to have him back.

Matt Robertson (left) with some help from Dad
Organisers of course would like you to come for the whole weekend, but if that isn't possible then separate tickets are available for either or both of the evening shows. Curtain up at 7.30 pm both days in the Horseshoe Pavilion at the west end of town.

For ticket information and to check out video clips from most of the performers at the Best of the West Weekend 2014 visit the website www.bestofthewestweekend.com or phone 403-627-5199 or 403-628-3385

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