Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys (CAN)Wed 12th July 2023
Doors at 6.30pm, show at 7.30pm.
The TLR debut for Gordie ‘Crazylegs’ MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys – a show not to miss! N.B. May be part standing but you’re not going to want to sit still for this one!
Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys
There’s no other band around like Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys. Led by fiddling wizard, Gordie ‘Crazylegs’ MacKeeman, the roots quartet features all-star pickers and singers, with everything from down-home country to reckless rockabilly to intricate bluegrass. Now the boys are back with their latest release, Dreamland.
Crowds all over the world stare in awe as Gordie plays with joyful abandonment. They create new fans at festivals such as Denmark’s Tonder Festival and the U.K.’s Glastonbury, to Merlefest in North Carolina and the Port Fairy Folk Festival in Australia. Onlookers report Gordie and the Boys to be festival highlights time and time again. This is mostly due to the elastic legged band leader nicknamed ‘Crazylegs’ as he demonstrates his unique blend of Canadian clogging and step dancing.
Since their inception, they have collected a mantle full of awards and recognitions. Their latest album ‘Dreamland’, produced by Nashville’s R. S. Field, has captured the versatility the group has to offer while showcasing their expansive talents.
While their records are tremendous; it’s their exhilarating live show that keeps people coming back time and time again and leaving with the same wonder and amazement.
‘Gordie and the Boys are great players, sharp songwriters, invigorating company…..not to mention the nifty dancing. Frankly, what’s not to like’ - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2, UK
‘This band is a real breath of fresh air and fun. Given the generic ‘roots’ label, there are heavy influences of bluegrass, western swing, Celtic and even Scottish country dance music in here. It all adds up to a mighty fine package’ - Maverick Magazine, UK