Thursday, February 17, 2011

Jim McLennan...Six String Gumbo

Long-time Alberta resident guitar picker, Jim McLennan, is releasing his first solo CD with a concert at Carlson's on Macleod in High River on Friday, March 18, 2011.  Titled “Six-String Gumbo,” the CD is exactly that - a smooth, yet surprising plateful of solo instrumental guitar pieces, served with a variety of pleasing musical spices. 
Best-known for his profile in the world of fly fishing, where he is a respected author and instructor, McLennan has also been a serious musician for over 40 years.  Part of the acoustic music scene that flourished in Edmonton in the ‘70s and ‘80s, producing artists like Connie Kaldor, Roy Forbes, and Bill Bourne, McLennan was largely silent in terms of public musical performance for many years, until a chance meeting with Calgary acoustic-music stalwart Steve Fisher woke him from his slumber several years ago.
Since then he has become more active in music circles again, appearing on recordings or in public performance with Fisher, Cowboy Celtic, John Fraser, Paul Rumbolt, Denise Withnell, David Wilkie, Tom Cole, Tanya Ryan, Joe Cunningham, and his brother Hugh McLennan.
A preeminent fingerstyle guitarist, McLennan’s music runs from original compositions to arrangements of swing tunes, ragtime and blues.

CD Release Concert
Jim McLennan

 March 18, 2011 Music begins at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets call Carlson's at 403-601-8774
Tickets:  $15.00 per person

Carlson's on Macleod in High River, Alberta
Mark the date.  We hope you can join the celebration.
Lynda has patiently waited for 30 years for this CD  :)

Jim will play tunes from Six-String Gumbo, and will be joined in performance for part of the evening by musical friends, Amos Garrett, Steve Fisher, David Wilkie,
Denise Withnell, Lynda McLennan, and Joe Cunningham.

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