In support of the Deep Roots Music Cooperative, join Gary Ness & the Mud Creek Boys for an evening aboard the Dominion Atlantic Railway! Revisit a bygone era through pictures and tales that cover more than a century of DAR history, with accompanying railroadin’ songs recalling the nostalgia and romance of the heyday of the iron horse.
Gary is a local train historian and an accomplished storyteller, with a wealth of tales about trains here in the Annapolis Valley. He’ll show projections from his extensive photographic collections, which are also featured in his two published volumes on the Canadian Pacific’s Dominion Atlantic Railway.
The Mud Creek boys are an acoustic trio, playing a mix of old time country, bluegrass, blues and swing … those ‘old songs that everybody remembers but nobody plays anymore’. Members are J. P. Huang – guitar and mandolin, Ian Spooner – banjo and guitar, and Peter Williams – banjo, bass and guitar.
Deep Roots is thrilled that Gary, J.P., Ian and Peter are willing to do the Train Show to help with our fund-raising. This show was performed once before, in November 2011, and the packed house obviously loved it. Click Here for Ann O’Dell’s review of the show).
After the show, you are invited to join us in the lobby at the Whittle to take a closer look at fascinating train paraphernalia, chat with Gary and the Mud Creek Boys, enjoy wine and cheese (included in ticket price), and maybe even share your own memories and stories of the train.
Tickets for the September 27th Pre-Festival Fundraiser ‘the train show,’ are now available online through Ticket Pro for $20, including taxes. This show was a sell out when performed in November 2011 so you will want to get your tickets early…either online or at the Box of Delights Bookshop.
Box of Delights Bookshop
466 Main Street, Wolfville NS B4P 1E2
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