[October 1, 2019] Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous house concert network presents Terry Gillespie on the ‘Northwest Trail’ house concert series this October. Gillespie is touring the Northern BC region. The Northwest Trail tour featuring Terry Gillespie runs October 15 through 27, kicking off in Prince George, BC. Full schedule is below, and at https://www.homeroutes.ca/homeroutes-artists/terry-gillespie/.
Northwest Trail Dates - Terry Gillespie
October 15, 2019 Prince George
October 16, 2019 Chetwynd
October 17, 2019 Mackenzie
October 18, 2019 Miworth
October 19, 2019 Fraser Lake
October 22, 2019 Prince Rupert
October 23, 2019 Terrace
October 24, 2019 Smithers Bulkley Valley Brewery in Smithers
October 25, 2019 Old and Bold Cafe in Burns Lake
October 26, 2019 Vanderhoof
October 27, 2019 Prince George
To attend any of these shows, please contact Home Routes/ Chemin Chez Nous HERE or via email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call: (204) 480-3380, Toll-free in Canada: 1 (866) 925-6889. The full Home Routes schedule can be accessed online at homeroutes.ca.
Northwest Trail - BC / AB
Oct 15-27, 2019: Terry Gillespie (ON)
Nov 9-22, 2019: Scott Nolan (MB)
Jan 26-Feb 8, 2020: Kate Weekes & James Stephens (QC)
Feb 25-Mar 8, 2020: Mike Sixonata & Mike Jenkins (NL)
March 25-Apr 6, 2020: Carly Dow (MB)
Apr 23-May 6, 2020: Rube & Rake (NL)
About Terry Gillespie
… fascinating, entertaining and captivating… charismatic and soulful — Blues Festival Guide
He’s an unlikely guy for a musician, this Terry Gillespie. For starters, he’s been playing blues-based roots music professionally for 50 years.
And he’ll tell you that now is the time when all the years seem to add up to make a perfect equation: experience = smarts = the ability to play and sing better than ever.
Born in Canada, raised in the United States, he returned home in a hurry in the 60s when the possibility of being blown up in Vietnam seemed almost inevitable.
But by the time he came back to Canada, he’d already been infected, inspired and influenced by the blues. He had dug deep into the still- segregated world of the blues by smuggling himself into blues bars to hear — and later play with — Howling Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and a youngster called Buddy Guy.
Settling in Ottawa, Terry helped form Heaven’s Radio, a pioneer rock band that had a strong measure of national success well before the Canadian content regulations came into force at the beginning of 1971.
By the mid-70s there was a single on United Artists, and — later — two LPs on Posterity, the well-remembered label owned and operated by local radio mogul Harvey Glatt. The band’s influence was considerable in the heady days when, suddenly, Canadian music was coming of age.
In the years since Heaven’s Radio disbanded (there was a brief revival of the band in 2007) he built a steady career playing solo or with a band that often includes musicians from Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and South Africa in addition to his favorite Canadian players.
The Northwest Trail is a project of Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous, presenting Canadian and international artists to audiences in Northern British, Northwestern Alberta and throughout Canada. Home Routes’ programming emphasizes artistic excellence, and diverse and entertaining performances that leave audiences breathless and wanting more.
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Terry Gillespie Links:
Northwest Trail Schedule: https://www.homeroutes.ca/homeroutes-artists/terry-gillespie/
Home Routes Full Schedule: https://www.homeroutes.ca/