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Bluegrass band coming to Wesley United Church

Granite Hill blends contemporary and traditional folk music
Granite Hill consists of seasoned bluegrass musicians Doug McNaughton, Norm Tellier, Steve Greer, Al Draper and Bill Carson.

Bluegrass band Granite Hill is coming to Wesley United Church on Sat., April 27.

Mill Race Folk Traditions is presenting the recently formed band in a show starting at 8 p.m., in the church’s Ainslie Hall, at 6 Cambridge St.

Granite Hill blends contemporary and traditional folk music.

The band members are seasoned musicians and storytellers who create "a harmonious blend of dynamic instrumentals and vocals."

Doug McNaughton is a master fiddle teacher and contest judge with extensive experience playing fiddle for country acts such as Marie Bottrell and Terry Sumsion.

Norm Tellier is a veteran player in groups Clean Sweep, Northern City Limits, General Store and the Commercial Bluegrass Band. He is a two-time recipient of the CCBA “Mandolin Player of the Year” award, and sings most of the tenor harmony.

Steve Greer has over 40 years of experience performing and recording with various artists. Steve’s 5-string banjo style compliments the Granite Hill ensemble, and he adds baritone harmony vocals on many numbers as well.

Al Draper is one of the strongest lead singers in Canadian bluegrass today. He brings many years of experience on guitar and has a passion for music and bluegrass harmony. Al also handles the band’s sound requirements.

Bill Carson has played bass in bluegrass bands Blackwell Sideroad and Northern City Limits in years past. His clear lead and harmony vocals add depth to the Granite Hill repertoire.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance online. Cash or debit will also be accepted at the door.

Doors and bar open at 7:30 p.m. with parking available at City Hall parking lot on Cambridge Street.

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