Russell deCarle wows Edinburgh

Some fortunate folks in Edinburgh got a taster of what is coming our way on Wednesday of this week:

Russell Decarle, Denis Keldie and Steve Briggs played The Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh last night. The Herald’s leading music reviewer Rob Adams writes: “Canadian Russell deCarle has been around the block and done major time in Canada’s prairie roadhouses in a career that’s enjoyed significant success with country rockers Prairie Oyster. With accordionist Denis Keldie and guitarist Steve Briggs he presents a master class in slow burning country, Tex Mex and western swing that’s big on character and grows with the unflashy expertise and spontaneous creativity of Keldie and Briggs’ instrumental illuminations.

“DeCarle has a fine, lean, mean and lived-in voice that delivers songs such as Hank Snow’s I Don’t Hurt Anymore, Charlie Rich’s Mohair Sam and his own celebration of Tanqueray Gin with absolute believability. After a generous set that roamed endless highways and rail tracks someone suggested that they just play all night and they sounded like they could without running out of gas or musical ideas.”

Link: Herald Music Review

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