Crystal Plamondon delights Grandview crowd
Energetic and vivacious might be understatements of the excitement Crystal Plamondon and her band brought to the “Stage” this past Thursday. Crystal exudes passion for her music as she establishes a personal bond with her audiences quickly, and just seems to have that knack of relating to people through her songs as well as her stories.
The band featured Gord Mathews on guitar (he played several years with KD Lang, then Ian Tyson). John Calverly on the fiddle, with Chris Brzezicki on bass, and Joey McIntyre on drums – truly an all- star Alberta band. The appreciative crowd (many of whom have seen Crystal here her previous three times) was treated to an array of original and classic tunes ranging from country to Cajun. Gord was brilliant as always on the guitar and he and Crystal have an obvious chemistry both in music and in humour, with Gord’s dry wit a nice counterpoint to Crystal’s high energy. Crystal told some hilarious stories of life and love in Plamondon, AB, her home town (not coincidentally, as most people there have some of her DNA). A highlight of the night was her amazing encore rendition of “La Vie En Rose”, as she says, “the best love song ever written”. The best rendition we’ve ever heard. Thanks Crystal and the guys, and as always everyone who attended.
Grandview Stage’s next presentation is Tuesday Oct 4, when we present New York bluesman and true renaissance man Guy Davis. “Guy Davis. He’s out of New York, and he’s America’s greatest link to the blues right now.” ~ Windsor Star, Ontario, Canada. July 31, 2015. Artist, actor, story teller, and blues musician, Guy is familiar to all acoustic blues fans as one of the continents’ leading proponents of Americana roots blues and has appeared on Conan O’Brien and David Letterman. Guy Davis has truly taken the blues to the world, having toured from Australia to the Ukraine, and most of the alphabet in between. Folks can get a taste of Guy through his website www.guydavis.com. Truly a world class talent. We can’t wait. Call 403-845-6404 for dinner and show tickets, or drop in to the Grandview Stage store.
Don’t forget to treat yourselves to our Wednesday night Open Mic, hosted by the incomparable Allen Christie. Lots of good music and laughs with local musicians and guests, no cover, just show up and have fun. We feature a great new menu of in-house prepared dishes by Chef Joe Tibando and crew and served up by our friendly staff.
See you soon. Yours in Music!
Del, Lesley, Joe, and Sta Grandview Stage Resort