During the upcoming Vancouver Canucks vs Chicago Blackhawks game on Nov 23, Rich and his Evil Doers will be providing some extra motivation for the Canucks to battle the black and red juggernaut known as your Stanley Cup Champs. East Vancouver Fight Song, anyone? Let’s shake this joint around!
Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 – Rich Hope with Paul Pigat and SV and the Killers B’s at Vancouver Fanclub 9pm start.
Saturday, Nov 23, 2013 – Evil Doers at Rogers Arena for Vancouver vs Chicago Blackhawks
Alberta people, we are pleased to be visiting you this weekend for two shows in Camrose (Feb 2) and Edmonton (Feb 3)! Check the shows section for updates!
Rich Hope returns to once again put the country rock swing to the Stones with his Blue Rich Rangers. The Jolts, Highway Kind, and the Rentalmen are all back to try and top last year’s amazing performances. Exciting additions to the Keithmas Family this year are The Ballantyne’s, No Sinner, La Chinga, The Mocking Bird , Elliot C Way and the Wild North. All of these bands are donating their time on the Fairview Stage to raise money for the Foodbank.
Nice little treat for you this February day. This is Rich’s rendition of Bruce Springsteen’s “Reason to Believe”. As per the link:
‘Reason to Believe’ was originally recorded on the album Nebraska in 1982. The haunting songs on Nebraska were all stripped down, and recorded with a vintage 4 cassette reel to reel. They were recorded as demos, and the intention was that the band could use them as a foundation to record the full album. The album was never recorded by the E Street Band, and the songs was sent to press from the demo tapes. ‘Reason to Believe’ is a fitting title to the final song on the album Nebraska, a timeless classic that inspires just as it is named.
I love the Boss. Always have. I remember the day my dad brought home The River and we listened to Hungry Heart. Born in the USA was the soundtrack to my 14th summer. I couldn’t get enough of that record and I began to work backwards through his discography over the years and I still discover new things about his work that moves me. I have seen many concerts in my life but the top three are all Bruce shows. His solo show at GM Place a few years back was simply the most unreal performance i have ever seen. So what’s the point?? Well, when someone calls up and says they’d like to have me play a few good Bruce songs for a little soiree, I’m in.
Robert J. Wiersema has written a book, called Walk Like a Man, which will be celebrated at Red Cat Records this Saturday night at 8pm. It’s presented by our friends at The Tyee. C’mon down to Lucky Town, it’ll be great.