Dates & Times:
Saturday, April 27, 2019 Doors 6:30PM, Show 7:00PM

An Evening with Jesse Dollimont & T. Buckley

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Join the Medicine Hat Folk Music Club in welcoming the unbelievable talents of Jesse Dollimont and T. Buckley to our stage.

T. Buckley’s songs blew across the prairies like a Nor’easter, hanging on to their creator as he stormed into the Calgary scene. Sprinkling bits of East Coast lore seemed natural to Buckley, a Calgary native, considering his extended clan was still making music in those parts. Like the wave of Maritimers who’d left home for the promise of the West, Buckley fused those distinct regions of Canada in his early compositions, producing two albums as leader of renowned Calgary group The T. Buckley Trio.

Some of the West’s most mystifying behavior was captured in Buckley’s songs, often driving the emotional intensity of his lyrics. A lover whisked away by a wheatland gust. Partner’s moods as unpredictable as a prairie spring day. Down-and-out characters who linger under the radar of one of the richest cities in the world. With feet solidly planted on prairie soil, buffered by the foothills of his hometown, Buckley established himself as central to the Calgary roots and country music scenes, with weekly residencies at some of the city’s top venues. Embraced by his fellow songwriters and his audience, he soon found himself travelling to Folk Alliance conferences supported by local promoters, and conducting regional tours that introduced him to a Western Canadian audience. The T. Buckley Trio, made up of fellow Calgarians Derek Pulliam and Tim Leacock, were known for their tight instrumentals behind Buckley’s smooth vocals. His new approach to roots and country music, influenced by songwriters like J.J. Cale, Guy Clark, and Lyle Lovett, made him an inter-generational favorite.

Born to two working musicians in southern Alberta, Jesse Dollimont was raised in a home filled with the songs of legends such as Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, The Byrds, and Neil Young. Some of her earliest memories are set to the soundtrack of her mother's voice and guitar. Not surprisingly, this led Jess down the long road of life as a musician. After lending the range and richness of her voice to many Edmonton groups and numerous styles, Jess decided she was ready to share songs of her own and make the journey back to her deep roots in country, bluegrass & folk.

In collaborating with one another, the two have discovered a shared reverence for the words and poetry of the cowboy troubadours, the grit of the country rock pioneers, and the soaring harmonies of bluegrass greats - all of which they capture in their live show. Together, this duo delivers a genuine, soulful and compelling performance.