Patrick Alexandre & the NOR'WEST Players at The Dream Cafe

Event Dates:
  • Fri September 20, 2019 6:00 PM
  • Event Cost: $18-28

Doors: 6:00pm, Show: 8:00pm
Tickets:  Premium $28, Wings $18
Reservations: Please call 250-490-9012 to reserve your table

After three albums fronting dixieland/rock-a-billy band the F-Holes, and one co- producing and playing upright bass with Little Miss Higgins, Manitoba Metis artist Patrick Alexandre released his first solo album, Strange New World, in 2015. Since then, he has teamed up with two of Winnipeg’s finest, to form The Nor’west Players. After touring back and forth all over western Canada, they settled down for six days in an old stone barn turned studio South of Nanaimo BC. There, they recorded their latest album In The Blood (2018) live of the floor with the energy and the feel of the road still fresh in their blood.

The Nor’West Players are Dwayne Dueck on guitar, and Jeff Laird on drums. Both stand out as heavy hitters of the vibrant Winnipeg music scene. Together, with Alexandre, they mine parts of blues, roots and rock & roll music that most have overlooked. Finding tension in dynamics and groove, this group has carved out it’s own sound in a genre where innovation is almost impossible.

“By the time he was done, all that was left was his guts piled on the floor, and an audience, standing, cheering; insisting he do some more!” -Sheldon Sveinson, Artistic Director at The fiRe & Water MusiC Festival.