Russell deCarle at The Dream Cafe
- Thu • June 13, 2019 • 6:00 PM
- Event Cost: $35 - $45
Doors: 6:00pm, Show: 8:00pm
Tickets: Premium: $45 Wings: $35
Reservations: Please call 250-490-9012 to reserve your table
Most will remember Russell deCarle as the lead vocalist and bassist of the iconic Canadian country roots band Prairie Oyster. He is no stranger to awards and accolades — his “Oyster years” were rewarded with six Juno Awards, more than a dozen Canadian Country Music Awards and enough gold and platinum records and #1 singles to fill a living room wall. The truth is, though, that Prairie Oyster was always more than a “country” band, and deCarle’s warm, burnished and intimate voice has always honoured an eclectic range of songs.
The new album, Alone in this Crowd offers a fluent collection of songs that mix southern soul and restrained balladry, with obvious touches of jazz, blues, old-school country, and western swing. Russell deCarle’s songwriting has absorbed all those influences, and he avidly listens to smooth soul singers and the men and women who made early country music so compelling.