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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Rizdales: Blue Ain’t The Word – A Tribute to the Music of Legendary Ray Price - Stratford’s Revival House April 21

 Plus Bevy of Talented Special Guests

Stratford, ON  On the heels of the sold-out Amelia Curran concert comes The Rizdales with their signature show Blue Ain’t The Word - A Tribute to the Music of Ray Price at Stratford’s Revival House at 8:00 pm on April 21, 2016. Opening artist: the talented lead singer and former Ronnie Hawkins bandmate B.W. Pawley with Plum Loco. The concert is part of the String Bone Presents! Live at Revival House concert series.

The Rizdales, who hail from London, ON, showcases the talents of Tara Dunphy (fiddle, vocals), Tom Dunphy (guitar, vocals), Rob Clarke (bass), Mark Duff (drums) and Blair Heddle (electric guitar). A hardworking honky-tonk country band, the Rizdales regularly perform in Toronto, Austin, Texas and other locales throughout the southern United States. Tara Dunphy, who has a smooth as silk, authentic country voice, has been nominated twice for an Ameripolitan Award (Austin, TX) for Honky-tonk Female Vocalist of the Year.

In 2014 the band released an exceptional recording entitled Blue Ain’t The Word, featuring 14 songs made famous by the legendary Ray Price and given a top-notch rendition by The Rizdales. The CD transitioned into a popular tribute show that has toured throughout Ontario, the southern United States and now Stratford’s Revival House. The production with its classic 60s sound is spot-on.

During the Stratford show, the following special guests will join in throughout the evening to perform a Ray Price song: singer/songwriter Janna Leduc of Jay and the Canadians; Glen Dias, lead vocalist with Rant Maggie Rant; singer/songwriter Dayna Manning of Trent Severn, an acclaimed Ontario folk trio; and singer/songwriter Barry James Payne of String Bone and guitarist with Rant Maggie Rant.

The remaining concerts in the series feature:

·         May 5: Bluebird North, featuring Shari Ulrich, Linda McRae and Lynn Miles.
·         May 19: Digging Roots and special guests Sweet Alibi and StringBone.

Tickets for the Live at Revival House concert series, which are $25.00 in advance, are available at www.stringbonepresents.com. The concerts are held Thursday evenings from 8:00 – 10:30 pm at Revival House, located at 70 Brunswick Street in Stratford.

Revival House, formerly the Church Restaurant, is one of Stratford’s most iconic buildings. A former Baptist church-turned-fine dining restaurant, Revival House is co-owned and operated by Stratford natives Rob and Candice Wigan. The 1,676-square-metre property was gutted last spring and its majestic interior transformed into a “smart casual” restaurant and lounge. Renowned London chef Byron Hallett runs the expansive kitchen and embrace the local farm to table concept.

Event: The Rizdales with their signature show Blue Ain’t The Word - A Tribute to the Music of Ray Price
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Revival House, 70 Brunswick St., Stratford, ON  N5A 6V6
Admission: $25 in advance / $30 at door / $50 with dinner
Tickets: 519-273-3424 (reserve a dinner table), www.stringbonepresents.com (concert only)

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