Three great acts at the Vat Saturday

Three of Alberta’s best emerging country, rock and blues acts will join forces for a concert on Saturday night in Red Deer.

Stettler group Domino features a country rock sound to the stage.

Three of Alberta’s best emerging country, rock and blues acts will join forces for a concert on Saturday night in Red Deer.

Stettler country-rock band Domino, Calgary blues guitarist Lindsay Ell and Red Deer rockers Soul Side In are part of the Untapped Alberta series that seeks to expose new music to audiences across the province.

The acts will be showcased starting at 7:30 p.m. at The Vat, 101, 5301 43rd St., through a partnership between ATB Financial, the Alberta Foundation of the Arts, Alberta Music and Big Rock Brewery.

The five musicians in Domino — Chris Scott, Luanne Carl, Russ Carl, Kent Nixon and Scott Mcknight — each bring 20 years of musical experience to a band influenced by the Eagles country-rock sound. Domino has a first CD called Everything Under the Sun.

Ell started off playing the piano in Calgary but soon found more groove in the blues guitar. The singer/songwriter, who looks up to Bonnie Raitt and Eric Clapton, has a first album produced by Randy Bachman of Bachman Turner Overdrive and the Guess Who.

Soul Side In is no stranger to many Red Deer fans, who have followed this four-man band to gigs across Central Alberta.

The group made up of singer Dan Schmidt, guitarist Allen Schmidt, drummer Jayson Bacho and bassist Dayne Finley has a first self-titled CD, produced by Garth Richardson (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nickelback, Hedley) and mixed by Mike Fraser, who’s worked with AC/DC, Aerosmith, Elvis Costello and Sam Roberts.

The $10 tickets to the concert are available at any of the Red Deer or Stettler ATB Financial branches. Proceeds will support food banks in Red Deer and Stettler.

The Untapped series kicked off earlier this fall in Calgary and continued through Medicine Hat, Beaverlodge and Edmonton before finishing up in Red Deer this weekend.

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