The band Tri-Continental is coming to the Elks Club in Red Deer on Sept. 27. (Contributed photo).

Central Alberta musician Bill Bourne returns to perform in Red Deer with Tri-Continental

Bourne, Madagascar Slim and Lester Quitzau will play on Sept. 27

The band Tri-Continental, featuring central Alberta musician Bill Bourne, will be performing next week in Red Deer.

The group, which also includes Madagascar Slim and Lester Quitzau, will play on Friday, Sept. 27, at the Elks Club in a concert presented by the Central Music Festival Society.

Known for their layered, world music tunes, Tri-Continental will play selections from last year’s disc Dust Dance, as well as music from the group’s extensive catalogue.

Tri-Continental has started a new chapter with the addition of drummer Michael Treadway.

Bourne, a Juno Award-winning guitarist and singer/songwriter, hails from the Innisfail area and makes his home in Edmonton.

Slim was born in Madagascar before settling in Canada. And Qutizau is an Edmontonian, who, like his bandmates, has enjoyed a long solo career, as well as collaborations with various artists.

The three musicians describe themselves as friends who share a love of the blues.

The band is billed as having no musical boundaries and as being a “one-of-a-kind blues/folk/world music” fusion band that strives for “soulfulness, intensity and atmosphere.”

For tickets and more information about the 8 p.m. show, visit

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