Guitarist Jim McLennan at The Hub

Spend an instrumental evening with Alberta’s preeminent finger-style guitarist, Jim McLennan, on Friday, May 4, at The Hub in Red Deer.

Spend an instrumental evening with Alberta’s preeminent finger-style guitarist, Jim McLennan, on Friday, May 4, at The Hub in Red Deer.

McLennan, a contemporary of Bill Bourne and Connie Kaldor’s, performed across Western Canada in the late 1970s and early ’80s. He became known for coaxing unlikely sounds out of an acoustic guitar. He specializes in making the guitar sound like piano or even big band music. McLennan also plays swing, ragtime, pop and blues.

Besides being featured in Guitar Player magazine and recording arrangements for U.S. guitar guru Stefan Grossman’s Kicking Mule records, McLennan’s 2011 solo album, Six-String Gumbo was chosen CD of the Week by CKUA radio.

His opening act includes local singers/songwriters and musicians Justine Vandergrift and Joal Kamps. Art from talented Notre Dame High School students will also be up on the walls.

Tickets to the 7 p.m. concert are $15 (or $30 per family) from The Hub at 4936 Ross St. (Cash only at the door). For more information, please call 403-340-4869.

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