Concert series

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About Rachelle Van Zanten Duo

Canadian roots-blues-rocker Rachelle van Zanten has spent most of her life on the International Rock ‘n Roll Highway, paving the way for the next generation of female rock musicians. Her “punishing “slide guitar“ has her listed as “one of Canada’s best slide guitarists” (Randy Bachman) and garnered her the fitting description of “Lucinda Williams meets Led Zeppelin.”

 

Watch on YouTube

https://youtu.be/2pkT7jCRIVs

About Doug Cox & Jeff Plankenhorn Duo

Doug Cox
There are world musicians, and there are musicians of the world. In the case of Doug Cox, this extremely talented composer/multi-instrumentalist happens to be both.   As a young bluesman, this devotee of bottleneck slide guitar had a life-transforming when he first picked up the Dobro. That eerie, slightly plangent music resonated deep in his soul and changed everything.  Always a gifted guitarist, Doug immediately displayed a special affinity for this most expressive of instruments. His talent and passion proved nearly boundless, and before long he was playing and recording with masters such as Ellen McIlwaine and David Essig.


Jeff Plankenhorn
Singer-songwriter and all things strings multi-instrumentalist—guitar, lap steel, mandolin, piano, upright bass—began his career as a boy soprano in Ohio. After studying music theory and composition at University of Michigan, Texas beckoned when Ray Wylie Hubbard enticed Jeff to join his band. Slide guitar virtuoso, Jeff spent his early career backing the likes of Hubbard and Joe Ely. His patented lap slide guitar, “the Plank,” with a distinctive sound derived from the instrument's square neck and electric guitar body—netted him Austin Music Awards 2017 “Best Miscellaneous Instrument”.


Now a potent solo artist, his larger-than-life presence on stage binds together a host of talents into a powerful whole. His soulful roots rock gained him a seat among the best contemporary Americana songwriters, while the vocal clarity and power developed in his early years is unmistakable in his poignant baritone now. Jeff’s deep sense of community is evident in the Purgatory Players Gospel brunch, contributing 153,275 meals to the Texas Food Bank in 2019 and his fundraising efforts for the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. He has collaborated with Ray Wylie Hubbard, Joe Ely, Patty Griffin, Ruthie Foster, Bob Schneider, the Flatlanders, “Scrappy” Jud Newcomb, and more.

Watch on YouTube

https://youtu.be/bFRsWgO_dd0
https://youtu.be/UTUNt04_IJA

Questions?

Email at slapback@shaw.ca to get more details.