The Stories, The Instruments, The Songs
Two of Canada’s finest. You can see hear the past and the present in their instrumentation, their stories and their songs. A rare treat in an intimate setting. With sixty years’ experience and countless performances between them, these veteran award-winning recording artists each with a menagerie of stories to tell, a truckload of strings and things in their arsenal and a preponderance of songs will have you glued to your seat listening to their every word, sometimes laughing, singing along, tapping your toes and humming their melodies for days afterward.
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2023 Album Reviews:
AMERICANA HIGHWAYS, John Appice: While the set is rooted in a vintage folk tradition they remind me of past duos that were meticulous in the choice of material & showcasing it sure-fingered & pristine. Clive Gregson with Christine Collister, Richard & Linda Thompson, Richard & Mimi Farina & later Mimi with Tom Jans (writer of the now standard “Loving Arms”). FULL REVIEW HERE
SKOPEMAG.COM, Jimmy Rae: Doug Cox and Linda McRae are true wordsmiths and skilled musicians as they take you on a journey 'Beyond The Great Pause'. With creative, thoughtful and relevant lyrics and pristine acoustic guitar strumming, this album will delight listeners everywhere. Doug and Linda prove to be a magnetic duo and this recording will magnify this truth to a great degree. full review here
2022 performance Reviews:
Suzanne Searle, Artistic Director, Beneath The Arch Concert Series, Turner Valley, AB: Their original music entwined with superbly arranged blues, folk and popular favorites kept the audience entranced. Supreme musicianship coupled with engaging repartee with the audience made for a totally enjoyable evening.
Joseph Duperreault, Artistic Director, New Moon Folk Club, Edmonton, AB: Linda McRae and Doug Cox are masterful musicians in their own right but when you put them on stage together something magical happens. They layer their virtuosity into a powerful traditional folk sound that's harmonious, engaging and highly entertaining. folk music artistry at its finest.
Kevin Rose, The Dream Cafe, Penticton, BC: Doug Cox and Linda McRae succeed in providing top class musicianship, but more importantly they are able to create that much sought after element, genuine connection with everyone lucky enough to attend their performance.
Rod MacMillan, Entertainment Director, Vermilion Folk Club, AB: True music royalty with a set list that draws from their respect for folk traditions and their own original repertoire. They created an immediate relationship with our audience through their story telling. I would encourage everyone to bring them to a venue nearest you!
Ted Crouch, Acoustic Avenue Music, Salmon Arm, BC: Linda McRae and Doug Cox are well recognized and respected artists with successful solo careers. Together they bookend a solid foundation of musical history, inspiration and influences both crossing and pushing boundaries of Americana, Canadiana and just plain deep roots with soulful and absolutely enjoyable songwriting, singing, story-telling and superb musicianship.