TOTTENHAM AND DISTRICT LIONS CLUB
The Tottenham Lions are hosting the Good Brothers who will be performing at the Tottenham Community Centre on Saturday, June 29.
The eight-time Juno Award Best Country Group will perform many of their hit songs including Alberta Bound.
Their music encompasses country, bluegrass, folk, Celtic and a little bit of rock and roll.
The Good Brothers have been performing since the early '70s with their first gig being at the Riverboat in Toronto. It wasn't before long the Good Brothers were packing Toronto's fabled El Mocambo five nights a week. They have played before audiences across Canada, United States, Europe and Mexico.
The Good Brothers have been headliners at Massey Hall, Roy Thomson Hall, the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, L.A.'s Universal Amphitheatre and the Havelock Jamboree, just to name a few.
The Good Brothers' sometimes-mentor is Gordon Lightfoot, who sometimes shows up at their performances.
In 2004, the Good Brothers were inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2015, the group received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Toronto Musicians Association. In 2016, the Good Brothers were inducted into the North American Country Music Association International Hall of Fame, which is located in Tennessee.
To see the Good Brothers live is an experience not to be missed. Their music lives on and the songs still come straight from their hearts to your tapping toes and the smile on your face.
The Good Brothers' newest album Wide Awake Dreamin aptly conveys how the brothers feel as they reflect on decades of writing, recording and performing music together.
Opening for the Good Brothers is country/gospel singer Naomi Bristow, known as The Yodelin' Cowgirl.
Naomi hails from Beeton and started singing at a young age and now at age 21 continues to perform for thousands locally, across Canada and the U.S., including Nashville. She has recorded 10 albums over the years of performing, including some recordings produced in Nashville.
Much of Naomi's music is traditional country by country music stars such as Lorreta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline, and many more. Gospel music is also a favourite music of hers. One of Naomi's most memorable CDs is Blessed Trails, a lovely selection of gospel songs, and it featured country singer Vince Gill.
Yodeling is one of Naomi's special talents. Both her performances and CDs include yodeling songs. Her album Ridin' High recorded in 2009 was awarded the Best Traditional Yodel Album of the Year 2010 by the National Traditional Country Music Association in the U.S. This is one of her many awards over the years.
The proceeds from the concert will go to the Simcoe Manor Bus Fund. The present bus is in the garage more than it is on the road. The bus is important as it allows residence to get out into the community for shopping trips, attending community events, and just taking rides in the countryside.
Tickets are $25 for adults (children 12 and under are free) and are available at Bradford Home Hardware, Tottenham Home Hardware, Herbert's Boots & Western Wear in Alliston, Beeton Foodland, Tottenham Cleaners, and the Tottenham legion. For further information call 905-936-9647 or 905-936-5194.