Kevin and Kieran

Well grab me by the listening holes and whisk me straight to heaven. 

Two of my favourite musicians came back to the Bow Valley Music Club last night.  Kevin Welsh and Kieran Kane brought the absolutely amazing Fats Kaplin with them and together they denied they were a quartet with their drummer, Lucas.  Lucas Kane?  Kieran’s son?  I suspect so, although I’ll freely admit that I tend to need the road mapped out for me completely on occasion. 

Kieran came to my attention when John Prine recorded Kane’s song, “In a Town This Size” with Dolores Keane  (a better link would be appreciated).  Having grown up in dinky prairie towns, it kinda struck a chord with me.  It remains one of my all time favourite songs.  You can at least get a feeling for their show compliments of youtube.

Simply an incredible show.  If you’ve never seen four friends on stage playing to their muse, I’d strongly suggest catching these four.  Nice guys, great songs, amazing playing.  It was a true honour to shake Fats’ hand at the end of the night and thank him for coming out.

They will be playing in the area for a while still.  We’ll test how the table copies and pastes.

Nov. 5, 2006 Calgary, AB [Ironwood Stage and Grill](
Nov. 7, 2006 Black Diamond, AB [The Stop](
Nov. 9, 2006 Athabasca, AB [Heartwood Folk Club](
Nov. 10, 2006 Edmonton, AB [Full Moon Folk Club](

Catch ‘em if you can!