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Jeff Raught
Jeff Raught

Jeff has been meandering his way through life with songs and stories for many years. Finding the humor in unexpected places and delivering it in a way that only Jeff can. Connecting the dots, or maybe helping to erase them. It is a delightful blend of music that has flavors of blues, gospel and hints of The American Songbook.

For a new twist on some old yarn....

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Various ensembles over thirty-ish years.
Various ensembles over thirty-ish years.

I play bass guitar (currently a five string "MTD").

I've played in churches (I'm part of a folk group in a Catholic church at present), pubs - nasty and nice, concerts, coffee houses and assorted other environments.

I've played in duos, full bands (three, four, five piece) and other configurations. I've had the good fortune to be part of a number of recording sessions as well.

I play by ear and use chord charts frequently. I am learning to "read" but am at a beginner level in that regard.

There are very few types of music that I don't like. I've played rock, country, gospel, reggae, folk and even some classical at a semi-serious to pretty serious level.

I'm a sucker for a great melody, a cool riff or a worthwhile lyric. If all three elements converge in a song great; I will, however, settle for one or two of them. :-)

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Alanadale

http://alanadale.bandcamp.com/
Alanadale

With the success of their EP release, Hypocritters, and two tours of western Canada, Alanadale is mid stride in a significant breakthrough within the Winnipeg music scene. Drawing from a diverse array of musical sounds, including experimental folk, indie pop, and prog rock, they deliver a collection of well-crafted songs capable of sparking ever new musical discoveries in the listener. Now a five-piece, Alanadaleís playful experimentations with time signatures, varied instrumentation, and counterpoint harmonies come together in an eclectic decoupage of energetic and passionate music making. Sung alongside Jami Reimerís classically trained soprano voice, Thomas Krauseís highly innovative yet irresistible melodies weave together with George Dyck IIIís tantalizing guitar playing in an intricate contest of creativity. Dale Thiessenís extensive classical training is obvious in his piano and synthesizer arrangements, an integral aspect of Alanadaleís music. Jon Loewen provides further rhythmic integrity on the drums, holding together this mischievous sound.

Since their beginnings, three years ago, Alanadale has been busy gaining experience and developing their sound. In 2010, they were mentored by Winnipegís Greg Macpherson as part of the Winnipeg Folk Festival's Young Performers program. Alanadale has since played with renowned Canadian bands such as Royal Canoe, The Liptonians, The Wilderness of Manitoba, and The Zolas.

In 2011, Alanadale was commissioned by Seth Woodyard, a Winnipeg visual artist, to compose a song which would accompany a performance art video. The video is one part of an art installation entitled Good Work, and opened June 2012. FIND IT HERE: http://vimeo.com/54726517


General contact info. Booking info.
Laura Tait
Alanadalesmusic@gmail.com
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530 Dominion
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
Laura Tait
Alanadalemusic@gmail.com
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