Well, here’s a night for Hip fans if ever we’ve seen one! We’re hosting a book reading and interview with Michael Barclay, author of the national best-seller, The Never-Ending Present: The Story of Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip, to be followed by a night of live music with Dennis Ellsworth’s The Fabulously Rich at The Carleton on Saturday, October 13th. The reading and interview (by Dalhousie musicologist Ryan McNutt) will start at 9 PM with TFR hitting the stage at 10 PM. Tickets are $20 advanced or $25 at the door.
The Fabulously Rich is a live tribute to The Tragically Hip. The band formed in 2016 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The idea came about when the news broke that Gord Downie had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. The original idea was to reunite a group of old friends, who began their music careers in a high school rock n roll band known as Adam’s Eve and present a tribute to one of the bands they all loved, and most frequently covered in their sets. When only 4 of the 5 members could participate, the band recruited TJ Lewis to round out the line up.
The Fabulously Rich has come together to pay tribute to this monumental Canadian band, while at the same time, helping to raise money for the Downie Wenjack fund, making donations for each show they play. Dennis Ellsworth – Lead vocals, guitar Mike Montigny – Bass Trevor Campbell – Lead guitar TJ Lewis – Rhythm guitar Greg Stapleton – Drums, backing vocals