Arts Commons Presents
Engineered Air Theatre
Friday, November 26, 2021 at 8:00 PM &
Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 8:00PM
Blues music is revered for its timelessness. The best blues – no matter how old – sounds as fresh and visceral today as it did when first recorded. Meet the new faces of old-school blues bridging musical generations. Formed by close friends Pat Faherty and Matthew Stubbs in Boston, Massachusetts in 2018 (drummer Tim Carman joined the next year), this trio may be a new name, but their inspiration is pulled directly from the Chicago blues style of the 50s and 60s. They even got the name GA-20 from a Gibson-made amplifier popular between 1950 and 1961.
GA-20 set out to make the music they weren’t hearing – a contemporary spin on icons like Lazy Lester, J.B. Lenoir, and Earl Hooker. And with their debut album Lonely Soul, which shot to #2 on the Billboard blues charts, they did it.
Now with their newest album, Try It...You Might Like It! GA-20 Does Hound Dog Taylor, GA-20 unleashes this timeless, down and dirty music, hitting #1 on the Billboard Charts for Blues in the first two weeks of its release. These unstoppable blues old-schoolers now set to blow unsuspecting Calgary blues lovers away at the Engineered Air Theatre with Arts Commons Presents PCL Blues.
“GA-20 are poised to be the biggest thing to hit the blues scene in a generation.” - MARK MICHAEL, THE PULSE
Part of the PCL Blues series presented by Arts Commons Presents.
Ideal for: Performances, presentations, lectures, weddings
Capacity: 185 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Cocktail reception 80 - dinner
Stage: Stage measures 11’ deep x 34’ wide
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Included: customizable theatre lighting, standard room set-up, private lobby, event planning support
Completed in 1994 the Engineered Air Theatre carries on the tradition of having a theatre located in its exact location for over 100 years, even incorporating rescued decorative elements from the old Empress Theatre into both its theatre and lobby design. In the summer of 2016, the Engineered Air had a face lift with the comfier chairs and updated décor.
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