On Sunday, January 24th at St. Andrew’s United Church in Lanark, The Wade Foster Trio will be providing an exciting evening of music. The Trio consisting of well-known fiddler, Wade Foster, guitarist and singer Shawn McCullough and 18 year old rising star Henry Norwood will perform in the Lanark church. Also joining in the evenings entertainment as special guests are The Burnside sisters who will display their excellent talent as fiddlers and step dancers.
Perth native Wade Foster is known all over the Ottawa Valley and beyond as a multi-instrumentalist and singer. With a true passion for music and creativity Wade enjoys performing and writing all styles of music. Wade plays the fiddle, acoustic and lead guitar, mandolin, bass and he sings lead and harmony vocals. He has performed with an ever growing list of artists, Johnny Reid, Stonewall Jackson, Barry and Tracy Brown, and has been the opening act for Blue Rodeo, Michelle Wright, Jason McCoy and the list goes on. As well as a busy schedule of performances Wade offers fiddle, guitar, mandolin and bass guitar lessons in the Perth Region.
Shawn McCullough grew up in a musical household in rural Ontario. His parents had a working country band and at age 6 Shawn was singing harmonies and playing slide guitar. At age 8 Shawn hands were big enough to play a full scale acoustic guitar. Shawn has toured across Canada as Jason McCoy’s lead guitarist and harmony vocalist. He plays music for a living throughout Ontario and Quebec in his own band, as a solo act and also a freelance guitarist.
Henry Norwood is an 18 year old singer/songwriter from Perth Ontario. He has been playing on stages since he was 11 years old. Henry played at the Havelock Jamboree this past summer in an opening slot for the Queen of Bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent.
Special Guest fiddlers and dancers will be The Burnside Sisters, Arianne is 14, Annika is 12 and Anastasia is 10. The girls have entered fiddling and step-dance competitions across Ontario for several years. They have done step dancing at the Ottawa Hall of Fame Show and have played the fiddle with Arlene Quinn at Perth Little Theatre. In addition to taking fiddle and step-dancing lessons the girls also take piano lessons.
The event starts at 7:00 and the $15.00 admission includes refreshments. Tickets are available at Mark’s Cobbler Shop, 98 Gore Street East, Perth or by phoning: Gail at 613-259-5410 or Feryn at 613-259-2010