Saturday, Sept. 17, 1 – 6 pm
There’ll be a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on at the Griesbach Shake at the Lake. This year we have a special treat in the beer gardens.
Griesbach resident Pete Turland is known on both sides of the Atlantic as a rockabilly blues guitarist, vocalist and upright bassist. With a career that spans over 30 years Pete has been nominated for Juno, Genie, CMA, Maple Blues and West Coast music awards.
Pete’s first album was released in 1984 and since then he has played on over 50 albums with some of the world’s top blues and rockabilly bands, including: Ray Condo and his Ricochets, Cousin Harley, The Twisters, The Rockin Highliners, The Ronnie Hayward Trio and his own The Pete Turland band.
Pete has performed at nearly every major folk and blues festivals in Canada, as well as festivals all over the world such as the legendary Hembsy Rock n Roll show (UK), Mirande Country festival ( France), Callela (Spain), Viva Las Vegas and the Midsummer Night Swing (Lincoln Centre, New York). He has appeared on numerous TV shows, the highlight being the CBS Morning Show which aired to 13 million people. He has played , toured and opened for a who’s who of rock n’ roll from Elvis Presley’s band to the Tragically Hip.
Pete is an accomplished frontman and band leader and a much sought after session player. Rockabilly Rules magazine (Germany) recently named Pete in the top 10 rockabilly bass players of all time along side Lee Rocker ( Stray Cats), Bill Black ( Elvis Presley), Marshall Grant (Johnny Cash), and Willie Dixon( Muddy Waters/ Chuck Berry).
Pete will be fronting The Pete Turland band at the 2016 Griesbach Shake at the Lake, this Saturday. Grab a cold one and join us for an unforgettable afternoon. The beer gardens will be open between 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm. No admission charge. Children welcome.