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Spinney Brothers bringing bluegrass tunes to McKee

Nova Scotia band to perform in Ladner on Saturday

The McKee Seniors' Recreation Centre will once again be hosting the Spinney Brothers, Canada's number one touring bluegrass band.

This Saturday evening the McKee auditorium will be alive with the music of Nova Scotia's favourite bluegrass and acoustic band. The Spinney Brothers, members of the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame, are quickly gaining international acclaim, touring extensively throughout Canada and the United States.

Brothers Allan and Rick debuted their band in 1992, showcasing a tight brother vocal duet style that was immediately recognized for its energetic and distinctive sound.

The cornerstone of the Spinney Brothers musical identity is the southern-flavoured bluegrass music.

The first generation bluegrass legends have been an important musical influence, yet their music is equally shaped by their personal lives and local heritage. By incorporating original material, the Spinney Brothers effortlessly intertwine the past with the present.

The brothers have climbed the charts in the U.S. since their last appearance in Ladner in October of 2011 with their number one recording, Memories.

The current band of Allan Spinney on guitar, Rick Spinney on banjo, Gary Dalrymple on mandolin and Darryl Hebb on upright bass form the string instrument combination that has been the classic bluegrass format since the sound first crystallized some 60 years ago.

Tickets are available at McKee for members. Non-members can purchase tickets at the door for $30 or by contacting 604-943-0522.

Doors open at 7 p.m., with concert set for 8 p.m. For more information, visit

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