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ECMA nominee Ross Neilsen to celebrate CD release with acoustic Playhouse performance

by on February 1, 2011

Canada’s hardest working blues rock act, Ross Neilsen & The Sufferin’ Bastards are set to launch their new album Live at The Acoustic Grill with a highly anticipated CD release concert at The Fredericton Playhouse on Saturday, April 9 at 8pm.

Co-presented by 105.3 The Fox, The Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival, and The Fredericton Playhouse, this event will showcase Neilsen and his band in what Neilsen describes as “…a nice contrast to our blistering electric show.” Adds Neilsen, “…with me on acoustic guitar for the duration of the show, and with no screaming electric to hide behind, it will be an evening of storytelling that features tales of ‘where the songs come from’.”

Proving that hard work pays off, Neilsen was honoured with a nomination for Best New Artist at The Maple Blues Awards in 2010, two Rising Star awards from CBC, and just received his third Blues Recording of the Year nomination from the East Coast Music Association. Neilsen also won Best Blues Recording for Redemption, his last studio album, at the 2010 MusicNB awards.

“Ross Neilsen is a stellar hometown talent that we’ve watched develop into a formidable blues artist,” said the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival’s Music Director, Brent Staeben. “To think that it was only a few short years ago that he won our Galaxie Rising Star competition, and now he’s celebrating his sixth album release at The Playhouse, it’s a prime example of why the Festival is dedicated to showcasing local talent. We’re happy to continue our support for Ross by co-presenting this landmark show with 105.3 FM The Fox and The Fredericton Playhouse.”

Tickets for Ross Neilsen & The Sufferin’ Bastards’ CD Release Concert are on sale now at the Fredericton Playhouse box office 1-866-884-5800, or online at www.theplayhouse.ca.

Regular tickets                                  $20
Premium tickets                               $28
(includes a copy of Ross Neilsen & The Sufferin’ Bastards: Live at the Acoustic Grill)

Student Rush and eyeGO tickets are also available in limited quantity.

For more information about Ross Neilsen & The Sufferin’ Bastards, visit http://www.rossneilsen.com.

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