Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys
PineCone Traditional Stage
Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts - Fletcher Theater (Site #38) - 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 & 10:00
Traditional Stage Co-Presented by PineCone, The Piedmont Council of Traditional Music
Known in folk music circles as “crazy legs,” Gordie MacKeeman’s energetic dance style mixed with great bluegrass-style vocals and roaring fiddling skills have led him and his top-notch band of multi-instrumentalists to become a favourite roots/traditional act on festival stages in their native Canada and abroad.
Hailing from Prince Edward Island (PEI), the award-winning Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys serve up old-time roots music with an energy level that practically yanks you out of your seat by the collar. The Rhythm Boys were given the Galaxie Supernova Award at the 2012 Ottawa Folk Festival for outstanding live performance. Tom Power, host of Deep Roots on CBC, recently called the Rhythm Boys his "Best Discovery Band" at the 2012 East Coast Music Awards.