GINGER ST. JAMES
with special guests
Chris Altmann & The Mystic Fingers
and DJ Aerlie Wild
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Bridgeworks | 200 Caroline St. N., Hamilton, ON
Tickets: $19.99 (+SC/HST) adv. • 19+
With her sultry and powerful voice, her sassy and commanding stage presence, and a repertoire that blends blues, rockabilly and country, Ginger St. James stands out as one of Canada’s most exciting performers. Following the tradition of country songbirds like Loretta Lynn, Ginger writes and sings music from real experience; growing up on the family farm, being broke, having fun, and love gone wrong. She is tough, raunchy, has an undercurrent of humour and speaks to the concerns of folks who drink, dance, work two jobs and need to unwind at the first possible opportunity. Songs of hard luck, hard love and hard drinking are delivered night after night channeling a wide swath of enduring musical influences, funnelling them out in an intoxicating blend creating a sound all her own . At once the result is original, yet often as authentic as the source material. Ginger St. James has been creating and performing music for over a decade on the Canadian music scene and this “chick from the sticks” isn’t stopping anytime soon. A new album is in the works and will be released 2021 on Busted Flat Records.
Songwriter, CCMA nominated pedal steel guitar player, and multi-instrumentalist Chris Altmann released his third solo album, Renaissance Man, through Ridin’ High Records. Written between trips to Nashville and recorded in his century-old home in Canada, this low-fi collection of pedal steel driven rock ’n’ roll reflects on change, personal loss, and moving on. Originally from the Adelaide Hills, Australia, Altmann now resides in Hamilton, Ontario. Along his journey, he has embraced many musical styles; from his country-rock tinged group The Drowners, to the more modern pop/rock sound of The Vandas, and on to a solo career steeped in early 1970s Americana. He’s also in demand as a session player, appearing on dozens of roots recordings, and performing with many artists including Tim Hicks, Blue Rodeo, Henry Wagons, Michelle McAdorey, and Ginger St. James.
DJ Aerlie Wild will be providing choice nuggets of Soul, Rock, Country, Pop, Funk and Jazz from the ’50s, ’60s & ’70s.
This event is 19+. Valid government issued photo ID is required in order to enter. Door time, set times, and event schedule subject to change. Event subject to change in response to municipal and provincial public health guidelines.