Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys hit the Playhouse stage this week.
Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, featuring Gordie MacKeeman (fiddle, cello, acoustic guitar, feet percussion, vocals), Peter Cann (guitars, banjo, vocals), Thomas Webb (guitars, bass, banjo, steel guitar, vocals) and Mark Geddes (bass, percussion, mandolin, piano) weave together a refreshing mix of invigorating songs, traditional-leaning ideas, and modern influences infused with solid instrumentation, rockabilly-inspired rhythms and toe tapping reels – all polished by MacKeeman’s stunning fiddle work.
Gracing stages from Canada to the United Kingdom, from the United States to Belgium, Malaysia, India and Australia, Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys are renowned for their high-energy exhilarating live show, jaw-dropping stagecraft and showmanship.
The group has performed at the legendary Glastonbury Festival, Celtic Connections, WOMAD, Orkney Folk Festival, Shrewsbury Folk Festival and the Woodford Folk Festival, and received the Galaxie Super Nova Award at the Ottawa Folk Festival (in 2012) for their outstanding high-energy performance. Whether it is performing on a grand festival stage or in an intimate concert hall, the powerhouse group has the magnetic ability to bring audiences to their feet causing standing ovations wherever they go.
With a growing list of notable achievements, the group were recently honoured with the 2015 Music PEI Award for Entertainer of the Year and Touring Artist of the Year and their album, Pickin n’ Clickin was awarded the 2014 East Coast Music Award and Music PEI Award for Roots Traditional Group Recording of the Year.