BIO

Al LaMonaca, a Roots, Americana and Bluegrass mainstay of the Calgary music scene for decades has played guitar, banjo and dobro in acoustic bands, duos and trios: Stray Dawgs, Rock Bottom, Hothouse Bluegrass Band (opened for Alison Kraus in Calgary) and Wheatland County (kicked off the very first Edmonton Folk Festival in 1978) to name a few.

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Shows

Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — Al LaMonaca & TOG Blueberry Bluegrass Festival, Stony Plain, AB Blueberry Bluegrass Festival, Stony Plain, AB
Al LaMonaca & The Other Guys Blueberry Bluegrass Festival, Stony Plain (Edmonton), AB Blueberry Bluegrass Festival, Stony Plain (Edmonton), AB
Crooked Path Shady Grove Bluegrass Festival, Calgary Shady Grove Bluegrass Festival, Calgary
Al LaMonaca & The Other Guys Shady Grove Bluegrass Festival, Sundre, AB Shady Grove Bluegrass Festival, Sundre, AB
 —  — Al LaMonaca Shady Grove Bluegrass Festival, Sundre, AB Shady Grove Bluegrass Festival, Sundre, AB
Al LaMonaca & TOG Asylum for Art, Calgary Asylum for Art, Calgary
Al LaMonaca & TOG Velvet Olive, Red Deer Velvet Olive, Red Deer
Steve Fisher Band Ironwood Stage and Grill, Calgary Ironwood Stage and Grill, Calgary
Steve Fisher Band Ironwood Stage and Grill, Calgary Ironwood Stage and Grill, Calgary
Crooked Path Bow River Brewing Tap Room, Calgary Bow River Brewing Tap Room, Calgary
Steve Fisher Band Ironwood Stage and Grill, Calgary Ironwood Stage and Grill, Calgary
Al LaMonaca & The Other Guys Bow River Brewing Tap Room, Calgary Bow River Brewing Tap Room, Calgary
Al LaMonaca & The Other Guys Foothills Bluegrass Music Society, Calgary Foothills Bluegrass Music Society, Calgary
Steve Fisher Band Ironwood Stage and Grill, Calgary Ironwood Stage and Grill, Calgary
Al LaMonaca Ironwood Stage and Grill, Calgary Ironwood Stage and Grill, Calgary
Al LaMonaca Water Valley Saloon, Water Valley, Alberta Water Valley Saloon, Water Valley, Alberta
Al LaMonaca - THE BUGGS GRAVITY CAFE (INGLEWOOD), CALGARY GRAVITY CAFE (INGLEWOOD), CALGARY

Steve Fisher

Bluegrass performer, teacher and ethnomusicologist

As expected, the album showcases his excellent guitar playing, lead and harmony vocals and capable dobro and banjo work. The surprise is his skills as a songwriter. Nine of the tracks are originals written by Al or co-written with his good friend and collaborator, Jarred Albright.

ERIC HOLT

PRESIDENT FOOTHILLS BLUEGRASS MUSIC SOCIETY

If you are fan of acoustic roots and bluegrass music you are going to like and enjoy this album.  The song selections are good, a little bluesy, a little heartbreak, some fun, and a couple of instrumentals for good measure.  The singing is good, the harmonies are good, and bluegrass fans will get all the great instrumental breaks that you would expect from this master player (and friends).

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