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Wendell and the Wheat (Wendell Ferguson and Catherine Wheatley)
November 10, 2012 @ 8:00 pm
Opener – Dale Ketcheson
Six time CCMA Guitar Player of the Year, Wendell Ferguson has traveled the globe and accompanied a veritable who’s who in both the country field – (George Fox, Duane Steele, Tommy Hunter, Shania Twain, The Dixie Chicks) and the folk arena – (Gordon Lightfoot, Quartette, Bob Snider, Cindy Church). He is one of the best loved and most respected guitar players in Canada. Wendell performs his own, very funny songs at Folk Festivals and concert series. “The man writes sharp, witty and head-spinningly brilliant tunes. He’s a cross between Roger Miller and Ray Flack. He has more in common with Mark Twain than Shania”. (Twangzine). “The Victor Borge of the guitar.” According to Country Music News “Wendell Ferguson is recognized by his peers as one of the top pickers in the country and known best as having one of the quickest wits in the game. A talented and funny guy to say the least.”
Arresting vocals, fine guitar playing and a ‘down to earth’ feel that some attribute to her years working as a geologist, mark Katherine’s work. As well as touring extensively, she has written music for film and television documentaries and has been a musical guest on many shows, including CTV’s Canada AM and CBC Radio’s Vinyl Cafe. Hubert O’Hearn of the The Chronicle Journal in Thunder Bay wrote “Katherine Wheatley is able to take minor observations in life and find their soul. On stage…she exudes sheer kindness and love. Blessedly, refreshingly, Katherine Wheatley is a truly Canadian original”. According to Warren Footz of SEE Magazine “…man, can this serene red head ever play guitar”.