Clancy Wright and Merle Haggard during a visit in California.

Clancy Wright and Merle Haggard during a visit in California.

Rockin’ and stompin’ at the Let R’Buck Saloon

Country rock, southern rock, classic rock, rockn’ blues, rockabilly and more are coming up on the Let R’ Buck Saloon stage this weekend.

Country rock, southern rock, classic rock, rockn’ blues, rockabilly and more are coming up on the Let R’ Buck Saloon stage this weekend.

Local band Clancy Wright and the Silverados, and Vancouver bands Ken McCoy Band and Whiskey Jane will be on stage shaking things up for the dances following the rodeo performances.

The bands will be performing on a brand new log stage in the outdoor saloon behind the Stampede Grandstand, that provides meeting, greeting, seating and dance floor fun for 800 people at a time, for the cover charge of just $5.

Some of the tables are covered in case of rain.

Ken McCoy and his band have been lighting up the dance floor at the Stampede Let R Buck Saloon for several years now and will be on stage at  9 p.m. after the rodeo Friday evening and starting about 8 p.m. after the evening rodeos on Saturday and Sunday evenings.

Whiskey Jane will take a turn on the stage after the evening rodeos on Saturday and Sunday.

The popular local band Clancy Wright and the Silverados will be on stage Saturday and Sunday evenings starting about 5 p.m. following the afternoon rodeo performances.

Since hitting the road with his music in 1985, award-winning Ken McCoy has written hundreds of songs and recorded and released numerous singles to radio that hit the charts in several countries including Canada, and Australia, and around Europe.

McCoy has produced and released three full-length projects and more than 20 chart-hitting singles such as Devil in Me, Mexican Jail, Nowhere Town, and Right to Be Free.

The Ken McCoy Band includes Tony Del on lead guitar and vocals; Jay Wittur on bass and vocals;  Gary Grace is on drums

Whiskey Jane features Natalye Vivian on lead vocals, Kirby Kaye on guitars, bass, banjo, mandolin and vocals; and Rafe Haines on drums/vocals.

Founder Natalye Vivian recorded her first professional album when she was 10 years old.

She is also an accomplished actress, appearing in many movies and television shows. Her debut solo single Holding out for a Hero received airplay from Newfoundland to Vancouver.

Their debut album titled Things Left Unsaid produced four singles all charting well on Canadian radio with the hit single Sommertime reaching 23 on JRFM Vancouver. The band also contributed a song for Jaydee Bixby’s debut album Guitars and Cadilacs resulting the song Hard to Love You written by Vivian and Kaye.

The band has just released a brand new single called All the Way to Country Radio across Canada with an accompanying video from the upcoming album titled Unbreakable.

Clancy Wright and the Silverados, have been playing together around the Cariboo for many years, keeping the authentic sounds of country alive and well and counting as fans of their music, Canadian country singer Gord Bamford and the legendary country music icon Merle Haggard.

Unfortunately the Silverados won’t have their long-time singer and bass player, Mark Lees, with them this weekend as he is recovering from injuries sustained in an ATV accident.

Clancy Wright on guitar and vocals will be performing with Shea De La Mare on drums, Dennis Manuel on steel guitar, Don Stratton on lead guitar and vocals, and Derek Clark from Prince George who is stepping in for Lees.

The Silverados will also be performing at Billy Barker Days in Quesnel on July 18 and 19.


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