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the Prairie Joggers (Firehall Brewery)
May 30, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Riverbanks, beaches, back roads and bars serve as the backdrop to this folk rock duo from Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Prairie Joggers express feelings of love and loss through stream of consciousness and straightforward stories of bittersweet adventure.
Entry by donation. Reserve a table on Firehall Brewery’s website. One “Ticket” is for one whole table, not for one seat. Standing room can also be reserved. Registration will close when we’ve reached maximum capacity.
As founding members of local blues-rock group Odder than the Otters, Goertzen (vocals, guitar) and Hill (drums) have played on stages across Manitoba, including Festival Du Voyageur and Rockin’ the Fields of Minnedosa. Their debut single, “Hola Luna”, was listed on the top 50 songs chosen by judges/panelists for 2018’s CBC Searchlight Competition. Goertzen and Hill return to their roots with The Prairie Joggers, the next step in a song writing partnership that has developed through garage bands, coastal beach towns, countless bars and riverside rendezvous. Released November 2019, the duo’s first single, “Moments Happen”, is a raw and energetic first step back into the music scene, a preface for the release of their debut EP.
Recorded by Micah Erenberg at Mustard House Studios, the Prairie Joggers debut EP combines down and out barroom blues with beachy daydreams. Blending easy listening melodies with warm drum tones, raw acoustics and tremolo leads (performed by Erenberg himself), the release acts as an overview for the duos range in mood and style. The self titled EP is now available on all streaming services. Since their spring release in 2020, the duo has kept busy experimenting with grittier tones, writing new songs and refining their in-house recording and production. They have also taken part in the RBC’s Emerging Artist mentorship, been added to the Curbside Concerts roster and most recently added lead guitar, bass & vocal accompaniment for big venue shows & festivals. The Prairie Joggers are currently recording demos, gigging locally and looking forward to hitting the road in spring 2022.
“The Prairie Joggers leans cheery and lighthearted, driven by a rambling storytelling style and a retro love song sensibility.” – Kaelen Bell, The Manitoban