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Union Duke at Key City Theatre

Cranbrook’s Good Ol’ Goats will be opening the show for Union Duke and its blend of bluegrass, country and rock and roll on Monday, July 14 at the Key City Theatre.  - Photo submitted
Cranbrook’s Good Ol’ Goats will be opening the show for Union Duke and its blend of bluegrass, country and rock and roll on Monday, July 14 at the Key City Theatre.
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Cranbrook’s Key City Theatre will soon be vibrating with a unique Toronto folk act that bridges big-city rock with bluegrass and country. Union Duke is defined by their rambling banjos, soaring vocal harmonies, chicken-pickin’ electric guitars and a fast driving, heel-stomping beat.

“Union Duke’s appearances at the Mariposa Folk Festival in 2013 were met with enthusiasm and surprise by the audiences who got to see them. Who were these young bluegrass musicians and how did they get to be so good? Their tight and incredible musicianship, their tuneful repertoire and their engaging manner with the audience made them one of the “hits” of the festival. As artistic director, I have done something that I rarely do and that is hire this great band for a second year in a row. That’s how much I think of Union Duke,” said Mike Hill, Artistic Director, Mariposa Folk Festival.

Driven by grit and determination to make people dance the drunken two-step, Union Duke have welcomed Cranbrook’s own Good Ol’ Goats to open the show. Get your tickets for Monday July 14th online through the Key City Theatre website http://www.keycitytheatre.com/#!other-events/c1vua  or at the door at 7 p.m.

Union Duke’s latest album Cash & Carry was recorded in a log cabin in the Ontario woods and features songs of love, loss, and a cheap shirt.

Find out more at http://unionduke.com/music/

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