Folk/rockers Captain Tractor hit The Hideout

For more than 17 years now, Captain Tractor has been taking their bold and irresistible brand of Celtic/folk/rock to the masses.

Armed with an incredibly catchy, attractive style, the band plays The Hideout Restaurant & Bar March 17. There is a range of entertainment, kicking off with Dunvegan at 5 p.m. followed by the Red Deer Legion Pipe Band at 8 p.m. and Captain Tractor at around 9 p.m.

Rounding out the group are Chris Wynters (guitars/vocals), Scott Peters (guitars/mandolin/vocals), Jason Kodie (keyboards/accordion/vocals), Shannon Johnson (violin/vocals), Jon Nordstrom (bass/vocals) and Jules Mounteer (drums).

Over the years, they’ve recorded seven CDs, two collections and appearances on a number of collections. Their latest disc, Famous Last Words, was released this year.

Memorable tunes run the gamut from the plucky Famous Last Words to the older and edgier A Tale They Won’t Believe (which reveals a particular prowess for storytelling finesse). All along the way, Captain Tractor has been committed to crafting distinctively homespun, grounded music that brims with energy and remains true to their unique creative vision.

A charming, traditional richness shines through with the old-fashioned grandeur of Johnny’s Ghost. Big American Headliner rolls along with a contemporary freshness – the type of tune that could slide rather easily onto pop radio.

Recorded in Edmonton, mixed in Los Angeles and mastered in Toronto, Famous Last Words is a collection of new and traditional tunes.

Another plus for the group was the addition of friend and collaborator, not to mention Juno-award winning violinist Johnson (The McDades). Although she has appeared on many of the band’s past releases, this is the first time that she has been a part of the band.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. For more information about the show, check out

Just Posted

Red Deer to host portion of Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament

City approves $75,000 in support of 2018 hosting

WATCH: Red Deer RCMP charge two individuals with 198 charges, 29 firearms seized

Tara Veer and Ken Foster credit Pinpoint for arrests and seizures

Motorist dies near Ponoka after loose tire collides with vehicle

Ponoka RCMP seek assistance in locating vehicle belonging to the tire

MC College offers mental health app for all students

MC College has an application to provide students with access to mental health service

FCC host forum featuring sportscaster Brian Williams

The forum is part hopes to educate, reenergerize, inspire and inform producers

CP Holiday Train steams into Lacombe

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train delighted residents of Lacombe on Dec. 6

WestJet Christmas video turns children’s wishes into reality

This year’s annual video took a new spin on the 12 days of Christmas

Firefighters protect seaside California towns as blaze rages

A flare-up on the western edge of Southern California’s largest and most destructive wildfire sent residents fleeing Sunday

Putin declares victory on visit to air base in Syria

Declaring a victory in Syria, Putin on Monday visited a Russian military air base in the country and announced a partial pullout of Russian forces from the Mideast nation.

Pipe bomb explodes in NYC subway

Pipe bomb strapped to man explodes in NYC subway, injuring 4

Toronto FC to hold victory parade following MLS Cup championship

Toronto FC to hold downtown victory parade following MLS Cup championship

Canada’s only commercial spaceport hopes to launch 12 rockets per year

Nova Scotia’s rocket launch site hopes to eventually host 12 launches per year

‘Big Little Lies’ lead Golden Globes

The nominees were announced from Beverly Hills after still-burning fires ravaged Southern California for the past week.

VIDEO: ‘Last Jedi’ premiere kicks off with droids, Daisy Ridley

Latests Star Wars film premiered in style ahead of Dec. 15 theatre debut

Most Read