John Hewitt & the New Americans

Location

Keith King Memorial Park
1501 Maple Dr, Golden, BC V0A 1H6

Date

Wed 03 Jul 2024

Time

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
John Hewitt is currently fronting a five-piece called the New Americans, who perform a rootsy mix of anthemic heartland ballads, honky-tonk shuffles, and up-tempo rockers.

About The Event

Often called the hardest working musician in Alberta, singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist John Hewitt hails originally from Ontario but moved west to Edmonton in 2018. For years this old-school troubadour has been averaging 150 shows annually, often solo, travelling over 30,000 km a year to perform at everything from house concerts to festivals.

Most recently he’s been fronting a five-piece called the New Americans, who perform a heartfelt and rootsy mix of anthemic heartland ballads, honky-tonk shuffles, and up-tempo rockers. Influenced equally by contemporary folk and country idioms as much as by 1960s-‘70s stars like Tom Petty, Van Morrison, and the Grateful Dead, this prolific songwriter – he has released an amazing five CDs since 2020 – has the talent and authenticity to enthrall any audience.  

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