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Calvin Downer launching album with evening of music in Norris Arm

Calvin Downer is releasing his new album at the Fox Moth Museum in Norris Arm on Thursday evening.
Calvin Downer is releasing his new album at the Fox Moth Museum in Norris Arm on Thursday evening.

 

NORRIS ARM, NL — For over 30 years Calvin Downer has been sharing his music with audiences.

That tradition continues on Thursday this week as Downer presents an album launch of his latest recording project “This Old Town.”

The event, set to take place at the Fox Moth Museum beginning at 7 p.m., will feature his mix of folk and country.

“The mastering company who mastered the album classed it as modern folk,” the Norris Arm native said. “Some people who have purchased the album say it is a relaxing album to listen to . . . I’ll take that for sure.”

The stories behind “This Old Town” are featured at www.calvindowner.com. They provided the inspiration for his songs.

“I like the old-time stories people tell,” Downer said. “Unfortunately much of the old-time story telling has faded with time.

“The message in the first song on the album, ‘Like No Tomorrow’, is to live each day to the fullest as time is so precious. For me living each day to the fullest may be topping it off with a song,” he said.

Downer will have some special guests on stage with his for the album release.

“I am very pleased to have some great musicians helping me with the show,” he said.

Mike Kirby of Cabbages and Kings played drums and bass on the album and will also pick up the sticks for the show. Raie Lene Kirby provides backing vocals on the album and in the show.

Downer’s son, Lee Downer, played guitar on the album and will also be part of the show. Lorne Goudie from Grand Falls-Windsor played harmonica on the album and you’ll also see him at the show. Steve Clarke from Lewisporte is playing bass at the show.

Downer looks forward to providing an evening of listening pleasure for the audience.

kwells@pilotnl.ca

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