Pat Temple and the Hi Lo Players

Celebrate New CD Release at the Montreal House

Pat Temple (publicity photo)
Pat Temple (publicity photo)

Something special will be happening at the Montreal House this Wednesday night (May 23rd).

Veteran Canadian singer-songwriter Pat Temple celebrates the release of his brand-new album “Hi Lo Silver”. The show will be a lively affair featuring Temple’s seamless mix of “rockabilly, jump blues, hillbilly jazz, gypsy swing and roadhouse soul.” Fats Waller, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Bob Dylan are just a few of his influences.  Before the first song is finished these influences come alive  –  great grooves alongside thought provoking songwriting.

Temple will be backed by the Hi Lo Players, an all-star band of “a truly eclectic characters”, including:  “Diamond” Dave Russell on bass (Washboard Hank, Catfish Willie), John Climenhage on drums (The Silverhearts), Spencer Evans on clarinet, accordion, and honky-tonk piano (Jeff Healey, Sarah Harmer, and many more), and rounded-out by guitar legend Steve Piticco (Merle Haggard and many more).

Doors open at the Moho at 7:30 p.m., start time is 8:00 p.m. and the door is a very reasonably priced $10 (no advance tickets). This is a show not to be missed, in a city that Temple describes as being “on the cusp of exciting musical times”. Wednesday night will certainly be one of those.

The Montreal House – Map and details

Pat Temple performing ‘Rare Kind of Love’ Live at the Island Folk Festival main stage 2009. From the album ‘Cold Cuts’.