The love of acoustic fingerstyle guitar brought Don Ablett and Brent Cooper together some years ago. With common influences such as Bruce Cockburn, John Fahey, and Stefan Grossman, they have developed a style that has thrilled fans young and old around Southern Ontario. Both have a strong history of performance, Brent through his former years touring with the rock band, Mankind, and Don through many years of coffee houses and festivals.
Two of the most outstanding features noted by audiences are Brent and Don’s vocal harmonies and the complex and spectacular fingerstyle interplay between the two guitars. They provide audiences of all ages with memorable instrumentals and songs with thought provoking lyrics. Some recent quotes clearly attest to their success:
“Your superb fingerstyle guitar and vocal harmonies are indeed a listening delight. The audience clearly enjoyed every piece you played and sang”.
Becky Ryder, Museums of Mississauga
“Don and Brent have a wonderful sound and the songs stay with you. I find myself singing them around the house and in the car.
Red Rover is destined to become a Canadian classic. The instrumental pieces are moving and evocative”.
Don and Brent are not satisfied to keep their music local. They love playing for audiences large and small. With encouragement from virtually every quarter, their plans include more radio play, magazine coverage and travel around the province.
Head for the Hills is a day jam-packed with good music, delicious gourmet food, and the best craft beer and cider you can find from the local area.
What? Beer, food and MORE? Heck yeah. We’ve got you covered for entertainment with a line-up of local bands and fun games to keep the day as enjoyable and lively as possible.
Mountain Lion Trappers
Mountain Lion Trappers will command the stage from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM to tie a bow on this year’s Beer Festival experience. This sextet will have the park rocking with their covers that range from the 1950’s to present day. A great closing guaranteed!
High Court County
High Court County is a Toronto based band that plays a mix of Classic Country Rock and Soul. They cover the classic country hits done by the likes of Haggard, Jones, Cash and Waylon, new country classics by artists like Brooks, Jackson, Yoakum and Rucker, and classic roots rock like the Allman Brothers, The Band, Stones, Sam Cooke and the Beatles.
The event takes place on Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Trafalgar Sports Park, 11494 Trafalgar Rd., Georgetown. Tickets are on sale now for $29 and include a customized Head for the Hills beer stein and four tokens for four samples of beer or cider. Additional tokens can be purchased on the Head for the Hills website for $5 for four.
The event will take place rain or shine. The event sells out, so get your tickets before they’re gone!