Chesterville’s Railroad Recording Company has recently started a monthly concert series, with performances taking place at the Old Town Hall in Winchester. The first show in the series took place last month, and was given to a sold out audience. Now, organizers are preparing for another exciting event next month, when they will welcome the Texas Horns.
Based out of both Austin and San Antonia, Texas, the Texas Horns have been performing for 25 years. Consisting of Mark “Kaz” Kazanoff on tenor sax, harmonica and vocals, John Mills on baritone sax and flute, and Al Gomez on trumpet and flugelhorn, the group has performed live with hundreds of artists at major festivals and world class venues, including Ottawa Bluesfest and the Edmonton Blues Festival. Over the years, the Texas Horns have performed with many notable artists, and a recent touring gig with Jimmie Vaughan has included opening for Eric Clapton in September of 2021. Additional information about the group can be found at TheTexasHorns.com
Laura Greenberg of Railroad Recording Company emphasized what an exciting event it will be to have the Texas Horns in Winchester. “For many years, they have been the in-house horn section at Ottawa’s RBC Bluesfest, and this year they are arriving a few days early to perform a couple shows, including ours at the Old Town Hall in Winchester on July 5,” she said.
Laura is a musician herself – she is a professional bassist who tours internationally. Originally from Ottawa, she moved to Chesterville about three years ago, where she opened Railroad Recording Company along with her partner, Dave Tettmar, who is originally from the UK. More information about the recording company itself can be found on their website at https://www.railroadrecordingcompany.com/.
Laura studied electric bass performance at Carleton University, and is a two-time winner of the Maple Blues Award for bassist of the year. In 2021, she was featured in Bass Player Magazine. Laura will be playing bass with the Texas Horns at their concert in Winchester on July 5. Railroad Recording Company will be running the sound as well as promoting the show. While the upcoming show will only be the second that the Company has held at the Old Town Hall, the ultimate goal is to host monthly shows.
Tickets for the July 5 concert are selling for $45 each, and can be purchased online by visiting https://texashorns.ticketsplease.ca/.