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Oct 9/08 - Good Brothers Deliver at NAEC

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Feature Article - October 9, 2008 The Good Brothers Deliver at NAECBy Katie Ohlke

Larry Good, Kora Kamps, Holly Buls, Brian Good, Katelyn Buls, Bruce Good and Dallas Arney sing "Country Roads" at the NAEC music fundraiser.

Last Friday night, the North Addington auditorium was the place to be as a night of wonderful music unfolded. Opening for the Good Brothers was a host of NAEC talent: the Buls twins, Holly and Katelyn, in grade 11, opened the evening with an original song they wrote. Dallas Arney, a grade 9 student, sang two songs, the first written by her. She performed with 4 time Canadian Country Music Awards –CCMA- Guitarist of the Year, Steve Piticco, who the week before performed with Dolly Parton. The last act before the main event was Ms Kora Kamps, music teacher and organizer of the fundraising event. Kamps sang two songs and played guitar.

When the Good Brothers hit the stage, every foot in the audience tapped along with the building rhythms. Playing many classic songs, country, blue grass and even some rock and roll, there was definitely something for everyone. Between sets, Larry (a CCMA Banjo player of the Year), Bruce (a CCMA Autoharp player of the Year) and brother Brian (on guitar) entertained the crowd with jokes and anecdotes about the band and life in general. Also on stage was John P. Allen (a CCMA fiddle player of the Year) of Prairie Oyster fame, playing fiddle and mandolin. Later Steve Piticco also joined the act on stage for an incredible music experience.

Kamps commented during intermission, “It isn’t every day that our area gets this many World Class musicians on stage together. This is truly a special night. The Good Brothers were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in the fall of 2004, and the majority of these musicians are recognized nationally for their excellence.”

Before the concert, a silent auction was held as a fundraiser for the music department, with several donations from the local community and staff. Notably, Carolyn Hasler made several donations to the auction. The Good Brothers also donated 25% of the sales of their cds for the evening to support the cause.

In all, $1200 was raised for the music department at NAEC. Stay tuned for more exciting news from NAEC Music department.

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