Local fiddlin' legend Freddie Kent (oft-remembered as part of Fred Kent and the Northernaires) will be performing at Loplops Lounge tonight and tomorrow night, September 9th and 10th with Glen Reid.
Kent has been part of the local music scene for decades and has come to be associated with good-time music. His prowess on the fiddle is the stuff legends are made of.
Coming out of retirement, Kent will be joing vocalist, guitar picker, Glen Reid. Reid is described as having a "voice like warm maple syrup." He recently released his "Heritage River" CD, an album that was received accolades from fans and critics alike.
Reid, who is also a guitar builder, built a customized baritone guitar for country legend EmmyLou Harris, to her specs.
Reid has backed Blind Freddie McKenna and Stompin’ Tom Connors for several recordings (you will see his name on the credits of a few of Stompin' Tom's earlier recordings on guitar and banjo). Glen, an alumni of CBC’s Singalong Jubilee, was also a sideman and a regular performer on John Allan Cameron’s Let’s Have A Caleigh, as well as "The Ryan’s Fancy/Tommy Makem Show, The Harry Hibbs Show, and the George Hamilton IV Show.
Freddie Kent and Glen Reid will be hitting the stage at Loplops at 9:30 pm both nights.
Loplops Lounge is located at 651 Queen Street East (next to the Duke of Windsor). For more information, visit www.loplops.com.