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Serena Ryder thinks the Sault is pretty rock and roll (9 photos)

She performed as part of the 45th annual Algoma Fall Festival Sunday night

“You know what’s so rock and roll about Sault Ste. Marie?” Serena Ryder ask her audience Sunday night at the Sault Community Theatre Centre.

“The short form of Sault Ste. Marie isn’t ‘Sault’. It’s ’The Sault’. Anything with ‘the’ at the front of it is rock and roll,” she joked before citing examples from the music industry, including The Stones and The Beatles.

The six-time Juno Award winner performed in the Sault as part of the 45th annual Algoma Fall Festival. And from Ryder’s opening number, her 2012 hit Stompa, the near-sold out room was 100 per cent hers. It was likely the loudest audience the festival has experienced in quite some time.

Also included in Ryder’s set list were What I Wouldn’t Do, Weak In The Knees, All For Love, Baby Come Back, Little Bit of Red, Got Your Number, and many others.

Upcoming performances hosted by the Algoma Fall Festival include Riverboat Coffee House: The Yorkville Scene, a Soulpepper production on Oct. 21; Step and Square with Mairi Rankin and Wendy MacIsaac on Oct. 26; and Beolach on Oct. 28.

For more information about these and all other Algoma Fall Festival performances, please click here.