Performer Spotlight


Name:The Firm Handshake
Description:The Firm Handshake have been a mainstay on the Calgary scene beginning in 2004. Their novelty is inexorably rooted in the past: what makes them seem fresh is their knowledge of traditions, a hard-earned knowledge garnered over the course of their 200-plus live performances and via their immersion, and eventually apprenticeship in Calgary\'s communal blues scene. During this time, the Handshake has become fluent in the idioms of the blues, rock and funk, and have gained the confidence to experiment with any other genre. Fortunately, the band has been able to incorporate all of the styles and forms that they\'ve encountered during the course of their seven years together into an original sound. They’ve recombined existing elements in creative ways to produce something new and exciting. This approach imbues their original songs with an uncanny familiarity even upon first listen, an effect that is redoubled in concert by the visual of such young men playing such storied music.
Hometown:Calgary, Alberta
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Record created: 2012-04-10 20:01:40

Last modified: 2012-04-10 20:01:40

Recent Bookings at The Blues Can:

The Firm Handshake2012-04-2620:30:00

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