Alberta Country Gospel Opry brings Rawling Brothers to Ponoka

The Alberta Country Gospel Opry has been bringing great entertainment to town for 20 years and this one has proved to be no exception.

The Rawling Brothers performed at the Legion on Nov. 27 in front of a large crowd. The concert was sponsored by the Alberta Country Gospel Opry.

By Kim Hutchison

Staff Reporter:

The Alberta Country Gospel Opry has been bringing great entertainment to town for 20 years and this one has proved to be no exception.

On Nov. 27 The Rawling Brothers played in front of a packed house at the Legion. Barely any seats were available to watch the singer/songwriters, who say they feel blessed by God to be able to do what they do, perform.

Having been influenced by old time country, gospel music, bluegrass, folk and even rock throughout their lives, they best describe their use of harmonies and acoustic instruments as “Rocky Mountain Country.” Whatever the name of the unique sound they produce is, they have a loyal fan base in the Prairie Provinces and Midwestern states.

Their albums which include “Tonic Water”, “Chapel Rock Reunion”, “Hands Me Down Volumes One and Two” and a solo project by Doug Rawling titled “A Window in my Basement”, have sold over 50,000 copies and their music has graced the airwaves in Canada, the United States and Europe.

“It was a excellent turnout,” said event organizer Anita Drummond. “We’ve had the Rawling Brothers at Stampede before and the crowd really enjoyed them so we invited them back again and everyone had a great time,” she said.

For more information on the Rawling Brothers visit their homepage at www.rawlingbrothers.com.

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