Date: June 27, 2019
Time: 9:30 pm
Price: No cover
Groove Theory Calgary is servin’ up a special funk edition of their weekly jam with blues-infused funk act The Firm Handshake.
Groove Theory Calgary is an open-ended, free form, perfectly imperfect, “do what u feel” jam session that welcomes groovy bands, singers, emcees, spoken word artists and musicians to create and collaborate, on the spot and right on the legendary #KingEddyYYC stage.
Check out who’s grooving with us this week:
The Firm Handshake
The Firm Handshake are an anomaly, they stick out – though not like the customary sore thumb, with all of its negative connotative baggage. They are more like the emergence of opposable thumbs onto the clawing paws of ancestral primates – they are mutants; they represent an evolutionary step forward. Yet in something of a paradoxical turn, 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, nay, apprenticeship in Calgary’s communal-cum-competitive blues scene.
Producer, songwriter, composer, and guitarist, Jamil Ahmed does it all. In addition to curating the local sounds of Groove Theory Calgary, Jamil DJs groovy sounds every Thursday at #KingEddyYYC.
Sound production equipment for the King Eddy provided by PK Sound and Yamaha.