Many believe the Stones country period began during the drug-fuelled recording sessions for Exile On Main Street, at Keith Richards’ rented villa/studio in Nellcote, France in 1971. While calling the waterfront Villa at Nellcote a “studio” may be a bit of misnomer – it was more a luxury flophouse, home to a rag tag group of hangers on, various other musicians and, reportedly, local drug dealers – there’s no argument that during that summer Richards and Gram Parsons musical relationship grew substantially. While some maintain they were drawn together more by their prodigious drug use than their respect for artists like Hank Williams and Hank Snow, Parson’s deep knowledge of country music, his influence on Richards and, by osmosis, on the rest of the band, is often credited as a key driver in the development of the Stones unique country blues style.

Members of Dead Flowers:

Shawn Creamer (The Beauties)
Jud Ruhl (The Beauties)

Darcy Yates (Flash Lightnin')

Michael Boguski (Blue Rodeo)

Adam Warner (Sinners Choir)

Nichol Robertson (Whitney Rose, Mercenaries)

Past Guests include:

Samantha Martin (Delta Sugar)

Aaron Goldstein (Daniel Romano, City and Colour)

Jeff Heisholt (The Trews, Skydiggers)

Matt Mays

Dahmnait Doyle (The Heartbroken)

Jimmy Bowskill (The Sheepdogs)

Luke Doucet (Whitehorse)

Jake Chisolm

Clayton Bellamy (The Road Hammers)

Kelly Prescott

Paul Meadows (fiddle)

Robbie Grunwald (keys)

Dauphin's Countryfest

June 30, 2017

Dauphin, MB

Hillside Festival

July 15, 2017

Guelph, ON

Times Changed High and Lonesome Club

August 04, 2017

Winnipeg, MB

Minnedosa Rockin’ the Fields

August 05, 2017

Minnedosa, MB


September 15, 2017

Ottawa, ON

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