His huge, charismatic presence, boundless energy, and “that voice” (once described on CBC as being 'half way between melted chocolate and sex') brought fans from across Canada, around the US and throughout the UK to shows by Tanglefoot (CFMA 'Best Vocal Group' 2007) for 17 years.

Now performing solo, Al’s repertoire includes new, original material, as well as some carefully chosen covers including a couple of trad songs and some Tanglefoot favourites. Al plays these songs on acoustic guitar, on his trademark double bass, or simply sings them a cappella.

A sampling of all this can be heard on Al's first solo CD, Propensity for Joy, which was recorded live at The Registry Theatre, in 2011.

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Come on over to Cafe Pyrus on Thursday, January 29. I am playing a show with Shawna Caspi.

I was honoured to play January 8, at "VOICES CARRY". It was a great success. About 300 people turned out to hear several speakers and a lot of music. The event raised about $10,000 for women's shelters in Kitchener, at this alternative to Bill Cosby's show, that same night.

Check out Ritchie-Parrish-Ritchie's debut CD "Trans Atlantic" on the Store page of this site or on RPR's site.

We'll be back... February 7 in Lowville, NY, as well as Bethlehem PA, Williamsburg, and Fall Creek, VA, and Rockville, MD later in the month



See you next year


Songs from Stan Rogers Tribute on the Sounds page.


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  • Jan 29
    Cafe Pyrus,  Kitchener
  • Feb 7
    ,  Lowville
  • Feb 13
    Godfrey Daniels,  Bethlehem

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