Showcase presents CSI Band

Southwest Showcase patrons enjoyed an afternoon of Bluegrass on November 10 when the CSI Band graced the stage at the Deloraine-Winchester Theatre. The band actually came about by accident. They were asked to perform in place of another band at a church function and things kind of progressed from there. At that time the band was a trio — John and Rose Sawatsky and Wayne Carruthers. As they evolved, a trio turned into a quartet when Wayne’s son David joined in playing the bass.

  Some of the songs presented were Simon Crutchfield’s Grave, Dark As a Dungeon, No Hiding Place Down Here. “Bluegrass is about death and dying, but we sing it with great joy,” joked Carruthers.

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  CSI Band are fans of many Bluegrass artists as well as the country, folk and gospel genres and they performed several cover songs — John Denver’s “Country Roads”, Kitty Wells “Make Believe”, Gordon Lightfoot’s “Redwood Hill”, Johnny Cash’s “I Still Miss Someone” to name a few.

  The concert came to a close all too soon. The audience enjoyed the distinct flavor and harmonies of the Bluegrass numbers delivered by CSI Band, showing their appreciation with a standing ovation.



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