St. John’s, NL
Trad (on overdrive)!
Kelly Russell & the Planks are a high-energy fusion between two giants of traditional music, Kelly Russell and Bob Hallett, and a hard driving rock and roll band, consisting of Sean Panting, Chris Batstone and Adam Staple. Russell & Hallett are masters of fiddle and accordion and many other instruments, and when they combine their talents with one of the best rock trios this province has ever produced, amazing things happen. The band draws its repertoire entirely from the traditional dances and songs of Newfoundland and Labrador, newly invented and invigorated for the new millennium. No one plays harder.