Cam Neufeld

Cam Neufeld

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A long time fixture in the Edmonton music scene, Cam has played his own style of fiddle music in clubs and festivals across the prairies. From country dance halls to the Winspear Centre in Edmonton, his musical journey has spanned the gamut of fiddle styles.

Biography

Twenty years ago, Cam was on the road with the Caravan Stage Company playing fiddle, mandolin, and guitar. Since then, he has played bluegrass with the Grassland Boys out of Saskatchewan, did a stint with Doc Leonard's Road Apple Revue and Musical Remedy Co. in Manitoba, and played Irish music with Coel Na Gael in Alberta. Other bands he has worked with include Crooked Creek, The Fractals, and as a sideman for many groups ranging from straight ahead country to free improvisation. He's busked across Europe and Canada. In addition to The Cam Neufeld Trio and his solo show, Cam plays with the honkey-tonk and western swing band, John Henry, The Jim Findley Trio, Backporch Swing and the Hot Club influenced Swing Manouche.
Together with Thom Golub and Dwayne Hrynkiw , the Cam Neufeld Trio plays original music that has been described as “a grab bag of tangos, jigs, waltzes, swing numbers, blues-all performed with verve and immaculate taste”

Thom Golub lives and plays in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He started playing string bass professionally about a decade ago and has never looked back. Around this period he rediscovered a fondness and aptitude for composing music. He started with what was native to his experience – jazz and improvisation. As years went on he became very interested in writing classical or ’New Music.’ For the last five years he has pursued this avenue and received performances and recordings by local, national and international artists.

Dwayne Hrynkiw took part of his musical training at the Percussion Institute of Technology in Los Angeles in the early 1980’s. Since then the multi-talented, open-minded drummer has explored a huge range of stylistic permutations in the music world. Studying Afro Cuban, West African, and other cultural entities, he has developed an understanding in many genres of music, and continues to pursue percussive challenges of artistic expression.

Discography

2005 The Cam Neufeld Connection
"Live At Bonnie Doon Hall"

“In the end, the most intriging part of the disc has to be how the string man connects to so many musical genres from Gipsy swing to jazz, celtic ,country ,bluegrass ,tango, middle easrten melodies and more. Neufeld’s imaginative improvisations are the key that keeps it happening...”
Roger Levesque - Edmonton Journal

1999 - Beats Crime
Working with a former member of The Fractals, Jim Hepler, Cam has recorded a sampling of his meandering through a rich musical landscape; offering original tunes that reflect this diverse musical interest. His CD "Beats Crime" was released in June 1999, at the Sidetrack Cafe, Edmonton. "Beats Crime" was nominated for Outstanding Instrumental Recording at the Prairie Music Awards 2000 in Saskatoon,Saskatchewan.

Set List

The composition of sets is determined by the audience and venue. Two 45 minute sets of original music can be played as well as two additional sets of Irish .Canadian and American fiddle music which include waltzs ,jigs, reels, breakdowns,rags, airs,polkas and more.
Included in the mix are tangos, musettes and music from various countries including Latin America,Turkey,Portugal and the Ukraine.
Also , an evening of Swing and Jazz standards are part of our repertoire.