FRANKIE & JIMMY (Hamilstain)
Great Village (Tarranna)
FRANKIE & JIMMY
Frankie & Jimmy are a two piece sliding delta, country and gospel blues band from Hamilton, ON. They play fuzzed out, sped up old blues traditionals in the traditional manner of playing them. Billed as the Poor Man’s Blues Brothers, these troubadour clowns have entertained coast to coast in barrooms, old churches, farms, train stations, living rooms and parks. With their own brand of homemade hot sauce they will chase your blues away whether it’s with music or spicy condiments.
What was to become Great Village was first settled by French-speaking Acadians around 1630, who built dykes in the marshes, reclaimed land, and created a village called “Petit-Louis” or “Vil de Cadets”. They were expelled, along with the rest of the Acadian population of Nova Scotia, by Governor Lawrence in 1755. This event, known as the Expulsion of the Acadians, saw the Acadians dispersed among the American colonies, Louisiana, England and France. They left behind memorials in the names of nearby rivers (anglicised in modern times into Portaupique and Debert).