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Hi Strung Downers with Ginger St. James - Mikey's Roots Roundup


We have an amazing line up of Artists this year!


Jenny Allen

4:00 - 7:00 pm - No Cover


Hi Strung Downers w/ Ginger St. James

Show at 9:00pm - $15 cover

The Hi-Strung Downers are Greasy Rock and Roll four piece band consisting of Earl Garnet, Joe Love, "Greasy" Greg Callsen and Terry Starchuck. Based in Calgary Alberta Canada, HSD members have played in bands including the Black Coffee Cowboys, the Southern Twisters, Buzz Elroy & His Hayseed Rockets, The Sure-Fires, The Ronnie Hayward Trio and several others.

Ginger St. James' sultry and powerful voice, her sassy and commanding stage presence, and her repertoire that blends country, rock n’ roll and blues packs a lot of entertainment into her petite frame. Following the tradition of country songbirds like Loretta Lynn, Ginger writes and sings music from real experience; growing up on the family farm, being broke, having fun, and love gone wrong. A born entertainer, St. James captivates audience everywhere she roams. 

Her tongue-in-cheek songs are as entertaining lyrically as they are visually and musically. She released her first EP, Spank, Sparkle & Growl, in 2010. Independent Canadian label Let’s Riot Music signed St. James in 2012 and released her follow up EP, Tease. 

This “chick from the sticks” won’t be taking any time to hang out in the barnyard in 2015 either, as she plans to tour across Canada and into Europe to coincide with the release of her debut full-length album Diesel and Peas. Independently released in September 2014, the album is a fun blend of country, blues and rockabilly.



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