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Whitehorse’s Annie Avery and Dawson City’s George McConkey joined forces for an evening at the pub

Bombay Peggy’s was crowded with a revolving group of about 50 people on the evening of May 11, when Whitehorse’s Annie Avery and Dawson City’s George McConkey joined forces for an evening at the pub. Avery and McConkey get together for an evening whenever she has a gig at Dawson’s Robert Service School, and they …

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George McConkey Breathes Life Into the Harmonica

George McConkey has a new album out that displays his song writing ability and features some great classic tunes. More on that later, first, a digression. I’m a humble little bit of tin and horn/I’m a byword, I’m a plaything, I’m a jest; The virtuoso looks on me with scorn/But there’s times when I am …

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An avalanche of words

An interview with C.R. Avery can be like getting lost in a maze with an avalanche of words descending on you. Sentences meander off in unpredictable directions and often don’t actually end. It feels, at times, that you’re listening to an ancient soul who witnessed the birth of the blues, and ‘n’ roll, and practically …

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