January 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

Mid-Winter Wakefield Fun

What’s the coolest little Irish logging town in all of Quebec? Get ready Wafefield-ians for a super fun night of inappropriate country love songs with Rusty Ford, my old buddy Luther Wright and the incomparable Rueben deGroot. We’ll be stoking a mid-winter musical fire in Kaffe 1870 on Saturday January 14th – see you then!

October 22, 2016 in Uncategorized

Fun Times at ArtsWells

What’s the most fun ever? ArtsWells music fest in the beautiful Cariboo Mountains of BC is towards the top of my list.. Here’s some great pics of our show from Mary Matheson – thanks Mary!.

So proud to have these amazing ladies singing backups in the Extra Regulars. The very beautiful and talented Lindsay Elizabeth Pratt, Jody Peck and Marin Patenaude.

October 4, 2016 in Uncategorized

Bring Rusty Home

Hey ladies (and all other genders) – ever wish you could bring Rusty Ford home? Of course you do.. How about hosting a house concert? Going to a bar is a expensive, noisy and hard to get as close as you want to the musical magic. House concerts are fun easy and you don’t have to drive anywhere. Get as sloppy as you want –  we won’t mind. Invite your friends, sell drinks or do BYOB. We’ll take $20 each at the door and serenade the adoring crowd in an intimate acoustic setting. Intimate favors negotiable…

All inquiries at: rusty@rustyfordmusic.comhouse-concert-1

June 8, 2016 in Uncategorized

See you at ArtsWells!

Great news – Rusty Ford and the Extra Regulars will be playing again at ArtsWells! Last year was so much fun and we are looking forward to another weekend of mirthful musical adventures. Rusty fans will recall that a certain  music critic calling Rusty Ford the #1 pick of last year’s fest..

This year features the same all star lineup of Noah Walker on guitar, the lovely Terri Upton on stand up bass, and special new addition of Jodie Ponto on the cocktail drum kit. Additional awesome backing vocals from our good friend Miss Quincy. Can’t wait to roll out some new tunes!

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May 10, 2016 in Uncategorized

Secret Little Fiddle Fest

What a night! Three fiddles and two guitars going till 3;30. Big thanks to Patrick M’Gonigle, Ben Rogalsky, Trent Freeman, Noah Walker, and Kathleen Nisbet for an incredible jam session. And of course the lovely Jodie Ponto for another killer pic. Wish you all could have been there but you might not fit in my shed.. 13217297_10156857551395285_5330344065926310435_o

April 30, 2016 in Uncategorized

Rusty’s Secret Lair

Holy crap what a great party at Rusty’s secret city lair. Thanks for the awesome pic Jodie Ponto and the amazing musicians who made it so much fun! The enraptured ensemble includes Noah Walker, CR Avery, Marin Patenaude Kathleen Nesbit, Ben Rogalsky, Crystal Bee,  Christie Rose, Gillian Moranz and Steve Charles. So grateful to know you amazing people!13047888_10156805054670285_4510877847046091302_o

April 11, 2016 in Uncategorized

Benefit Show at Skinny Fat Jacks on April 23rd

Hey Vancouver,

Rusty will be playing a benefit show on April 23rd at Skinny Fat Jacks with some terrific local talent. Proceeds go to help victims of a fire in Manitoba. Fun night of murder ballads – don’t miss it!Skinny Fat Jack's

March 30, 2016 in Uncategorized

Circle in the Fire II – April 7 at the Heatley

Hey Vancouver – bummed about losing the legendary Railway Club? Me too. Seems this town will soon only have monster homes, more condos and no musicians. But not yet! Come on out April 7 at the Heatley for a fun night of original music with some great singer-songwriters including Rodney DeCroo, Ana Bon Bon, Ben Everyman and Yours Truly. We’ll all have some new material to share. See you then!

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For your viewing pleasure, here is a fitting dirge for Vancouver’s fast disappearing musical venues from the great Geoff Berner. Enjoy.

November 19, 2015 in Uncategorized

Jodie Ponto Rocks

East Van photonesta Jodie Ponto has been to many a Rusty show almost always snaps a great pic. Here is a small sampling of her awesome work. Thanks Jodie!

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September 21, 2015 in Uncategorized

Rusty is pick of Artswells

One of the incredibly fun things that happened this summer was playing the Artswells Music Fest. What a hoot! So many amazing acts – Rusty and the Extra Regulars were honored to even be there.
What a delight when I read a review by CBC blogger Maddy Crystal, who said Rusty was her #1 pick of the fest. Here’s her glowing
account of what was a super-fun show at the Wells Legion Hall:

Rusty Ford is a Vancouver based kooky Country artist who encapsulate both the absurdity and heartache that deeply exists in the threshold of Western music. His songs express the sadness and hilarity of life along a refreshing interpretation of the characters within it. Ford takes you on an eventful walk in the wrong side of town; his performance that was suitably placed at the Legion was wonderfully unforgettable. The audience sang along to his charmingly crooked lyrics such as “ I hate every bone in your body except mine” and “My truck, my dog and you” The Saturday night patron’s drew on the outdoor walls of the Legion, the staff made you feel like you were their first cousins and I have never seen more suspenders paired with Hawaiian shirts. Rusty Ford sang his reckless heart out in a Honky Tonk suit with a band as well suited as whiskey with squirrel.

Thanks Maddy!

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