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Singing duo makes magic
August 3, 1995
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Billy Cowsill and Jeffrey Hatcher, core members of the Blue Shadows, seem like they’re worlds apart. A decade older than Hatcher, the U.S.-born Cowsill is a grizzled veteran of the music business who began his career singing in his family’s successful pop group, the Cowsills. Singer/guitarist Hatcher grew up in Winnipeg, and toiled in relative obscurity in the Vancouver music scene. But when the two men sing, a magical transformation takes place. Simple, direct songs that draw from country, folk R and B and rock influences, complement the pair’s instinctive vocal chemistry.

Hear their special sound a tone of the band’s performances Saturday. The Blue Shadows play free outdoor sets (part of the Culture Canada series) at the National Gallery of Canada’s Amphitheatre at 12:30 and 2 p.m. They’ll also perform Saturday at Zuma’s Rodeo, 1211 Lemieux St., Gloucester, at 9:30 p.m.

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