Some have heard enough talk about the Plains Hotel closing down, as evidenced by this past issue’s Queen City Confidential. But some are still bummed about it, including the Deep Dark Woods. The Saskatoon folkers even wrote a song about the end of Good Time Charlie’s for a CBC competition.
From the Sheaf: “Ryan played there a long time ago,” said drummer and vocalist Lucas Geotz, while waiting by their busted-up tour van in Lethbridge, AB. “I’ve never been there. Chris and Jeff and Ryan went down there right before it closed. And now someone is doing a documentary on the place. They are tearing it down and putting up condos — of course.”
They’re releasing the song on a seven-inch at a March 5 show at Amigo’s in Saskatoon, so you could probably pick up a copy at their Regina show at the Exchange the next night.
You can hear the song, “Charlie’s (Is Coming Down)”, here.