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A little about the band "Unwound"...
It all started around 1992, when friends Rodger Coulombe and Dale Ducharme were playing music together in a house band at one of the local clubs in the Ottawa area. Together,, they had been playing music at this club for close to three years, all the while becoming the best of friends in the process.. The Club closed, and not ones to sit in the dumps and mull it over, they decided to form a little group together. This little group's name initially wasn't Unwound - (we won't get into what the name was - we're not too proud of it! ). Needless to say, the name "Unwound" was thought of by Rodger's wife, Brenda. One of the songs that Rodger sings in the group is George Straits #1 hit "Unwound". What a great name for a band! From then on, we were named "Unwound".
"Unwound" has seen its share of talent come and go. Over the years, several members of Unwound have some and gone; Lauren Hall, Eric McCawhey, Chris Bowden, Buddy McCann, to name a few. During times when work wasn't populous, Rodger and Dale both wanted to keep the name alive, and continued to do so by performing many times a year under the guise of "Unwound" using Carl Caesar as their drummer. (Carl had also drummed at the club with Dale and Rodger for several years).
Time flew by quickly, and while Rodger and Dale did get to spend time together making music with "Unwound", they also freelanced with other groups. Rodger's talents were mainly used as lead guitarist for Ottawa favorites, "Straight Goods" and "Gal Pals", while Dale played rhythm guitar and bass for other valley groups such as the "Tailgaters", Ed Pigeon and "Kodiak Country", "Country Mile", and "Hi & Dri Country", and occasionally with "Straight Goods"..
This leads to the present......
Rodger and Dale , along with good friend and former Straight Goods member Mike Hamelin , have formed the latest and greatest version of "Unwound" that there has ever been.. Their professionalism, team work and stage presence, leave other bands in the dust! These guys are extremely versatile and can play a wide variety of music ranging from top 40 Country to 50's-90's Country, main stream rock and roll, bluegrass, blues and easy listening. Between them, they have a combined 100+ years of experience in music ~ This band has to be seen to be believed !!!