2022 – 2023 Season Concerts

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Saturday, Sep 24 , Lennie Gallant

Lennie Gallant

Canadian East Coast songwriter Lennie Gallant has released fourteen albums (11 English, and 3 in French) of original songs which have won him a host of awards and nominations from the JUNOs, Les Prix Eloizes and The East Coast Music Awards. His multimedia show, Searching For Abegweit, ran for 180 shows and toured Eastern Canada to sold out performances. His song Peter’s Dream was recently inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Lennie is an international touring artist, who has performed all over North America, in Europe, for the troops in Afghanistan, and at the Olympics. He is a recipient of the Order of Canada. His songs have been covered by numerous artists, including Jimmy Buffett, The Rankins, and Opera superstar Measha Bruggergosman, and one of his albums even went up to the international space station and circled the planet 248 times.

(Opening Act) Ben Sures Band – 

A singing troubadour, a dazzling acoustic guitarist, a humorous, heartfelt story teller who plays folk, blues, roots, Americana, comedy, and rock? A cheese-ball Canadian trying to play his instrument like a West African, Sinti swing style guitarist? A crooner, balladeer, country picker, funny songwriter, slide player?

These are all true descriptors, but stripped to the core Ben Sures is a talented and distinctive songwriter. Throw in 20 years of festivals, concerts, living rooms, bars, neighbourhood parties, afternoon matinees, parties, outdoor shows, and travel and you’ve got a potent sonic recipe.

“No wonder the song-writing prize juries love Ben Sures. In each guileless tune there is a pure heart. And at the heart of each song is a story rendered with the kind of observed detail that brings your own heart into the story, from tender to tragic, doo-wop to danceable.” – Jowi Taylor, Six String Nation

Saturday, Oct 15, Stephen Fearing

Stephen Fearing

Stephen Fearing’s music is a mesmerizing blend of roots, folk, and pop. Co-founder of Canadian roots-rock supergroup Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, he is a beguiling teller of tales and master guitarist who delights audiences throughout North America, the UK, and Europe. A multi JUNO and Canadian Folk Music award winner, his ninth solo album;  Every Soul’s a Sailor, was named 2017 Worldwide Album of the Year by Blues & Roots  Radio.

“Without a shadow of a doubt, one of the best songsmiths on the planet. Quality  albums…stunning shows.” BBC UK

“…a king amongst minstrels.” Halifax Chronicle Herald

 

(Opening) Shaye Zadravec (duo)

Shaye is a singer, a sometimes songwriter, but a full time singer, and an exceptional one – a throwback to the era when great singers lent their voices to the best material and built their careers on the backs of these great songs. To see and hear Shaye Zadravec in concert is (as one noted radio personality commented) “like listening to the greatest radio show you ever heard”. Her repertoire is familiar and unfamiliar at the same time, including songs written by Bobby Darin, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Lynn Miles, Willie Dixon, Shelby Lynne, Gus Kahn, Chip Taylor and Doc Pomus, just to name a few. She sings with an ease and comfort that washes over the listener….  so subtle, so graceful – no big notes, no overwrought star search theatrics, just pure, unaffected performance beauty.

“…this is all this sweet young lady was put on earth to do… just beautiful!”

Saturday, Nov 12, Tom Russell

Tom Russell

Tom Russell is an award-winning American songwriter, painter, storyteller, journalist, and author possessed of a keen eye and a robust, grainy baritone voice. Having released more than three dozen albums on a variety of labels, he is regarded by peers and fans alike as part of an American cultural and literary lineage that extends from the golden era of cowboy and folk traditions to the romantic yet hard-bitten Americana of Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan; from Townes Van Zandt to the poetry and prose of writers such as Raymond Chandler, William Faulkner and Charles Bukowski.

Russell has spent decades rambling across the United States and Europe. His songs have been recorded by musical legends including Johnny Cash, Doug Sahm, Nanci Griffith, k.d. lang, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Iris DeMent, Dave Van Ronk, Joe Ely, Tom Paxton, and Ian Tyson.

“How great is Tom Russell? Isn’t he the best? I’d like to quit my job and travel with him…if the money can be worked out…” David Letterman, Late Night with David Letterman

Allan & Arnell (opening)

Lance Arnell can play a sweet melody & sing a tune full of deep memories, wishes & dreams. He has spent his life around horses, homesteads & trails. Music for him has been a refuge from the demands of a physical life & he puts all those memories into the music he plays.

From a childhood on a Saskatchewan farm, singing with her family in the choir, years of classical piano lessons from a variety of teachers & then discovering her sister’s guitar in high school, Jane Allan has always had music in her life.  From there it was a simple transition to merge with her love of the prairies & the rural way of life.

Jane and Lance, Allan & Arnell, have become partners in a musical journey. They are accomplished musicians who love to play, love their instruments & would love for you to sit & enjoy their music. 

Saturday, Nov 26, Travelling Mabels Christmas Concert

The Travelling Mabels Christmas Concert

Eva Levesque, Lana Floen, Therry Lawson and Keith Floen are The Travelling Mabels. An ACMA award winning folk/country group from southern Alberta, who for more than a decade, have brought their own unique brand of harmony, musicianship and down-home humour to Canadian audiences from coast to coast.

For this special concert, get ready for an evening of unmistakable harmonies, amazing musicianship,  heart-felt stories, and laughter.  Celebrate the Christmas spirit with The Travelling Mabels as they present a collection of Christmas standards, Christmas originals and a few classic Travelling Mabels tunes.  

“If the Eagles and the Trio (Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris) were a family, then surely their children would be The Travelling Mabels”. An Ardent Fan

Opening – Corbie Dorner

Corbie has been entertaining people with his music for over 30 years. He has studied jazz piano at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta and St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Between studying he has toured with various acts, performing across Canada from Vancouver, British Columbia to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Corbie has worked with recording artists such as Johnny V, Amos Garrett, Marshall Dane, Ronnie Prophet, and more.
Corbie has won the Keyboard Player Of The Year from the Calgary Blues Music Association and earned a spot performing in the Calgary International Blues Festival with an all-star band. He is the Piano Director at Aussie Rules Piano Bar and has been a regular performer there for over 10 years.

Corbie Dorner lives to entertain the crowds. One of his superpowers is his ability to play and sing ANYTHING he hears!

Bow Valley Music Club Seating Map

Bow Valley Music Club Seating Chart 2022-23 Season

This is the new seating chart for the 2022/2023 concert season.

*BVMC will continue to offer reserved seating at the SCA hall. This is what attendees will have to choose from – you will once again be able to reserve specific seats at specific tables as long as available – clearly first come, first served.

People interested in buying a ticket pack (minimum 3-concerts) for the fall may notify us of their interest and BVMC will work with you to find a pack/table that suits your interest.

BVMC email e-news updates will follow with ticket buying information.

Questions?

Call 403-287-2299 or email us at info@bowvalleymusicclub.org

Of note: With the easing of CoVid health protocols BVMC will no longer be checking vaccination status. Patrons are free to choose to wear a face covering or not. But please, if you feel unwell, do not attend live music events. Thank you.