2022 – 2023 Season Concerts

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Saturday Mar 4th, 2023

Romi Mayes

A Juno-nominated, CFMA nominated, 6 time Western Canadian Music Awards winner, Romi is one of the foremost purveyors of sultry, bluesy folk-rock and Canadiana.  The gritty Winnipeg songwriter with the seductive voice is one of the hardest working independent  musicians in Canada. Romi has also toured internationally to festivals, theatres, dance halls, bars, pubs, cafes, and living rooms. Her albums have been nominated for prestigious Canadian music awards and have charted on radio stations worldwide,  landing on a plethora of “Best of” top year picks.

There’s always been a refreshing honesty about Romi Mayes, both in person and in her music. The Winnipeg musician’s songs feel real, like the sentiments behind the words are torture-tested in the actual world.” Saskatoon StarPhoenix

 

Leaf Rapids

Leaf Rapids is an isolated small town in Northern Manitoba where the Aurora Borealis paints the winter skies. It is also the borrowed moniker of a Winnipeg band on Coax records, whose sound has been described as Cinematic Canadiana, featuring top notch songwriting, sweet and smoky harmonies, luscious electric guitar tones and the eerie sound of the theremin.

The four bandmates; Keri Latimer, Devin Latimer, Joanna Miller and Chris Dunn are both realists and dreamers. They are chemistry professors, dry-wallers, sound-scapers and custodians of the night and croon about love as it applies to vultures, barbershop stabbings and satellites to name a few.  Collective career highlights of the band members include touring the world, receiving a JUNO Award while giving birth, being signed (and dropped) by Nettwerk Records, performing on Parliament Hill on Canada Day and beating out Bryan Adams for a songwriting award.

Currently they are in the throes of recording a new album slated for release in 2023.

Saturday Mar 25th, 2023

The Small Glories

Cara Luft and J.D. Edwards, The Small Glories, are a musical fit that has garnered both awards and accolades across the nation and beyond. Their music is classified as roots, but it is a wonderful mixture of folk, bluegrass, gospel and blues, distilled through two voices that match and marry perfectly.

A Small Glories concert is a coming together of audience and performer and it has been a wonderful and successful partnership now through almost a decade, and  audiences have been the happy benefactor.

“Luft is a Wailin’ Jennys alum whose work on the clawhammer banjo is to die for, while Edwards’ guitar and vocal harmonies deepen and enrich the duo’s sound.”— NPR Music

Ridley Bent

Bent is a Canadian singer-songwriter who began his recording career by blending his unique story-telling with various musical genres  to create a sound that was called ‘hick-hop’ and grew to become one of the cornerstones of Vancouver’s young, alternate country movement.

After releasing his first album, Bent began to tour steadily and his music gradually changed to become more in line with artists he respected, such as George Jones and Dwight Yoakum, but always rooted firmly in the stories he created.

Today, Ridley Bent is considered to be one of Canada’s strongest singer-songwriters, with his lyrics always front and centre and five albums to his credit.

“funny, incisive, witty and an exceptionally literate lyricist, and he knows how to rock out… There’s not a wasted track” – Greg Quill, The Toronto Star.

 

 

 

Saturday April 15th, 2023

Suzie Vinnick, Charlie A’Court, Lloyd Spiegel Travelling Show

An International Roots ‘n’ Blues Kitchen Party!

Join multi-award-winning artists, Canadians Suzie Vinnick and Charlie A’Court, and Australian Lloyd Spiegel, for a dynamic evening filled with songs, stories and laughs as they take their roots ‘n’ blues kitchen party from coast-to-coast.

Crossing the globe, commanding both festival and theatre stages, they are seasoned performers, singer-songwriters and storytellers on their own.  Witness the magic of these three remarkable and unique artists, showcasing not only their solo works, but their shared collaborations.

“Vinnick is a unique talent; a triple threat singer/songwriter/guitarist. She is emotive, joyous and funky all in the same song.” – Blues Blast Magazine

“A’Court slides into his role as smooth soul man with ease…Singing high and mighty, rising into falsetto, getting into the groove, or slaying us with tenderness, he’s a singing tour-de-force.” – Bob Mersereau, CBC

“Spiegel is ALL presence, authority, rhythm and drive. He epitomizes control, soul and passion with white hot ferocity and blazing instrumental mastery dangerous enough to spark a destructive inferno.”  – The Age, Melbournealso play a sweet melody & sing a tune full of deep memories, for you to sit & enjoy their music.

Tim Isberg

CMA Male Artist of the Year Nominee, Tim is an accomplished singer-songwriter originally from Alberta, Canada, who has emerged in the scene after a lengthy hiatus from music to serve in the Canadian Army. With many shows under his belt in Western Canada, an international 10-show concert tour, and a third album released prior to the lockdowns, Tim is gaining well-earned credibility and attention.

Tim brings well-crafted contemporary Folk-Roots-Americana songs to the stage along with an appealing vocal timbre; and more than that, Tim brings an endearing array of life experiences he shares in a way that makes each listener feel connected.

‘Tim Isberg is a staple on our Canadian folk/roots playlist. Informed by his military experience, Tim weaves compelling and evocative tales in the classic tradition of musical storytelling’. Phil Taylor, Music Director, Radio 91.7 FM

Saturday May 6, 2023

John Wort Hannam

In 2001 John Wort Hannam quit his teaching job and spent 10 months depleting his savings while sat at his kitchen table, wearing a lucky hat, writing his first ten songs. Those songs would become his first recording – Pocket Full Of Holes – released in 2003.

Nineteen years later, the Alberta musician has released eight full-length recordings and has a few feathers in that lucky hat for his offerings. Feathers that include a JUNO nomination, a Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Album of the Year, a CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award, a Kerrville Texas New Folk win, and numerous Western Canadian Music Award and Canadian Folk Music Award nominations.

Time brings change, and John has emerged a better songwriter, a better singer, and a better player. The lyrical style has been refined and John Wort Hannam has landed squarely on his niche in the folk-roots world. He’s spent years learning the craft of song-writing and is taking those tools to write some of his most personal songs.

He has, literally, found his voice and we are the better for that.

Lynne Hanson

Too tough for folk and too blues-influenced for country, Lynne Hanson’s brand of porch music with a little red dirt can turn on a dime from a sunshine, blue sky ballad to a full on thunderstorm of gritty Americana swamp from one song to the next. Her hard living music has garnered her the nickname “Canada’s Queen of Americana.” And while her deep, bluesy croon has drawn comparisons to Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welch, it’s the poetry of her lyrics that really sets her apart.

“An uncommon ability to interpret the roots of American sound by combining sensual blues with delicious country-folk numbers.” Lonestar Time

Sat May 27, 2023

John Reischman & The Jaybirds

Like the powerful mandolinist and composer at its helm, John Reischman and the Jaybirds fashion a stylish take on bluegrass that seamlessly blends original songs and instrumentals with Appalachian old-time music for a truly unique band sound. Now in their 20th year, with seven acclaimed albums and two Juno nominations, the Jaybirds are simultaneously innovative and unadorned, sophisticated and stripped-down, happily old-fashioned and 21st-century contemporary.

“Aces in writing, instrumental and vocal departments… a true collaborative effort from this West Coast amalgamation of Canadian and American bluegrass musicians, and worthy of repeated listenings and then some.” — Peter North, The Edmonton Journal

The Red Hot Hayseeds

Hailing from Calgary, Red Hot Hayseeds specialize in western/hot swing music of the 20’s-50’s, blending timeless classics with exciting originals that bring you back to the golden ages of western music.  They have been making waves in the Calgary & surrounding area since the release of their debut self titled EP in September of 2020 which climbed to the #1 spot on the CJSW charts and ranked within the top 10 across national folk charts.

 

“Red Hot Hayseeds specialize in western/hot swing music of the 20’s-50’s, blending timeless classics with exciting originals that bring you back to the golden ages of western music.”

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.