21-22 concert season past shows
Mar. 19, 2022 The Slocan Ramblers and Horizon Ridge.
The Slocan Ramblers
The Slocan Ramblers (2020 IBMA Momentum Band of the Year Award Winner & 2019 Juno Award Nominee) are Canada’s bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in tradition, fearlessly creative and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans have become a leading light of today’s acoustic music scene. With a reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and an uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan, The Slocans have been winning over audiences from Merlefest to RockyGrass and everywhere in between.“This is a tight-knit ensemble with a lot of drive, yet with something of a tantalizing “rough edge” to their sound.” – Sing Out! Magazine
Storytellers in song, Horizon Ridge is a group of fine multi-instrumentalists and seasoned singers known for their intuitive, tight harmonies and polished a cappella singing. Based in Calgary, Alberta, band members Helen and Steve Goodchild, Peter May and Dianne Quinton have played festivals, music clubs, gala events, and concerts in Canada, the US and the UK, drawing musical inspiration from their roots and journeys near and far.Horizon Ridge is a versatile and engaging group whose performances embrace traditional and contemporary folk, country, blues, and gospel.Their first CD, Enough Is All You Need, features a blend of original and cover songs and showcases the band’s ability to move effortlessly through musical styles and genres.
Apr. 9, 2022 Leeroy Stagger; Irish Mythen.
Born and raised in British Columbia, Leeroy Stagger is an award-winning singer-songwriter and Producer. He first cut his teeth as a musician singing with punk rock bands in B.C., before making his mark on the Canadian independent music scene at the turn of this century, and then evolving into an Alberta-based singer-songwriter and producer with his own home-studio
Stagger, who demonstrates many similarities to another Canadian icon, the legendary Neil Young, has toured the world, both on his own and with the likes of Steve Earle, Pixies, Modest Mouse and Evan Dando. Among his achievements are winning 102.7 The Peak’s highly competitive Performance Project in 2015, working with legendary U.S. industry mogul Danny Goldberg, and having his songs appear in such television shows as Grey’s Anatomy and Sons Of Anarchy.
Now with years of experience to draw on, Leeroy Stagger pens songs dealing with life’s challenges and questions that are literate but down to earth; thirteen albums to his credit attest to that.
“His honest Americana approach always shines…” The Fire Note magazine
Irish Mythen was born in Ireland and now resides in Charlottetown Prince Edward Island. “This Island creates music and musicians, art and artists. I found a shift to take things more seriously when I moved here.” And she did just that.
Her latest release, Little Bones, gained her recognition around the globe, including a 2020 JUNO nomination for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year, seven Music PEI 2020 nominations and two wins — Touring Artist of the Year and Roots Contemporary Recording of the Year, and a Canadian Folk Music Nomination for Solo Artist of the Year.
Her previous self-titled album, Irish Mythen, garnered awards and nominations from Music PEI, East Coast Music Association, Folk Alliance International and SOCAN. Write-ups in Australian Guitar Magazine, Rollingstone and a plethora of other print and online media world wide have helped plant Irish firmly on the map of Must-See Artists.
Irish’s live performances are a thing of raw power, emotion and a connection with her audience that just has to be seen to be believed.
Apr. 30, 2022 Del Barber with Matt Patershuk.
Del Barber is a Canadian independent folk, folk rock, Americana, and alternative country singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer. With nominations for JUNO Awards, Western Canadian Music Awards, and Canadian Folk Music Awards, Barber has shaped the folk music canon in Canada with five critically acclaimed studio albums under his belt, as well as a myriad of fans. His new album ‘Easy Keeper’ (acronym Records), recorded in a cabin during the pandemic, has received critical acclaim from Rolling Stone Magazine and The Bluegrass Situation.
“Del Barber…(is)an artist who is able to marry tradition and modern interpretations of country in a way that honours his musical lineage, lacks cliché, and entertains, amuses and moves the listener.” Sunburnt Country Music, Australia
Matt is a singer and songwriter first. He values simplicity, but also loves to incorporate the small details that bring a story to life, and make it relatable. Though his songs aren’t devoid of metaphor, you’ll not be left guessing about what the song is about when you’re done listening.
Matt lives near the hamlet of La Glace, Alberta, with his wife, 2 daughters, several dogs, cats horses and sheep. He is always willing to give things a good try, and never lets a lack of experience or formal training get in his way. Matt applies the same ethic to his self-taught song writing and music as he does to fixing a furnace, installing a stock water-er, building a jewelry box, or taking a picture. He loves words as much as he does music.
“Somewhere out past where the highway ends, far from the creative meccas of Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, one of Canada’s best-kept musical secrets has been perfecting his craft.” Black Hen Music
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.