Past Concerts 2022

Saturday Mar 4th, 2023

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, 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 Mar 4th, 2023

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 Mar 4th, 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 Mar 4th, 2023

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 Mar 4th, 2023

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!

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

Horizon Ridge

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. 

Leeroy Stagger

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

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 MagazineRollingstone 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

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 Patershuk

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


May 14, 2022 Alberta Night with 3 great acts. 

Kyle McKearney

Kyle McKearney is making his mark as Canada’s next Americana / Roots export, with the release of his debut solo album, “Down-Home”. Recently named Project Wild’s 2021 Top 12 participant, Kyle’s also garnered 2x YYC Music Award nominations and has amassed over 300,000 global streams in just 8 months.

Born and raised in small-town northern British Columbia, Kyle McKearney grew up immersed in Country and Bluegrass music. He followed that passion by first moving to Nashville upon finishing high school, where he absorbed the city’s atmosphere and learned how much of its classic music was made. Taking these lessons back home, where he’s now settled near Calgary, Alberta, he began applying them to his work on stage and in the studio, all while honing his skills as a singer/songwriter.

After forming a band, Kyle returned to his Americana roots, launching a series of cover song videos that have tallied over 800K views on Facebook alone. From there, he gathered the best musicians he could find to help craft his new signature sound, one in line with the current revolution underway in country music spearheaded by artists such as Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile and Jason Isbell.

Shaela Miller

Shaela Miller’s spent over a decade in Alberta country, and no doubt, her Joan Jett vibe, song-writing chops, and outstanding vocal tone could have put her on a number of paths, but she’s never bowed to the constant, overwrought attention-seeking bombast so common to today’s country radio.

As one of the Canadian prairie underground’s most respected independent artists, Shaela Miller is playing the music she wants to, adding the elements that progress for her vision, while firmly grounded in that go-to sound generation after generation grew up hearing on AM radio in single-cab farm trucks; picked-up shuffles and sweet, yearning songs depicting both the good times and hard times that only get written by someone who’s lived every minute of them. 

The Midnight Blue Big Band

Also known as the Midnight Blue Jazz Band, this lively and entertaining group is much more than jazz. They are a “traditional” big band with 17 musicians and vocals whose repertoire spans a wide variety of styles including swing, blues, latin, funk, pop, classic rock or whatever fits the occasion.  They like to have fun and audiences are the happy recipients of their enthusiastic sounds.

The Ironwood Stage & Grill has been presenting Little Big Bands for years; it’s high time the BVMC followed their lead.

A foot-tapping way to close out our season.

June 11, 2022 Royal Wood with Scarlett Butler opening

Royal Wood

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Royal Wood has established himself as a true musical talent. Since being proclaimed Songwriter of the Year by iTunes Canada, Royal Wood has continued to evolve and hone his musical craft – maintaining an unmistakable identity while uncovering and reinventing his sound.

Wood has three albums that have debuted in the Top 30, multiple JUNO nominations, multiple Canadian Folk Music Award nominations and a #1 added song at Hot AC Radio. His songs have been heard on high profile sync placements like Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice. He has headlined all over the world including iconic venues like Massey Hall in Toronto and has performed his music with major symphonies and opened national tours for legendary artists like Bonnie Raitt and David Gray.

Scarlett Butler

Scarlett Butler is a new Canadian music duo comprised of Troy Kokol and Joni Delaurier. But ask anyone in the Canadian country music industry and they would be known better individually for crafting songs you have probably heard on the radio.

After a decade of writing songs for country artists (250+ songs over the last decade) with and for artists like Shane Yellowbird, Brett Kissel, Tenille Townes, The Higgins, Mike Plume, and others, this talented duo stands on a solid foundation of well-crafted songs backed up by a soul-warming blend of familial harmonies.

As recording artists, both have released solo records with Kokol earning himself solo nods for Male Artist of the Year at the Indigenous Music Awards in 2018.

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