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2016 • From England CLAUDE BOURBON

Haunting Spanish moods to lyrical, romantic jazz

www.claudebourbon.org
www.reverbnation.com/claudebourbon

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“Do you know what Medieval guitar sounds like? I didn’t either ‘til I hooked up with Claude! This is some cool stuff, and he’s French and everything!” Dolores River Brewery, Dolores, CO

“…This accomplished artist offers tender, compelling performance through highly developed precision. His sound instantly creates ambience – from haunting Spanish moods to lyrical, romantic jazz, Claude Bourbon provides both a rich evening of music for lovers, and a real treat for music lovers…”, BBC, UK

“Never heard anyone get that much beautiful sound out of a J-45”, Bob, Tucson, AZ

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Thursday, August 13 • QRISTINA & QUINN BACHAND

Qristina & Quinn Bachand
Thursday, August 13 – 8:00 pm | doors at 7:30 pm
$15 advance | $20 at the door

Qristina & Quinn Bachand have proven to be quintessential to Canada’s contribution to the world stage, garnering a mantle-packing collection of awards and recognition that thrust them to the top of the international Celtic music world, the most recent a nomination at the  2015 Western Canadian Music Awards (Roots Recording of the Year) for their brand new album, “Little Hinges”.  With Qristina’s shimmering vocals and inspirational fiddling and Quinn’s old –soul mastery to all things stringed, this brother and sister act clearly hit the mark with the music industry earning accolades and international touring opportunities with the likes of Ashley MacIsaac and Natalie MacMaster. The duo won 2010 Top Traditional Group and 2011 Top Duo at the Irish Music Awards as well as eight nominations at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.  Born and raised on Canada’s West Coast with its signature tolerance for experimentation and improvisation, the siblings have always sought to find their  own ‘voice’, exploring all kinds of musical traditions and fusing styles such as Old-time, Irish trad, Folk, and Jazz to create their own distinctive sound – one that is arresting, provocative, stimulating and thoroughly intoxicating.

www.qbachand.com

www.facebook.com/qristinaandquinnbachand

www.youtube.com/thebachands

www.twitter.com/thebachands

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Saturday, July 4th • WEST MY FRIEND

8pm / sliding scale of $15 to $20

www.westmyfriend.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/952748731443860/

Not every folk group can perform a 7-minute song about cats who fall in love and still leave audiences asking for encores. But West My Friend isn’t your average folk four-piece. With the release of their second album, When the Ink Dries, the group continues to push the boundaries of what folk-roots music is, mixing quirky pop sounds with Canadian coastal folk and full orchestral arrangements into a genre all their own.

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Band members include Eden Oliver (guitar, flute, vocals) Alex Rempel (mandolin, vocals) Jeff Poynter (accordion, vocals) and Adam Bailey (bass, vocals). Principal songwriter and lead vocalist Eden Oliver stays true to her folk roots while delving into a myriad of social-justice issues on When The Ink Dries with her well-crafted lyrics. The album’s title track penned by Alex Rempel is a haunting warning of what could be if the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline is built across British Columbia; the aforementioned Cat Lady Song, with its rich orchestral setting, is an anthem for the LGBTQ community and tells the story of two same-sex cats who want their owners to accept their love. The accordion-pop infused song “Missing You” is complete with thunderous hand-claps and a full-horn section. For the folkies, there’s the guitar and mandolin- driven tunes “Thin Hope,” a tribute to fragile moments of hope, and the heartwarming upbeat “My Lover.” Top all of the songs off with Eden’s soaring vocals, comparable to the likes of Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries, and you have a band and album that delights and unites audiences as diverse as West Coast hipsters and old-timey folk crowds.

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Tuesday, June 30 • SUNDAY WILDE with RENO JACK

• A Vancouver Island First •

Sunday Wilde with Reno Jack

7:30 pm / $15 ($8 youth price)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff2zuRlzewA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_8HL_2By9M
www.renojackthebear.com
www.sundaywilde.com

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Sunday Wilde, is a Northern Ontario artist and is  one of just a handful of women in Canada that have hit #1 on Sirisuxm Radio BB King’s Bluesville and is a two time winner of the Independent Music Awards for the Best Blues Song Voters Choice Award. She is known for her original blues style and lyrics about men, dysfunction and grief. She is joined by her partner Reno Jack on upright bass. Reno has performed in Canada for decades with the likes of Herald Nix and Hansome Ned and just released his debut cd full of story telling that comes with age old wisdom. This duo play a bit of roots blues and country, while teasing and moaning at each other!! For Sunday this will be the very first time she has visited the Island.
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Reno Jack, reknowned Queen Street (Toronto) rockabilly bassist has performed for decades across Canada and toured Europe. The Queen Street scene mid eighties The Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver scene early eighties. The Seventies no one can remember or desires to recollect. Herald Nix. Mike Van Eyes and Russ Young whom he  backed   for four years Rocky Craig and Cadillac Bob. Handsome Ned. Jimmy “Demic” Weatherstone , Steve Koch and Reno  backed that cat for a couple of years. Cris Houston subbing for Jailhouse Joe Myke in the Razorbacks, Pat Temple, King David and his own band formed with Johnny MacLeod over twenty years boasted the best fifty musicians in Toronto called the Jack Family. Later on in the nineties The Corndogs, Cadillac Bill, Kim Doolittle, and playing the Matador. Johnnie Lovesin who he still plays with today.
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