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Tom Lavin & The Legendary Powder Blues

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BC For over three decades Powder Blues has been Canada’s leading blues band. The sound is a mix of swing, blues, jazz, rock & roll and r & b with an appeal so wide that people from seven to seventy often swing side by side at a Powder Blues concert. Over the years the band has toured non-stop through Canada, …

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Roots ‘N’ Rhythms Dance Stage

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  City Dance Sat. Aug 16-12:30PM Salsa with Jens Goerner Sat. Aug 16-2:00PM Country & Western Workshop with Jens Goerner Sun. Aug 17-11:00AM Argentine Tango with Jens Goerner Sun Aug 17-12:30PM Jive with Jens Goerner City Dance Okanagan has been located in our spacious studio at 4411 29th street Vernon since February of 2012. Owners Jens Goerner and Heather Stranks …

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Kenthen Thomas

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(BC)   Fri Aug 15, 6:00 PM Main Stage, Secwepemc Opening Welcome As a First Nations Performer, Kenthen Thomas captivates audiences with his fascinating retellings of the legends of the Shuswap, his ancesteral land for more than 10,000 years. This is where his late grandmother, respected Secwepemc elder, Mary Thomas, taught him the traditional art of storytelling. Storytelling for the …

2014 Workshops

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SATURDAY AUGUST 16TH   FOCUS STAGE CHARACTER STUDIES TIME: 11:00 AM TIM HUS (HOST), HERALD NIX, J.R. SHORE Any songwriter worth their salt is a keen observer of individuals and a wordsmith who has that special ability to succinctly convey a unique and cleverly crafted story about a character who can either stand out from the pack or hide is …

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Ian Tyson

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    Sat Aug 16, 3:00 PM, shade Stage Workshop, ‘Home on the Range’ Sat Aug 16, 6:30 PM TD Main Stage (AB) Ian Tyson, Canada’s iconic singer and songwriter– turned 80 in September 2013, but his energy remains undimmed. He is also celebrating the complete recovery of his voice, badly damaged six years ago. Ian was forced to learn, …

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Jim Byrnes

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    Sun Aug 17, 12:15 PM Blues Stage Workshop, ‘Keep My Grave Swept’ Sun Aug 17, 3:00 PM Blues Stage (BC) American-born, Canadian by choice, Jim Byrnes may be best known for playing ‘Lifeguard’ on the CBS series Wiseguy (1987-1990), and Joe Dawson in the syndicated series Highlander (1993-98). A handsome man, often bearded, Byrnes lost both his legs …

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Seal Skull Hammer

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    Sat Aug 16, 11:00 AM Blues Stage Workshop, ‘Jugs, Mugs and Blues’ Sat Aug 16, 6:15-6:30 PM TD Main Stage Tweener Sun Aug 17, 3:20 PM Family Stage, Scary Songs & Cool Instruments (BC) Seal Skull Hammer is a Canadian band that was born high in the majestic mountains of British Columbia. Sprung from once-a-week summer jams on …

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Jon And Roy

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 (BC)   Wednesdays On the Wharf – Wed Aug 13, 6:45 PM Fri Aug 15, 5:00 PM Focus Stage Sat Aug 16, 12:10 PM Boogie Bar-N Workshop, ‘Riding the Rhythms, Grabbing the Grooves’ Sat Aug16, 3:20 PM Family Stage Workshop, ‘Repercussions, (Roy)   Chorus-driven anti-folk, the duo of Jon and Roy continue to roll. With four critically-acclaimed roots albums, the …

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The Berklee Roots Road Show

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Fri Aug 15, 5:15 PM Blues Stage Sat Aug 16, 12:15 PM, Focus Stage Workshop, ‘Fiddle Forum’ (Adrianna Ciccone) Sat Aug 16, 5:30 PM TD Main Stage (USA) The Berklee Roots Road Show features some of the finest young players from the American Roots Music Program at Berklee College of Music. Serena Eades (BC), Jenna Moynihan (NY) &Adrianna Ciccone (ON) …

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Zakiya Hooker ft. Chris James

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    Fri Aug 15, 6:00 PM Boogie Bar-N Sat Aug 16, 2:50 PM Blues Stage Workshop ‘Ladies Sing the Blues’ Sun Aug 17, 10:00 AM First United Church Service (USA) Zakiya Hooker is quite familiar with the blues. You could even say she had a front-row seat to view the best the genre had to offer, right in her …

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Cannery Row

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Sat Aug 16, 12:15 AM, Focus Stage Workshop, ‘Fiddle Forum’ (Gary Comeau ) Sat Aug 16, 12:15 PM Blues Stage Workshop, ‘Bend Me Shape Me’ (Tim Hearsey) Sat Aug 16, 4:30 PM, Shade Stage, Chris Nordquist(with Bill Kirchen) Sat Aug 16, 10:15-10:30 PM Main Stage Tweener, trio Sun Aug 17, 4:30 PM Blues Stage Workshop, ‘Positively Fourth Stage’ host Sun …

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Joe Nolan

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    Sat Aug 16, 12:15 PM Shade Stage Workshop, ‘Pull Up The Covers’ Sat Aug 16, 4:15 PM Blues Stage Workshop, ‘We Got Harps…’ Sun Aug 17, 3:00 PM Focus Stage Workshop, ‘Sunday Afternoon Song Swap’ Sun Aug 17, 4:30 PM Blues Stage Workshop, ‘Positively Fourth Stage’ (AB) While it’s not every day that a songwriter makes it from …

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Herald Nix

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    Sat Aug 16, 11:00 AM Focus Stage Workshop, ‘Character Studies’ Sun Aug 17, 12:15 PM Blues Stage Workshop, ‘Keep My Grave Swept’ Sun Aug 17, 4:15 PM Shade Stage  (BC) Herald Nix has long been one of the most respected artists in the Canadian underground music scene. Years before people started talking about ‘alt country’, Salmon Arm’s Nix …

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Heather Blush and the Uppercuts

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    Sat Aug 16, 9:30 -10:15 AM Ross St Stage, Pancake Brunch Sun Aug 17, 11:00 AM, Focus Stage Workshop, ‘Alberta Bound’ (AB) Heather Blush and The Uppercuts, a trio of rogue troubadours who knock the socks off every new audience they meet. Based in Calgary, Alberta, their sound can be described as somewhere between the Adult Alternativestyles ofSarah …

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Rattle & Strum

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    Sat Aug 16, 12:00 PM Family Stage Sun Aug 17, 1:15 PM Family Stage (AB) Rattle and Strum gets kids of all ages dancing, clapping, singing, and playing. With Heather (aka ‘Strum’) on guitar, Steve (aka ‘Rattle’) on drums, you on percussion, and everybody singing- this highly interactive band leaves nobody out and is known for original music …

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Bill Kirchen

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    Sat Aug 16, 12:15 PM Blues Stage Workshop, ‘Bend Me, Shape Me’ Sat Aug 16, 4:30 PM Shade Stage Sun Aug 17, 12:45 PM Focus Stage, ‘Tales from the Ozone’ Interviewed by Richard Flohil Sun Aug 17, 4:30 PM Blues Stage Workshop, ‘Positively Fourth Stage’ Sun Aug 17, 6:00 PM TD Main Stage w/Cousin Harley (USA) Grammy nominated …

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Cousin Harley

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    Sat Aug 16, 4:30 PM, Shade Stage, Keith Picot (with Bill Kirchen) Sat Aug 16, 12:15 PM Blues Stage Workshop, ‘Bend Me Shape Me’ Sun Aug 17, 1:45 PM Blues Stage Sun Aug 17, 3:00 PM Blues Stage, Paul with Jim Byrnes Sun Aug 17, 6:00 PM TD Main Stage w/Bill Kirchen (BC) Cousin Harley is a rocking …

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Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory

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Sat Aug 16, 9:00 PM TD Main Stage Sun Aug 17, 12:15 PM Blues Stage Workshop, ‘Keep My Grave Swept’ Sun Aug 17, 10:30 PM Boogie Bar-N Stage (USA) Known as a “musician’s musician”, Alvin Youngblood Hart’s praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to Eric Clapton and Mick Taylor. Born in Oakland, CA, Hart accompanied his parents …

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Nylon Zoo with Alisoun Payne

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    Sat Aug 16, 11:00 AM Family Stage Sat Aug 16, 2:45 PM Family Stage Sun Aug 17, 12:20 PM Family Stage Sun Aug 17, 2:30 PM Family Stage Sun Aug 17, 4:15 PM Family Stage (BC) Ever been inside the belly of a giant magical salmon or frog? Ever munched on magical eucalyptus leaves that transform you into …

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Josh Ritter

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    Sun Aug 17, 8:45 PM TD Main Stage (USA) Renowned singer-songwriter, guitarist and author Josh Ritter was interested in music as a child but it wasn’t until, as a teenager, he first heard Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan singing “Girl from the North Country” that his passion was ignited.  “Hearing that record was like meeting the person you’re …

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Jesse Mast

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    Sat Aug 16, 12:15 PM Shade Stage Workshop, ‘Pull Up The Covers’ Sun Aug 17, 3:00 PM Focus Stage Workshop, ‘Sunday Afternoon Song Swap’ (BC) Jesse Mast is an 18 year old singer/songwriter from Salmon Arm BC. He grew up with a passion for music, listening to genres including Celtic, bluegrass, and folk. ‘You could say that music …

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Good For Grapes

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    Sat Aug 16, 1:30 PM Boogie Bar-N Workshop, ‘Coast to Coast…’ Sat Aug 16, 3:20 PM Family Stage Workshop, ‘Repercussions’ (Will Watson) Sun Aug 17, 2:15 PM Boogie Bar-N (BC) Good For Grapes formed in September of 2010, after a group of friends took a trip to Victoria, BC for some modest busking. Since the moment they stepped …

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Paul Reddick

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Thurs Aug 14, Music Crawl @ Wicked Spoon Fri Aug 15, 7:15 PM TD Main Stage (MonkeyJunk guest) Sat Aug 16, 1:40 PM Blues Stage Sat Aug 16, 4:15 PM Blues Stage Workshop, ‘We Got Harps…’ (ON) Paul Reddick is a Canadian blues musician and songwriter who has long been a part of Canada’s rich roots music scene. In 1990, …

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Oh My Darling

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  Sat Aug 16, 12:15 AM, Focus Stage Workshop, ‘Fiddle Forum’ (Hannah Read) Sat Aug 16, 3:00 PM, Focus Stage Workshop, ‘Haven’t We Met’ (MJ Dandeneau & Vanessa Kuzina) Sun Aug 17, 1:45 PM Shade Stage Workshop, ‘Headed for the Hills’ Sun Aug 17, 4:15 PM Focus Stage Workshop, Two Dynamic, Dynamite Duos, (MJ Dandeneau) Sun Aug 17, 7:30 PM …

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Mavis Staples

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  Fri Aug 15, 8:45 PM TD Main Stage (USA) There are few living musicians who can lay claim to being the voice of America’s conscience, and even fewer who continue to make vital music. For six decades Mavis Staples has been the solid rock of American music. Alongside the family group she is so identified with, the Staple Singers, Mavis has managed to …

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Mandolin Orange

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    Sat Aug 16, 1:45 PM Focus Stage Sat Aug 16,10:10-10:25 PM Main Stage Tweener Sun Aug 17, 1:45 PM Shade Stage Workshop, ‘Headed for the Hills’ Sun Aug 17, 4:15 PM Focus Stage Workshop, ‘Two Dynamic, Dynamite Duos’ (USA) Formed in 2009 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Mandolin Orange offers up a heady mix of bluegrass, gospel, folk, …

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Raging Fyah

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Sat Aug 16, 7:30 PM Boogie Bar-N Sun Aug 17, 12:30 PM Boogie Bar-N (Jamaica) Raging Fyah is an authentic, soul-filled, roots rock reggae band, with a fresh contemporary flare, that will literally set your soul on fire! That’s what makes Raging Fyah one of hottest spreading, most captivating and powerful entertainment packages in a long awaited Reggae Renaissance! The …

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Dan Zanes Gusto Hour

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    Fri Aug 15, Main Stage Tweener 10:00-10:20 PM Sat Aug 16, 1:30 PM Family Stage with Oh My Darling Sat Aug 16, 8:45-9:00 PM Main Stage Tweener Sun Aug 17, 11:00 AM Family Stage Sun Aug 17, 1:45 PM Focus Stage Sun Aug 17, 4:00 PM Boogie Bar-N Workshop ‘It’s Only Rock and Roll… But I Like It’ …

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Routes & Blues

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Roots & Blues presents a pre-festival community outreach program,  Routes & Blues, now coming up on its fourth year. Routes & Blues offers 8 glorious days of Shuswap exploration, tying regional communities, stops of interest, Shuswap Trail Alliance hikes and other outdoor activities, regional food, community meals, and satellite concerts all together in an experiential smorgasbord. For venue and concert listings click …

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MonkeyJunk

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    Fri Aug 15, 7:15 PM TD Main Stage Sat Aug 16, 1:30 PM Boogie Bar-N Workshop, ‘Coast to Coast…’ (Steve Marriner ) Sat Aug 16, 12:15 PM Shade Stage Workshop, ‘Pull Up The Covers’ (Tony D) Sat Aug 16, 4:15 PM Blues Stage Workshop, ‘We Got Harps’ Sun Aug 17, 9:00 PM Boogie Bar-N Sat Aug 16, 3:20 …

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J.R. Shore

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  Sat Aug 16, 11:00 AM Focus Stage Workshop, ‘Character Studies’ Sat Aug 16, 3:00 PM, shade Stage Workshop, ‘Home on the Range’ Sun Aug 17, 11:00 AM, Focus Stage Workshop, ‘Alberta Bound’ Sun Aug 17, 4:30 PM Blues Stage Workshop, ‘Positively Fourth Stage’ (AB) At the crossroads between Nashville Tennessee, Austin Texas and Calgary Alberta, lives the musical soul …

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Jr. Gone Wild

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  Sat Aug 16, 9:00 PM Boogie Bar-N Sun Aug 17, 11:00 AM Boogie Bar-N Workshop, ‘Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down Or Lookin’ Up’ (Mike McDonald) Sun Aug 17, 4:00 PM Boogie Bar-N Workshop, ‘It’s Only Rock and Roll… But I Like It’ (AB) Cowpunk, Alt Country, New Roots… Call it what you will, Jr. Gone Wild are widely acknowledged as …

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Chloe Albert

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    Sat Aug 16, 10:45-11:30 AM Ross St Stage, Pancake Brunch Sat Aug 16, 3:00 PM, Focus Stage Workshop, ‘Haven’t We Met?’ Sun Aug 17, 11:00 AM, Focus Stage Workshop, ‘Alberta Bound’ Sun Aug 17, 3:00 PM Focus Stage Workshop, ‘Sunday Afternoon Song Swap’ (AB) “An insightful songwriter, and soulful vocalist, she engages her audiences with rare warmth and …

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Tim Hus & The Rocky Mountain Two

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    Sat Aug 16, 11:00 AM Focus Stage Workshop, ‘Character Studies’ Sat Aug 16, 1:40 PM Shade Stage Sat Aug 16, 3:00 PM, Shade Stage Workshop ‘Home on the Range’ (AB) On his latest album for Stony Plain Records Western Star, Tim Hus, an Alberta song-maker and storyteller, tells the truth about driving trucks, hunting dogs, fishing for bass, potash …

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The Souljazz Orchestra

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  Fri Aug 15, 10:20 PM TD Main Stage Sat Aug 16, 1:30 PM Boogie Bar-N Workshop ‘Coast to Coast…’ (Zakari Frantz) Sat Aug 16, 2:50 PM Boogie Bar-N (ON) Canada’s hardest-working combo, the Souljazz Orchestra, have been perfecting their signature sound for over a dozen years now: a percussive explosion of Soul, Jazz, Afro, Latin and Caribbean rhythms, driven …

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Black Joe Lewis

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    Sat Aug 16, 10:30 PM Boogie Bar-N Sun Aug 17, 4:00 PM Boogie Bar-N Workshop ‘It’s Only Rock and Roll… But I Like It’ Sun Aug 17, 10:30 PM TD Main Stage (USA) Joe Lewis hails from Austin, TX – the collision center where Southern soul meets mid western blues and vagabond punk.  Unable to keep away from …

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The Strumbellas

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  Fri Aug 15, 7:30 PM Boogie Bar-N      Sat Aug 16, 12:15 PM Shade Stage Workshop, ‘Pull Up The Covers’ (ON) Since the release of The Strumbellas’ eponymous 2009 EP, which was peppered with accolades from Toronto weeklies and prompted a proclamation from the CBC that they are a ‘band to watch’, the six-piece group had been slogging it …

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The Stone Foxes

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    Fri Aug 15, 10:30 PM Boogie Bar-N Sat Aug 16, 4:15 PM Boogie Bar-N Workshop, ‘The Blues Had A Baby’ (USA) The core of any rock band worth their salt is a deep respect for the fundamentals – a feel that’s redolent of the scare-the-parents, back country, wild juke joint origins – and an abiding drive to carve …

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Shad

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    Fri Aug 15, 9:00 PM Boogie Bar-N Sat Aug 16, 12:10 PM Boogie Bar-N WS, Riding the Rhythms… (Kenya / Canada) Shad is a critically-acclaimed MC, regarded for his humour, honesty, and intelligence. His fan base graciously received his first two albums, and his third LP, TSOL, continued to pique new levels of international interest. Born in Kenya …

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Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar

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  Sat Aug 16, 11:00 AM Boogie Bar-N Sat Aug 16, 2:50 PM Blues Stage Workshop, ‘Ladies Sing the Blues’ Sun Aug 17, 11:00 AM Boogie Bar-N Workshop, ‘Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down Or Lookin’ Up’ (ON) If Mavis Staples and The Black Keys had an offspring and Sharon Jones were the Auntie, it would sound like Samantha Martin. Samantha Martin …

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Rose Cousins

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    Sat Aug 16, 3:00 PM, Focus Stage Workshop, ‘Haven’t We Met’ Sun Aug 17, 11:00 AM Shade Stage Sun Aug 17, 4:15 PM Focus Stage Workshop, ‘Two Dynamic, Dynamite Duos’ (P.E.I.) The voice of Rose Cousins is unmistakable. Originally from Prince Edward Island, she lives in Halifax. She has released three albums We Have Made A Spark (2012), The Send Off (2009) …

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Rolla Olak

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  Sat Aug 16, 11:00 AM Shade Stage Sun Aug 17, 3:00 PM Focus Stage Workshop, ‘Sunday Afternoon Song Swap’ Sun Aug 17, 11:00 AM Boogie Bar-N Workshop, ‘Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down Or Lookin’ Up’ (BC) Rolla Olak grew up in Qualicum Beach, a small island community off the coast of Western Canada. Leaving home at a young age to …

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Genevieve Chadwick

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    Fri Aug 15, 7:00-7:15 PM Main Stage Tweener Sat Aug 16, 4:15 PM Focus Stage Sat Aug 16, 12:10 PM Boogie Bar-N Workshop, ‘Riding the Rhythyms…’ (Australia) Every once in a while an artist emerges who touches the very soul of an audience.Genevieve Chadwick is such an artist. She looks like an angel… roars like a lion… and plays …

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Còig

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Fri Aug 15, 6:15 PM TD Main Stage Sat Aug 16, 12:10 PM Boogie Bar-N Workshop, ‘Riding the Rhythyms…’ (Jason Roach) Sat Aug 16, 12:15 PM, Focus Stage Workshop, ‘Fiddle Forum’ (Rachel Davis & Chrissy Crowley) Sat Aug 16, 1:30 PM Boogie Bar-N Workshop ‘Coast to Coast…’ (Darren McMullen & Colin Grant) Sat Aug 16, 4:20 PM Family Stage, ‘Songs …

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Bellstop

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    Sat Aug 16, 7:55 PM TD Main Stage Sun Aug 17, 3:00 PM Shade Stage (Iceland) Bellstop!…alternative folk or rock or not? Regardless of the answer Bellstop,  is definitely something raw and original and true.  Runar and Elin  have been together for years, living a life full of adventure and risk – traveling around the world  seeking freedom …

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The Sheepdogs

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    Sat Aug 16, 10:30 PM TD Main Stage (SK) The Sheepdogs built their name on hard work and determination.  Having funded their first three albums and early years of touring on their own, this rock and roll band’s momentum began to build exponentially with the release of the 2010 album, Learn & Burn (which is now certified platinum in Canada). …

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Doc MacLean

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    Sat Aug 16, 11:00 AM Blues Stage Workshop, ‘Jugs, Mugs and Blues’  Sun Aug 17, 12:30 PM Shade Stage Sun Aug 17, 1:45 PM Shade Stage Workshop, ‘Headed for the Hills’ (USA) Son of a civil rights lawyer and a fiddle player, MacLean was by his early teens playing harmonica and washboard in coffeehouses and festivals, and was …

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Bill Durst

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    Sat Aug 16, 4:15 PM Boogie Bar-N Workshop ‘The Blues Had A Baby…’ Sun Aug 17, 11:00 AM Blues Stage Sun Aug 17, 6:00 PM Boogie Bar-N (ON) Always an audience favourite, Bill Durst has long been compared to the best guitar player/singer/entertainers anywhere in the world. Bill has written and recorded over 100 songs on ten albums …

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Little Miss Higgins and the Winnipeg Five

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  Sat Aug 16, 2:50 PM Blues Stage Workshop, ‘Ladies Sing the Blues’ Sat Aug 16, 6:00 PM Boogie Bar-N Sun Aug 17, 12:15 PM Blues Stage Workshop, ‘Keep My Grave Swept’ LMH + Blake Thomson Fri Aug 15 8:25-8:45PM Main Stage Tweener (SK) From the Great Northern Plains of Western Canada, Little Miss Higgins struts and serenades her way, …

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Treble Spot Jams

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    Sat Aug 16, 11:00 AM Roving Sat Aug 16, 12:45 PM Roving Sun Aug 17, 11:00 AM Roving Sun Aug 17, 12:45 PM Roving (BC) ‘Treble’ is one of the many zany characters from performer and music therapist Roxy Roth’s Clown Clan.  This character is inspired by the creativity of students in her music studio and music therapy …