music-stamp-200The Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society was formed in the spring of 2014. We are dedicated to bringing the best in local and travelling musical acts to the North Okanagan. We love eclectic music and would like to see more opportunity for old and new fans alike to experience the honesty and depth of these musical styles. Folk-Roots encompasses Folk, Blues, Roots, Canadiana, Americana, Country… and more. Keep an eye on this website for all upcoming events and news.

 

 

 Upcoming Events

Date:  Jan 14, 2017
Time: Doors open 6:45 pm,  Concert  7:30 pm
Where: Spitfire Lounge,  2500 – 46 Avenue  Vernon BC
Tickets: Available at Ticketsellers.ca, Bean Scene, The Spitfire Lounge or at the door (cash only!)
Price: $20/ticket – VFRMS Members $15

Poppa Dawg

From the agIMG_0343 2e of 3, Rick ‘Poppa Dawg’ Halisheff, knew that music was to be his life’s path. Even at that time he could make sense of the keys on an organ and had the feeling of music within his tiny frame. That same feeling is what drives his blues to this day.

Hailing from the ‘Left Coast’ of Canada, Poppa Dawg has toured extensively throughout Western and Northern Canada with stints in La Paz, Mexico at The City of Peace Blues Festival and most recently, in 2013 as a participant at the 29th International Blues Challenge in Memphis. They made it to the semi-finals there and along the way forged some very strong friendships with friends around the world.
His influences are varied to say the least with artists from Dr John and Ray Charles to Freddie King and Howlin’ Wolf and on stage, you can clearly hear them coming through the soul of this big man. Gritty and dynamic, he takes the music from rushing peaks to hushing lows and then steps back from the microphone to deliver the news!

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