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

 

The Vernon Folk Roots Music Society will be holding its Annual General Meeting on June 18 at People Place 3402 27 Ave, Vernon, BC.

The meeting will begin at 1pm

This is open to all Vernon Folk Music Society members. There will be a wine and cheese reception afterwards

 

Date:  June 8, 2017
Time: Doors open 6:45 pm,  Concert  7:30 pm
Where:  Powerhouse Theatre,  2901 – 35 Avenue  Vernon BC
Tickets: Available at Ticketseller.ca,  Bean Scene (2 wks before the show) or at the door (cash only!)
Price: $25/ticket – VFRMS Members $20

Paul Pigat 

You’d never think it to look at Paul Pigat, but behind that unassuming grin and underneath those Doc Watson glasses lurks one of the most restless, combustible musical imaginations ever crammed like so much canned heat into a single body. Blessed with a jazz man’s sheen, a rockabilly heart and a hobo’s soul, there aren’t many genres of music that don’t pull at Pigat’s wayfaring imagination like a magnet. In many ways, it’s a mystery why Paul Pigat isn’t a household name yet. Maybe he’d be a lot easier to pin down if he wasn’t so darn good at so many different things.

One could be forgiven for thinking that up until now Paul Pigat has spent his whole career flying under the radar. Like all those great old Stax records where Steve Cropper stood behind Otis Redding and played his heart out before anyone knew who he was, Pigat has been creating sweet sounds for some of the best artists in the country without getting the attention you’d expect. Still, you’d have to […]