The 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.
Date: Aug 27, 2016
Time: Doors open 6:45 pm, Concert 7:30 pm
Where: Powerhouse Theatre, 2901 – 35 Avenue, Vernon, BC
Tickets: Available at Ticketsellers.ca, BeanScene or at the door
Price: $20/ticket – VFRMS Members $15
Danny Brooks & Lil Miss Debi
Danny Brooks ‘Texassippi Soul Man’, now settled in Llano Texas has mixed the best of both Texas and Mississippi and calls it ‘Texassippi’. He grew up on Hank Williams, Solomon Burke, Taj Mahal, John Lee Hooker and the Allman Brothers, Blind Boys of Alabama, and Rev. Jumpin’ Jim Jericho. Older brother Greg’s recordings of Solomon Burke, Joe Tex, Bobby Blue Bland and Sam Cooke added to the blend.
‘Listening to Danny Brooks is like driving out of Memphis, TN on a sunny Saturday morning into the Mississippi Delta listening to WDIA. It’s one of those things where time stands still. A dash of Eddie Hinton, Solomon Burke, Rev. James Cleveland and Howlin’ Wolf are all ingredients in Danny’s soulful musical stew’. states Greg Martin of the Kentucky Headhunters. Maybe Greg Quill, noted musician and arts writer for the Toronto Star, sums it up the best: ‘This is Roots music of great distinction.’
Date: Sept 16, 2016
Time: Doors open 6:30 pm, Concert 7:30 pm
Where: Vernon Performing Arts Centre, 3800 – 33 Street, Vernon, BC
Tickets: Available at Ticketseller.ca
Kal David & Lauri Bono with Angel Forest