Bill Bourne

Date: Nov 18, 2017 Time: Doors open 6:45 pm,  Concert  7:30 pm Where: ANAF Spitfire Lounge, 2500 46th Ave. Vernon, B.C. Tickets: Available at Price: /ticket Bill Bourne is a multiple Canadian Juno Award winner, and has received international acclaim for his recordings and live performances. A veteran of the international blues and roots scene, life on the road is reflected in Bill’s music-powerful rhythms and soulful songs, steeped in World Beat, Blues, Cajun, Celtic, Folk, Latin, Funk, Poetry and more… Bill was raised in a musical family in rural Alberta. When he was 2 years old, he was known to sleep behind the piano at country dances where his parents played dance music in the community halls in beautiful farming country. The love of nature and of music and of people gathering for celebration has been with him for his whole life. A multiple Canadian Juno Award nominee and winner, Bourne's music is diverse and is rich with many traditional music elements from around the world. He plays guitar and sings with a deep and soulful sound; his songs convey stories that are poetic and life-affirming. The dance rhythms of his early childhood permeate his musical mélange. Bill loves to collaborate with friends (musicians), including Alan MacLeodShannon JohnsonLester QuitzauMadagascar SlimAysha WillsEivør PálsdóttirWyckham Porteous and Jasmine 'Jas' Ohlhauser. His most recent collaboration is with his own band, The Free Radio Band, which includes his son Pat, Pa Joe, Moses Gregg and Miquel Ferrer. They have released a new recording in 2011 called Bluesland. In 2009 Bill recorded with Eivør Pálsdóttir, Wyckham Porteous and Jasmine 'Jas' Ohlhauser in “Bop Ensemble”. He produced and performed on Eivør’s third solo CD, ‘Eivør’. The recording won double at the Danish Music Awards Folk in 2006. Other collaborations: with Alan MacLeod, Shannon Johnson, Hans Staymer and Andreas Schuld, and Lester Quitzau & Madagascar Slim (Tri-Continental) as well as his solo projects, have all attained award status in Canada. "I always thought Bill Bourne should have starred with Gene Hackman and Clint Eastwood in 'The Unforgiven.' He's a goddamn movie star, I'd say, with that black top hat and card shark face. More importantly, he is a 'shining light' in the 'North American' Folk Roots scene. He sings, plays guitar and writes with deep soul, and on the current musical landscape these talents constitute a revolutionary act of ART. Listen to Bill Bourne; get Religion, brother and sister. This is the real thing". Tom Russell El Paso, Texas Since 1990, Bill Bourne has been nominated for 8 Juno Awards and has won 3 Juno's including: 1990 - Bourne & MacLeod - "Dance and Celebrate" Juno 1992 - Bourne & MacLeod - "Moonlight Dancer" 1993 - Various Artists - "Saturday Night Blues" Juno 1996 - Bill Bourne & Shannon Johnson - "Victory Train" 1997 - Bourne, Schuld, Stammer - "No Special Rider" 1998 - Bill Bourne - "Sally's Dream" 2000 - Tri-Continental - "Tri-Continental" Juno 2003 - Bill Bourne - "Voodoo King" “Music is a dance; a happy heart. Music is the great teacher. The life in Music is its power of transcendence: Music is a healing force that benefits all living things.”
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Date: Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018 Time: Doors open 6:30 pm,  Concert  7:30 pm Where: Vernon Lodge and Conference Centre, 3914 32 St, Vernon, BC Tickets: Available at Price: /Ticket

Stephen Fearing with special guest Oh Susanna!!

Through his career multi talented singer/songwriter Stephen Fearing has received multiple awards including in 2015 - Juno Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Group with Blackie and The Rodeo Kings for SOUTH (Nominated) and 2013 – Canadian Folk Music Awards Contemporary Singer of The Year / Solo Artist of The Year for Between Hurricanes (Nominated)…and many more! Stephen was born in the mid-'60s in Vancouver, but spent most of his boyhood in Dublin, where he picked up the traces of Celtic folk that color his music. He returned to Canada in the mid-'80s, and began playing clubs and festivals in the area. Fearing self-released his debut album Stephen Fearing (The Yellow Tape) in 1986, and signed with Canadian label Aural Tradition for a second album, 1988's Out to Sea. The LP also appeared in the U.K. on Black Crow Records. Though he recorded the album Blue Line in 1989, Fearing spent most of that year and the next touring the U.S. and Europe on a Celtic bill that played at Peter Gabriel's WOMAD Festival and the Reading Festival. Canada's True North signed him in 1991 and reissued Out to Sea and Blue Line before releasing his major-label debut The Assassin's Apprentice in 1994. It featured appearances from Sarah McLachlan and long-time friend Richard Thompson. The album was also Fearing's U.S. debut, on Cooking Vinyl Records. Industrial Lullaby followed in 1998 and So Many Miles followed two years later. And accompanying Stephen will be another Juno and Folk music award winner Suzie Ungerleider, aka Oh Susanna! Oh Susanna was crafted in the mid-1990s, a persona that matched the timeless qualities of her music, sounds that drew from the deep well of early 20th Century folk, country and blues, yet rooted in her finely-honed storytelling skills. This Canadian songstress has a voice that can pierce a heart of stone. Her superbly crafted songs often tell stories of troubled souls who rebel against their circumstances to attain a quiet dignity. These are tales of longing and love, of small town joys and pains, of our simple feelings and strong passions. These are tales that look into our beautifully flawed human hearts."That voice really is a marvel, a haunting, expressive instrument that can proudly stand alongside those of Emmylou Harris and Gillian Welch in the roots elite." Exclaim!

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Nov 18, 2017 - Bill Bourne -

Jan 30, 2018 - Stephen Fearing Trio with Oh Susanna -

Mar 22, 2018 - Shred Kelly -

Apr 18, 2018 - The Black Hen Roadshow (Steve Dawson, Leeroy Stagger, Steve Marriner & Ndidi Onukwulu ) -

May 12, 2018 - Slocan Ramblers -

June 9, 2018 - Tiger Moon -