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May 15, 2018

Foot-stompin' Tiger Moon Concert, June 9 Vernon Lodge

The Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society proudly presents the home-grown folk duo Tiger Moon June 9th! www.tigermoonmusic.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vGTpdjH3qQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i5HpeMTo00 Wednesday, June 9, 2018 Vernon Lodge, 3914 32 Street, Vernon V1T 5P1 Doors open at 6:30pm, concert at 7:30pm Food and beverages will be available at the show so please arrive early and hungry! Tickets $25, VFRMS members $20 Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketseller.ca, and 2 weeks before the show at The Bean Scene or at the door (cash CONTEST: Enter to win a pair of tickets to the show (see below), and cash and prize giveaways at the show. Plan to attend, get your seats now and bring friends…It’s going to be a great show! Tiger Moon Duo Tiger Moon is a West Canadian folk duo. Boasting harmonious sounds, heartfelt melodies, and foot-stomping rhythms, this is a pair to be reckoned with. They perform with a guitar, mandolin, two sets of boots and two big, rich voices. Drawing their sound from traditional folk, Canadiana, soul and rock, they are a minimalist barn-burning band with syrup-soaked harmonies. Tiger Moon came to be in 2012 when Kasey Graff and Dan Tait, each forging their own music careers, found one another in downtown Kelowna. They discovered a beautiful chemistry together and began performing as a duo at jam nights and coffeehouses. Shortly thereafter, the couple became serious about their music together, and about their relationship and began wowing crowds with their rich, harmony-driven sound. In September 2013 the pair ultimately put their money where their mouth was and sold all their possessions to undertake a massive tour across North America; learning about the land and the people; and sharing their music with the people in every town they visited. Tiger Moon travelled for seven months – over 22,000 Kms - in a 1981 Volkswagen Westfalia, across Canada, from BC to Quebec, down the American eastern seaboard, along the southern states and up the western American coast. They met and jammed with the locals, expanded their musical vision and compiled these new experiences into a lyrical voice. Kelowna welcomed their return and Tiger Moon started performing at many different venues; pubs, golf courses, wineries, yacht clubs, street corners, coffee shops, parties, wedding & funeral ceremonies, theatres, radio shows, and even an early morning set at a local BC Transit bus stop. They spent the winter of 2014-2015 hosting a jam night and honing their craft at Snowshoe Sam’s at Big White Ski Resort – arguably one of Canada’s most popular ski bars. With their second EP entitled Mama Nature’s Finest released in June 2015, the couple packed up again to tour across Canada, this time by train with VIA Rail’s Artists on Board program. From Vancouver, BC to Halifax, NS they shared their stories and music with people on and off the train, enriching their music and developing a library of experiences for songwriting. Tiger Moon packed in two ‘off the rails’ tours as well during this time. One in south-east Ontario in several venues from Toronto to Montreal; and one two-week gig in bars and other venues from Halifax, Nova Scotia through Moncton, NB to St John’s, Newfoundland. When Tiger Moon returned home to Kelowna, they initiated a radical expansion of their quarterly touring network in BC & Alberta. They also returned to Snowshoe Sam’s in 2016, and were welcomed back to the VIA Rail Artists on Board program for another tour across Canada in the summer of 2016, with another strong stretch of performances through Ontario. Tiger Moon Quad Tiger Moon is a name that is quickly becoming synonymous with blue-collar touring schedules and hard work in Canada's music industry. Led by Dan Tait and Kasey Graff, the group's founding members, Tiger Moon now boasts a full-bore boot-stomping folk & country sound with the addition of rhythm, bass and vocal team, Joshua Smith & Dylan Ranney. The new members fill out Tiger Moon's sound with four-part harmonies, cocktail percussion and warm bass lines. "Just imagine Earl Scruggs was dreaming that Dolly Parton and Led Zeppelin had a baby band. Then they let Steve Earle and the Dukes co-parent with Jim Beam and that is just a hint at what you can expect from Tiger Moon." -House Concert Host Craig M. in Summerland, BC Both these lineups have been added to a number of West Canadian festival bills in thanks to their upbeat, folky melodies and diligent and devout musicianship Releasing their first full-length album this summer, entitled, Cariboo & Whiskey, out last June, the team is working hard to secure their spot as an integral part of the musical fabric of Canada. The album was produced with Mike Pedersen, of Music City Studio in Kelowna, BC, and recorded in beautiful Wells, BC with the Island Mountain Arts Artist in Residence program. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5TyQB3WBB0 To find the complete Vernon Folk-Roots concert line-up visit: www.vernonfolkroots.com And follow us on Facebook for all the latest news @vernonfolkroots. CONTEST ALERT! Like our page on or before June 2 to be entered in a draw for two tickets to the upcoming Tiger Moon concert! Details on our website.

Apr 25, 2018

Awesome Bluegrass Slocan Ramblers, May 12, Vernon Lodge

The Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society proudly present our seventh concert of the season the bold and dynamic bluegrass band Slocan Ramblers! Featuring: Frank Evans: Banjo Adrian Gross: Mandolin Darryl Poulsen: Guitar Alastair Whitehead: Bass https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH30FGIK9l0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGOPm_dKxF0 www.slocanramblers.com Saturday, May 12, 2018 Vernon Lodge, 3914 32 Street, Vernon V1T 5P1 Doors open at 6:30pm, concert at 7:30pm Food and beverages will be available at the show so please arrive early and hungry! Tickets $30, VFRMS members $25 Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketseller.ca, and 2 weeks before the show at The Bean Scene or at the door (cash) CONTEST: Enter to win a pair of tickets to the show (see below), and cash and prize giveaways at the show. Plan to attend, get your seats now and bring friends…It’s going to be an awesome show! The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s young bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in the tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans (2015 Edmonton Folk Fest Emerging Artist Award recipients), have quickly become a leading light of Canada’s roots music scene, built on their reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and their uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan. On their new album, Coffee Creek (2015) The Slocan Ramblers blend lightning fast and devilishly intricate instrumentals with the sawdust-thick vocals of singer Frank Evans, who takes lead on songs ranging from rowdy old-time numbers like “Groundhog,” to a Dustbowl classic like Woody Guthrie’s “Pastures of Plenty.” “Toronto audiences don’t respond to a clean, polished Nashville sound,” tune composer and mandolinist Adrian Gross explains. “They dig a lot of energy in their music, a rowdy bar vibe. They’re hard to win over.” But The Slocan Ramblers have won them over, moving from a young ensemble of bluegrass pickers to one of the best known Canadian roots bands. They’ve done this by staying true to the roots of the music, not seeking to revive anything but rather to tap the rough and rowdy heart of the music. Coffee Creek was produced by the band’s friend and mentor Chris Coole (The Foggy Hogtown Boys), a well-known banjo player and community leader in Toronto’s bluegrass and old-time scenes. Like Coole, The Slocan Ramblers bring the live, collaboratory aspects of the music to the fore, and they understand that if you polish up the music too much, you lose the raw excitement that makes it so vibrant. In the liner notes, Coole breaks it down: “What really impressed me while we were working on this album, was that, while they can pull off the precision and virtuosity that is at the backbone of bluegrass, they understand the power of the fragile moment in music. The fragile moment used to be a big part of what made an album cool–Monroe singing just beyond the edge of his voice, the moment right before you realize Vassar isn’t lost–the moment on and beyond the edge.” Listen to Evans’ worn vocals and you’ll hear some of the edge that great singers like Keith Whitley brought to the music. Or try Gross’ powerfully discordant and innovative mandolin solo on “Groundhog,” or Darryl Poulsen’s counterpoint Lester-Flatt-runs towards the end of the title track, or the rumbling beats of Alastair Whitehead’s acoustic bass on “Call Me Long Gone” (or Whitehead’s beautiful, world-weary original songs like “Elk River” or “Angeline”) to get a feel for how The Slocan Ramblers are pushing the envelope. “If the Slocan Ramblers’ first album, Shaking Down the Acorns, was an impressive debut, this second offering (Coffee Creek) is pure gold. Recorded live off the floor, and co-produced by Chris Coole (The Foggy Hogtown Boys), Coffee Creek strikes that perfect modern bluegrass balance of a deep respect for tradition and an itch for exploration. With this album, the Slocan Ramblers are living up to their reputation as the Canadian bluegrass band to watch, and then some.” – Exclaim! Magazine “The Slocan Ramblers put on one of the most vibrant shows of acoustic music I’ve seen in some time. It’s rare for Canadians (especially young Canadians) to play this music with such authority, passion and yet ability for experimentation. Chops galore, and a handsome bunch of fellas” – Tom Power – Host of CBC’s “q” This is roots music without pretension, music intended to make you feel something, music to get you moving in a crowded bar. The Slocan Ramblers recorded Coffee Creek the same way they perform on stage: standing up, leaning into the music, and pushing harder and harder for that edge just beyond. “For a bunch of boys from Toronto, the Slocan Ramblers are turning out a piping hot brand of bluegrass that you just may think was cut fresh from a back porch in the Blue Ridge.” – Elmore Magazine To find the complete Vernon Folk-Roots concert line-up visit: www.vernonfolkroots.com And follow us on Facebook for all the latest news @vernonfolkroots. CONTEST ALERT! Like our Facebook page on or before May 3 to be entered in a draw for two tickets to the upcoming Slocan Ramblers concert! Details on our website.

Feb 20, 2018

Concert Shred Kelly, March 22, Vernon Lodge!!

The Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society in keeping with the unique mix of music found in folk-rook is switching it up and bringing you a high energy five-piece band with a unique alternative folk-rock sound - Shred Kelly! http://www.shredkelly.com/media/ https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/the-bear/id558717266?i=558717471 https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/sing-to-the-night/id1282522223 Thursday, March 22, 2018 Vernon Lodge, 3914 32 Street, Vernon V1T 5P1 Doors open at 6:30pm, concert at 7:30pm Food and beverages will be available at the show so please arrive early and hungry! Tickets $25, Members $20 Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketseller.ca, and 2 weeks before the show at The Bean Scene or at the door (cash) CONTEST ALERT: Enter to win a pair of tickets to the show (see below), and cash and prize giveaways at the show. About the Band: Soaked in Electric crescendos and folk tinged sing-along anthems, Shred Kelly is known for their high energy live shows that ignite dance floors with their alternative folk sound. Four albums and countless tours, the five British Columbians have developed their signature sound by taking their inspiration from the mountains where they hail from and the people who inhabit them. Shred Kelly have seamlessly fused instrumentation with modern rock, presenting a sound that is both unique and compelling. Band Members: Tim Newton, Sage McBride, Jordan Vlasschaert, Ty West, and Ian Page-Shiner To find the complete Vernon Folk-Roots concert line-up visit: www.vernonfolkroots.com And follow us on Facebook for all the latest news @vernonfolkroots. CONTEST ALERT! Like our Facebook page on or before March 14 to be entered in a draw for two tickets to the upcoming Shred Kelly concert! Details on our website.

Oct 24, 2017

Bill Bourne Concert Dance, Nov 18, ANAF Spitfire Lounge, Vernon

Bring your dancing shoes for this one! The Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society is proud to bring to town Bill Bourne, a stellar multiple Canadian Juno Award winner, who’s received international acclaim for his recordings and live performances. Saturday, November 18, 2017 Army, Navy, Airforce - Spitfire Lounge, 2500 46 Avenue, Vernon, BC, V1T 8S2 Doors open at 6:45pm, Concert 7:30pm Tickets $25, VFRMS Members $20. Tickets available through Ticketseller.ca, 2 weeks before the show at The Bean Scene, at the Spitfire or at the door (cash) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgy8e89_ufI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yjv51dLOS4 . www.billbourne.com/ 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… - The Beach House Arts Co-op 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 MacLeod, Shannon Johnson, Lester Quitzau, Madagascar Slim, Aysha Wills, Eivør Pálsdóttir, Wyckham 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 Bill Bourne has down cold what most can’t figure out in a tornado, a strain of the blues so earthily transplanted that you have to wonder if it isn’t a whole new form. 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.” - Bill Bourne Visit our website for the complete 2017/2018 concert line-up: www.vernonfolkroots.com Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest news and concert photos @vernonfolkroots

May 21, 2017

Paul Pigat Trio, folk-roots concert, June 8 at Powerhouse Theatre Vernon

Hello music fans! To wrap up our season before the summer break, the Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society is bringing you another toe tappin’ energy-filled show this time with the unassuming but very talented Paul Pigat, June 8th at the Powerhouse Theatre, 2901 35 Avenue, Vernon V1T 2S7, Vernon. To paraphrase the old blues song, singer, songwriter, guitar slinger Pigat’s got so many tunes he don’t know which way to jump. So, instead he simply gives into his muse and exuberantly follows wherever it carries him and in doing so he has a hard-earned reputation for delivering everything from hot-rod rockabilly to foot stomping vintage country and western swing. At the concert Paul will be joined by Keith Picot on upright bass and Jesse Cahill on drums to create an unstoppable rock 'n roll wrecking crew. From classic honky tonk and cow punk rippers, to a helping of western swing and classic jump blues, Cousin Harley plays in the old tradition - slugging it out hot and heavy at the Powerhouse Theatre in Vernon. Show starts at 7:30pm, doors open at 6:45pm Tickets: $25 and for VFRMS members $20. Remember as a member you receive a $5 refund when you present your paid ticket at the door. To become a member sign up at one of our concerts. Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketseller.ca , and 2 weeks before the show at the Bean Scene in Vernon, or at the door (cash only please). We look forward to seeing you at the show! www.vernonfolkroots.com www.paulpigat.com www.paulpigat.com/projects https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0i4oEUY_58 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu3N94C-QBE

Apr 9, 2017

Concert Pharis & Jason Romero, April 9, 2017, Vernon Lodge

The Vernon Folk-Roots Music Society as part of their concert series are proud to bring to Vernon: Pharis & Jason Romero, April 9, 2017 Vernon Lodge, 3914 32 Street, Vernon V1T 5P1 Doors open at 6:30pm, concert at 7:30pm Food and Beverages available at the performance Tickets $25, VFRMS members $20 Tickets available through Ticketseller.ca, and 2 weeks before the show The Bean Scene, or at the door (cash) Singing vibrant duets, writing deadly songs, playing handmade banjos and loving old acoustic guitars, Pharis & Jason Romero have a classic story. When some scratchy old records and a custom banjo led to their meeting in 2007, they quickly knew they were in for the long haul. They've since released five records - three as a duo - and toured across North America and the UK. They've won a Juno award, been featured on NPR Music, CBC, BBC, and Folk Alley, and have performed on A Prairie Home Companion and CBC's The Vinyl Cafe. They are passionate teachers and believers in many things folk, and their heartbreakingly harmonic live show is an ever-evolving and never-ending quest for good songs and beautiful sounds. A Wanderer I'll Stay is the latest release from the duo. Raising a family while developing an ever-growing demand for custom J. Romero Banjos, Pharis and Jason made time to carve out new songs - heartbreak to wilderness dwellers, gourd banjo instrumentals to hopeful refrains - and to put their singularly recognizable stamp on old songs. Called "sublime" (NPR) and "brilliant" (BBC), it won a 2016 Juno Award, a Western Canadian Music Award, and was nominated for an International Folk Music Award and four Canadian Folk Music Awards. The title track was 2015's #1 most-played song on the Folk-DJ Charts. Pharis & Jason's releases continue to attract audiences and radio play globally.

Event Date: April 9th, 2017 - 07:30pm

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