Monthly Archives: August 2019

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Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Fest – Day 3 (Sunday)

Sunday morning I headed to the gospel show being held at the Shuswap Theatre, three blocks from the festival venue. Two bands were slotted for the gospel show: Tracy Lynn & the Savage Hearts and The Unfaithful Servants. While seemingly ...
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Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Fest: How Tracy Lynn ...

I stopped by the merch tent to hear Tracy Lynn and the Savage Hearts on the pop up stage.  Having arrived a few minutes early, I struck up a conversation with Tracy Lynn and made arrangements to meet after the ...
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Arts Wells – Aug. 2-5, 2019

The fall of night time darkness has the ability to change your perception of a situation. It can make a welcoming green, mossy forest turn to one of terror, where all you see is black all around you, and all ...
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Dispatches from Summerfolk – Day 3 (Sunday)

To start day three of Summerfolk, I set out to see David Newland at 1:00 p.m. at the Gazebo Stage for his Northwest Passage in Story and Song solo show, which in David style, was exceptional and thoughtful as always. ...
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The Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival – Day 1 ...

Friday was the official start of the Roots and Blues Festival. I was accompanied to the festival by a friend from Sicamous, which meant I spent more time front of stage than back of stage.    We began the experience ...
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Dispatches from the Moose n’ Fiddle Festival – Day 2 ...

3:40 p.m. – I’m really regretting wearing long pants to the festival today. The forecast has been calling for rain and thunderstorms all afternoon and evening but so far, apart from a bit of rain this morning, all I’ve seen ...
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Dispatches from Summerfolk – Day 2 (Saturday)

I started the second day of Summerfolk 2019 at the Down By The Bay beer tent stage with a 1:00 p.m. Barn Dance workshop featuring the bluegrass/hip-hop hybrid band Gangstagrass and Québecois traditional folk/jazz band Rosier (formerly Les Poules à ...
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Sylvia Siemens checks out the lead-up events to the Salmon ...

The week before the Roots and Blues weekend, Salmon Arm welcomes Super Crawl.  This involves local artists performing at outdoor locations or local businesses.  This is a great build-up for the festival.  On Thursday night, musicians who will be performing ...
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Dispatches from Summerfolk – Day 1 (Friday)

On the first night of Summerfolk, only two stages were open: the mainstage amphitheatre and the Down By The Bay beer tent stage. Thanks to this unique set of circumstances, it was one of the few times I didn’t want ...
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Dispatches from the Moose n’ Fiddle Festival – Day 1 ...

5:11 p.m. – Veronica Kovacs and I are on the shuttle bus from Sioux Narrows Provincial Park, where we’re camping, to Caliper Lake Provincial Park, where the festival takes place. The fact that this shuttle exists is already way cool. ...