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The Mel Lehan Hall at St. James

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3214 W 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC Canada
604-739-9373 www.sjcommunitysquare.org

May 2022

The Rogue Folk Club Presents I THE LONESOME TOWN PAINTERS ~ ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT

May 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm PDT
The Mel Lehan Hall at St. James, 3214 W 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC Canada
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$24

Presented with the Pacific Bluegrass & Old-Time Society. The Lonesome Town Painters celebrate the release of their third album ‘Go Out & Paint the Town’. The Lonesome Town Painters are a hard-driving traditional bluegrass quartet hailing from Vancouver, British Columbia. In the seven years since they met in a late-night jam session, they’ve established themselves as one of the top bluegrass acts in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada, entertaining a growing audience of fans at numerous festivals, concert halls, bars and clubs. Their previous two albums received rave reviews from international bluegrass publications, and now with their third release, “Go Out & Paint the Town”, they've really upped the ante. With fourteen strikingly original numbers and one traditional standard, enlisting award-winning studio technicians John Raham and Andrew Collins as well as renowned fiddle player Isaac Callender, this release establishes The Lonesome Town Painters as an integral part of today’s bluegrass landscape. Concert is live ($24) and live streamed ($10).  

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June 2022

The Rogue Folk Club Presents I THE SMALL GLORIES

June 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm PDT
The Mel Lehan Hall at St. James, 3214 W 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC Canada
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$21 – $25

The Small Glories are on the road! Roots powerhouse duo The Small Glories is Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a musical tour-de-force partnership planted on the Canadian Prairies. Thrown together purely by accident for an anniversary show at Winnipeg’s venerable West End Cultural Centre, The Small Glories could almost make you believe in fate. With a stage banter striking a unique balance between slapstick and sermon, these veteran singer-songwriters have a way of making time disappear, rooms shrink, and audiences feel as though they are right there on the stage with the band. It’s not uncommon for listeners to find themselves laughing, dancing, crying, or caught up in a good ol’ fashioned sing-along. Their material is welcoming in terms of subject, folk-pop melody and instrumentation — songs of love, loss, and environment, delivered with soaring, interwoven vocals on various combinations of stomping clawhammer banjo, guitar and harmonica. However, a Small Glories performance is really about what happens in-between the songs. “The feedback we get from a lot of audiences is that it’s not just about the music for them,” Luft says. “It’s the whole package.” On record, Luft and Edwards take the musical synergy honed from hundreds of shows together, and expand it into a new soundscape amplified by pounding drums and other textural embellishments which only reinforce the magic of their innate chemistry — a chemistry labeled the “Lennon-McCartney syndrome,” by Americana UK, writing, “Some things just work together… to witness a performance by The Small Glories is a rare opportunity to experience that indefinable quality that creates perfection.” Luft, one of the original members of folk trio The Wailin’ Jennys, and Edwards duplicate and reinforce each others’ many strengths and yet allow their distinct personalities to shine through, resulting in a live show that is as heartwarming as it is hilarious, as finger-picking proficient as it is relatable, and as Canadian as, well… it’s very Canadian. But that hasn’t stopped ‘em from winning over audiences from Nashville to the Australian outback. Their highly anticipated sophomore album “Assiniboine & The Red” came out June 2019 on Compass /Red House records. This concert was postponed in January. Concert is live and streamed.

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