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BY OKANAGAN LIFE MAGAZINE FOR THE 16th TIME

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Check out this very cool drone video of Lorenzo's: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8YHP_3xDfs

This is a fun video skit filmed at Lorenzo's Oct. 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRAI8P-Sh6M&feature=youtu.be
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EVENTS OF 2018

Thanks for all the support and participation over the years keeping live music alive and well.

We have and will continue to enjoy some of the Best Live Music Anywhere, out here in this special and surprising place in the woods.
We're open with another stellar line up of world class musicians and much more to come.
Hope to see you soon to share more music and experiences.
Thank You, Lorne



                                         New Blue Sign              

            


 Spring is coming and looking foreward to some Good Times and Live MUSIC!
See you here soon!

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First Shows of the Year! Let's Rock it!

*Mud Bay Blues Band's new Video & Album ~ Take a look!
"Live at Lorenzo's"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OGxgTOC2TI&feature=youtu.be

*APRIL 6th & 7th, FRI & SAT ~ DAN ENGELLAND & THE TWO JAKES ~ Blues Rock! http://www.reverbnation.com/danengelland 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlSFyCJRxEo
http://nodepression.com/album-review/dan-engelland-she-so-fine
    ROCK/BLUES       Back by popular command, Dan's Red Hot guitar licks with a Kick Ass Band will guarantee a Rockin' Good Time!
Dan Engelland's diverse musical styles range from explosive blues & rock guitar riffs to innovative jazz renditions and tender vocal ballads, all performed with raw emotion. Dan's "DREAM TEAM" band with THE TWO JAKES, Jake Verburg & Jake MacIntyre-Paul, plays Lorenzo's to the delight of the audience, guest musicians and Lorenzo.
$10 cover


*APRIL 13th & 14th FRI & SAT ~ SHE HANGS BRIGHTLY ~ https://shehangsbrightly.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/shehangsbrightlymusic/  She Hangs Brightly was born within the musty, crumbling walls of ‘the stone room’ (the rehearsal space in the basement of a century old farmhouse) on a cold night in January, 2016 in Vernon, BC. Appropriate beginnings for a band heavy with mood and a distinct sound of west coast psychedelia.

The band was started as a collaborative writing project between singer Eryn Kleyh and guitarist Dean Gordon-Smith (formerly of Redfish). Progress was steady but slow. Drummer Ken McGregor, a friend of Gordon-Smith’s with decades of playing time together, was added in spring of 2017. Things started to really move when Kleyh officially moved back to her hometown of Vernon, and
bass player Luke Kowalski was added to the line up in November, 2017.

Driven by vocal power and emotional delivery, you can hear the influence of singers like Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick, early Tina Turner, the ever inventive Cat Power, moody Nancy Sinatra, and the band’s namesake Mazzy Star. Instrumentally the band pulls from classics like The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, The White Stripes and the ever-present Beatles. Gordon-Smith’s organic and atmospheric playing style takes Kleyh’s original acoustic compositions to new levels. Lyrically you will connect with Kleyh’s personal journey as an artist, trials in love, true friendships, and the struggles that come with trying to find your way back home. Instrumentally you will be transported to the lush landscapes of Western Canada by textured guitar that sparkles, a bassline you feel in your bones, and a drum beat to pound it all home. She Hangs Brightly is music you will experience with all of your senses.

She Hangs Brightly will be on the road in 2018, touring mostly Western Canada as well as recording their debut album at home in Vernon.
$10 cover


*APRIL 20th, FRI ~ SMITH/FRASER DUO  with Andrew Smith and Neil Fraser, a local guitar Hero! ~ The Smith Fraser Duo are caught in the middle between folk and jazz. Their concerts reflect influences as diverse as Django Rheinhart, Bruce Cockburn, Dave Brubeck and James Taylor. They play a mix of original and classic tunes, that keep delighted audiences guessing.
 
Smith is a troubadour whose music has taken him all over the world. He is an accomplished singer songwriter, a captivating tap-style guitarist and an award winning music producer. is the winner of the Okanagan Arts Awards in the category of Music for 2014. He is one of the few Canadians to have won the prestigious Kerrville Newfolk Songwriting Competition in the USA and his instrumental cd escape velocity won him the Okanagan Instrumental Artist Award.

Neil Fraser is a master guitarist, studio player, composer and arranger. Coming from a background of Jazz, Blues and Roots music, he is a highly respected and sought after musician and music teacher. Influenced by Django Reinhardt, Wes Montgomery and Eric Clapton, he likes to take chances and takes the audience along for the ride.
 Neil Fraser and Andrew Smith will put on a Dazzling Demonstration of guitar work!
$10 cover

*APRIL 21st, SAT ~ DARKSTONE ~ ROCK!  KISS Tribute band opening! A special performance by my granddaughters KISS tribute band opening the show https://darkstone.bandcamp.com/ 
Powerhouse rock with a gritty blues edge is what makes Dark Stone
a vibrant new band on the Vancouver music scene. Uniquely original,
Dark Stone has managed to blend classic hard rock with metal and blues.
The result is searing guitar runs from Jason Mintenko, pulsing tight rhythms
from bassist Kato Von Essen and skin pounding drums from Stefan G,
rounded out with raw edgy vocals from both the brothers Matthew and
Jason Mintenko. Lyrically their music reflects having fun, life's challenges,
second chances, and redemption.
$10 cover


*APRIL 27th, FRI ~ GREEN ROOM ~ http://greenroommusic.ca/  ~ SMOOTH JAZZ~ The group Green Room started in Salmon Arm in late 2015 as a vehicle for Peter Clark (guitars and bass)and Elaine Holmes (vocals, guitar, keyboards) to perform their unique adaptations of repertoire both familiar and exotic.
Along with a large number of traditional Jazz standards, they also regularly perform Latin music and surprising re-workings of folk and popular songs. That have performed more than 100 events in the Okanagan since they began.
Peter Lawren Clark has been a professional musician for the last 35 years, primarily as a solo performer.
In addition, he spent two decades as guitarist for the Canmore-based group “Suzie Q” and since the year 2000 with the Calgary based Celtic group “Seanachie”.
Since moving to Salmon Arm in 2007, Peter has performed frequently in local restaurants  and at public events. For the last five years, he has been the regular Friday-Saturday musician at Andiamo Italian Restaurant. In 2015, Peter released his solo album of original music “Landscape”.
Elaine Holmes has been active in the music scene for the past decade as a solo performer and in theatrical musicals. These include “Audrey” in “The Little Shop Of Horrors" and “Rosa” in “Funkin’ Dead”.
In 2015 she joined forces with Peter Clark in the duo “Green Room” and has greatly expanded  her repertoire for performance at many local venues. Elaine’s vocal power, range and adaptability has allowed her to move smoothly into this new application of her talents. In addition, Elaine is an art teacher in the Salmon Arm school system and a recognized visual artist in her own right.
In May of 2017, Green Room released their first album of original songs : Opportunity Knocked. The recording contains ten songs co-written by Peter and Elaine. It is a creative combining of Latin, Folk, Jazz and Pop influences with well-honed lyric content.
To broaden their “sonic palette” in live performance Peter and Elaine use a variety of contemporary technologies, but do not use backing tracks.
Elaine uses vocal looping to create harmonies and unique vocal textures as well as playing keyboard and guitar; Peter uses guitars, bass pedals,
drum loops, bass loops and other electronica to build a rich soundscape.
$10 cover


*APRIL 28th, SAT ~ THE WINTER FOLKS ~ https://the-winter-folks.jimdosite.com/ Vintage Swag... it's kind of indie folk/rock/soul/jazz. We're a collective spread between Kamloops BC and Edmonton AB.
Kyle Cavanagh
The Co-Founding member along with guitarist and long time friend Joe Wozniak. He's a song writer for The Winter Folks, as well as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist.  Kyle's other projects include performing on youtube taking song requests: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHOLY3m_8QGEtpHboDd3MOA?view_as=subscriber
Michael Snoek
The basist, multi-instrumentalist, and backup vocalist of The Winter Folks. Having played multiple intstruments on their debute album, both percussion and stringed, he plays a key role in the development of the bands sound.
Jaymz Bethell
The producer of the band and the owner of the independant record label Sudohuman Collective. http://www.sudohuman.com
$10 cover

*MAY 4th, FRI ~ DJANGOS JEWELS ~ https://www.djangosjewels.com/ Hot vintage swing!
On a mission to capture the sound of Django Reinhardt's Gypsy jazz of the 30’s and 40’s, DJANGO'S Jewels ARE THE NEXT GENERATION OF GYPSY SWING IN WESTERN CANADA.
THE JEWELS swing hard and fast, with energy and lots of feels. This string band plays with traditional Gypsy acoustic guitars, while violin, upright bass and the ODD SWING drummer completes the Jewels' unique vintage sound. The raw swing of Django's Jewels packs a serious bite not heard often in the biz today.
$10 cover

*MAY 5th, SAT ~ CHICKEN LIKE BIRDS ~ https://www.chickenlikebirds.com/ “ A funny, unique, truly memorable folk-country duo”. That’s what the Permanent Rain Press had to say about Chicken-Like Birds after listening to their new EP “Moving On” that was released in March, 2017. The two have been making great strides with their original Swing, Country Blues and Ragtime tunes that are applicable to the 20th century but are very much influenced by the music of the 1920’s and 1930’s. Appearing at festivals across Western Canada last year, 2017 finds the duo on their first cross Canada tour, going all the way to St. John’s Newfoundland.
Chicken-Like Birds will treat you to a tasty marriage of roots, blues, swing and ragtime that the Canadian Pacific Blues Society has called a “fantastic old- school acoustic experience.”
Chicken-Like Birds are the combination of Ari Lantela who is known for his refined-yet-sloppy blues guitar picking and Jasmin Frederickson holding it down on double bass.  Along with a suitcase drum, upright bass and interesting harmonies, listeners will be treated to a tasty marriage of roots, blues, swing and ragtime that the Canadian Pacific Blues Society has called a “fantastic old- school acoustic experience.”
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*MAY 11th, FRI ~ SOPHISTOCRATS ~ http://thesophistocratsmusic.com/   SMOOTH JAZZ
Old-fashioned souls with offbeat ideas;

The Sophistocrats’ vibrant performance will leave you feeling free, empowered and ready to step outside your beloved comfort zone. They have an eclectic style, heavily influenced by Alternative R&B and Indie Pop. Their music is a blend of a wholeheartedly spirited front-woman and a tasteful Fusion Funk trio. The lead vocalist sings in English, French and Spanish. Her background in cultural anthropology informs the themes discussed in their songs, like the honeymoon phase, narcissism, expectations, authenticity, balance and self-cultivation. Their music is danceable and their storytelling relatable. Each of these sophisticated cool cats adds his own flavour to the band.
Their musicianship is representative of the three years spent together at Selkirk College in Nelson, BC. The Sophistocrats have opened for Steph MacPherson, Dirty Mountain and Charlie Jacobson at The Royal in Nelson, BC. In 2017, they will be opening for Friends Of Foes, touring with The Racket and releasing their first EP.
$10 cover
 


*MAY 12th, SAT ~ DOUBLE SHARP ~ http://doublesharp.weebly.com/   SWING/JAZZ/LATIN     
Two piece professional duet based in the beautiful Okanagan valley of British Columbia. Performing swing, jazz, latin and contemporary songs.
Musicians: David Sproule on Piano: Curtis Kieres on Saxophone
David Sproule - After receiving his Bachelor of Music degree in the 1980’s, David Sproule has performed & taught classical and jazz & popular
piano music throughout his home province of B.C... David now has a successful piano teaching business in Kelowna B.C. where
he teaches classical (Royal Conservatory of Music), pop & jazz piano. As a performer, David has often performed with the Prince
George Symphony, while living in Prince George. He has co-directed the musical “Forever Plaid” and has played for musical
theatre for many large productions in Prince George. David also showcased his talents as an entertainer and performer in 2002,
playing in the popular “Wells/Barkerville” shows that take place on a yearly basis. Fairly recently, David has performed with the “Candesca” choir of
Kelowna, at “Carvers’ Lounge” at Big White, as well as “Summerhill”, “Ancient Hill”, “Quail’s Gate”, and “Vibrant Vines” wineries. He has also performed in the popular Funk band called “Monifunk”, travelling throughout the Okanagan to perform. One thing that expresses David’s talents’ as well, is his ability to accompany choirs, instrumentalists, and solo singers. David often gets asked to accompany musicians for shows or for music festivals and other events.

Curtis Kieres has been playing wind instruments for 20 years starting on clarinet and moving onto saxophone.
His primary instrument is tenor sax however is also proficient at Alto sax and soprano. Curtis has been actively involved in music and won the "Musician of the Year" award in Grade 11. Having mostly a jazz & blues background, Curtis has been fortunate to gain improvisational skills. Curtis' artists of influence include Stevie Wonder, Tom Scott, Spyro Gyra, Yellowjackets, Steely Dan, Average White Band and Tower of Power.
Curtis has been involved in many musical groups in the Okanagan such as:

- Monifunk (8-piece funk/soul/R&B/disco band)
- Dreamland Band (Swing era big band music)
- Kelowna City Band (orchestral music - brass/woodwind)
- Evangel Tabernacle praise & worship team
$15 cover

*MAY 13th, SUN ~ ROCKLAND MORAN ~ http://eldivino.com/   https://rocklandmoran.bandcamp.com/
Appalachian Jazz & Rural Blues
Song writin' Story tellin' Geetarist. Open Tuning Bottleneck & Mandola
-Novice Blacksmith and all 'round troublemaker from British Columbia
Rockland Moran is an original songwriter and seasoned performer, who has entertained audiences of all sizes for more than three decades. He is an avid recording artist with five CD’s and five independent film scores to his credit.
A decade and a half ago, Rockland re-invented his guitar playing by shifting to open tuned acoustic. He has also mastered the “Keith Pegs” that give a haunting steel guitar effect to his original tunes.
In 2014 Rockland recorded and released his original roots/blues CD
“Come Sundown”
Rockland has shared the stage with such greats as Leo “Bud” Welch, Roy Rogers, and Blind Boy Paxton.
 2014’s highlights were performing at the Victoria Jazz festival, The Harrison Festival of the Arts and The Vancouver Island Music Fest.
 Along with performing his original songs, Rockland also teaches workshops in open tuning, slide guitar behind the fret.
Bruce Iglauer-President of Alligator Records Chicago……”tight….the dynamics were good…. …..good energy and nice slide work……a great deal of fun to see live.”
Holger Petersen-Host of Saturday Night Blues- CBC….”.we’ve been featuring the CD on SNB and really enjoy it…”
Tom Harrison-The Vancouver Province….”A cohesive collection of southern blues based songs……fierce, nimble musicianship…”.
Steve Newton-The Georgia Straight..”.The Diviners is nine track CD recorded at Mushroom Studios…..it’s a promising blues debut that bodes well…….”.
$10 cover

*MAY 16th, WED ~ In the Round and All Together  Spring 2018 Tour ~
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CFZfG5SGGEfMPJYaImFbyK4xzQcZbrfdPe58RqWZ14k/edit
For 3 weeks in May 2018, three unique songwriters and performers will be ‘In the Round and All Together’ throughout Alberta and BC. All three take the stage taking turns performing their songs, supporting each other with vocals, guitars, piano and accordion. A diverse repertoire of original material that is sure to enchant many.

Jody Shenkarek
A seasoned member of Edmonton’s folk community, Jody started her musical career sometime in the early nineties as one of the founding members of Edmonton’s All Woman Brothers Band. Over the years Shenkarek has been part of numerous local groups: in 1995 or 96 she formed Jody and the Millcreek Boys; soon she formed a duo alongside Gavin Dunn, opening for such names as Richard Buckner, Corb Lund, and Jay Farrar. With her full band she has shared the stage with Ruth Moody, Kyla Howran and  traveled to Dauphin Country fest in Manitoba in 2011. These days you can catch Shenkarek with her band “Country Vulture” featuring Gavin Dunn on lead guitar, Brian Golightly on drums, and Tim Balash on bass guitar.
https://jodyshenkarek.bandcamp.com/
https://vimeo.com/257607616

Jason Kodie
Jason Kodie is a musician from Edmonton Alberta. He began his musical training on the accordion at age five then moved to piano studies as a young adult.
Jason began his undergrad at McGill, finishing at the University of Alberta with a double major in Music and French. As a musician, he began playing in bands in a pre internet world relying on word of mouth, corded telephones and stamps.
As a sound designer he has composed for over 30 productions blending acoustic instruments with ambience and textures. As a bandmate he has performed at an array of stages from small cafés to premier venues. As a performer he has appeared in a variety of productions from small to large ensembles. As a human he is grateful
https://www.jasonkodie.bandcamp.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTuu-vec_H0&t=2s

John Guliak
John Guliak is a Canadian singer-songwriter who has been performing roots music in Canada for over 30 years.  John's music contrasts the isolation of his prairie upbringing with his later experiences in the urban landscapes of Glasgow, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Edmonton and Toronto. The songs that result from this perspective have been compared to those of other uniquely Canadian voices such as Gordon Lightfoot and Leonard Cohen.  His whiskey and cigarettes baritone, described in Nerve Magazine as, "one of those character voices that should almost be trademarked," places him in the company of such singers as Merle Haggard, The Handsome Family's Brent Sparks and Rufus Wainwright.
https://www.johnguliak.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDeK3Wno8Vg
$10 cover

*MAY 18th, FRI ~ LES COPELAND ~

*MAY 20th, SUN ~ JONI MILLER & THE USUAL SUSPECTS ~ https://jonimillertheusualsuspects1.bandcamp.com/releases  http://jeam55.wixsite.com/jonimiller
Drawing on blues, latin and rock for inspiration. Lyrically driven. Joni Miller is a dedicated musician - songwriter, bassist, singer. She leads The Usual Suspects - singing, playing, originals + other peoples music. Friends. Playing Music. Together. Recently she has played bass in the Mattaeyus Moon Trio, and The Planza and the Non Prophet Society, a blues/rock act ouf of Kelowna. The musicial search is about authenticity and excellence. The life search is for truth and absurdity.
They perform dynamic original music and also cover artists like Hendrix, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Tracy Chapman, Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Tinsley Ellis, Bob Dylan, Santana.
 Joni Miller & The Usual Suspects
Heartfelt music delivered by passionate and dedicated players
Joni Miller - bass, vocals, compositions
Rino Marrone - keys
Tiffany Hambrook - vocals
Amrit Basi - drums
Dan Engelland - guitar (Okanagan)
$10 cover
 


*MAY 23rd, WED ~ RED HAVEN ~ Swagger and Swing https://www.redhavenmusic.com/ In Western Canadian folk festivals, weathered traditions of song-sharing and musical cross-pollination carry the ideals of folk music into the right-swiping, touch-typing, conversationally challenged future. It's there that Red Haven honed their craft. Drawing inspiration from jazz and soul but redesigning it with Indie-Pop songwriting and a heavy backbeat, Red Haven have been touring their raucous, spirited brand of folk for the past 4 years.
Featuring the work of songwriters Jen Charters, Nathan Turner, and Brendan Steele, Red Haven tells a story that is both entertaining and incisive. Each brings a unique flavour to the band: Charters, lightning-quick gypsy jazz saxophone and powerful blues vocals; Turner, uplifting songs with a country lilt from behind the upright bass; and Steele, dark and angular guitar lines to match cutting lyrics. Their creative chemistry got a injection of energy with the adoption of drummer Max Ley into the group, who brought prog-rock chops with just the right amount of swagger and swing.
$10 cover


*MAY 26th, SAT ~ ~ DUSTIN HARDER ~ CANCELLED

*JUNE 8th & 9th, FRI & SAT ~ CATHY ANN-WELLS ~ (PHAT BETTY) with The SOUL SISTAH - DELUX EDITION~ featuturing Cat Wells, Ellie Young and Wendy Aroynk join together for this spectacular week-end of entertainment. Expect a little bit of everything including a tributes to Melissa Etheridge and Tina Turner! http://www.phatbetty.com/  ~ JAZZ/BLUES ~  Fresh off the Boat! Vocalist Cat Wells knows how to reach into your soul as if relaying your own heartfelt tragedy with her emotion filled, energetic and impromptu brand of Blues. With her earliest idols being Miss Billie Holiday followed by Etta James and Janis Joplin, it’s not surprising to hear hints of Jazz and Funk thrown in there as well. Her poignant use of phasing and creative manipulation of notes whisk you into a smokey bayou where you experience her own interpretive twist on styles.
Born in Toronto, Ontario and raised in Toronto’s suburbs, Cat began singing at an early age. In fact her grade one report card boasts “Cathy-Ann loves to sing and entertains us quite frequently”. She has run the gambit on musical styles including Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Rock, Funk, Jazz and finally Blues.
Cat has shared the stage with "the Ray Charles Orchestra", Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne and Harpdog Brown and has opened for ZZ Top, Crash Test Dummies, Jeff Healey, Rita Chiarelli and countless others. She has performed from Alaska to Russia and through the Caribbean in venues as small as 30 people and to audiences as large as 10,000.
$10 cover



*JUNE 16th, SAT ~ POPPA DAWG ~ http://poppadawg.com/
COMING BACK TO DIG UP THE YARD AND PLAY SOME LOFTY GUITAR  AND EARTH SHAKING VOCALS!

Hailing from the 'Left Coast' of Canada, Poppa Dawg has toured extensively throughout Western and Northern Canada with stints in La Paz, Mexico at The City of Peace Blues Festival and most recently, in 2013 as a participant at the 29th International Blues Challenge in Memphis. They made it to the semi-finals there and along the way forged some very strong friendships with friends around the world.

Sharing the stage as a side man with such artists as Sonny Rhodes, Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne and Harpdog Brown and as an opener for many years for John Mayall, Colin James, Jeff Healey, Powder Blues and so many others has been Poppa Dawg’s classroom and the education has not been lost on him as he presents the blues with a unique, tongue-in-cheek view and a deep and respectful appreciation of the music. Having garnered critical acclaim with 4 Cds both as himself and with his former band Dogskin Suit, the music runs all the way from Memphis to Motown. The most recent CD ‘What You Got’ features Canada’s own JW Jones on guitar on the track ‘Dub Step’ with Dawg and Dub doing a call and answer at the end that speaks the blues!
$15 cover


*JUNE 17th, SUN ~ WICKED GRIN ~ http://wickedgrin.ca/
Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin are an Ottawa based original roots rock/blues band. Their sophomore album, Shame On Me (2013) was released to critical acclaim and wide-spread airplay in North America. The band received the 2014 Maple Blues Award for Best New Group. Shame On Me was named Best Canadian Blues Rock Album of 2014 and 2015 by The Blues Underground Network. In 2014/15 Murray Kinsley & Wicked Grin performed major festivals, toured Western and Eastern Canada.  Bassist Leigh-Anne Stanton received the 2015 Maple Blues Award for Bassist of the Year.
$15 cover

*JUNE 20th, WED ~ BOOMSHACK BAND ~ Jazz, Reggae, Funk, and Latin Grooves https://www.boomshackband.com/ Boomshack is an 8 piece dance machine hailing from Nanaimo, British Columbia. Plug us in, hit play, and be prepared to dance your socks off. Seeking to combine what is pop with what is hip, the goal is always to get people moving.  Influences of jazz, reggae, funk, and latin grooves provide a medium in which the audience can lose themselves in rich harmony, while discovering something unique and different with each song.  Boomshack is comprised entirely of university trained jazz musicians, and together hearken back to the tight arrangements of Tower of Power and the looseness of Miles Davis' Kind of Blue. Whether you crave powerful horns, mind melting guitar solos, or epic drum battles, a live show with Boomshack has you covered. The band's 6 track EP, "These Nights" was recorded at Tiger Mountain Studios and released in the fall of 2016.
$15 cover


*JUNE 22nd, FRI ~ MELODY DIACHUN ~Groove-Jazz http://melodydiachun.com/ Melody Diachun is an ideal jazz singer for the 21st century. She has a very appealing and friendly voice, a subtle but exciting improvising style, and is open to the influences of current pop and r&b music. She interprets every song in her own individual fashion. The JUNO-nominated singer’s brand of groove-jazz is both creative and accessible, appealing to a wide audience while being joyfully unpredictable.

Melody’s most recent CD, EQ, features her performing both new material and superior pop songs by Paul Simon, Radiohead, Joni Mitchell and D’Angelo with a freewheeling jazz quartet comprised of Cory Weeds on soprano, electric pianist Tilden Webb, drummer Dan Gaucher and bassist-guitarist Doug Stephenson (Melody’s husband). The versatile and joyful singing, blazing solos, and fresh arrangements make EQ her finest recording to date.
$15 cover

*JUNE 29th, FRI ~ ROB LUTES ~ https://roblutes.com/ "For folk roots with a blues foundation, I don’t think it can get much better than Rob Lutes and Walk in the Dark."  Donald Teplyske, Fervor Coulee
Nominated for two 2018 Maple Blues Awards - Acoustic Act and Songwriter of the Year.
  “Rob Lutes will soon be counted amongst the ranks of the best in the industry. Insightful and meaty… gutty and gritty... A rare talent that keeps getting better with each project released, one listen will prove he is more than a passing fancy; this guy is here to stay. ”
— Matt Large, Montreal Folk Festival
  Since the release of his first album Gravity in 2000, Rob Lutes has steadily built a collection of exquisite songs that inhabit the intersection of blues, folk, Americana, and the contemporary singer-songwriter genre. As skilled delivering a Piedmont blues classic as he is performing his own acclaimed original songs, Lutes's masterful fingerstyle guitar work and soulful voice bring an unmistakable intensity to his live performances.
  A double Maple Blues Award nominee as Acoustic Act and Songwriter of the Year in 2017, on his seventh album, Walk in the Dark, he does what he has done for years: kicks up a little dust, wades into some deep waters and tackles the realities of the world with depth, humour and a unique musical style.
$10 cover
 

*JUNE 30th, SAT ~ SALMON ARMENIANS ~ http://salmonarmenians.com/index.php https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M9veENlEIQ
The Salmon Are Back!!!!!
The Fishline: March, 2018
After a much needed hiatus through this past winter (wasn't it amazing!), the FISH are Back!!!!!!!
The Salmon Armenians are preparing for the busy spring and summer lineup and are super excited about it!
New venues, new special guest artists and that's right, A HOUSE GIG!
We can't let too much of the cat out of the bagg yet, but stay tuned as we unroll our new schedule and PART-Y HEADQUARTERS!!!!!!
Keep an eye out for our upcoming shows at Finz Resort and also Lorenzo's cafe!  Dinner and dancing can't get any better! We will post more later!
 New faces, new tunes, new special guests and some fresh new venues are just a few things going on in the Salmon Armenians showcase!
Fan apparel updates and socials coming soon!
Join us this spring while we swim upstream to a sea of Rhythm and Blues!
The Slammin' Salmon and the Funkin' Fish!   Great horn tunes from the soul, funk and rhythm and blues catalogue featuring two fine female vocalists and a rhythm section that will keep you dancing!
$15 cover

*JULY 6th & 7th, FRI & SAT ~ WOOD, WIRE & FIRE QUARTET ~ https://www.woodwirefire.com/ Wood, Wire & Fire is a string jazz group plus drums founded by bassist Darko Cuk with violinist Denis Letourneau and guitarist Gil Kafka.  Their sound is rich, decadent and layered like a perfect pastry from a French Café. Classic swing mixed with choice modern selections their set is fluid and smooth with an energy that is feel-good and soul driven.  They have been playing around the Okanagan together since 2016.
 
Darko came to Canada some 25 years ago from Croatia where he studied classical and jazz bass.  In Vancouver he furthered his Jazz education at the Cap College in the nineties and embarked on a professional career in '97.  Musical engagements took him touring around the world with cover bands or doing cruiseship contracts on Seabourn, Cunard and Norwegian cruise lines sailing around the world for nearly a decade before settling down in Calgary in 2005.  After making himself known in Kelowna he landed a 2nd bass position in the Okanagan Symphony and has been busy playing in variety of bands around the valley including Wood, Wire & Fire.

Denis completed a B. Music violin performance degree from U of A in Edmonton and at the same time began jazz violin work with the help of Tommy Banks in the early 70's.  He has performed with many jazz ensembles in the Okanagan from 1980 to the present and is currently focusing his attention on the jazz trio 'Wood, Wire & Fire'.  Denis has recently retired as the Concertmaster of the Okanagan Symphony, after 39 years, and during that time performed with many world class solo acts.  He also recorded a duo CD with pianist/composer Stu Goldberg in 2006, entitled 'Reinventions'.

Gil started his musical career playing in rock bands around Montreal as a teenager.  He then moved to Toronto to gain a degree in jazz performance from U of T.  In 2006 he released a self-titled album of original music which is an eclectic mix of pop, jazz and rock. In 2008 he earned a degree in music education from McGill University.  In 2012 Gill and his wife moved to Kelowna where he now teaches full-time as a music teacher at Rutland Senior Secondary.  As of late he is focused on playing jazz again and can be found in various groups around the Okanagan including 'Wood, Wire & Fire'.
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*JULY 13th FRI ~ PTRIODACTYL ~
https://soundcloud.com/user-904100650/sets/live-recordings 
Hailing from Salmon Arm and Vancouver, Ptriodactyl is an Electrifying Trio of Voice, Violin, and Bass, that travels 465 km to rehearse, record, and perform together. This youthful, innovative group is constantly challenging themselves in both their originals and their interpretations of jazz standards by refusing to transcribe to the traditional musical roles of their instruments. Looking to groups like Triology, The Oscar Peterson Trio, and The Jennifer Scott Trio for their inspiration, this band is a unique fusion of groove and space. With their effervescent synergy, musical interplay, and sense of humour, Ptriodactyl captivates audiences and is not one to miss.
Jessica Heaven - vocals
Gavia Lertzman-Lepofsky - violin
Jake McIntyre-Paul - bass

“Jessica Heaven has a gorgeous tuneful voice and her effortlessly expressive jazz style belies her youth. An artist to keep your eye and ear on.”
- Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Juno-nominated Jazz Vocalist

“Meet a fresh new trio whose spare, edgy instrumentation and playful vocalscreate a jazz reduction sauce, simmering the musical ingredients to concentrate the flavors."
-Kitty King, bassist for Little Mountain Trio and The Kitsilano Kat Kickers
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*JULY 14th, SAT ~ BLACKBERRY WOOD ~

*JULY 20th, FRI ~ SHE HANGS BRIGHTLY ~ https://shehangsbrightly.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/shehangsbrightlymusic/  She Hangs Brightly was born within the musty, crumbling walls of ‘the stone room’ (the rehearsal space in the basement of a century old farmhouse) on a cold night in January, 2016 in Vernon, BC. Appropriate beginnings for a band heavy with mood and a distinct sound of west coast psychedelia.

The band was started as a collaborative writing project between singer Eryn Kleyh and guitarist Dean Gordon-Smith (formerly of Redfish). Progress was steady but slow. Drummer Ken McGregor, a friend of Gordon-Smith’s with decades of playing time together, was added in spring of 2017. Things started to really move when Kleyh officially moved back to her hometown of Vernon, and
bass player Luke Kowalski was added to the line up in November, 2017.

Driven by vocal power and emotional delivery, you can hear the influence of singers like Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick, early Tina Turner, the ever inventive Cat Power, moody Nancy Sinatra, and the band’s namesake Mazzy Star. Instrumentally the band pulls from classics like The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, The White Stripes and the ever-present Beatles. Gordon-Smith’s organic and atmospheric playing style takes Kleyh’s original acoustic compositions to new levels. Lyrically you will connect with Kleyh’s personal journey as an artist, trials in love, true friendships, and the struggles that come with trying to find your way back home. Instrumentally you will be transported to the lush landscapes of Western Canada by textured guitar that sparkles, a bassline you feel in your bones, and a drum beat to pound it all home. She Hangs Brightly is music you will experience with all of your senses.

She Hangs Brightly will be on the road in 2018, touring mostly Western Canada as well as recording their debut album at home in Vernon.
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*JULY 21st, SAT ~ DARING GREATLY ~ CLASSIC ROCK      http://daring-greatly.com/epk/ 
A dad, his 2 sons and their 2 best friends - their goal is to continuously share the message of being fearless, free, and vulnerable - to 'step inside the ring' and to dare greatly. The message is simple, but the music is even more powerful than that. This 5 piece group gathers heavy influence from the 60's & 70's classic rock era - featuring real and perfected "blood harmonies", crunching guitar solos, that powerful B3 Organ sound, topped with steady and precise drumming dynamics.

-Peter Keys of Lynyrd Skynyrd
“I have had the pleasure of working with the guys from Daring Greatly. When I first met them in Nashville, and heard them play and sing in the studio, I was truly impressed. They have a sound and a chemistry together that is unique and inspiring.”
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*JULY 27th, FRI ~ ALLAN GERBER ~ http://alangerbersongs.com/ Blues, Folk, Jazz!  My story is one of good fortune, struggle and perseverance. Born in North America to a family who had fled the pogroms of Eastern Europe and settled in Chicago, the expectation was for me to grow up to be a businessman, doctor or lawyer, but my destiny lay elsewhere.

Alan Gerber is an American-born singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He is a member of the recently reunited rock band Rhinoceros and also has been pursuing a solo career throughout the last 30 years. His style shows multiple influences (blues, folk, jazz), and he is especially known for his high-energy performances and light-hearted, humor-filled lyrics.
Alan Gerber was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, May 27, 1947.[1] In 1963, at age 15, he recorded his first '45 record for the label Earic.[2] He studied music at Roosevelt University but left before completing his degree, unhappy with the formal way music was presented and taught at the time.[2] At age 18, he moved to Los Angeles, California, where he was involved in the formation of the band Rhinoceros, in which he was a keyboardist, vocalist and primary songwriter.
He left Rhinoceros in 1969 and started his solo career shortly after that. His first album, "The Alan Gerber Album", was released in 1971. He subsequently moved to Canada and currently lives in Val-David, Quebec. He is a Canadian/American dual citizen. He was involved in a variety of projects throughout the late '70s and '80s, such as the Bob Dylan movie Renaldo and Clara, but did not record albums during this period. His productivity as a recording and performing artist has enjoyed a renewal since 1994 and the release of "Chicken walk".
He has composed, recorded, produced and released 5 more albums to date, including a live recording on which he played all the instruments. He is almost constantly touring in North America and Europe, sometimes joined by his son Eli and daughter Hannah, who also appear on his 2009 album "Queen of Hearts".[3] His live performances draw favourable reviews, with one commentator for instance stating that "You can tell he loves to be in front of an audience and truly whips them into a frenzy." (Holger Petersen, host of Saturday Night Blues on CBC).[4] He has participated in the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Ottawa Bluesfest, and the Carcassone (France) Music Festival, among many others. As of 2009, he was signed with the CashBox Records label.

"For the eleventh year in a row, Alan Gerber put on magical Father’s Day concert at the Rankin Gallery, accompanied by his enormously talented offspring, Eli and Hannah. Alan is the only performer we have back every year and there is a reason for this. His concerts are wildly popular – the man’s ability to entertain a sold out crowd with his killer piano playing, his huge expressive voice and his dynamic personality is truly amazing. We have already booked him for next year!" -Al and Brenda Rankin Inverary, Ontario
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*JULY 28th, SAT ~ SEAN ASHBY ~ http://www.seanashby.com/ 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUnZg8zJvOY
Chances are, if you've had a radio on today you've heard his guitar playing. As one of North America's go-to guitarists, Sean has played and recorded with Sarah McLachlan, Delerium, Wild Strawberries, Ginger ( a side project of 3 members of the Grapes Of Wrath) , and many more. Sean is a singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer who released his debut album "Brass and Gold" on Black Sparrow/Universal in April of 2008.
Sean Ashby's first solo outing after 10 years as leader / singer songwriter/guitar guy - of the award winning band Jack Tripper . "Jack Tripper made two eclectic records which showcased an impressive musical palette. The albums received great reviews in important Canadian publications such as Exclaim magazine and the Vancouver Province, and received extensive airplay on college radio and across the country on CBC radio.
McLachlan’s guitarist on the original Lilith Fair, as well as the Mirrorball and Afterglow albums , Ashby appeared with her on“Just Like You (Cats In The Cradle)” for D from Run DMC’s solo CD. Also with Sarah, he received two 4 x platinum US discs and one diamond Canadian disc for studio and live CD’s. He has appeared on the Grammy Awards twice, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno five times, SNL and David Letterman three times, as well as other major TV shows. Sean’s guitar playing has appeared on CD’s with sales in excess of 10 million copies worldwide... so far.
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*AUG. 2nd, THURS ~ MARRY ME ~

*AUG. 5th, SUN ~ PRIVATE WEDDING ~

*AUG. 10th, FRI ~ CHASE THE BEAR ~
https://www.chasethebearmusic.com/ "organic. unforced. focused."
Inspired by the greatest music of the past century, chase the bear draws inspiration anywhere from the harmonious pop-sensibilities of The Beatles, to the hard-hitting groove of Led Zeppelin, and various elements of funk, soul, and modern rock. Since their inception in July 2017, they've toured throughout B.C. and got the opportunity to showcase in front of the B.C. Touring Council, who enthusiastically commented,
“The fresh-faced Chase the Bear members rocked us with their performance ... for such a young act, they delivered with professionalism and passion”
 
In January 2018, they won first place in Live Acts’ Best In Vancouver competition where they wowed the sold-out Railway Club and the industry judges. Immediately after their performance, producer Danny Craig (The Vidos, Aviator Shades, Default) approached the band, expressing he was impressed by their authenticity and passion. Since then, Danny has been offering guidance in their music career. Tommy Mac of Hedley also referred to them as “lightning in a bottle”. For the rest of the year, Chase the Bear plans to release their first recorded material, as well as tour more throughout Western Canada, including a confirmed spot Tumbler Ridge’s Grizfest Music Festival in August.
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*AUG. 11th, SAT ~ DAN ENGELLAND ~

*AUG.13th, MON ~ BELLA CAT ~"The Princess of Soul"  http://www.bellacatsoul.com/
Try and imagine two of the world's most soulful and unique voices, Janis Joplin and Eartha Kit now imagine them producing a beautiful love child and that would be as Clyde Stubblefield dubbed her "The Princess of Soul" BELLA CAT. Her 1st single from her forthcoming album promises to entertain you with a passionate sound coming straight from the inner sanctum of her heart and soul. Recorded in the US and Canada Produced by Jack LeTourneau in association with Neal Ford Sundet. This new Canadian voice shows the kind of new talent which will sure to be a major contender in the future of musical landscape. In recent years Bella Cat has been on the prowl around the Ottawa music scene, shocking audiences with the intensity of her performances. When the petite 24-year-old with golden hair steps up to the microphone people often don’t expect what comes next. With the soul power of Aretha Franklin and the rock wail of Janis Joplin, this cat can howl!
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*AUG 16th, THURS ~ TERRY GILLESPIE ~ http://www.terrygillespie.ca/ You really ought to meet Terry Gillespie.
An easy guy to hang with. He’ll probably play in your town sooner or later, so you can get into his music, shake his hand and let him sell you his new CD,
Home Boy.
He’s an unlikely guy for a musician, this Terry Gillespie.  For starters, he’s been Playing Blues-Based Roots Music Professionally for 50 Years.
And he’ll tell you that now is the time when all the years seem to add up to make a perfect equation: experience = smarts = the ability to play and sing better than ever.
Born in Canada, raised in the United States, he returned home in a hurry in the 60s when the possibility of being blown up in Vietnam seemed almost inevitable.
But by the time he came back to Canada, he’d already been infected, inspired and influenced by the blues. He had dug deep into the still- segregated world of the blues by smuggling himself into blues bars to hear — and later play with — Howling Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and a youngster called Buddy Guy.
“I was 17 when I heard those guys, maybe 16. The drinking age was 21, but I was tall, and I’d wear shades and a sports coat and draw a skinny moustache on my upper lip.
“Once, a cop checked me out, asked whether I was drinking beer and I said I was. The whole joint fell silent to see what he’d do about it. ‘Get the kid a pop,’ he said, and let me stay. And the crowd applauded.”

Each winter Terry and his wife Kathy spend their winters in Jamaica, where that island’s distinctive music has added to his own eclectic sound.
He’s the “artist in residence” and Kathy is the reservation manager for a number of small rental cabins on an idyllic, uncrowded beachfront part of the island, and they have long become accepted in the local community in a way that tourists visiting the popular resort hotels simply can’t experience.
Playing daily with local musicians immersed him in a different musical community — in the same way that it had when he discovered the blues in his teen years and as it did in Ottawa playing rock and roll.
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*AUG. 17th, FRI ~ POPPA DAWG ~ http://poppadawg.com/
COMING BACK TO DIG UP THE YARD AND PLAY SOME LOFTY GUITAR  AND EARTH SHAKING VOCALS!

Hailing from the 'Left Coast' of Canada, Poppa Dawg has toured extensively throughout Western and Northern Canada with stints in La Paz, Mexico at The City of Peace Blues Festival and most recently, in 2013 as a participant at the 29th International Blues Challenge in Memphis. They made it to the semi-finals there and along the way forged some very strong friendships with friends around the world.

Sharing the stage as a side man with such artists as Sonny Rhodes, Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne and Harpdog Brown and as an opener for many years for John Mayall, Colin James, Jeff Healey, Powder Blues and so many others has been Poppa Dawg’s classroom and the education has not been lost on him as he presents the blues with a unique, tongue-in-cheek view and a deep and respectful appreciation of the music. Having garnered critical acclaim with 4 Cds both as himself and with his former band Dogskin Suit, the music runs all the way from Memphis to Motown. The most recent CD ‘What You Got’ features Canada’s own JW Jones on guitar on the track ‘Dub Step’ with Dawg and Dub doing a call and answer at the end that speaks the blues!
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*AUG. 18th, SAT ~ WILLINGTON FOLK ~ Folk/Rock  http://thewellingtonfolk.com/  The Wellington Folk are a local Calgary folk/rock band comprised of five people passionate about creating dynamic music. With solid harmonic blends, lyrics with depth and great instrumental break-downs, The Wellington Folk will keep your ears engaged. FORMED IN LATE 2011, THE WELLINGTON FOLK HAVE RELEASED A FULL LENGTH ALBUM "AUGUST" IN 2013, THEIR "COUNTING THE STEPS" EP IN 2015,  AND ARE CURRENTLY DEBUTING THEIR NEW EP "REVERIE" AFTER SOME TIME OFF FOR WRITING.
Vocals, Guitar / Sarah Kemmers
Vocals, Guitar / Clayton Dell
Vocals, Bass / Mike Shareski
Drums, Percussion / Ian Love
Electric Guitar / Gord Allert

"A lot of this style of music has been submitted but this is definitely in the upper tier for the genre we've heard...
Stood out for the simplicity and strength of their sound. "23" gave me the warm fuzzy feeling you'd get while sitting around a campfire with family and friends. I could picture listening to this on CBC radio and mellowing out on a Sunday afternoon. Classic Canadiana. " -CBC Searchlight Industry Panel
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*SEPT 1st & 2nd, SUN & MON ~ KARA GRAINGER ~ Killer Blues Guitar Blues Lady *  http://www.karagrainger.com/
"But the highlight of the opening set will be Aussie soul slinger Kara Grainger who is known for her groove-rooted sound and mean slide guitar; her sultry vocal melting hearts and minds, a true delight to see". Zaki Zufri, Insing.com

 Her music career began in a small suburban town of Sydney Australia and since then  has taken her on an incredible journey throughout the globe.  Combining tasteful blues and slide guitar, soulful vocals and a heartfelt approach to songwriting,  Kara's  truly unique sound will leave you  uplifted, inspired and always wanting more.

 At the age of 16 Kara joined with her brother Mitch Grainger to form the band "Papa Lips". The band toured consistently throughout Australia and produced two studio albums that received national air play.
The band was heavily influenced by the sounds of Stax recording in Memphis, and by the Funky style of blues and soul that derived from New Orleans.
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*SEPT 29th, SAT ~ DANIEL CHAMPAGNE ~

*OCT. 6th, SAT ~ MICHAEL CHARLES ~  http://www.michaelcharles.us/index/ In October of 2015 Michael Charles received the extreme honor of an induction into
The Blues Hall of Fame.
Michael Charles' music is guitar driven rock ‘n' roll, laced with a mixture of electrifying blues, adorned with rhythmic ballads embracing words that go right to the soul.
 Michael Charles musical pilgrimage began over five decades ago in his homeland Melbourne, Victoria Australia. While enjoying a successful musical crusade of touring, recording, and numerous television and radio appearances in his homeland, Michael received an invitation from Buddy Guy’s management to appear at the infamous Legends in Chicago, Illinois USA.  Graciously accepting the honor, Michael Charles traveled the twelve thousand five hundred miles and took the stage with Mr. Buddy Guy. After numerous trips back and forth, Michael Charles made the monumental and life changing decision to make America his new home. Charles worked the whole Chicago blues circuit performing with Mr. Buddy Guy, Phil Guy, James Cotton, Eddy Clearwater, Junior Wells, George Baze, as well as touring with blues legend, Jimmy Dawkins.
As always and with all Michael Charles’s performances and recordings, his guitar is kept forefront and is the driving force behind his music.
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*OCT 13th, SAT ~ LANCE CANDALES ~

*OCT. 27TH, SAT ~ LEGENDARY LAKE MONSTERS ~


*DEC 31st, MON ~ NEW YEARS EVE PARTY
Open Mic 
Opportunity for everyone with a Star in their Heart!
This may change, including a Great Band!
Fabulous Dinner & Appies plus Mom's Cake ~ Champagne ~ Dancing ~ Zeppelins ~ Ball Drops at Midnight ~  Party Favours ~
And More all for $25




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Lorenzo's Cafe 
901 Mabel Lk. Rd. Enderby,
BC  V0E 1V5
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Lorne@lorenzoscafe.com

“Best live music venue in the North Okanagan”
- OKANAGAN LIFE MAGAZINE


IN WINTER, OR ANYTIME, THE PLACE TO GO FOR AN ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT IN MEXICO ISTO  MY BEST BUD, DAVE'S, IN THE BEAUTIFUL LITTLE FISHING VILLAGE OF TEACAPAN! This is the old, non-fuctioning page but gives you an idea of the area. 
www.mexicotranquilo.com  The webpage below will be active soon! CHECK IT OUT!!!
This Winter this location will become
Lorenzo's South

 http://www.lorenzossouth.com  and we will be hosting these on the beach units from at least Jan. 1st until March 31st! 
We have five  wonderful apartments on the beach!

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