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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
901 MABEL LAKE ROAD, ENDERBY, B.C., V0E 1V5
 
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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!

Hit this link if you're interested in the opportunity of owning Lorenzo's.              http://www.rauck.ca/listings/

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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 ~ CANCELLED

*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 ~ CANCELLED

*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 BLUES BAND ~ https://www.reverbnation.com/lightninlescopeland
One of British Columbia’s finest blues artists
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Les Copeland has always played guitar.
From down home Delta to uptown Chicago blues,
Les can improvise anything. Primarily self-taught, his unique sound has developed out of a rich mixture of influences including blues, jazz, Spanish flamenco, pop and classical music.
Les has earned the respect of some of best bluesmen in North America and he is known in western Canada for performing with and promoting legendary blues artists such as Honeyboy Edwards, Jimmie D. Lane, Sonny Rhodes, Jimmie Lee Robinson and others.
$10 cover


*MAY 19th & 20th, SAT & 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 ~ DAN ENGELLAND BLUES BAND ~ 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 plays Lorenzo's to the delight of the audience, guest musicians and Lorenzo.
$10 cover


*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 ~The "Sistah's" are back at it! Wendy Aronyk on Flute and Percussion, Ellie Young on Bass and Cat Wells on guitar. Of course all three lovelies will be singing up a storm. AND on Friday night Deborah Gold joins the mix on guitar and vocals! $10 gets you in the door and ALL proceeds go to the musicians. Reservations are highly recommended as they packed the joint last year. (250) 838-6700  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/ Award-winning Canadian vocalist-songwriter Melody Diachun and her band are set to perform in Enderby, BC at Lorenzo’s Café on Friday, June 22, 2018. The show is Okanagan leg of the Get Back to the Groove Tour 2018, which simultaneously marks both the release of a new recording and the launch of a new label.

The Get Back to the Groove EP showcases Melody’s soulful voice and sassy style, and demonstrates that she is a playful artist who is at home in the jazz world as well as in the blues and r&b sphere. The production reflects Melody's love of funk and neo-soul while letting her warm, versatile, voice shine. Get Back to the Groove is Melody’s fourth album as leader, and third self-released recording produced by guitarist-bassist, cowriter, mixing engineer, and Melody’s husband, Doug Stephenson.

With the launch of the new label Third Beach Records–named after the Vancouver spot where the two were married–the couple celebrates two decades of writing, recording, and performing music together.

“We can’t wait to play this music for everyone,” says Melody.

Joining Melody and Doug at Lorenzo’s Café: Clinton Swanson on saxes and flute, Mark Spielman on electric bass, and Tony Ferraro on drums. The recording is augmented by long-time collaborator Chris Gestrin on Hammond B3, and by young singer Andrew Matthews on background vocals.

CDs available exclusively at live shows.
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 27th, WED ~ PAT TEMPLE & THE HiLO PLAYERS ~ 

https://www.pattemple.com/ Western Swing, Jump Blues, Rockabilly and Roadhouse Soul~
Pat Temple pulls from the very best of the Western
Swing, Jump Blues, and Rockabilly to fuel his fresh and
uplifting songs. Pat’s music is at once personal, familiar
and infectious. His voice is compelling and his melodies
are lasting. Pat’s extensive body of work spans three
decades and is infused with roots blues, folk and early
jazz. His releases for BMG of Stone Boat and Connecting
Lines plus his releases of One Tree Island, Cold Cuts,
One Song At A Time and his most recent release Day For
Day for the Wingwalker label give us cult favourites
“Salamander Bones” and the CMT video released “Playin’
Havoc With My Heart.”
Pat Temple is a favoured performer at many Canadian
blues, folk and jazz music festivals and his concerts at
The National Art Gallery and the Ontario Place Forum
are part of our cultural heritage. The Hi Lo at Massey Hall
release for Wingwalker is one such inspiring Pat Temple
concert.
Pat Temple continues to be, surrounded and accompanied
by stellar Canadian musicians Terry Wilkins, Spencer
Evans, Frank Barth and more recently Alan Black, Rob
Foreman and Kyler Tapscott. The live shows are uplifting
and toe tappin'. You'll either be dancing on the floor or in
your seat.
“Temple's gently persuasive vocals are easy on the ear, and his
songwriting chops are solid”
- Kerry Doole, New Canadian Music
“Much like Leon Redbone, at its best, Day For Day evokes
another time and place, a sepia toned nostalgia.”
- Devin Shael Fox, JAZZ.FM91
$20 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 ~ https://www.blackberrywoodmusic.com/  From the playing the biggest festivals in the world to hangin' in your back yard Blackberry Wood whisks you away to a wild crazy barn dance in the back of the carnival, with carnies and magical circus folk!!! A reputation for high-energy and unbelievably exciting dance floor shakin' shows  follows Blackberry Wood every stage they're on. When you spot them they'll be coming down the road looking like a travelling minstrel show, all dressed up to make ya smile inside!!!
Stuart Derdeyn, Vancouver Province

"High-powered acoustic dance music aptly describes the bohemian beat. It's a sound that works in clubs, parties, big festivals -- you name it."

Kevin Potvin, Republic of East Vancouver
"Gave me the impression of a big modern inner-city version of the traditional hoedown in the neighbours barn kind of night. I felt something like what I imagine farmers felt when they hung up their overalls for the week and hustled down to the crossroads for a little long-awaited good ol' jumping around to shake out all the kinks of field work"

Jeanie Keogh, BC Musician Magazine
"Fit to compete with the cast of Moulin Rouge with their zany costumes, Blackberry Wood seems ready to strike up a burlesque hoedown just about anywhere you plunk them down"

Clayton Brander, Director, Sunshine Music Festival
“Blackberry Wood’s energy was as amazing as it was infectious. Their wild costumes, fantastic music, and incredible stage presence got everyone in the audience up and dancing through their set – start to finish. Based on their reputation I expected a lot, and they definitely lived up to it.  I couldn’t be more pleased with having booked them.”

Shara Gustafson, Director, Robson Valley Music Festival
" Blackberry Wood' s frantic energy & love of the stage spread a contagious frenzy throughout our Saturday night festival audience! "

Eric Epstein, Artistic Director, Frostbite Music Festival
"When I first chanced upon Blackberry Wood playing at Café Deux Soleils in Vancouver, I felt like I had stumbled onto the Yukon party spirit, kicking it old-time on the west coast. I wanted to bring them to Frostbite at once, and I grabbed my first opportunity to do just that. They exceeded my expectations by existing as their own festival: a traveling band of gypsy-party musicians who bring the spirit of hokum to life with original tunes as well as with some brilliantly chosen, stunningly unexpected covers. Each show is unique. I adore them."
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*JULY 17th, TUES ~ TEQUILA MOCKING BIRDS ~ http://www.thetequilamockingbirdorchestra.com/ The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra are a collection of musicians, linked by common sonic journeys and familial ties. It doesn’t matter much how they got here, but rather that they are traveling with each other. Now they are here in the room with you, the way music in the folk tradition always is, to bring people together; to share real flesh, blood and feeling.
WE MAKE REALLY PARTY is a 5 song EP that returns to the old world sounds the band became known for in its early years.  With both original and reimagined roots and folk songs in English, Spanish and Italian WE MAKE REALLY PARTY captures the band playing live off the floor in a three day session after their 2016 summer tour.  It is a record that is refined in both playing and production while honouring the band's past musically.

TMO have spent years weaving their stories with guitars and violins, with accordions and bass, with melodies and music makers gleaned from their wanderings. Here are the troubadours to remind you that this music (no matter what kind of device it ends up on) could not exist without warm bodies in search of harmony.
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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!  Appeared with Bob Dylan, BB King, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Terry/Brownie McGee and many others.
Live show has a blues/folk feel to it.

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.

"The synergy of Alan Gerber is a complex concoction difficult to explain. Without question, Alan is greater than the sum of his parts, and when combined and on display for a mesmerized and awestruck audience, you can fully understand Alan Gerber in the flesh! Alan is a seasoned pro, a master-class of how to take years of honing your craft and a million plus miles of live performances to reach this level. Within the first 30 seconds of a live Alan Gerber show the audience is hooked, completely! As a songwriter, storyteller, musician, performer and personality, it is a marvel of engineering, the perfect storm. Alan has produced an impressive catalog of musical gems, which I encourage you to acquire but I beg you to experience a live performance....then you will know the synergy of Alan Gerber!"
-Terry Whalen, Artistic Director, Whalen's Barn Concert Series, Miramichi, NB
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*JULY 29th, SUN ~ 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 ~ http://www.marrymemusic.ca/ Danny Lovelock (guitar & vocals) is perpetually barefoot and unwashed, Natalee Fera (bass & vocals) leaves lipstick on the milk carton, Kylan Prince (guitar & vocals) gets kicked out of Westminster Abbey for playing the theme from “The Exorcist” on the organ, and Kenny Dietrich (drums) doesn’t like to wear clothes.  Influenced by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Jack White, Eric Clapton, and classic rock, blues, and punk, this Vancouver four piece stops at nothing to entertain at every show, off and on the stage. The product of an ambush set-up, Marry Me brings together four artists from completely different musical background.
(punk, classic rock, musical theatre, and metal)
The Marry Me sound is blues-punk-rock, from the sexy, grooving “Feeling”, to “Ignite”, which makes you want to PARTY, and from “Rude”, the grindy, blues jam,  to “The Bailiff”, irresistible retro pop! Their full-length LP (June 2014) features “Sexy & Suffering”, straightforward, strut-worthy rock&roll. The inevitable evolution of Marry Me has identified the band’s unique style: blues-punk..
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*AUG. 3rd, FRI ~ LAS DIVAS ~ Gritty Blues https://www.facebook.com/las.divas.vancouver/   Las Divas is a Vancouver based band whose roots reach as far as New Brunswick.  While they collectively grew up on music of many different genres, the impression they leave as live performers is equally vast. From shimmery pop, down home country, to gritty blues, Las Divas delivers impassioned, high energy renditions of the music with interactive stage performances to back them up. The band's popular Sunday Jam at the PressBox Pub is now in its third year, and in June, 2017 Las Divas came in first in the Battle of the Bands held at Donegal’s Irish House. Las Divas promises to offer something to music lovers of all tastes, from those who appreciate the twang of Patsy Cline, to those who have completely worn out their copy of Rumours or Abbey Road.
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*AUG. 4th, SAT ~UNCLE WIGGLY'S HOT SHOES BLUES BAND~ http://www.unclewigglyshotshoesbluesband.com/index.html 
With a career that began humbly at the University of Victoria’s Sub Pub, this band led the live music, independent recording and producing scene in Victoria BC in the 80’s.  They become RCA Recording Artists, received rave reviews of live performances along the way and shared stages with Muddy Waters, Joe Cocker, James Cotton, Koko Taylor and Paul Butterfield to name a few, leaving an indelible legacy of 21 recorded tracks that still stand the test of time.
    They released a new CD in 2015 called “Still Burnin it Up” and they have just come off a successful Western Tour to Alberta and BC, as well they played two hot sets on the mainstage at the Island Folkfest this past summer as well as blowing folks away at the Vancouver Island Blues Bash on the Labour Day weekend.  To top it all off they won the right to represent BC at the International Blues Challenge in White Rock in July 2014 and traveled to Memphis in January of 2015 to compete.
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*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 BLUES BAND ~ 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 plays Lorenzo's to the delight of the audience, guest musicians and Lorenzo.
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*AUG.13th, MON ~ BELLA CAT ~"The Princess of Soul"  http://www.bellacatsoul.com/
Bella Cat & Malak Sound Tour!  We are so excited to present to you a double act that will blow your mind ! Two separate artists full of soul, blues, RnB and pop music come together and bring you an unforgettable experience. Songs written from the inner sanctum on there heart and souls will leave you shaking in your seats with excitement, fulfillment and a whole new outlook on the music industry. Get ready to scream, clap, dance, laugh and maybe even cry ! You haven't seen a bill like this before!
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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*AUG 23rd, THURS ~BRIS del PALMAR ~CUBAN DELIGHTS~
https://www.elgrupocubano.com/home  
   Brisas del Palmar was formed in 1999 at Santiago, Cuba, by brothers Rosel and Yordanis Lamoru.   Rosel Lamoru is the principal  arranger, composer and guitarist. The band is a vital part of the "Grupo 450", a prestigious catalogue at the Cuban Institute of Music of the best Cuban music groups in the Province of Santiago de Cuba. What makes Brisas del Palmar unique is their ability to arrange and perform as well as to harmonize their four voices to produce a sound that is captivating to all audiences. Brisas del Palmar is known in Cuba as one of the leading bands of traditional music. They won special recognition at the 2000 International Festival of Boleros in Santiago de Cuba. They placed second in the 2001 Festival of Singers of the Americas, held in Guantanamo, Cuba (a competition of ensembles from all over Cuba, Mexico, Central and South America).  In 2002 at the same festival they were honoured with the award for the best new group in the Americas.  Brisas del Palmar is featured daily on Radio Taino, the national tourism radio station of Cuba. Brisas del Palmar performed regularly at the “Bodeguita del Medio”, the Havana bar made famous by Ernest Hemingway, now the most important music venue in Havana.  They have toured British Columbia and Alberta since 2003, playing to enthusiastic crowds at music festivals and summer concerts. In 2012, they represented Cuba in the First Cultural Encounter in El Salvador.

"Brisas del Palmar has built up a very loyal following in the North Okanagan, …they are all exceptional and engaging musicians who give their audiences a true taste of the music of Cuba, and great music to dance to. I highly recommend them to festivals and other arts councils." - Diana Inselberg, Enderby & District Arts Council

"Never before has the Victoria Folk Music Society stage been rocked with such exuberance as that night in September when El Grupo Cubano (Brisas del Palmar ) played for us!" - Patty Castle, Victoria Folk Music Society
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*AUG 24th, FRI ~  LES COPELAND BLUES BAND ~ https://www.reverbnation.com/lightninlescopeland
One of British Columbia’s finest blues artists
,
Les Copeland has always played guitar.  Lorenzos Cafe and Earwig Music Present an evening of music with The Les Copeland Band C.D. Release Party featuring Les Copeland,  Cameron Ward,   Scott Grant and in from Chicago Illinois Michael Frank on Harmonica.
From down home Delta to uptown Chicago blues,
Les can improvise anything. Primarily self-taught, his unique sound has developed out of a rich mixture of influences including blues, jazz, Spanish flamenco, pop and classical music.
Les has earned the respect of some of best bluesmen in North America and he is known in western Canada for performing with and promoting legendary blues artists such as Honeyboy Edwards, Jimmie D. Lane, Sonny Rhodes, Jimmie Lee Robinson and others.
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*AUG 25th, SAT ~ CHRIS PETERSON QUARTET ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BSeV3eeBY8&app=desktop The Chris Petterson quartet share a deep love and respect for the tradition of jazz, yet all four members play with a fearless honesty that ensures the music sounds creative and fresh.  The quartet plays their favourite material, centred around the golden age of 50’s and 60’s cool jazz, post bop, and hard bop.  Rejecting the ‘jam session’ approach to the traditional repertoire, join the CPQ for an evening of creative melodic improvisation over well-rehearsed arrangements.Featuring: Chris Petterson – sax, Jake McIntyre Paul – bass, Dan Smith – guitar, Gareth Seys – drums
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*AUG 31st, 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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*SEPT 1st & 2nd, SAT & SUN ~ KARA GRAINGER ~ Killer Blues Guitar Blues Lady *  http://www.karagrainger.com/
This Show you will want to catch!
With sultry, mesmerizing vocals, engaging songwriting talent, and fiery slide guitar work, Kara Grainger boasts an impressive set of skills. This Australian singer, songwriter and guitarist may evoke comparisons to Bonnie Raitt, but she bears a style all her own, a relentlessly seductive, distinctly modern take on roots, blues and soul music.

"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 7th & 8th, 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 ~The "Sistah's" are back at it! Wendy Aronyk on Flute and Percussion, Ellie Young on Bass and Cat Wells on guitar. Of course all three lovelies will be singing up a storm. AND on Friday night Deborah Gold joins the mix on guitar and vocals! $10 gets you in the door and ALL proceeds go to the musicians. Reservations are highly recommended as they packed the joint last year. (250) 838-6700  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.
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*SEPT 10th, MON ~ ALABAMA MIKE & COUNTRY PETE ~ http://www.alabamamikeblues.net/ https://www.discogs.com/Country-Pete-McGill-And-His-Cottonfield-Blues-Band-Baby-Im-Gone/release/9549896
Alabama Mike from Talladega, Alabama, is the lead singer, harmonica player and front man for the Nashville based Andy T Band. He has also just released a new album of his own, featuring The Fabulous Thunderbird’s front man Kim Wilson; and is the recipient of several past blues music awards including New Blues Artist Of The Year (2010) and Traditional Blues Male Artist Of The Year (2011).
Alabama Mike has plenty to sing the blues about these days.
Until March of last year, he had a full-time job as a truck driver, hauling produce in an 18-wheeler back and forth between Richmond and Sanger in Fresno County five, sometimes six days a week. His side job as a blues singer was beginning to take off, and he’d just been nominated by the Blues Foundation in Memphis as “traditional male blues artist of the year.” (He lost to Charlie Musselwhite.)

Country Pete McGill from Texas has toured all over North America and Europe as a bassist, guitarist and singer and is one of the most sought-after bass players in the Bay area. He also fronts his own band, Country Pete McGill and The Cotton Field Blues Band. Together, these two real deal blues men put on and engaging and entertaining show.
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*SEPT 29th, SAT ~ DANIEL CHAMPAGNE ~ http://www.danielchampagnemusic.com/  https://www.dropbox.com/s/3p1r1em34brtllo/DC%20-%20Satellite%20City%20%28FINAL1%29.mp4?dl=0One reviewer recently wrote – ‘Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical’ (themusic.com.au)

“One of the more amazing young percussive guitarists touring the world right now”
– Blank, Gold Coast, Australia

The story goes that the young Australian singer, songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a five-year-old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing solo wherever he could, honing his craft and developing what would become the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. At 18 he left school, turned professional and hit the road.

“This young Singer, Songwriter and Guitarist has become a renowned performer throughout his home land and now around the world” (Firefly Column)
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*SEPT 30th, SUN  ~ ALPHA YAYA DIALLO ~ http://alphayayadiallo.com/ Alpha Yaya Diallo, guitarist, singer, songwriter is a three-time Juno Award winner.
A true multi-cultural artist, he performs in French, English and his native Guinean languages of Fulani, Malinke, and Sosoxi. Diallo’s dexterous acoustic and electric guitar-playing, with its fluid melodic lines and compelling grooves, places him in the front ranks of African musicians.
Alpha was discovered in the late 1980’s by Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records when he was touring as the lead guitarist for the group Fatala. By successfully uniting the traditional and the contemporary, Diallo has carved a niche for himself beside such West African luminaries as Salif Keita, Baaba Maal, Youssou N’Dour, and Ismael Lo.
With six highly-acclaimed albums of his own compositions,
including Juno Award winners The Message and The Journey, it was
a natural fit for him to take part in the hugely successful African
Guitar Summit concert at Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto with
Pa Joe, Mighty Popo, Madagascar Slim, Adam Solomon, and
Donné Robert. The concert led to two recordings released by
CBC Records, leading to another Juno Award for African Guitar
Summit.
In 2007, Alpha was the only North American artist
approached by the United Nations, to create a new work for a
compilation CD that will further raise awareness around the
issues of HIV/AIDS, hunger, and debt relief in Africa. The
finished piece, Imme Africa / Get Up Africa is a tribute and a call
to the people of that continent – their potential and
responsibility.
Diallo’s musical inheritance is something he always wants to
nurture and to build upon. He never strays far from these roots,
while at the same time ensuring that his performances and his
albums make use of the very latest advances in music technology.

“Diallo is an excellent guitarist and singer. If you have not heard his
music, it will be a revelation.” — THE BEAT

“Alpha Yaya Diallo – is an artist of rare musical
ability. This Juno award winner is a composer,
band leader and guitarist extraordinaire.”
– Edmonton Journal

“Immé is superbly polished and infectiously
delightful.” -– TJ Nelson, World Music Central

“Diallo writes and plays intoxicating music
steeped in the rhythms of his homeland.”
– SOCAN Words and Music Magazine

“I confess, I’m addicted to Alpha Yaya Diallo.”
– Cyndi Mellon, Georgia Straight

“Every so often an album comes along that is
both timeless and incredibly current. The
Message is an album with contemporary sound,
and yet it is steeped in centuries of African
music.” – CMJ Weekly

“This was the best show I’ve seen at the
Sidetrack in ages. Probably in my top five
Sidetrack shows. Alpha Yaya Diallo and his band
of four percussionists and a bass player played
three very long sets.” – Gabino Travassos
$15 cover

*OCT. 5th, 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.
$10 cover


*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 11th, THURS ~ ~ THE GEORGIA FATS ~Blues Rock http://thegeorgiafats.com/ The Georgia Fats are a new band made up of three members with long histories in Canadian Music.
Starting with Barry Taylor who was a founding member in 1978 of the Young Canadians along with Art Bergmann who's song "Hawaii" is a punk anthem in Canada to this day. Barry went on to many fantastic years on the road with the infamous Roots Roundup known as Canada's ultimate punky reggae party!

Before Newfoundland’s Boyd Norman was out of his teens he had already recorded on vinyl and 8-track, worked regularly as a studio musician for CBC television, and had equipment stolen while on tour; a good start to any musical career. Boyd is also the bassist and a founding member the Rakish Angles.

Award winning guitarist Joël Fafard's career started in1997 with Winnipeg's Scruj MacDuhk, Joël went on to release nine solo albums winning a WCMA for Instrumental Album of the year, Fafard was also nominated for a Juno while getting the chance tour from New Zealand to South Africa.
 
Together they have started a trio that in a very short time has become greater than the sum of it's parts. What started out as an afternoon jam turned into a fill in gig, which evolved into a demo recording that turned into a five song EP. No punch ins, no over dubs, just live off the floor the way it was done a long time ago. Joel Fafard, Boyd Norman and Barry Taylor have come together from three different genres and histories to create gritty, greasy, diesel soaked blues rock with a fat groove bio engineered to get people moving.

Joël Fafard is an award winning guitarist and Juno nominee and was once part of Scrüj MacDuhk. Barry Taylor is best known as the beat keeper for Roots Round Up and The Young Canadians and Boyd Norman has held down the bottom line for Ron Hynes, Barkin’ Kettle and the Rakish Angles.
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*OCT 13th, SAT ~ LANCE CANALES ~  https://www.lancecanalesandtheflood.com/  Lance Canales & The Flood are a roots-blues influenced Americana trio from California’s breadbasket, where Canales lived the life that so many songs have been written about since the birth of roots music – hard labor, one room shacks and taunting ghosts whispering of a better life. Canales’ guttural vocals combine a hard-edged storytelling approach beneath a stripped down, foot-stomping, acoustic instrumentation. The Flood are made up of stand up bassist,  Jake (Cobra) Finney and American Roots drummer (DB) Daniel Burt. Burt  keeps the rhythm along with the crowd, as Canales, described on the blog “Bound for Glory” by music Journalist, Robin Wheeler, “… plays hollow-bodied, anger-fueled blues guitar. He growls and stomps with his feet clad in the heavy work boots of his grandfather…” Canales garnered a reputation as a child of being able to train wild horses and for years was forced to take his lumps in order to help his family make ends meet. It wasn’t until he confiscated an older sister’s beat up guitar and combined it with vocals he’d discovered in his mother’s fire and brimstone church that he was able to slowly carve a way out of the hard toil life with his music. While Canales may have left that life behind that life has never left his music.

"their music is a rough-hewn amalgam of Americana, blues, folk and rock, bashed out on old instruments... it feels for all the world like the real deal." Eugene Robinson
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*OCT. 27TH, SAT ~ LEGENDARY LAKE MONSTERS ~ https://www.thelegendarylakemonsters.com/
THEE HALLOWEEN PARTY TO ATTEND
Plus a "THRILLING" 10 piece Dance Troupe
Dress up in your Most Ghoulish outfits to frighten us all!
Come for a wickedly fun Halloween party at Lorenzo's Cafe with the Legendary Lake Monsters. Bring your costume, experience great food and good times, and enjoy the Monster's spookiest set yet.

  3 vocalists: Anita centre stage, Paul on Vocals and Guitar, Henry Vocals and  Hammond B-3,  backed by Aaron walking the Bass and Greg driving the Drums, with a sizzling 4 dude horn section of Alto, Tenor and Bari Sax, and Trumpet.

Think Gloria Estefan meets Amy Winehouse walking into a club to jam with the Tower of Power boys, Carlos is playing guitar with Prince, all this is happening in Chicago in a time warp.  That’s the Legendary Lake Monsters from Vernon, British Columbia.

4 years together and counting, playing professionally throughout BC's southern interior.  Songs that spans decades and genres, from jazz and latin to pop and hard rock, playing the big stages of the Funtastic Music Festival (Vernon 2013. 2014, 2017), Peachfest Music Festival (Penticton 2014, 2015), Penticton's Ribfest, Kelowna's Festivals at Kerry Park (2015-2017) Kamloops Music in the Park (2014), Corporate events held at the deluxe Sparkling Hills Resort & Spa and Penticton's Convention Center,  Gala New Years Eve events, many weddings and private parties!

“The LLMs are not only one of the best dance bands I've heard, they are just an all round great band. Incredible players, amazing vocals and super tight, A wide range of repertoire to appeal to every audience member and they're super fun! Highly recommended!!”
— Brian Martin- Sun FM Broadcaster/Ass. Program Director

“the LLM's are the best party band ever; with strong vocals and a powerful brass and reed section in conjunction with: driving bass, classy keyboards and tasty guitar work.”
— > from Jim Leonard, professional keyboard player for over 50 years

“….I never get tired of listening…. I still get caught up in the music each time…, there is always something for every listener”
— Rick Doling (Wentworth Music Shop)
$20 cover

*OCT 31st, WED ~HALLOWEEN NIGHT~THE CONTENDERS~
 with VALDY & GARY FJELLGAARD ~   http://www.valdy.com/
16th year in a row the Boys have played Lorenzo's!    

http://www.fjellgaard.bc.ca/
  http://www.stonyplainrecords.com/Web/artist.asp?id=510 

Two of the best-loved folk and country artists in Canada combine their talents once again.
The pair, both based in BC, tour consistently across the country, playing everything from major country festivals to intimate folk clubs.
$20 cover

*NOV 4th, SUN ~ BILL DURST DUO ~ https://billdurst.com/ 
                       *An intimate event*
BILL DURST featuring Jack Richardson Hall of Fame members Bill Durst and his writing partner, bassist Joe DeAngelis of the pioneering classic Canadian rock band Thundermug. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iNJuMAbepc
Bill Durst is a Canadian Blues- Rock- Roots guitarist, singer, songwriter, entertainer who has written and recorded over 125 songs on 12 albums with 7 national radio chart hits. Bill has opened for or shared the stage with Rush, Areosmith, BTO, Yardbirds, John Mayall, Savoy Brown, Bobby Rush, Little Feat, George Thorogood, Bad Company, Edgar Winter Group, Jeff Healey, Steve Strongman, Johnny Winter, Rick Derringer, Jack de Keyser, Ted Nugent, L.A. Guns, David Wilcox, Bob Seger, Slade, Downchild, David Clayton Thomas, Sly And The Family Stone and more. Mr. Durst has toured across North America and in Europe and tours extensively in Canada.
WINNER
    Blues Underground Network's Year End Review 2014
    Best Canadian Blues Rock Album (Artist)    "Hard And Heavy" Bill Durst
    2013 Maple Blues Award Nominee - Electric Act Of The Year
    2014 Jack Richardson Music Award Winner  - Blues / R&B Artists
    2012 and 2013 London Music Award Winner - Most Popular Blues / R&B
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*NOV 10th SAT ~ JAKE VERBURG & FRIENDS WITH GUITARS ~ "GUITARS! - A gregarious and indulgent celebration of the worlds coolest instrument!  Inspired by the the multitude of incredible guitarists that live in the Shuswap and surrounding area, Curated by Jake Verburg and Jordan Dick; GUITARS delves deep into the musical personalities of 4 unique guitarists and the music that inspires them to play.  Past concerts have seen them pay tribute to jazz giants like Django Reinhardt and Wes Montgomery as well as rock legends Jimmy Hendrix and Neil Young.  Tube amps! Strats! Teles'! Gibsons! Guitar nerds unite! 
 
FEATURING: Dan Smith, Darcy Purcell, Jake Verburg and Jordan Dick on GUITARS, Gareth Seys - drums.
$10 cover

*NOV 17th SAT ~ THE REDWOODS ~https://redwoodsvancouver.com/ https://www.sonicbids.com/band/redwoods/ Redwoods is a four-piece Canadian rock band from Vancouver B.C. Determined to keep the modern day rock scene alive, the band writes and performs their own original music with a variety of fast and slow-paced songs, from intricate melodies to straight ahead, driving rock and roll. With sounds reminiscent of 70s classic rock, 90s alternative and beyond Redwoods aims to continue the legacy of their greatest influences. Redwoods have headlined all over Vancouver at places such as The Roxy, Cobalt, Railway SBC, and Studio Records. The band is just coming off of their WTF TOUR, rolling through cities such as Kamloops, Kelowna, Quesnel, and Prince George. Redwoods latest release "Study Night" includes 3 new tracks and a brand new music video. Look out for these young rockers...you'll be seeing them take over the scene sooner than later!
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*NOV. 21st, WED ~ ANDREW COLLINS TRIO ~ www.andrewcollinstrio.com          VIDEOS:
“Backburner” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTqlZnKJ3lg   
“Coming Into Hard Time Blues” https://tinyurl.com/ybm2umfd
Duelling mandos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IC6HZ19p5QM
The mercurial, 5x JUNO nominated/7x Canadian Folk Music Award winning mando maestro Andrew Collins finds himself – through no actual fault of his own – at the epicentre of Canada’s acoustic/roots music scene. He didn’t invent it – but he’s certainly a major contributor, having co-founded seriously noteworthy Canadian bands like the Creaking String Quartet, the Foggy Hogtown Boys and, more recently, the Andrew Collins Trio.
As he gathers up innumerable awards and nominations by these various ensembles, Collins, who’s comfortable on mandolin, fiddle, guitar, mandola and mandocello – is zeroing in on the work he does with his beloved trio: fellow string guru Mike Mezzatesta, whose versatility shines through on guitar, mandolin, fiddle and mandola, and in-the-pocket James McEleney, holding it down on the bass, mandocello and vocals.
Showcasing a popular collision of trailblazing roots, folk, chambergrass and jazz, not to mention a dizzying number and energetic interplay of instruments on stage, Collins and Co. appear to live by the old adage, “idle hands are the devil’s workshop” likely keeping them just ahead of his grasp. Bending and blending genres, these musical shapeshifters land somewhere between the re-imagined worlds of Béla Fleck and Newgrass invader, David Grisman.

“Light of touch, fast of wit, copiously imaginative, and a musical scholar of the highest distinction, Canada’s mandolin virtuoso pulls out all the stops” Toronto Star

“To call Andrew Collins a master of the mandolin would be putting it mildly.... artfully arranged string music– 4/5 stars"  Exclaim! Magazine

#1 Canadian artist receiving airplay on Folkdj (out of 14,052 airplays) – Oct 2016
“The concert was exquisite and everyone left smiling. The Trio is quite extraordinary!”Church Arts, Bellows Falls VT
Angel Forrest

“The show was amazing-- Andrew, Mike and James are absolutely outstanding instrumentalists”
Grande Prairie Live Theatre, Grande Prairie AB

“Our audience loved them” Arts Garage, Delray Beach FL

 “This is some mighty mandolinin', from Canada's eight-string king.” Bob Mersereau’s Top 100 Canadian Blogspot
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*DEC 1st, SAT ~ ANGEL FORREST ~Soulfull Blues http://www.angelforrest.ca/bio_english/ 
2017 - Female Vocalist of the Year, Maple Blues Award
2016 - Songwriter of the Year, Maple Blues Award
2016 - Recoding/Producer of the Year, Maple Blues Award
2016 - Female Vocalist of the Year, Maple Blues Award
2015 - Female Vocalist of the Year, Maple Blues Award
2014 - Female Vocalist of the Year, Maple Blues Award
2014 - Auteure-compositrice de l’année, Maple Blues Award
2014 - Female Vocalist of the Year, Gala Lys Blues
2014 - «Mother Tongue Blues» Album of the Year, Gala Lys Blues
2013 - Female Vocalist of the Year, Maple Blues Award
2012 - Female Artist of the Year, Gala Lys Blues

With a career of more than 30 years and 10 albums,
Angel Forrest, recipient of the Maple Blues Awards for
Female Vocalist of the Year for the last five years and
finalist at the International Blues Challenge 2018 in
Memphis, strikes again with Electric Love, a double live
album, 1 111 limited numbered and signed edition
where we find various sounds ranging from blues to rock
through the original compositions of the artist and great
classics that you will certainly recognize.
Well known in the Canadian blues scene, Angel has
performed at major festivals all around the globe
(International Jazz Festival of Montreal, Tremblant Blues
Festival, Blues sur Seine, Blues UK, USA, Switzerland.
She also had the chance to share the stage with many
artists including The beach boys, Dennis deYoung,
Mellissa Ethridge, Burton Cummings, Eric Burdon and
more.
In 1996, she began her musical career with her first
album Secondhand Blues, which featured several blues
classics. Forrest􀔒s work gained positive attention from
critics as well as fans. It was her tribute show to the
legendary Janis Joplin that brought Angel Forrest to the
public. Her spot on tribute to Janis Joplin was another
unique signature on blues takes. She decided to
immortalize her interpretations of the songs on an album
called Angel Sings Janis Live. Then, she recorded her first
album with her own compositions, Here For You, which
has sold over 30,000 copies, followed by three other
albums including her Christmas album called
Wonderland, the award-winning Come Alive and
Mother Tongue Blues, which won blues album of the
year in Quebec and nominated for Recording of the Year
at the 2014 Maple Blues Awards. Next came a live
acoustic album titled Live Love. The following project
made some big waves as 11 of the guitar players were
asked to play on 11 original songs written by Angel and
Denis Columbus. This album gave Forrest and Columbus
the award for songwriter of the year at the prestigious
Maple Blues Awards. Electric Love is the last opus and is
topping the charts all over the planet.
There is no question that Angel Forrest is one of the most
powerful singers on the contemporary blues scene today.
The strength of her performances, her distinctive voice
and fiery personality has allowed her to conquer the
hearts of thousands of fans around the world.
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*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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Email:
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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