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This is a fun video skit filmed at Lorenzo's Oct. 2016
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EVENTS OF 2019

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

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*Mud Bay Blues Band's new Video & Album ~ Take a look!
"Live at Lorenzo's" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM16R3aJDBU  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OGxgTOC2TI&feature=youtu.be


*AUG 15th, THURS ~ MNGWA ~ https://mngwa.ca/
We need a party band for the strange new world. Rooted in the Afro-Latin soul of cumbia, MNGWA [pronounced ming-wah] blends elements of psych rock, surf, salsa, reggae, and hip hop into their polyrhythmic pot // Forever shifting but never dropping the groove.

With 8 full-time members from Mexico, Canada, Europe and Asia, the Vancouver ensemble draws inspiration from across the globe and invite all to join in the sonic frenzy.

"Like a cultural rainbow, the music of MNGWA runs the spectrum of ethnic genres: latin, gypsy, balkan, dub, russian, carribean, mexican. You can add to that some contemporary indie folk, psych rock and a hint of a country twang. It’s a rich, intoxicating brew. An absolute delight. MNGWA calls it Vancumbia, and who knows it may be the sound of the future. I, for one, hope so."
- Mark Anthony Brennan, Ride the Tempo Music Blog

"The sound they’re creating is as eclectic as their backgrounds"
- Ruby Woodruff, Beatroute Magazine

"Mngwa are stringing together a number of cultural touchstones"
- Exclaim! Magazine
$15 cover


*AUG 16th, 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!
$15 cover


*AUG 22nd, THURS ~ BRANDON SANTINI ~Killer Blues Harmoica & Band! https://www.brandonsantini.com/  
"Brandon Santini displays the harp ability of a Hummel, the soul of a Salgado, and the pizzazz of a Piazza."
There are many different opinions as to what the future of the blues harmonica will be. International touring vocalist and harmonica player Brandon Santini is undeniably a worthy player to keep an eye on as the latest surge of young blues artists leave their footprint in blues history. His name is worthy of conversations that include James Cotton, Kim Wilson, Dennis Gruenling, Charlie Musselwhite and other frontline harmonica players by combining his love and respect for traditional blues with a present, colorful style of playing that is often compared to James Cotton or Paul Butterfield. Raised in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, Santini purchased his first harmonica in 1997 at the age of fifteen when his mother took him to the local music store upon his request. He founded the Blues Music Award nominated band Delta Highway in 2003 and relocated to Memphis where he absorbed the sounds and culture of the Delta and North Mississippi Hill Country, honing his craft night after night, sweating it out in local Beale Street clubs just like Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, and B.B. King did decades before him. Now playing over 100 shows per year throughout the world, Santini has garnered five Blues Music Award nominations, festival headlining slots and even performing on stage with the likes of Buddy Guy and Gary Clark, Jr.
$15 cover

*AUG 24th, SAT ~ ANNIE PIPER ~ http://www.annipiper.com/  One listen will tell you why in her homeland Anni Piper is known as the First Lady of Blues. Not only is she a sultry vocalist, but an insightful composer, accomplished bass player and show stopping performer. Born and raised in Australia, her passion for blues was ignited by the sound of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Piper has called Cocoa Beach FL home since 2014.
She has won multiple awards including Best New Talent at the Australian Blues Music Awards, the ABC Radio National 'Fresh Air' contest, and 2nd place at the Australian National Songwriting Contest.
Piper has earned a reputation as a songwriter of distinction, her work having a blues sensibility while still addressing the issues of today.
Piper has performed to packed houses at premier venues such as the House of Blues and BB King's. She has earned critical acclaim from publications including Blues Revue and Blues Matters (UK).

"Piper has the kind of voice that lulls men to their doom. It's soft and sweet when it wants to be, scared and vulnerable a moment later, then ripping through you like a razor... Piper commands songs utterly."
Jeremy Loome, The Edmondton Sun, Canada
$15 cover

*SEPT 1st, SUN ~ HARPDOG BROWN ~
Chicago Blues Review with Harpdog Brown & Cadillac Bob
Scott Grant on tubs

 http://www.harpdogbrown.com/

MEET THE MAPLE BLUES AWARD-WINNING HARPDOG BROWN ~ Back at Lorenzo's after far too long!
Harpdog Brown has grown a reputation as a real-deal purveyor of classic electric blues. Think of the old Chess Records and Sun Records of the late 40's and early 50’s. These days he’s been touring more and more as Harpdog Brown & the Uptown Blues Band - a vintage New Orleans Blues sound featuring, piano,clarinet/sax, upright-bass and drums. Still a vintage vibe, just a different vintage! This music will move you! They perform mostly originals yet they often include great songs of the masters from that era. Think Louis Jordan, Satchmo, Sonny Boy Williamson, Wynonie Harris, even Duke Ellington. Audiences are raving about this new show!

He’s been called a Blues Evangelist, and that’s a very fitting moniker. "I speak the blues like it's the truth, and it is”, he was recently quoted. "I do feel like I'm a servant of the people. A missionary if you will. Music can heal people if they pay attention to the messages in these songs.” He delivers those messages using the vintage sound whether it be with his lowdown classic blues band the Travelin’ Blues Show or with his new Uptown Blues Band. Harpdog says "Blues has a healing power. It's a beautiful celebration of our perfectly flawed lives. We help people forget about their issues of the moment and then they might just realize that we all have our issues, and that's OK."

Vancouver-based Harpdog Brown was born in Edmonton in 1962, an adopted child who has felt somewhat detached his whole life - "a lifelong battle of not feeling like I belonged. I feel like I was born for the circus, you know, born to travel. The blues tapped me on the shoulder years ago and said 'this is where you belong, son'. So the blues became my circus and there's no better way to travel than with a band!”

Harpdog Brown is a gifted vocalist and an imaginative harmonica player
with Cadillac Bob on vocals and guitar & Scott Grant on tubs!


Harpdog has won three consecutive Maple Blues Awards for Harmonica Player of the Year (2014/2015/2016), the Fraser Valley Music Award, has three consecutive Western Canadian Music Awards Nominations, a Juno Nomination and is the only Canadian to win the coveted Muddy Award. In 2016, he was nominated for 3 Maple Blues Awards (Harmonica Player, Male Vocalist and Album of the Year) for his latest release Travelin’ With The Blues.
Travelin' With The Blues released in 2016 is still sitting in the top roots and blues charts and follows his Top 20 charting 2014 release What It Is (Roots Music Report International Blues Albums).

Get off the couch and some see some seriously vintage blues that’s lots of fun!

“This band could play anywhere in the world, in any venue, large or small, and blues fans of all stripes would love this show." - Holger Petersen, SiriusXM, CKUA and CBC broadcaster and President of Stony Plain Records
$20 cover

*SEPT 14th, SAT ~ DAN ENGELLAND & JAKE VERBURG ~Blues/Rock/Jazz & More http://www.reverbnation.com/danengelland
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. Jake Verburg has talent beynd the norm, playing guitar with a wide variety of style, all played
exquisitely!
$10 cover


*SEPT 20th, FRI ~ CONFUSIONAIRS ~ https://confusionaires.com/

*SEPT 21st, SAT ~ THREE SCOTCH IN ~ https://threescotchin.ca/

*SEPT  27th, FRI ~ GUITAR YOU EXPERIENCED ~ JAKE VERBURG & FRIENDS WITH 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: 
Blair Shier , Sam Masterton on Lap Steel. Jake and Jordan are still the curator's.
$10 cover


*OCT 11th, FRI ~ 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)
$15 cover

*OCT 13th, SUN ~ MICHEL 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
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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.
$15 cover


*OCT 26th, SAT ~ LEGENDARY LAKE MONSTERS ~ https://www.thelegendarylakemonsters.com/
THEE HALLOWEEN PARTY TO ATTEND
 
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


*DEC 31st, MON ~ HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE 
  

Thanks for the support and
All the Best for You and Yours,     Lorne




More Info to Follow


LOTS MORE TO COME SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! L.C. REALLY!

& many more High Caliber Artists

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Previous Shows

First Shows of the Year! Let's Rock it!
*1st Day of Spring!
MARCH 20TH, WED ~ SWEET SANTAFE ~
https://sweetsantafe.ca/ Michel Rivero Mordoch and Penelope Christine Baxter meet on a Canadian/Cuban choral music cultural exchange in Havana Cuba.   Together they combined Cuban Trova and Canadian Folk music to form  Sweet SantaFe.
Since coming to Canada in 2016 from Cuba, Sweet SantaFe has been busy. Their first album "SantaFe"  has received  traction  on radio. They have been interviewed on CBC radio,  chart at #1 on CFBX radio in World music in Kamloops  and perform live on CITR in Vancouver and CFUV in Victoria.
Sweet SantaFe has played venues large and small throughout Western Canada, from House Concerts to  outdoor festivals to large theatres such as Vancouver Island Music Festival and The Port Theatre in Naniamo.
Sweet SantaFe,  not only performs as a duo, they also have performed with  Doug Cox, Sue Medley and Helen Austin of Big Little Lions in the Comox Valley Achievement awards. They have   shared the stage with Matt Epp, Celeigh Cardinal, Dave Kelly and Christine Collister, and Terry ‘Harmonica’ Bean. In  2018 Sweet SantaFe played Vancouver Island Music Festival (VIMF) with their  five piece band, percussionist Robin Layne, bassist Stu McDonald, and pianist Sean Mooney. 
By working with choirs such as Rhythm and Roots in Vancouver, and Island Soul Choir Sweet SantaFe has continued their love of community  connection as they give workshops and performances for choirs, festivals and music camps.
$10 cover

*MARCH 29th & 30th, FRI & 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

*CANCELLED, Sorry!   APRIL 5th, FRI ~ LES COPELAND BLUES BAND ~ https://www.reverbnation.com/lightninlescopeland
One of British Columbia’s finest blues artists,
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

*APRIL 6th, SAT ~ WISE YOUNG BLOODS ~ https://www.wiseyoungblood.com/ Wise Youngblood is a hard-hitting, high octane rock group from Vancouver Island reminding everyone that Rock N’ Roll can never die. With a fusion of the west coast grunge the boys grew up on and some southern blues roots Wise Youngblood has crafted a signature sound that separates them from the pack. The group’s sound starts with lead vocals that carry you through every emotional detail of each song keeping you singing along every time. Following that up with thunderous drums and powerful bass tones their live show is slammed into gear. Topping everything off with some heavy guitar riffs and addictive licks they will keep your heads bobbing and feet stomping. With their debut EP ‘Desert Wake’ featuring “Pyromaniac’ and their latest single’s ‘My Only Problem’ and ‘Robot’ Wise Youngblood has gained positive reviews as well as showcased their strong live performance all across Canada. Opening for and sharing stages with bands like Monster Truck, One Bad Son, The Wild!, Band of Rascals, Pigeon Park, and Aviator Shades this small down band is here to stay.
Wise Youngblood is pure rock. Their show isn’t just another gig, it’s a party. Focusing on nothing but the heavy groove’s and the crowd these boys were born to be on a stage. They strive to make sure that the crowd has a good time and every show memorable that doesn’t end when they leave the stage. They don’t just want to perform for the crowd, they want to know them! Eager to join their fans for a pint at the merch booth or in the crowd they make sure the fun continues!
$10 cover


*APRIL 11th, THURS ~ TOM WATERS ~ https://www.tomwaters.co.uk Tom Waters is becoming one of Englands greatest exponents for blues\Jazz saxophone. Working with The Rolling Stones, Ray Davies, Jools Holland, he has already made a name for himself. Touring with his dad, Ben Waters, he got to see a lot of the world from an early age and play with second-line bands in Chicago (southern komfort brass band) to pop bands in Canada (Broken social scene). Tom shows a wide range of versatility and creativity in his playing.
Tom is influenced by Ray Charles' sax players from Hank Crawford to David 'Fathead' Newman and studies the style in which they play. He is a big fan of their sound and plays songs in a similar Idiom. He also draws influence from David Sanborn and Nigel Hitchcock.
Tom for such a young age has managed to see a lot of the world. He has visited Argentina and toured New Zealand and even played Jazz at the Glee club in Tokyo. He has also played at Ronnie Scotts and The Iridium in New York.
Tom is currently studying at the 6th form at the Purcell school of music and currently in attendance at the Royal Academy of Music.

 $10 cover

*APRIL 13th, 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
$10 cover

*APRIL 19 & 20, FRI & SAT ~MASON BURNS~ Classic Rock https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Mason+Burns  https://cmrdownloads.com/mason-burns 
A Canadian guitarist, a singer-songwriter and a "CMR label feature artist". Okanagan born and raised, and absolute retro rocker has been in BC music scene for nearly a decade. As a 3 time winner of " Best of Okanagan" award, his earlier shows include opening acts for such bands as April Wine and Finger Eleven. Recently launched his international tour promoting his single, " Sunset Eyes ", a CMR label release, (cmrdownloads.com). While taking a break from performing abroad, currently touring BC with his power Trio, performing the songs from his upcoming album ( recorded 100% analogue). Watching Mason Burns is like "reliving the golden era of rock guitar". Thurein Myint, an executive producer of Caron Maria Records, once said, " If I have to relearn Rock N' Roll guitar and mojo once again, I would study Mason"...
This 22 year old of Penticton, British Columbia, grew up listening to Classic Rock:  Arlo Guthrie, Ten Years After, The Rolling Stones, Green Day, T. Rex and The Beatles are among the artists who have influenced his musical style. His all time favourite  band is Led Zeppelin.
   My music is “very 70’s sounding but with a fresh twist to it,” says Mason Burns.  These two songs, “Sunset Eyes” and “Electric Hunny”, are singles from his soon-to-be-released album, which was recorded entirely in analog at Ellis Avenue Analog Recording Studios in Summerland. Of the recording process, Mason says, “ It’s like painting a picture and seeing it all come together before your eyes.”
$10 cover


*APRIL 26 & 27, FRI & SAT ~ CATHY ANN-WELLS ~ (PHAT BETTY) with The SOUL SISTAH - DELUX EDITION~ featuturing Cat Wells, Ellie Young, Monica Tracy 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! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU9DaQUHbYE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Kto8KXlKEM
  ~ JAZZ/BLUES ~The "Sistah's" are back at it! Wendy Aronyk on Flute and Percussion, Ellie Young on Bass, Monica Tracy on Keys and Cat Wells on guitar. Of course all Four Lovelies will be singing up a storm. $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
 

*MAY 4th, SAT ~ DIANE LINES ~ https://dianelines.com/ In 2018 Diane was inducted into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame.   She was also nominated for an Ovation Award as Musical Director of the Year.
Diane was the pianist/accompanist for Grammy winner Michael Bublé and has also performed with a variety of artists including: Gabriel Mark Hasselbach, Marian McPartland, Beverley Elliott, Dee Daniels, Jim Byrnes, Blues Boss Kenny Wayne, Gospel great John Boutte, Alfie Zappacosta, Bria Skonberg, Linda Tillery, Amanda Wood and Shari Ulrich. Diane was the principal pianist and vocalist with the Dal Richards Orchestra from 2002 to the present.  She performed throughout the United States as keyboardist and vocalist with Mac Frampton’s Hollywood Hills Orchestra.
Diane is the musical Director/arranger for the high-spirited Pals Chorus and the musically accomplished Sound Eclectic Choir.
Diane recorded and toured in Canada with Juno Award winning singer/songwriter Gary Fjellgaard and appears on Gary’s CDs Under Western Skies and The Best of Gary Fjellgaard.  Diane’s work with Fjellgaard earned her consecutive nominations for BCCMA’s Keyboardist of the Year.
Theatre credits include her work as musical director of Bittergirl: The Musical for the Charlottetown Festival (2015) Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre (2016) and for the Arts Club Theatre (2017).  Other Arts Club shows include Tapestry: A Tribute to Carole King also starring Denzal Sinclaire and Shari Ulrich and All Grown Up.
Since the fall of 2011, Diane and her cast of stellar musicians have been touring with her signature show Diane Lines’ JUMP! A Celebration of Swing, Boogie, and Jump Blues, with performances in Switzerland, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Las Vegas and in various venues, theatres and festivals throughout British Columbia.
Diane Lines received her musical education at the Banff School of Fine Arts, the Humber School of Creative and Performing Arts in Toronto, and at Cleo Laine and John Dankworth’s Wavendon Music Program in England.
 
"Diane Lines is a stellar concert pianist and is the reason why Tryin' to Keep her 88s Straight succeeds.  Her playing is spectacular... Whether you are alone or with someone else, you should be dancing by the time this song is a few bars old. I know I was!"
Joe Montague, Riveting Riffs Magazine

"Virtuoso keyboardist Diane Lines is a veritable wall of sound"
Kathleen Oliver, The Georgia Straight

"Diane Lines is a dynamic performer, fantastic pianist, has a great voice and really connects with the audience.   She gave two sold out performances and had the audience on their feet.  Her energy and sense of fun made people feel like they were at a great musical party with a personal friend."
Peter Van Deursen, President, Pender Harbour Blues Society
$15 cover


*MAY 14th, TUES ~ APOLLO SUNS ~ https://apollosunswpg.bandcamp.com/  Born from the fusing of eight Winnipeg, MB based musicians. Apollo Suns have created a refreshing and innovative sound and live performance combining jazz, funk, rock and psychedelic music. They are "Instrumental Artists of the Year" nominees at the 2018 at the Western Canadian Music Awards.
    Apollo Suns began in 2016 following of Ed Durochers (guitar) and Dave Guenettes (bass) previous band Electric Soul. Conciously heading in a new sonic direction the band quickly picked up Ethan (drums) and Anatol (Keyboards), Phil (trumpet), Erika (percussion), Anna (bari sax), Anthony (trombone) and Aaron (alto sax) to accompany and form the core of the band.
    Apollo Suns are an exciting band out of Winnipeg who are not afraid to walk a fine line and pave their own musical way into the hearts of music fans all across Canada and soon internationally.
    " Killer fusion jams which will be palatable to jazz and prog fans alike. This will definitely find a special way to your heart if you fancy the likes of Zappa's Hot Rats big band stuff. "
    " Brass-driven musical goodness that incorporates jazz, fusion, prog and a loose playin' early '70's vibe. A very sweet, smooth listen."
$15 cover


*MAY 16 & 17, THURS & FRI ~ MUD BAY BLUES BAND ~ http://mudbayblues.com/wp/ 
Dean Gordon-Smith - Vernon Morning Star
The veteran five-piece Vancouver blues rock group, Mud Bay Blues Band’s new album, Colebrook Road is a rough hewn gem of gritty hybrid music.
The band’s sound is blues based, but they take it in interesting directions. The longevity of the group’s nearly 40-year stretch of unabashed rocking gives their music confidence and humour. This elasticity allows them to play fast and loose within their blues roots and they work it to the limit. They’re a band that sounds like they like playing together and it gives the songs on Colebrook Road a raucous kind of joy.
Led by singer and harpist Mud Bay Slim (King of the Mud Bay Delta Blues), the Mud Bay Blues Band aren’t purists of any sort and Colebrook Road amplifies their ballsy aesthetic. The production (aided by Victor Guideron and Jamie Sitar) preserves the interplay and casual irreverence of the band.  It captures how they listen to each other, making the songs sound boisterous and relaxed.
There are several songwriters within the group but their styles differ just enough to add contrast. They know blues and rock vocabulary and also how to get weird with it.
That’s where the charm of the band emerges - you know that they’d be a hell of a party group!
The album gets more adventurous as it goes on. They write their lyrics on the tongue-in-cheek side of cliché and that’s part of the appeal of the music. Although the group brings on some guests, they serve the song – no showboating. The music has a naughty edge (Hellbent, Pins) that also reveals a well-oiled machine that suffers no wankers. Or maybe it kicks them in the butt.
By the time the title cut rolls in, the Mud Bay Blues Band grooves on in a uniquely unhinged way. Clearly, these crunchy West Coast blues rockers don’t let their tightness impede their inclinations to get down. It’s a new way to hear the blues, baby.
$15 cover

*MAY 22nd, WED ~ Mike Allen Quartet "Celebrating Sonny Greenwich" http://mikeallenjazz.com/  
Spare, elegant, melodic, soaring, fierce - Vancouver’s Mike Allen has arrived as the country’s top jazz saxophonist. (Ottawa Citizen)
The current edition of the MAQ includes longtime musical associates Miles Black-piano&guitar, Steve Holy-bass and Dave Robbins-drums. They have been frequenting stages in Vancouver and surrounding cities lately, rousing audiences with high-energy original music that has a spiritual element; conjuring the sound of John Coltrane’s classic quartet.
At their first international jazz festival appearance (Warsaw Jazz Jamboree, Poland-1988) the Mike Allen Quartet was joined on stage by members of Miles Davis’ band (Kenny Garrett and Eliane Elias) at Club Akwarium.

Allen’s tone is as pure as that of Joe Henderson. His aesthetic habits come straight out of a blue-chip tenor tradition: from Joe Lovano back to Coleman Hawkins and into his primary inspiration, John Coltrane. (Vancouver Sun)

An accomplished musician who has studied Coltrane in depth and forged a style that is fresh and vital. (Jazz Journal International)

Allen’s true strength is his ability to pace and phrase his solos in a way that draws a listener into the music. (Planet Jazz)
$10 cover

*MAY 23rd, THURS ~ 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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*MAY 25th, SAT ~ GUITARS ~ JAKE VERBURG & FRIENDS WITH 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


*JUNE 1st, SAT ~ PRIVATE PARTY ~

*JUNE 8th, SAT ~ ZONNIS ~ http://www.zonnismusic.com/ 
Inspired by roots, blues, rock, funk, musical comedy and country to name a few, the music of Zonnis is an eclectic collection of musical stories highlighting the trials, thrills, humour and tribulations of life on and off the road.  Entertaining at music festivals, house concerts, pubs and celebrations, Zonnis has performed in Canada, US, Mexico, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.  Look out for their brand new album “Rise of the Sheep” set to be released spring 2016.

"We could make beautiful music together". Those were the first words that came to mind as they stared at each other through the dimly-lit venue. From love-at-first-sight to becoming the incredible power duo that you see today, the music of Zonnis is a story of good ol' fashioned rock & roll sprinkled with a light dusting of comedy and drama. Playing from the heart, these star-stricken balladeers criss-cross the land, spreading their messages of peace, love, utopia and friendship. They fearlessly explore both the light and dark sides of life, forever bound together in an eternal flash of divine inspiration.
$10 cover

*JUNE 10th, MON ~ PARTY ON HIGH STREET ~ Fun & Funky https://thepartyonhighstreet.bandcamp.com/ https://www.thepartyonhighstreet.com/video/ Since finding each other in Nelson, B.C. in 2008, the party has evolved it's signature feel-good funk jams. We are a lively dance-inducing mix of funk, folk and jazz fuelled rock n' roll, joyfully delivered and presented like a funbomb waiting to make you jive. Our band sings of peculiar youthful enchantments, weird love, and some of the odder aspects of life. Full Electric album due soon.
$10 cover


*JUNE 16th, SUN ~ DON ALDER ~ http://www.donalder.com/ 
As winner of the 2015 Domenic Troiano Guitar Award (CDN), 2011 Worldwide Guitar Idol (held in London, UK), 2010 Guitar Superstar contest (LA, USA) and the 2007 International Finger style Championships, Don Alder from Vancouver, BC has earned his place as one of the top acoustic guitarists in the world and is the only guitarist to win all of the top prestigious guitar competitions armed with just an acoustic guitar.

His music is a unique combination of deeply textured melody and story. Lyrical and compelling, his original songs are notes of exploration – some passionate and haunting, some hard-driven, others light and teasing. In quiet pieces or pushing right to the edge, Don's phenomenal finger style playing and rich voice captivate. Don is also recognized as one of the of the world's top harp guitarists.

Don's festival experience include f.e. Montreal Jazz Festival (QC), Island Folk Festival (Duncan, BC), Festival Des Guitares Du Monde (QC), Bella Coola Music Festival (BC), Canadian Guitar Festival (ON), Edge of the World Music Festival (BC), Tiny Lights Festival (BC), Robson Valley Music Festival (BC),  Intl. Vancouver Guitar Festival, Open Strins Festival (Germany), Intl. Acoustic Guitar Festival (Germany).

Media quotes:
Penticton Herald: "Don Alder, the King of Strings."
Vancouver magazine: "Don Alder is widely acclaimed as one of the finest acoustic guitarists in the world."
Guitar Player Magazine: "He hasn’t stopped blowing minds"
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*JUNE 21st & 22nd, FRI & SAT~DAN ENGELLAND & JAKE VERBURG ~Blues/Rock/Jazz & More http://www.reverbnation.com/danengelland
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. Jake Verburg has talent beynd the norm, playing guitar with a wide variety of style, all played
exquisitely!
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*JUNE 28th, 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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*JUNE 29th, ~ DOUBLE BILL with BOGUE BRIGADE & SINITRY~ https://boguebrigade.bandcamp.com/releases
Bogue Brigade is a Thrash Hardcore Punk crossover band from Edmonton, Alberta (Canada) FEATURING
Carmen Jak, Jeremy Jak, Kris Jak, Matt Jak

Sinitry is a genre expanded band.from the okanagan interior.derived of 4 friends who could no longer handle the tension of holding there music inside.
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*JULY 5th, FRI ~ 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 6th, SAT ~ STEVE SABA TRIO ~ From Country Swing to Smooth Blues & everthing in between!
Three well known & very talented musicians playing a Rainbow of Styles!

Steve was drawn to music at the early age of five, plunking on the piano and picking out tunes and chords on his own. From that point on, his life path seems to have been established experimenting with whatever instruments came along. Since the age of twenty five he has been a professional musician, with now a long list of duos and bands in which he was involved, plus many years of solo performances as well. Of most significance was the some 30 years in the “Westside Cowboys” duo, which presented a wide range of Folk, Country, and Bluegrass Music, plus a lovely smattering of Cowboy Music resurrected from such bands as the “Sons Of The Pioneers” from the 1930s and 1940s. Steve is an accomplished singer, yodeler, entertainer, and instrumentalist on guitar, piano, fiddle, and mandolin.

Through the decades Steve also has managed to add many theatre productions to his credit; from playing in the band, to acting and playing the romantic lead in a “Cowboy Musical” in Kamloops for two seasons of the six month run.
The "Steve Saba Trio" consists of Steve Saba on vocals, piano, guitar, hot gypsy fiddle. The always exciting Jacob Verburg on lead asoustic guitar, and Darrin Herting on Bass and acoustic guitar, harmonies. Now here with Jacob Verburg’s incredible guitar work, and Darrin's solid bass playing bass, they will present a whole range of songs and intrumentals, old standards, gypsy jazz,
cowboy songs, folk and bluegrass, and some jazzy fiddle playing.
$10 cover


*JULY 12th, FRI ~ ROCKLAND MORAN ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCfkiLRig7c&feature=youtu.be  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…….”.
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*JULY 18th, THURS ~ HARPDOG BROWN ~ http://www.harpdogbrown.com/
MEET THE MAPLE BLUES AWARD-WINNING HARPDOG BROWN ~ Back at Lorenzo's after far too long!
Harpdog Brown has grown a reputation as a real-deal purveyor of classic electric blues. Think of the old Chess Records and Sun Records of the late 40's and early 50’s. These days he’s been touring more and more as Harpdog Brown & the Uptown Blues Band - a vintage New Orleans Blues sound featuring, piano,clarinet/sax, upright-bass and drums. Still a vintage vibe, just a different vintage! This music will move you! They perform mostly originals yet they often include great songs of the masters from that era. Think Louis Jordan, Satchmo, Sonny Boy Williamson, Wynonie Harris, even Duke Ellington. Audiences are raving about this new show!

He’s been called a Blues Evangelist, and that’s a very fitting moniker. "I speak the blues like it's the truth, and it is”, he was recently quoted. "I do feel like I'm a servant of the people. A missionary if you will. Music can heal people if they pay attention to the messages in these songs.” He delivers those messages using the vintage sound whether it be with his lowdown classic blues band the Travelin’ Blues Show or with his new Uptown Blues Band. Harpdog says "Blues has a healing power. It's a beautiful celebration of our perfectly flawed lives. We help people forget about their issues of the moment and then they might just realize that we all have our issues, and that's OK."

Vancouver-based Harpdog Brown was born in Edmonton in 1962, an adopted child who has felt somewhat detached his whole life - "a lifelong battle of not feeling like I belonged. I feel like I was born for the circus, you know, born to travel. The blues tapped me on the shoulder years ago and said 'this is where you belong, son'. So the blues became my circus and there's no better way to travel than with a band!”

Harpdog Brown is a gifted vocalist and an imaginative harmonica player. Piano man Dave Webb has been working with Harpdog over the years and they share an intuition that only comes with many hours and miles shared on and off stage. Billy Joe Abbott is the newest and youngest addition to the band. He learned his craft first hand from some of the greatest Clarinetists in New Orleans. Drummer extraordinaire Bob Grant will be laying down the groove.

Harpdog has won three consecutive Maple Blues Awards for Harmonica Player of the Year (2014/2015/2016), the Fraser Valley Music Award, has three consecutive Western Canadian Music Awards Nominations, a Juno Nomination and is the only Canadian to win the coveted Muddy Award. In 2016, he was nominated for 3 Maple Blues Awards (Harmonica Player, Male Vocalist and Album of the Year) for his latest release Travelin’ With The Blues.
Travelin' With The Blues released in 2016 is still sitting in the top roots and blues charts and follows his Top 20 charting 2014 release What It Is (Roots Music Report International Blues Albums).

Get off the couch and some see some seriously vintage blues that’s lots of fun!

“This band could play anywhere in the world, in any venue, large or small, and blues fans of all stripes would love this show." - Holger Petersen, SiriusXM, CKUA and CBC broadcaster and President of Stony Plain Records
$20 cover

*JULY 19th, FRI ~ DARING GREATLY ~ Classic Rock/Jam/Soul      http://daring-greatly.com/epk/ 
After opening for top headlining acts such as The Doobie Brothers, Bon Jovi and The Struts, this Classic Rock/Soul family band consisting of a father, his 2 adult sons and their 2 best friends continue to set the model for how a band can be successful in an independent and healthy music scene. The forever lasting "woodstock" vibes are being channeled back from the 60's and 70's with their mesmerizing 5-part vocal harmonies - attached with a strikingly simple message to be free, be courageous and to fall in love with as many things as possible! Originally from Calgary, Alberta - the group has been touring all over the United States and Canada for the last 4 years. They have released 2 full-length albums; 'Cornerstones' (2016) and 'Works of Art' (2017) and are now signed to muSIC House (Socially Intelligent Collective) - an independent record label based in Encinitas, CA.

-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.”
$15 cover

*JULY 21st, SUN ~ JORY KINJO & CHRIS MURRY ~ www.jorykinjomusic.com   www.chrismurraymusic.com
 From Los Angeles & Calgary ~Acoustic Ska * Soul * Rocksteady * Regga *

*JULY 26 & 27, FRI & SAT ~ The SOUL SISTAH ~  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU9DaQUHbYE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Kto8KXlKEM
 Soul Sistah is an eclectic, Okanagan based combination of female entertainers stemming from a variety of musical backgrounds. Regulars Monica Tracy (Moni Funk) - Keyboards and Vocals, Ellie Young (Porch Pickers) - upright bass and vocals and Wendy Aronyk (Chipco Jones) – flute, percussion and vocals are joined by special guest, Kelowna rocker Heather Ormiston. Together they combine Blues, Funk, Rock and Country into a unique fusion of upbeat performances. One of their main ideas for the band is the beautiful 3 and 4 part harmonies they achieve.
A unique feature of the group is their open-ended policy of embracing all female musicians, which often leads to various combinations of added instrumentation. Join the Sistahs at Lorenzos Café where they’ll be performing danceable tunes from artists such as Jethtro Tull, Pointer Sisters, Four Non Blonds, CCR, Etta James and oh so much more!

$10 cover



*AUG 1st, THURS ~ BLACK SEA ~ https://www.facebook.com/pg/BlackSeamelodies/about/?ref=page_internal
Calgary-based band in the klezmer tradition + original tunes and mixing in swing, funk and Balkan beats. With acclaimed yiddish vocalist Allan Merovitz
The Black Sea plays klezmer (Jewish/gypsy folk music) with touches of swing, folk, funk and Balkan styles.  Its lively and danceable and we feature the vocals of acclaimed singer Allan Merovitz (a former JUNO nominee for his work with the Flying Bulgar Klezmer band). We write original songs and tunes and also play our own arrangements of traditional tunes (we even throw some Leonard Cohen to the mix).
Group members are Frank Rackow (clarinet/sax/vocals) Allan Merovitz (vocals, percussion) Greg Rumpel (accordion/guitar), Robin Tufts (drums and percussion).  All are experienced musicians with extensive performing experience across Canada and in Europe.
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*AUG 2nd, FRI ~ HALF A QUORUM ~ https://www.facebook.com/halfaquorum/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYvR4Vy4yfQ 
Michael Arthur (Gtr/Vocals),
Peter Padden (Drums/Vocals),
Stevie T.(Keys/Vocals).
We used to be a boy band, now we're a man band. Rock, Jazz, Country and more! Influences ~Steely Dan, Ray Charles, Neil Young, 10 CC.
Widely diverse tunes with killer harmonies played by three very accomplished Musicians!
$10 cover

*AUG 3rd, SAT ~ 

*AUG 7th, WED ~ APOLLO SUNS ~ https://apollosunswpg.bandcamp.com/  Born from the fusing of eight Winnipeg, MB based musicians. Apollo Suns have created a refreshing and innovative sound and live performance combining jazz, funk, rock and psychedelic music. They are "Instrumental Artists of the Year" nominees at the 2018 at the Western Canadian Music Awards.
    Apollo Suns began in 2016 following of Ed Durochers (guitar) and Dave Guenettes (bass) previous band Electric Soul. Conciously heading in a new sonic direction the band quickly picked up Ethan (drums) and Anatol (Keyboards), Phil (trumpet), Erika (percussion), Anna (bari sax), Anthony (trombone) and Aaron (alto sax) to accompany and form the core of the band.
    Apollo Suns are an exciting band out of Winnipeg who are not afraid to walk a fine line and pave their own musical way into the hearts of music fans all across Canada and soon internationally.
    " Killer fusion jams which will be palatable to jazz and prog fans alike. This will definitely find a special way to your heart if you fancy the likes of Zappa's Hot Rats big band stuff. "
    " Brass-driven musical goodness that incorporates jazz, fusion, prog and a loose playin' early '70's vibe. A very sweet, smooth listen."
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AUG 9th, FRI ~ 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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Lorenzo's Cafe 
901 Mabel Lk. Rd. Enderby,
BC  V0E 1V5
Phone: (250) 838-6700 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (250) 838-6700      end_of_the_skype_highlighting 250-838-6700
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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