Tune Inn 17 the Starbelly Jam Stream

Starbelly Jam and Tune Inn present:

Tune Inn 17: the Starbelly Jam Stream

 An eclectic selection of BC Artists, Streaming Live from local East Shore venues.
Join us Live on Zoom July 17th at 7pm by clicking this link:
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7:00 pm: Showtime! Wherzpeter, introducing Sam Hurrie
7:15 pm: Sam Hurrie, Live from The Cabin
7:45 pm: Wherzpeter, introducing Bill Lynch Trio
8:00 pm: Bill Lynch Trio, Live from Black Salt
8:30 pm: Wherzpeter, introducing the Liquid Minds
8:45 pm: the Liquid Minds, Live from the Hub
9:15 pm: Wherzpeter, introducing Adham Shaikh & friends
9:20 pm: Adham Shaikh with Ben Johnson & Will Morris, Live from Kootenay Sound Healing Centre
10:00 pm: Livestream wrap, Starbelly Jam with Estevan Artmin & featuring Zabel Trio, Live at Newkeys

Tune Inn 17 Artist Lineup


Paul & Mary dubbed their duo Wherzpeter when they couldn’t escape the question! His smooth voice and masterful guitar playing fuse with her spirited vocals in true harmony. They play creatively arranged covers, and original songs that combine Paul’s intricate guitar melodies with thought-provoking lyrics from Mary.

Music brought Paul Winfield and Mary Livingstone together on Vancouver Island in 2013. It cemented their partnership, inspired their relocation to Crawford Bay in 2019, and influenced the creation of a studio that has kept them faithful to their craft through lost gigs, social distance and pandemic isolation.

Their live-streamed music show TUNE INN will host its 17th episode in concert with Starbelly Jam, the very music festival that inspired Paul & Mary to move to Crawford Bay. This year’s version will celebrate the vast and varied talents of some incredible local musicians, and the pair is honoured to be a part of it.

Sam Hurrie

A recent arrival to the Kootenays, Sam Hurrie’s love of blues/roots music goes back to his beginnings as a musician in 1959. He was active throughout the 1960s in the burgeoning Toronto music scene, centering around the Yorkville Village area, with its many clubs and coffeehouses. It was here that he was fortunate to see many of his heroes live, including Son House, Bukka White and Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee. Sam moved to New York in 1968 as part of the band the Churls, recording and touring the country. On one memorable night he played bass for Jimi Hendrix at the Scene in New York. The band opened for Blood Sweat and Tears, Ten Years After, and Muddy Waters, among others. He has stayed active since then and has done festivals across Canada, the US and Europe.


Bill Lynch Trio

BILL LYNCH – acoustic and 12-string guitar, vocals
Bill Lynch has been playing guitar for 54 years and composing music for two decades.  Last year, Bill’s first CD of original music, Would You Speak on My Behalf, was released to a sell-out crowd (400+) at Nelson’s Capitol Theatre.  Bill’s CD and concert featured 19 well known West Kootenay musicians and vocalists, many with national and international reputations.  Born in Ireland, Bill left Dublin at 19 and came to Canada the long way around, travelling and playing music on stages in Ireland, England, Germany and Turkey.  A West Kootenay resident since 1976, Bill founded the Lazy Poker Blues Band in 1991 and has played in that band ever since.  After 28 years, Lazy Poker continues to be one of Nelson’s hottest dance bands.  In 2010, Bill teamed up with Jon Burden to form an acoustic blues duo, performing in West Kootenay venues and opening for Sonny Rhodes.  Bill’s compositions are renowned for their diverse influences – blues, folk, Balkan, Latin – as well as the poignant and elegant poetry of his lyrics.  Gusti Callis, former Artistic Director of Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival says: “When I first heard Bill Lynch’s CD “Would You Speak On My Behalf”, I was very impressed with its creativity, musicianship, diversity, and production. I strongly felt Bill’s CD should have been among the Juno nominations….” Bill is a fixture on the Nelson, BC music scene and now, thanks to support from the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance and Columbia Basin Trust, he is taking his original music on tour with the Bill Lynch Trio.
BESSIE WAPP – vocals, accordion, keyboard
Bessie Wapp is a musician, theatre artist, educator, and Nelson Cultural Ambassador (2015). While based in Vancouver for over 20 years, Bessie created original music & theatre works with some of Western Canada’s most exciting groups, and became a core member of two: Zeellia (Eastern European folk music ensemble) & Mortal Coil (stilt-dance theatre), with whom she toured internationally (Lincoln Centre: NYC, Festival D’ete: Montreal, and Zagreb Danceweek: Croatia). In 2006 Nelson’s growing arts scene called Bessie home where she performs in music ensembles (Kootenay Divas, Bill Lynch & Friends, Love Tonic, Bessie Wapp & Friends), performs in musical stage productions (Carmina Burana, Hedwig & the Angry Inch, Orfeo & Eurydice), teaches courses at Oxygen Art Centre, composes for interactive sound sculptures (Summoning project), conducts the Blue House and Yellow House Choirs, and creates original theatre & spoken word (Hello, I Must Be Going, Loco Phantasmo, Letters from Lithuania, Jesus Christ Superstore). 
Mark Spielman – stand-up bass, vocals
Mark Spielman is a bass player whose professional career extends back 30 years, starting with a degree from the University of Miami. His career has been divided equally between live performance, studio session and education. As a member of “The Circle,” a Florida-based contemporary jazz group, Mark performed in a variety of large venues including doing opening concerts for Hall and Oates, Chicago, Rod Stewart and George Benson. Other performance credits span a variety of styles including blues/jazz dates with Lloyd Jones, Dee Daniels and David Vest, as well as pop/rock artists such as Ellen MacIlwaine, Allison Girvan and Don MacDonald. The list of studio session dates include jingle and live broadcast for CBC, plus numerous album productions.  Mark is an instructor with the Selkirk College Professional Music Program.  Currently, he plays with fellow Selkirk College instructor, Melody Diachun, and occasionally sits in with the Lazy Poker Blues Band.

The Liquid Minds

The Liquid MindsThe Liquid Minds draw from a diverse blend of eclectic influences to present their own unique brand of nostalgia induced psych-rock. Known for their high energy live shows and euphoric sound, this three-piece is sure to prove themselves as one of the area’s most exciting up-and-coming groups.

*The Hub has long been known for it’s great music events and packed dancefloor. This year, due to ongoing Provincial restrictions around covid-19, the Liquid Minds will be a seated indoor event with capacity for no more than 50 persons.

Adham Shaikh, Ben Johnson & Will Morris

Adham ShaikhAdham Shaikh is an Emmy and Juno Award-nominated music producer, composer, sound designer, and DJ who brings his uniquely powerful global sounds to the world stage and screen, not to mention many a crowded dance floor.

Shaikh’s work as both a live performer and a DJ has taken him to international festivals, events, and night clubs, including the Waveform Festival (UK), Envision Festival (Costa Rica), Water Women Festival (Ecuador) Samothraki Dance Festival (Greece), Dakini Nights (Tokyo), Luminate (New Zealand), The Maori Peace Festival at Parihaka (New Zealand), Hadra Trance (France), Goulash Disko Festival (Croatia) and Boom Festival (Portugal). He has toured extensively across North America; Highlights include headlining sets at The Royal Ontario Museum, Basscoast Festival, Shambhala Festival, Lightning in a Bottle,(ca), Beloved Festival (Or), Symbiosis(ca), Raindance (ca), SonicBloom (co), Meme (Winnepeg) Astral Harvest (AB) and Snowblower Festival (Calgary).

As a music producer and composer, Shaikh skillfully weaves organic and electronic sounds into global music tapestries that take listeners on sonic journeys transcending time and place. He has released 14 albums and many individual compositions, among them the 2004 release, Fusion, which was nominated for a Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) in the World Music category and Universal Frequencies (2010) which won best album ( BC Independent Music awards) Music labels from around the globe have released his music, including BlackSwann Sounds Interchill, Dakini Records, Electronic Soundscapes, Liquid Sound Design, Native State, One World Music, Water Music, Nia, Sounds True, Stoned Asia, and the infamous Six Degrees.

Ben JohnsonBen Johnson has featured in many of Adham’s live performances since 2010. As a multi-instrumentalist and devoted student of the music of Mediterranean and Oriental cultures, Ben adds a spirit of venerable traditions and exotic sounds to the mix with his santoor, oud & percussion performances.
Ben is a longtime resident of Riondel, BC and has contributed to the successes of Starbelly Jam for over a decade. Ben’s music career started with the Rembetika Hipsters of Calgary, AB, who toured across Canada and Greece, celebrating Greek music together from 1996-2020.

Will MorrisWill Morris began his professional music life in his late teens. He worked on the road in a jazz duet that would expand to include guitarists from the 5th Dimension, Miles Davis, and Marvin Gaye. In the early 1980s, he was part of the New Age music movement, performing flute on Steve Roach’s Quiet Music and drums on Now. Will focused on healing, ambient, contemplative electronic music with two releases co-produced with Steve Roach: Helios Rising and Helios Attunement. That work combined esoteric concepts of star systems, Yi Jing, and ‘resonant theurgy’ that use music performance according to astrologically timed ritual. These recordings are used to this day in clinics, treatment rooms, hospitals, and hospices for the last 35 years. A multi-instrumentalist, Will plays the electronic wind instrument (EWI), ethnic and classical flutes, synthesizers, drums, and bass. Adding to this list is the intersection of Chinese medicine with sound healing in an effort, which he currently performs, writes, and teaches.

Estevan Artmin

Steven Martin aka Estevan artmin started playing music in the eighties in Ottawa Ontario. In an effort to escape the cold winters he moved to Victoria in the ninties and continued his busking career. The manager of The Old Bailey Pub was arttracted to his music and invited him to perform on Sunday nights at the pub. Inviting some friends to play with him he formed a band called Single Malt and did regular gigs for two years.
It was during this time that he wanted to break the connection of his name being associated with the comedian Steve Martin and changed his name to Estevan. Under this name he released an album of his original material, “In The Rough”. In the year 2000 he moved to the Kootenays and shortly therafter began his Open Stage at the Dam Inn inspired by Carolyn Mark who took over his spot at the Old Bailey Pub and ran Open Stages there just before he left Victoria. A couple years after starting the Open Stage on Thursday nights at the Dam. The manger from the Royal On Baker invited him to start Open Stages there on Wednesday evenings and the night became know as Electric Wednesdays.
Estevan is presently doing shows as Music And Friend at Newkeys Place in Crawford Bay and will be doing a similar event at The BBI in Balfour in the near future. Estevan aspires to create a safe comfortable space for musical artists to perform and share music that is available to be enjoyed by the public in general.

Zabel Trio

We started this music project a year ago ..
Morgan Rael on guitar and harmonica and I, Isabelle Drolet, as lead vocalist.
A few months ago Patrick Alexandre joined us on the standup Bass. 
Morgan is from New York and has been a professional musician for all his life; bringing lots of experience and great arrangements on the songs.
Patrick is from Manitoba and has been in the music industry for a long time. Lots of studio recording experiences.
Myself Isabelle, from Montreal I’m an experience backing vocalist and have been working as lead vocal..
It’s always been a dream of mine to perform and pursue my singing career!
This is an amazing experience, I couldn’t be more grateful!!
Life is an amazing journey! 🙂

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