Shred Kelly

Stoke folk – Fernie, BC Since their inception, the Fernie, BC based “Stoke-Folk” band have been re-defining what “folk music” means in Canada. Through their individual pan-Canadian backgrounds, Tim Newton, Sage McBride, Jordan Vlasschaert, Ian Page-Shiner, and Ty West have amplified the traditional sound of folk music with a more contemporary approach. They have humbly […]

Sofiella Watt & the Huckleberry Bandits

Folk-a-billy blues / Gypsy – Nelson, BC Sofiella Watt is an independent folkstress hailing from East Coast Australia. She is a self taught guitarist and banjo plucker, songwriter, bread baker, vagrant, and washboard enthusiast. She has been performing her music since before she could legally enter venues; playing festivals, bars, parks, pubs, warehouses and lounge rooms. Following […]

Moody Amiri

World music – Montreal/Victoria There are no borders between east and west in the eclectic music of Moody Amiri, a duo comprised of Amir Amiri (santur) and Richard Moody (viola). Inspired by the diversity and fluidity between their respective Persian and western classical and jazz training, Amiri and Moody have created an engaging and distinctive […]

Gurpreet Chana “The Tabla Guy”

Tablas & electronics – Toronto, ONT Gurpreet Chana, known internationally as “The Tabla Guy,” presents TABLIX : A groundbreaking integration of tabla and technology. The product of four years of meticulous research and development, TABLIX explores technology’s impact on the untapped melodic potential of the tabla. Firmly rooted in the deep histories of the instrument and of […]

Hornography

Funk / World Beat – Nelson, BC Hornography is a nine piece horn driven band that performs music that is best described as a musical groovathon. The five piece horn section supported by drums, percussion, electric bass and guitar plays original music composed by saxophonist Clinton Swanson. Inspired by the sounds of world beat and funk artists such […]

High As Mountains

Blues/Funk/Reggae – East Shore Kootenay Lake, BC High As Mountains is a recently full time project for longtime friends and cohorts Robby Roots, Howlin’ Dan and Todd Lester, who hail from the Kootenay Mountains of BC. Each brings a different background to the band (Todd = rock, Robby = reggae, Dan = funk & blues) […]

Gabriel Palatchi Trio

Latin Jazz, Klezmer/Balkan, Tango, Funk and World Music Fusion – Argentina/ Kootenays Gabriel Palatchi – piano & nord Tony Ferraro – drums Doug Stephenson – bass Join argentinian pianist and composer Gabriel Palatchi for an eclectic musical journey…An original blend of cultures that features funk, latin jazz, tango, middle east and more…Showcasing their explosive 3rd […]

S.L.a.P.

Samba/World beats – East Shore Kootenay Lake, BC Samba Lago Profundo aka S.L.a.P. is an all-inclusive community music group on the East shore of Kootenay Lake. The group was founded in April 2011 by Ben Johnson. S.L.a.P.’s first instruments were purchased with a grant from the Regional District of Central Kootenay and their first public performance […]

HarpPixie Trio

Harp/Udu/Cello fusion – The Kootenays, BC Harp Pixie Trio is an uncategorical acoustic fusion of Cello (Jeff Faragher), Udu (Ben Johnson), and Harp / Vocals / Spoken Word (Dawna McLennan). Jeff Faragher’s masterful contemporary Cello voice soars all over the aural map, between plaintive cries, whale songs, and pulsing grooves. Ben Johnson brings an unexpected flavour of world […]

Leeky Tearducts

Garage punk – Nelson, BC Coming from the snowy hills of Nelson, BC, garage-punk duo Leeky Tearducts escape the cold with a distorted daydream of the south west. Blending the sporadic melodies of artists like The Velvet Underground and Sonic Youth with a traditional 60s surf structure, think The Ventures. Leeky Tearducts are buckets of […]