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Bow Valley Music Club Presents: Heather Rankin Trio – February 23

Feb 7th, 2019 | By | Category: City News

February 23 – Heather Rankin Trio

Heather Rankin Trio: Heather Rankin undoubtedly has music running through her veins. From growing up in the tiny community of Mabou on Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island, Rankin has had a lifetime of making music. Both as a solo artist or a member of one of the most beloved Canadian groups; the Rankin Family, Heather has always kept her focus on making great music. Now, after over twenty-five years of performing with her siblings, Heather Rankin comes into her own, forging her musical legacy with her own original songs, and an eclectic mix of others.

March 16 – The Slocan Ramblers/Old Man Luedecke

The Slocan Ramblers: The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s young bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in the tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans (2015 Edmonton Folk Fest Emerging Artist Award recipients), have quickly become a leading light of Canada’s roots music scene, built on their reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and their uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan. “I love it – smokin’ bluegrass!” BBC Radio

Old Man Luedecke: Now firmly established in the top echelon of Canadian folk artists Old Man Luedecke, the recording name of two-time Juno Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and banjo player Chris Luedecke of Chester, Nova Scotia, brings equal measures of warm voice, enthused playing and well-crafted songs to each and every performance. “If I can end my set with a song about sardines and feel like I’ve done a pretty good show, that’s kind of what I live for.” OML

April 6 – Dala/The LYNNeS

Dala: Juno nominees and winners of a Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine write and sing in harmony best described as angelic. These two best friends met in their high school music class in 2002; they have since released five albums and toured extensively across North America. Drawing upon influences like The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Bob Dylan, Dala write songs that are both catchy and insightful. Amanda’s ethereal soprano voice blends seamlessly with Sheila’s velvety alto, creating the lush harmonies that have become their trademark. “Dala can sing! What beautiful flights of melody and harmony, though Dala can trade a melody line and leave one wondering who is taking the lead and simply leave one behind when the harmonies kick in.” -Peterborough Examiner

The LYNNeS: Are Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson. Miles is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters, with 14 albums to her credit and the winner of four Canadian Folk Music awards and a Juno Award. Hanson has been playing her brand of “porch music with a little red dirt” for the past 10 years, has released 6 albums, won the Colleen Peterson Award for song-writing, and been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award. The two songwriters are not new to working together, having toured and written songs together off and on over the past 10 years. They are multi-instrumentalists who harmonize wonderfully and their live shows are a whole lot of fun.

April 26 – Lisa Brokop

This musical tour with award-winning performer Lisa Brokop tips its cowboy hat to the talented women of country. Featuring hits from Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Emmylou Harris and more, this show includes Lisa�s own favorites from her award-winning albums, like ‘Better Off Broken’, ‘Wildflower’, and ‘Take That’.

May 11 – Coyote Moon/The Wardens

Coyote Moon (CM): The multi-genre band has been hosting the Bow Valley Music Club concert series since 1995. The group features four vocalists who cover songs from folk to blues to pop to rock ‘n roll to you name it. They also sprinkle in several originals from four different CDs they have released. CM opens the Oct. 13; Feb. 23 and April 27 concerts and they are the feature act May 11, when it will be Coyote Moon & Friends as the group says goodbye to their hosting days, playing favorite covers and originals from their 25 years.

The Wardens: With performances equal to the mastery of the ranger trade, The Wardens – Scott Ward, Bradley Bischoff and Ray Schmidt – are a Banff National Park-based trio whose stories rise from the very land they’ve protected. The Wardens’ mountain music – blending folk, roots and western styles – is a piece of Canadiana reflecting the pristine wilderness of the Rocky Mountains.

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