This will be an evening quite different from your average The Lonesome Weekends show. Devon Floyd & Snake River (Mountain Gospel Youth Band/Chris Sleightholm) will both be celebrating the release of their respective solo albums. They will be performing some songs together and some apart, with a wide range of material being covered throughout the evening; there will be something that everybody will enjoy. Doors will open at 8:00 and music will start at 8:30pm. Tickets are only $10 at the door!
Devon Floyd bio:
Devon Floyd is from the Canadian flat lands, growing up on a small farm just outside of Fairy Glen, Saskatchewan. As a child he learned piano and guitar, and in his teen years familiarized himself with the banjo, accordion, and harmonica. His love of music took him to Victoria, B.C. during the summer of 2009 where he developed a repertoire of over 80 songs while singing and playing on downtown street corners.
Devon has played in a number of bands over the years, including a high-school punk rock band called The Broken where he could be seen sporting black leather pants and doing high-kicks on stage. Since then his musical sensibilities have developed, and he is now a member of the Regina-based country band, The Lonesome Weekends. He enjoys music that is imperfectly honest, which is evident in his songwriting and performing.
His first album, AT PEACE WITH A BLACK CAT, features a wide variety of songs, from toe-tapping two-steps about traveling, to almost apocalyptic tunes that drudge through a reverb-soaked prairie soundscape.
Snake River (Mountain Gospel Youth Band) bio:
Snake River (Mountain Gospel Youth Band) is the solo project of Chris Sleightholm, guitarist and vocalist of The Lonesome Weekends (also Zerben & Thee Hoolies). Snake River exists as as a home to release Chris’ own original homespun recordings. The music – simply put: folk music played on electric instruments. What it’s not: strummed, emotive acoustic guitar of your typical troubadour folkie. What it is: songs built around ragged Fender guitars and short stories of love, loss and the methods one uses to find comfort in both. Snake River’s debut album, SONGS NO ONE’LL HEAR, will be out July 27, 2012 on 13th Ave Records.