Whiteboy Slim carries the blues tradition. His raw, authoritative delivery is obviously born of his respect for the music. He bows to the sounds that have traditionally portrayed American troubles, combining them with current sounds to create genuinely modern music. Whiteboy Slim will be at the Creative City Centre on August 16th. Doors will open at 7:30pm and music will start at 8:00pm. Tickets are only $10.
Gordie Tentrees is in the middle of a huge tour across Canada in support of his new album, North Country Heart. Thorold, Ontario’s Roger Marin will be opening the show. They are making their Regina stop at the Creative City Centre on August 7. Doors will open at 7:30pm with music starting at 8:00. Tickets are only $20.
Gordie Tentree’s third album, Mercy or Sin, was nominated for a 2010 Western Canadian Music Award for Roots Solo Album of the Year. The title track was also a finalist in the 2010 International Songwriting Competition, where judges included Tom Waits, Loretta Lynn and Jerry Lee Lewis. He performed at the New Songs New Voices concert during the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, was selected by CBC Radio’s 2009 Song Quest as one of Canada’s top songwriters, and hosted the prestigious SOCAN songwriters circle at the 2009 WCMAs. Gordie has toured with Fred Eaglesmith, Kelly Joe Phelps and Ray Wylie Hubbard.
When it comes to learning how to make a name for yourself as an independent music artist, Roger Marin has been a life long student. Living and breathing music for most of his life, as a teen playing guitar alongside his father – a roaming country music artist, then several years as pedal steel and lead guitar with Fred Eaglesmith and the Flying Squirrels. More recently on his own and ramping up to record, promote and release his third album, the lessons learned have paid off in many ways for the Thorold guitarist and singer-songwriter.
An Evening With Devon & Chris (Snake River) of The Lonesome Weekends: Solo Records Release Show, July 27, Doors 8:00pm, $10
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!
Steady rhythms and mellow melodies are Pirate Soul’s raison-d’etre, and the new sounds coming from his collection of instruments have influences from many a place. Having been the front man and songwriter for New Brunswick’s Weak Size Fish – 7 pieces of funky reggae boogie jams since 2005, Mazerolle is ready to groove on to the beat of his own drum… a stomp box. Add some happy uke strums, the smooth slides of a lap steel, and words from the soul, and you are home. Pirate Soul will be sailing across North America’s highways, through the trees and over the hills, dipping into lakes and rivers and spreading light to guide him on his journey…the Quest for the Pacific.
The Creative City Centre is very excited to announce that No River are coming to the Creative City Centre on July 20th. No River was recently featured on CBC Radio’s Six Degree of Separation and are winners of Best Song Performance at the 2012 Calgary Folk Music Songwriting Competition. Regina’s own TB Judd will be opening the show. Doors will open at 8:00 and music starts at 8:30. Tickets are only $10 at the door.
No River experiment with the diversity of country and roots sounds. Their music focuses on the ideals of simplicity, while upholding increased dynamic and textural complexity. The band’s self-produced debut record Don’t Pray (2011) presents immersive songwriting encapsulated in a mix of warm tones, rich vocal harmonies, folk instrumentation, and haunting melodies. The record chronicles band member’s experiences living in a derelict turn of the century Alberta farm house, in the dead of winter.
Within the music; guitar, lap steel, Leslie powered organ, banjo, shimmering piano lines, and an unbroken rhythm section, provide the backdrop for both heartfelt and heavy vocal content and phrasing. It is this diversity of instrumentation and arrangement that provide each song with a unique feeling and imagery.
We are very excited to announce that Fish and Bird are coming to the Creative City Centre on July 10th. Fish and Bird are in the middle of a 28-day tour, including performances at the Winnipeg Folk Festival and Folk On The Rocks Festival in Yellowknife, NWT. Saskatoon’s Kirby Criddle will be opening the show. Doors will open at 7:30 and music starts t 8:00.
Fish & Bird’s latest album, Every Whisper is a Shout Across the Void, marks a major step forward for the young band. The project began in Victoria, BC in 2006 as an acoustic duo, comprised of Taylor Ashton and Adam Iredale-Gray. On their 2007 self titled debut, their take on ‘folk’ included original songs in odd time signatures and traditional murder ballads with rock beats. 2009′s Left Brain Blues was a more mature exploration of the space between folk traditions and reckless creativity, with Ashton & Gray playing multiple instruments on each song, and toying with the formats that inspired them. Some of the friends they enlisted to help fill out the sound on the record and at live shows eventually became permanent members of the band, and now Fish & Bird are the five-piece indie-folk powerhouse we know today. They have weird vocal improv sections, they rock out in 11/8, sometimes it seems like they’re playing bluegrass, and they might make you cry.
Songwriter Sunday with Gabrille Papillon, Corinna Rose, and Christa Couture, July 8, Doors at 7:30, $10
Our monthly event, Songwriter’s Sunday is back and offers a stellar line-up of singer songwriters, Gabrille Papillon from Montreal, QC, Corinna Rose from Montreal, QC, and Christa Couture from Vancouver, BC. Doors will open at 7:30 and the music will start at 8:00 pm.
Gabrielle Papillon has been singing all her life. Her concert going experiences began in the womb, when her parents attended a Grateful Dead concert. She began humming her own melodies as a toddler and, writing her first songs at fourteen as soon as she learned her basic chords on a guitar. Influenced by guitar slinging troubadours such as Ani Difranco, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and Paul Simon, her music is often about a feeling. Her muse is the amalgamation of people in her life, or an imaginary scenario. Above all she loves the journey of a song.
Tanya Davis is the current Poet Laureate of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her creative collaboration with Andrea Dorfman, the videopoem How to be Alone, has had more than 4 million views on youtube, garnering Tanya new fans and supporters from the world over. She regularly receives commissions to pen poems and verse and has worked in this regard for such bodies as the Canada Winter Games, the PEI Advisory Council on the Status of Women, CBC Radio, and the National Film Board of Canada. She also works and performs as a songwriter and musician and has released 3 full length albums, picking up awards and nominations for each one. Her first book of poetry, At first, lonely, was published in 2011 by Acorn Press.
Rosie and the Riveters are on tour in Saskatchewan in June. They will showcase their compelling performance that features seductive vocal arrangements, scintillating choreography, inviting humour and 1940s charm on June 22 at the Creative City Centre. Regina’s own Robyn Barbour will be opening the show. Doors will open at 8pm and music will start at 8:30. Tickets are $15 at the door.
Rosie and the Riveters are a quartet based in Saskatoon that has been making waves in Saskatchewan’s music scene since their debut last summer. Farideh, Alexis Normand, Melissa Nygren and Kiera Dall!Osto make up the powerhouse combo that leaves
audiences awe-struck as they revisit the spirit of gospel music.
This ain’t your wailin’ weapin’ gospel hour! These ladies steer clear from religious conversions and will have you dancing in the aisles and laughing in your seats with their African-American spirituals, toe-tapping bluegrasss numbers, war-time tunes and
original compositions. Don’t miss the opportunity to be “riveted” by their unique style of folk-gospel with a swinging delivery.
Bring your guitar, your piano, your trumpets and fiddles, bring the whole choir. It’s talent night, and time for you to shine! Call 546.5565 to sign up for the talent night, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. (We need to know your technical requirements.)
Doors will open at 8pm, and the show will start by 8:30pm.
There’s no cost to attend! Come hear some of our talented community show their stuff!