The Burying Ground
Aug
31
7:30 PM19:30

The Burying Ground

The Burying Ground formed in 2014 as a duo, but Woody Forster and Devora Laye have been playing together since 2009 as members of The Dire Wolves, an acoustic blues string band and darlings of the East Van punk scene. They are steeped in influences from 1920’s Ragtime, Country & Western, Mississippi Blues and New Orleans Jazz.

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Gabriel Palatchi Trio
Aug
16
7:30 PM19:30

Gabriel Palatchi Trio

For the past 8 years Gabriel has been performing at major international music festivals, touring throughout Mexico, Canada and Europe. His music is broadcast across radio stations all over the world from Alaska through to South America, Europe, the Middle East and Australia It has been reviewed and featured on Rolling Stone Magazine, Latin Jazz Network, Ejazznews, All About Jazz, Jazz Caribe, The Toronto Star, Salsa Son Timba Colombia, Newstime South Africa, and Inside World Music amongst many others.

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Lion Bear Fox
Jul
26
7:30 PM19:30

Lion Bear Fox

CLAAS is pleased to present Lion Bear Fox live at the Christina Lake Welcome Centre!!

Vancouver Island's Lion Bear Fox is three huge voices joined as one, telling the truth through compelling story, honest narrative and unbridled passion.  Three men going to war onstage every night to share a message of hope, vulnerability and redemption.  Lion Bear Fox is “a musical force of nature”, an “emotional awakening” that’s sure to “be around for a lifetime”. (Nanaimo Daily News/Songs in the Valley/Terry David Mulligan).

Originally known for their respective solo careers, Christopher Arruda, Ryan McMahon and Cory Woodward joined forces as Lion Bear Fox in 2012 and was immediately selected as one of the top 20 unsigned bands British Columbia (Peak Performance Project).  The fall of 2013 saw the band release their self-produced breakthrough EP “We’d Be Good Men” and take Western Canada by storm, touring 15 times over the next two years including stops at Canadian Music Week (Toronto), Contact East (PEI), OSAC (Regina) Mission Folk Festival and The Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC. They have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with artists like Tom Wilson, Good For Grapes, Elliot Brood and Kim Mitchell.

“All three artists are known for the passion they bring to their performances and the honest songs they write,” writes the Ladysmith Chronicle, “and they have succeeded in creating gripping, dynamic songs while capturing a sincerity rarely heard this side of the 2000’s”.  

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Max Hatt / Edda Glass
Jul
20
7:30 PM19:30

Max Hatt / Edda Glass

CLAAS is proud, and extremely fortunate, to present Max Hatt and Edda Glass live at the Christina Lake Welcome Centre!!

Edda Glass's award-winning original music and unique interpretations of American and Brazilian standards have "an incomparable spook" (Nashville Scene) and "a unique sound" (NPR).  Telling stories of little people on Great Plains, the duo evokes a world that stretches from the beaches of Rio de Janeiro to the prairies of the American west, leaving audiences with a feeling both light and deep. As heard on NPR Mountain Stage, NYC's Lincoln Center, DC's Kennedy Center, and Wilco's Solid Sound Festival.

Praise for Max Hatt/Edda Glass:

Max Hatt and Edda Glass ... are constantly, bravely reinventing themselves... pioneering more deeply into original material, music that I can say without reservation will be substantive and important. [...] Many are the musicians who adhere more closely to the mainstream, aligning their original music with that which has a track record of being entertaining. Few are those who insist that original music is an art, avoid the commodity and immediate gratification that comes from creating that which has proven to be sellable. I am always inspired by visionary charismatics who possess both the courage and the perseverance to pursue their art against the odds, trusting that their labors are not in vain. Max Hatt and Edda Glass are unique voices and rare musicians.

— Eric Funk, PBS host and internationally renowned composer

“Mesmerizing… cinematic folk-jazz”

— ASCAP’s Playback Magazine at Sundance Film Festival


“Edda Glass's voice must be heard to be believed.” 

— Nels Cline (Wilco) 

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Heartwood
Jul
3
7:30 PM19:30

Heartwood

CLAAS presents Heartwood live at the Christina Lake Welcome Centre!!

Heartwood is the brand new and perfect pairing of award-winning singer-songwriters Jack Connolly and Genevieve Charbonneau from Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Valley. Jack and Genevieve are outstanding performers in their own right, but when their songwriting talents, charisma and musical chops are combined, the result is roots and folk magic. Soulful harmonies and the interplay of skillful guitar enrich original songs that are clever, intimate and highly accessible. Heartwood, which made its concert debut in November 2018 to rave reviews, casts a spell on live audiences that lasts long after the music is over.

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Little Miss Higgins
Jun
22
7:30 PM19:30

Little Miss Higgins

CLAAS is pleased to present Little Miss Higgins live at the Christina Lake Welcome Centre!!

From the Great Northern Plains of Western Canada, Little Miss Higgins struts and serenades her way, guitar in hand, lips blazoned red, onto any stage. It’s as if she just drove in off the back-road of another time with gravel dust and a sunset trailing behind her. This pocket-sized powerhouse plays music brewed up in old-time country blues, sprinkled with a little jazz and a hint of folk. And whether she’s singing songs about buying Bargain Shop Pantiesin small towns on tour, or plaintive and passionate love songs, she has a relatable knack for writing about real things. Her tunes are rooted in the truth, both practical and universal, and presented in a poetic and wonderful way.

 Born in Brooks, Alberta, raised in Independence, Kansas, and now living in Winnipeg via a long stay in small town Saskatchewan, she brings her notable voice, acute observations and a wry humor to all she lives and sings about.

 Music entered her life early. “When I was about four my dad bought this old piano at a local bar,” she recalls. “…a mini grand piano… I carved my name in the side and started taking piano lessons.” She now uses guitar and voice as her main instruments, and her theatre background, to bring a “refreshing sound and story to the stage.”

 She’s been honoured with JUNO and Maple Blues Award nominations, and won Outstanding Blues Recording at the Western Canadian Music Awards, and Favourite Blues Artist/Group or Duo of the Year at the 8th Annual Indies Awards.

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Tiger Moon
May
26
3:00 PM15:00

Tiger Moon

CLAAS is proud to welcome Kelowna's own Tiger Moon back to perform live at the Christina Lake Welcome Centre!

Tiger Moon is a West Canadian Folk duo - elements of Bluegrass and Country music wrap their devout Folk sound into a completely unique sound and structure. Dan Tait and Kasey Graff Boast harmonious sounds, heartfelt melodies, and foot-stomping rhythms - they are a pair to be reckoned with. They perform with a guitar, mandolin, foot percussion, two sets of boots and two big, rich voices. Drawing their sound from traditional folk, Canadiana, soul and rock, they are a minimalist barn-burning band with syrup-soaked harmonies. 

"Just imagine Earl Scruggs was dreaming that Dolly Parton and Led Zeppelin had a baby band. Then they let Steve Earle and the Dukes co-parent with Jim Beam and that is just a hint at what you can expect from Tiger Moon."
-House Concert Host Craig M. in Summerland, BC

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Dylan Menzie
Apr
7
3:00 PM15:00

Dylan Menzie

CLAAS is proud to present Dylan Menzie April 7th for an afternoon concert!

With a sprawling vocal range and compelling approach to composition, PEI’s Dylan Menzie has made an indelible mark in the Canadian music market. After hitting number one on CBC Radio 2’s Top 20 with his breakout single, “Kenya,” Menzie dropped 2016’s Adolescent Nature to acclaim from across Canada. Drawing clear influence from the likes of My Morning Jacket, Fleet Foxes, and Joel Plaskett without being derivative of any one, the quality of his songs heavily belies the young artist’s age.

On the back of his growing success, Menzie has performed alongside acts like City & Colour and Ron Sexsmith, showcased at major international music festivals, and was featured on CTV’s primetime music program, The Launch.

His most recent release, As the Clock Rewinds, is a collection of stripped-down and reimagined cuts from Adolescent Nature that further showcases his artistry and cements his status as an undeniable talent.

With his unmistakable and compelling vocals, Dylan Menzie has become one of Canada’s prime musical exports. His latest EP produced two Top 5 singles on CBC Radio. He's played alongside City & Colour, Ron Sexsmith and at major events like Edmonton Folk Festival, Folk Alliance International and Australian Music Week.

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