Genevieve and the Wild Sundays
Soaring harmonies, catchy songs, original folk-roots music: this
all-female trio features the award-winning songs of Vancouver-Island
homesteading, guitar playing mama Genevieve Charbonneau . With Kelly
Sherwin on upright bass, and 5 time North American fiddle champion
Ivonne Hernandez on fiddle, the music of the Wild Sundays is rooted in
old-time country, incorporating bluegrass, Canadiana and indi-pop.
Genevieve’s clever and insightful lyrics inspire goosebumps, laughter,
and tears, while Ivonne’s virtuosic fiddling will have you
foot-stomping. Kelly covers the bass notes, holding down the low
harmonies and keeping a solid groove. They released a new studio album
“Fine Line” in May 2016, showcasing the band’s “polished musicianship
and shimmering harmonies” that “float through your ears like bluegrass
angels”. Genevieve’s first album “Updraft” was nominated for 2
Vancouver Island Music Awardsin 2015, including Country Recording of
the Year, and took Producer of the Year for Marc Atkinson.
"Their close knit harmonies and lyrics cast us across a wide range of
emotions and their instrumentation lifted us off the ground like
‘dandelion seeds’ on a summer breeze." Joe Chauncy
Genevieve and the Wild Sundays
The Calgary native, who has recently put down roots in British Columbia’s Southern Gulf Islands, started touring full time in 2011 with her first album Stories From Home, a collection of self-produced home recordings.
Since her start in 2011, Lauren has captivated audiences with an impressive live performance at over 650 shows across Canada and the United States. She has shared the stage with bands such as July Talk, Reuben and the Dark, The Strumbellas, Rusted Root, The Matinee, Balkan Beat Box, Phox, among others, and has set herself apart not just as a songwriter, but as an engaging performer. Washington Post named Lauren “one of the best indie-folk rockers that you’ve never heard of,” which is sure to change with the release of Dearestly and the 50 date cross-Canada release tour in the fall of 2016.
Dearestly, released with a pay-what-you-feel digital download on July 8, 2016 and CD and vinyl on August 19, 2016, was produced by Josh Rob Gwilliam (Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, Cowpuncher) and Howard Redekopp (Tegan and Sara, Mother Mother) and recorded at OCL Studios in Calgary in September 2015. The album explores dynamic and organic soundscapes and textures creating a sound that hints at influences from Kate Bush to the Beatles but at the same time is completely unique. It’s an expertly crafted journey through moments of joyous elation to haunting darkness, providing a depth and maturity to the foundation that was laid in the 2012 release Over Land and Sea. The songs are an honest insight into Lauren’s personal journey and experiences in the past four years, and establish her as an adept songwriter and performer.
Legendary West Coast Singer ... songwriter, musician comes to the Lake.
Her 40 year career from Pied Pumkin through The Hometown Band, and on as a solo artist and multi-instrumentalist has lead to 23 albums – including her collaboration with UHF Bill Henderson and Roy Forbes in (UHF), Barney Bentall & Tom Taylor (BTU), and The High Bar Gang, a 7 piece bluegrass band with Barney Bentall & Colin Nairne. Her work has garnered 2 Juno awards, an induction into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame, and a 2014 CFMA for English Songwriter of the Year.
Shari’s solo show will include a selection of songs ranging from 1976 through to new unreleased songs. She will be performing on piano, guitar, mandolin & violin and will be joined by bassist and singer KIRBY BARBER. Kirby has played many prestigious stages with a variety of artists and bands in Country, Blues, Pop, Rock, Jazz and Bluegrass. As well as working for other artists, Kirby also performs with husband Dave Barber in both the High Bar Gang with Shari and in their own Blues/Folk group GB Roots and teaches music in Vancouver.
In 2005 this Juno Award winner was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. Gary still tours extensively and looks back on a rewarding career and gratefully acknowledges the hundreds of town and cities and thousands of listeners who have been touched by his music. With his finger style acoustic guitar, gentle vocals, colorful stories, Gary takes his western roots music to the people with a rare sincerity.
Need we say more? These two filled the Park last time they performed here, and will do it again, to our great delight! The son of Barney Bentall, Dustin has gone on to create a whole new sound and energy in his music, and combined with Kendal on vocals and some superb fiddle playing , this will be a night to remember. Outside concert, bring a lawn chair. Refreshments will be served and dinner available before hand 5:30 -7:00 at Lisa's Bistro 250 447 2554
A dynamic young trio that fills the stage with incredible full sound. These extremely talented musicians/songwriters were a smash hit last year at the Centre... don't miss this band, they are exceptional. Their music hearkens to early Zeppelin days, and most of their music is original and driving, with some soft sensitive pieces that reflect their other side.
This dynamic young group of Japanese drummers will amaze you with their stage show and precision drumming... if you've never seen a Taiko drum show before , you will not want to miss this opportunity. If you have seen one before then you will be there, we can guess! There will be a drum workshop after the show, by donation (limited numbers) (suggested $5) which will give you some great hands on experience with this ancient art, so plan on bringing the whole family and make it a fun evening of listening, watching and learning! This is an outside performance, so bring warm clothes and lawn chairs. Refreshments will be available.
Three times Juno Award winner Alpha and his 5 pc West African band are coming to open up Homecoming on the Friday night, then shuffle in the sand with a drum and dance workshop the Saturday. This is music with solid beat and soul, and will delight the whole family. Bring your deck chairs to the Park for a 7;00 show under the stars, and be prepared to not be able to sit thorough this enchanting evening of West African rhythms... they are amazing. Tickets $20 advance adults, $25 door, Seniors/studentts $20, family $45 advance.
An evening of fabulous Classical Music from this talented Trio. Lorraine Barg, Ellen Tolson and Liz Martin combine their many years of experience to give you an evening of Mozart, Beethoven, and Bach. Dinner is available at Lisa's Bistro beforehand. Tickets, $10 at the door.
Back by hugely popular demand, these boys from the Left Coast are coming through Christina lake with their great bluegrass music. At the Centre, 7:30 pm on Tuesday, April 26. Lisa's Bistro will be serving a Lobster Tail Entree to celebrate this band's return, so book reservations for that at 250 447 2554 starting at 6:00 pm
An amazingly talented duo from the Maritimes on their Canadian Tour touch down at the Centre for one night on the Easter Long Weekend. Their music is fresh and authentic, with beautiful blending of guitar, flute, drum and harmonies in the traditional East Coast Style.
Laura's distinct singing voice has been a mainstay of the Canadian music scene for many decades now. Growing up in southern Ontario, she made the bold move to Cape Breton in the mid-80s where she found a vibrant music scene and the ability to artistically grow. She has remained in Nova Scotia ever since and has a community of musical friends who are able to support her performances and, occasionally, are the sources of new material. Laura continues to hone her craft of songwriting.
Personal accolades include two Juno nominations, a Gemini award, and an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities to honour Laura's songwriting talent. She is probably most well-known for "My Bonny," her unique interpretation of the Scottish song "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean," a version of which she recorded with The Chieftains in 2010 which was named "Song of the Decade" by LiveIreland, the Irish Internet radio and TV enterprise.
With a couple of debilitating injuries occurring in the first decade of the millennium, Laura was forced into a hiatus that ended in mid-2013 with the release of "Everything Is Moving," an album released on the prestigious Canadian label, Borealis Records. Laura typically tours with an accompanist, allowing her to more fully engage her voice with her audience and provide a truly remarkable live performance experience.