2022 SEASON PERFORMERS BELOW - 2023 SEASON STARTS JULY 9th
Besides a JUNO Award, a West Coast Music Award and several gold and platinum albums to his credit (with his earlier group Powder Blues and others), 2011 saw Gabriel win both ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ awards at the Canadian Smoothies for ‘Told Ya So’. Gabriel has steadily built up a solid body of work, with 15 albums under his own name, and eleven Billboard hits.
Laurie Morvan Band is a 5-piece high energy, rockin’ blues band based in Long Beach, CA that honed its distinctively tight sound through joyful, relentless, and ever-expanding touring throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico and Europe, amassing over 80 festival performances along the way. Picture this. A tall, blue-eyed blonde steps up to the microphone, a guitar in her hands and confidence in her soul. She launches into a set of hot, modern blues, spiced with burning guitar solos, soulful harmonies and compelling songwriting. Her in-between song banter is affable and relatable. She sees you, she gets you, and she wants to bring a healing joy to your heart through her music.
JULY 31 - FEATURING 2 BANDS
Members of the Matlen Starsley Band have played thousands of shows, from intimate clubs to soft seat theatres to major festivals in front of 20,000 plus fans. Unlike many musicians of this vintage who are touring legacy shows, MSB was formed as a brand new musical project with the sole purpose of writing, recording and releasing an album of entirely new original music. The Rollin’ Again album produced by Ray Roper of Stonebolt fame has received universal praise from critics in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and North America. The first single ‘I Cried Today’ and the rocker ‘It Hasn’t Hit Me Yet’ have received substantive radio play around the world.
For over four decades Powder Blues has been Canada’s leading blues band.
Band highlights include winning Canada’s Juno, headlining the world-famous Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, winning the Blues Foundation Award in Memphis, Tennessee and touring the US and Europe with legends like Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, James Brown, Albert Collins, James Cotton and Stevie Ray Vaughn.
Leader Tom Lavin has won BCMIA awards for ‘Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter and Producer of the Year’, a Juno award for ‘Best New Band’ and the American W.C. Handy award.
2022 is the band’s 44th Anniversary. Their more than dozen CD titles and DVD continue to sell world-wide making Tom Lavin & the Legendary Powder Blues one of Canada’s longest-standing musical ambassadors.
In dealing with the rescheduling of pre-covid lockdown band bookings, of which this Sunday’s American Woman show was one of, something has come up at the last moment that requires us to reschedule the band from this Sunday to a yet undetermined date.
Good news is that we now have a band that we totally planned to include in this years lineup but were unable to make the necessary arrangements for until this sudden opening came up.
We are ever so pleased to announce that STEELIN’ IN THE YEARS will be appearing at Summer Sundays, Rocky Point Park, this Sunday, 2:00 pm, August 21.
STEELIN’ IN THE YEARS gathers together some of the West Coast’s most accomplished musicians who share a passion for the music of Steely Dan. SITY features top-notch interpretations of favourite Steely Dan compositions which draw from virtually all their albums. It’s an extraordinary show which never fails to electrify and delight audiences.
Kalimba – The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire transports audiences back to the excitement of the first time they heard these unforgettable songs. This 10-piece band includes a full horn and rhythm section to accurately reproduce the infectious grooves. Kalimba faithfully honors EWF founder Maurice White’s work by featuring lush treatments of the soaring vocal harmonies and signature high notes of White’s sidekick, Philip Bailey.