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GaryComeaunewpicGary Comeau & the Voodoo Allstars
January 30 & 31, Friday & Saturday

Tickets $30

Hot and spicy! New Orleans rockin’ roots & blues.

Take the rhythm of the Maritime Acadian music, season well with Louisiana zydeco blues, add a twist of Highway 61 era Dylan, serve it up with great showmanship, and you’ve got a potent musical cocktail that will have your head spinning and your feet dancing!

Playing a range of instruments including guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and piano he delivers originally crafted, high energy, New Orleans-style rockin’ roots and blues. Although Gary’s own roots are French-Acadian-he was born and raised in Nova Scotia-- his soul seems to have taken a long and inspiring detour through Louisiana and the Mississippi Delta. And while Gary does not consider himself to be a cajun or zydeco artist per se (“it’s just the vibe that runs through the tunes I write”) he’s probably the most southern-sounding player in town. The Georgia Strait states without hesitation that “Vancouver’s roots-music scene has immensely benefited from Comeau’s presence.”

www.garycomeau.net

FushiapromoblackcopyKenny Blues Boss Wayne
February 6 & 7, Friday & Saturday

Tickets $32

TRIBUTE to FATS DOMINO

Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne a Juno Winning Blues Pianist has put together a dynamic 7 piece band of top Canadian musicians from the Okanagan area to perform a musical tribute to the world renowned Fats Domino with the theme “Dreaming of New Orleans”.  People at the sold out MS benefit concert at St. Michael & All Angels Cathedral last October enjoyed the wonderful spirit of New Orleans. You too will feel like you are in New Orleans with a true musical experience of one of New Orleans’ greatest performers, Fats Domino by Kenny Wayne. Kenny is the closest similarity that you’re going experience other than Fats himself. Kenny’s tribute has been highlighted at many Jazz festivals throughout Europe.  Bring your beads and get ready to join in with the ‘second line’ and let’s celebrate as if the Mardi Gras is right here in Penticton.

www.kennybluesboss.com

Locarno3Locarno
February 13, Friday

Tickets $30

A GROOVE HEAVY MIX OF MEXICAN FOLK, CUBAN SON AND LATIN SOUL

Locarno is the Latin project of Juno award winning musician and Paperboys frontman, Tom Landa. The music, like him, is part Mexican but with strong doses of Cuban Son, Folk Music, Pop and Funk. There are threads of Son Jarocho and Salsa but the songs are more edgy and contemporary than that. The music could be compared to Manu Chao, Ozomatli or Rodrigo and Gabriela but although there are similarities it is truly original and a new flavour in the Latin music genre.

“Tom Landa is one of those rare talents who cannot only lyricize in both English and Spanish; he can contextualize the words musically with authentic cultural reference. Locarno may be the name of a beach in his hometown of Vancouver but the project rings with true Jarocho rhythms from Veracruz on the Mexican Gulf. Surrounded by the finest of BC's Latin musicians, Locarno's debut percolates with warmth and groove. Deep, contemporary production comes courtesy of a collaboration between Juno winners, Tom Landa and Joby Baker."

www.locarnomusic.com

HeatherBlushHeather Blush & The Uppercuts
February 14, Saturday

Tickets $22

This group performed last August and were a pleasure. Heather Blush and The Uppercuts is a trio of rogue troubadours based in Calgary, Alberta. Sassy, sultry, and just plain fun, this trio performs original songs designed to knock your socks off! With energetic, audience-engaging shows, Heather is quickly becoming known for songwriting that covers all bases between witty sarcasm and gutwrenching honesty. With “Captain” Steve Hazlett on drums and “Duellin’ Dale Ulan” on upright bass, this trio packs a punch and leaves a lasting impression.

"... there I was, in a room with Serena Ryder, Roxanne Potvin and Kate Fenner and we were all listening to Nora Jones....I heard these ladies all wrapped up in one person....Heather Blush.....so sad for the rest of Canada who has not yet had the privilege to embrace the superb songwriting abilities and performance techniques this lady brings to the stage...my latest pick....straight up the middle....I sincerely encourage all presenters to take note and all audiences to catch a show.... ..it will only get better..." Longevity John - owner / operator / janitor - Duncan Garage Showroom

heatherblush.com/home.html

chasepadgettChase Padgett – SIX GUITARS
February 28, Saturday

Tickets $25

1 performer becomes 6 different guitar players each with their own voice, views and music (Blues, Jazz, Rock, Classical, Folk and Country). Each character shares their humorous and heartfelt songs and stories as the show reveals how music brings us all together. “5 stars, Chase Padgett's Six Guitars is nothing short a storytelling masterpiece. The play will leave you doing two things: laughing until you cry, and lifting your jaw to its proper position.” – The Edmonton Sun.

“Chase Padgett’s achievement in 6 Guitars is so virtuosic it had me on my feet.”– Georgia Straight, Vancouver. Since the show’s premiere in 2010 6 Guitars it has earned numerous awards, rave reviews and standing ovations all over North America. It has relentlessly sold out houses in every festival it has appeared in and won Pick of the Fringe for both Edmonton and Vancouver.

www.sixguitars.com

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joetrio300dpicmykThe Joe Trio
March 20, Friday

Tickets $ 30

Joe Trio is not your average piano trio. They don’t want to be neatly categorized, but instead strive for diversity, versatility, and more than a little humour and unpredictability. Their repertoire consists of the classics – from Papa Haydn to Uncle Shostakovich- new works by contemporary composers, and their own arrangements of popular, jazz and rock tunes. And they’re not afraid to mix together so many styles of music into a single piece it makes your head spin. More than virtuosi, the Trio’s members are fantastic performers who engage the audience in a way few classical musicians can. Amply witty, charming, and tremendously musical, Joe Trio leaves audiences with a new appreciation for classical music.

They recorded their first CD, ‘A Cup of Joe’ in 1997, and their second album, recorded with CBC and entitled ‘Set ‘em up, Joe’, was nominated for Best Classical Performance at the West Coast Music Awards. In 2003, they joined forces with Canadian broadcaster and writer Stuart McLean when Joe fiddler Cameron Wilson set the music to McLean’s ‘A History of Canada’, and have since collaborated with Stuart on a number of concerts including a broadcast on The Vinyl Café.

www.joetrio.com

JMD4MBlargeOrville Johnson, John Miller, & Grant Dermody
March 21, Saturday

Tickets $22

Lyin’, cheatin’, and sneakin’: the blues is rank with falsehoods and double-dealing. But there’s no deception on this disc. What you hear is the genuine article, direct from three titans of Northwest acoustic blues: Orville Johnson, John Miller, and Grant Dermody.

Johnson is well-known for his innovative slide guitar and dobro playing and unbridled singing. Miller is renowned for his clean, complex fingerpicking in a variety of genres and styles. Harmonica player Dermody is less well known (but he did play at the Dream with Eric Bibb), but based on the evidence here and on his debut solo album last year, “Crossing That River,” he should be internationally famous. He has technique and tone to spare, and an easy intimacy with the subtleties of blues music that’ll make you think he started blowing harp about when he learned to walk.

Living Blues…performed with great confidence and consummate skill. All three men are well known in their own rights both as performers and teachers, working sympathetically together giving each other plenty of space in which to express their own individual personalities.

The choice of material is fascinating, including titles from the likes of Charlie Patton, Memphis Slim, Tampa Red and Rev. Gary Davis, with a number that I have not heard recorded elsewhere for some while. I was, in particular, interested to hear Leadbelly’s Stewball where the vocals are led by Miller with some driving and intricate mandolin from Johnson. The harp from Dermody is quite superb throughout this set and he has a tone very much of his own and on Memphis Slim’s Mother Earth his distinctive break is one of the highlights of this highly recommended set.

www.johnsonmilleranddermody.com

oldmanluedeckeOld Man Luedecke
March 26, Thursday

Tickets $20

Old Man Luedecke isn’t afraid to put his neck on the line. His latest album, Tender Is The Night, goes beyond his beloved solo, banjo-driven folk tunes. Driving a Nashville band from beginning to end with his recognizable voice, this is an artist honing his cunning lyrical flair – tenderly pushing the boundaries of his storytelling with his unique mix of folk, bluegrass and pop hooks. With skillful precision and a storyteller’s heart, Luedecke’s narrative-driven folk songs are playful, coy, and soul warming. Rich in metaphor, heart and instrumentation, Tender Is The Night muses on love, art and purpose.

“I am running like everyone else. Laughing just to keep from crying. I am always trying to find a way to express,” says Luedecke. “I am a prisoner for my appreciation for language; language that moves me is language that is unusual. I feel like it’s an important thing I can contribute to songwriting.”

After touring the globe, winning multiple Juno Awards, and becoming a father to twin girls, Luedecke has finally found confidence in himself, and his art. Tender Is The Night is a balancing act, a collection of songs artfully crafted, and tenderly performed.

“The songs are about a variety of topics, a meditation on art and ambition is present in a lot of what I do. Art and whether there is spiritual success without worldly success, that’s at the heart of Tender Is The Night,” says Luedecke.

oldmanluedecke.ca

bgbiominBobby Bazini
March 27, Friday

Tickets $25

Quebec based, soulful platinum singer-songwriter Bobby Bazini will release his sophomore full-length release, Where I Belong May 27. Last Fall, Bazini took the trip of a lifetime when he grabbed his guitar, packed up his car and left a small Montreal suburb for the Golden State to record with legendary producer Larry Klein. Five days later, he was in Los Angeles having breakfast with the iconic producer and jumping right into the recording process at the renowned Village Recorder that has hosted some of Bazini’s heroes – Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye and Johnny Cash. Where I Belong was recorded with a studio filled with some of Bazini’s favourite musicians including, Booker T (organ), Jack Ashford (percussion) and Jay Bellerose (drums). What resulted is a collection of live-sounding Folk/Country and Soul songs that Bazini is excited to share. The first single from the album is “Heavy Love”.

go listen…. www.bobbybazini.com

willieloboWillie & Lobo return…….
April 8, 9, 10 & 11, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Tickets $34

One of the Dream Café favorites……so many nights these two men have charmed us all…..from our beginnings in 2001.

Willie and Lobo's first fateful meeting came in 1983, when the two musicians were both working at Mamma Mia's restaurant in the colonial town of San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. Willie was playing fiddle with a local salsa combo, while Lobo played solo flamenco guitar on the patio. Though they jammed occasionally, Willie and Lobo were still searching for their individual sound, recording a number of solo albums before finally uniting in 1990 in Puerto Vallarta.

They soon made a live recording of a swinging Willie and Lobo set, which they dubbed PLAYING HARD. Willie and Lobo's increasing popularity and musicality led to their involvement in the soundtrack to the 1995 independent film, Shadow of the Pepper Tree.

When not touring or recording, Willie and Lobo are likely to be found catching a wave near their homes, Willie on the West Coast of Florida and Lobo on the Mexican coast. These two "rockin' surfin' gypsy dudes" have had their music used in the surfing documentary, Blazing Longboards, and continue to name songs after their favorite surfing spots.

www.willieandlobo.com

Guy Davis Wednesday, April 15 - tickets $ 30

Ian Tamblyn Saturday, April 18 - tickets $ 18

Ben Waters from the UK Wednesday - Saturday, May 6, 7, 8 & 9 - tickets $34

Stay Tuned for information on “the Dream Music Festival”
May 1 & 2 at the Penticton Trade & Convention Centre

Joining us in 2015:

BEN WATERS ** CAROLYN MARK, GEOFF BERNER & KRIS DEMEANOR
THE LION, THE BEAR & THE FOX ** BARNEY BENTALL
DAVID GOGO ** TIM WILLIAMS And many more……

Tickets will go on sale when we post the dates on the Website  

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“We have fallen into the place where everything is music”

- Rumi

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