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Bandstand Sundays Line Up 2022

Well we've managed to kick Covid-19 far enough - fingers crossed - to once again enjoy some live music! Bandstand Sundays are back. Every Sunday through July and August starting July 3rd the Bandstand in George Lane Park will host a series of great musical events.

Start time is 1:00 PM.

Don't forget your lawn chair! See you there.

 

July 3rd - Crooked Path

Crooked Path is a 5-piece band that enjoys blending the sweet sounds of three (3) and four (4) part harmonies with traditional bluegrass instruments.

The band is composed of:

    •    Al LaMonaca, ripping up the Banjo, and
    •    Boh Woodward, rock-solid on the upright Bass; both seasoned musicians who have been active in the bluegrass scene for many years,
    •    Amber-Lynn Yourk, our newest member, adds her own distinctive flavour on the Mandolin,
    •    Maureen Woodward brings her steady rhythm on the Guitar
    •    And last, but not least, one of the most sought after musicians in the area, Cédric Blary on the Clarinet.

July 10th — Spitzee Post

The band was formed from the silt of disaster. When the town of High River flooded in June of 2013, the town was devastated. Being large in the music scene of High River, the band members went to work putting together a place for their fellow musicians to gather and play.


The need was very great, the response was overwhelming! Soon
    •    Joe Gore – singer songwriter, mandolin and guitar player,
    •    Coralee Gore – vocal, upright bass player,
    •    Wayne Corner – singer songwriter, guitar player,
    •    Bob Weder – music teacher, banjo player, and
    •    Craig West – master fiddler and vocals found themselves together.
Their love of Newgrass, Folk, Traditional and cutting edge music made the band what it is today. What better name for the band than the original name of the town of High River … “The Spitzee Post” which means higher ground!

July 17th - Carolyn Harley and the Davidsons

CAROLYN HARLEY & THE DAVIDSONS is a band of friends who offer up a high energy show of original songs in a wide variety of styles!!  Everything from blues to bluegrass and classic country to folk.  Beautiful ballads and waltzes and lively instrumentals fill out the bill.

Carolyn Harley is a prolific songwriter and plays rhythm guitar and handles the lead vocals.

Joe Harley is a wonderful bass player and singer.  His humour is  contagious and he is charming to boot!

Robb Mann is originally from Cape Breton and is a long time friend.  He is a whiz on the electric and the acoustic guitar and the mandolin!   Robb adds his voice to the background harmonies and takes his turn at lead vocals as well.

Craig West is  Alberta born and raised near Sylvan Lake.  He brings the beauty and energy of his violin.  Craig also plays acoustic guitar and mandolin.  Craig also adds his voice to the background harmonies and lead vocals as well as unexpected one liners!

July 24th – Magnolia Buckskins

Magnolia Buckskins is an Acoustic Roots Trio with Kathy Cook, Corry Ulan and Natasha Sayer.

Featuring gorgeous three part harmonies with a range of instrumentation, Magnolia Buckskin bring their years of friendship, humour and love of music to the stage, telling stories that evoke a panorama of human experiences.

Kathy Cook, Natasha Sayer and Corry Ulan draw upon their prairie roots, delivering a blend of indie bluegrass, folk, and acoustic pop music on guitar, banjo, mandolin, accordion and bass. The three songwriters back each other up with arrangements that are both refreshing and poignant.

July 31st – Eva and Cody with Robert Levesque

Cody and Eva are two seasoned seniors who have played for years in bars and night clubs across western Canada. When Eva first heard Cody sing she was blown away with his smooth voice.  Eva loves folk music whereas Cody loves the old classic country.  Together they provide the audience with a variety of music styles.

Even though Cody has slowed down from the music business he still loves to dust off the old guitar and sing for an audience.  Eva is part of The Travelling Mabels  and as a result gets more time on stage  however still loves to sing with her partner of 20 years.  Robert Levesque,  Eva’s son, will be joining them with awesome keys and great vocals.

August 7th Straight, Clean and Simple

Straight Clean & Simple was the Rural band of the Prairie's playing at rodeo dances, wedding, Festivals, and the Calgary Stampede for over 15 years.

They came to be loved through Radio land producing 3 albums and releasing 10 Canadian singles, as well as 20 European radio releases. Their independent singles have been played across Canada some hits reached the top 15 in Canada. "Country Junkie" went to number one is Europe.
 
Their success granted them two Juno Nominations, 1992 and 1993, as well as other Canadian and numerous Alberta Nominations. Straight, Clean and Simple have played many main stage Festivals like Craven Sask, Big valley and graced the same stages with acts like Waylon Jennings, Alabama, Beach Boys to name a few.
Their greatest reward of all was playing live at events across southern Alberta.
 

August 14th - Rumble Street Revival

Rumble Street Revival is a five piece band specializing in some of the best music from the 50's and 60's.

Our five piece band features Roy Pollon on Lead Vocals, Tom Lorrie on Guitar and Vocals, Luke Dauphinais on Bass and Vocals, Curt Rock on Drums and Vocals and of course the amazing Marvin Yakoweshen on Saxophone.

Bring your dancing shoes!

August 21st — The Highwoodshedders along with The Sheddettes

We sing a little, we play a little, we tell really bad jokes.

The Highwoodshedders story began a few years ago when four guys who sing with another local group, Riverwind, put together a Barbershop number for a concert. They enjoyed it so much they decided to get together every Tuesday night and do some more singing. Eventually they added instruments to the act and the rest is history. Since then, these local vocal yokels have been entertaining themselves and audiences around High River and Calgary.

August 28th — Das Corazones

The Corazones are a versatile roots-rock band based in Calgary Alberta. These guys pour their heart into every performance. The Corazones' songs draw inspiration from those mornings when you want to kiss the beautiful person you woke up next to, but have yet to gargle with mouthwash.

They write songs about small towns, love, loneliness, and coffee. Actually, a lot of songs about coffee. They spent serious amounts of time learning to recreate the squeeks and hums from those 70’s albums you love so that they can make songs that make you want to dance while somehow also leaving you with the desire to slam your bedroom door, put on your headphones, and wait for your parents to figure out where they went wrong.


The Corazones love 60's funk, 70's folk, Canadiana and all the noise in between. While their shows are powerfully fun and light-hearted, their lyrics poetically examine the beautiful intricacies of life, love, family, and song. They want to invite you to come see them play live. You’ll probably want to dance. If they’re playing outside your kids will dance and you’ll realize it’s way more fun if you join them.



 

 

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