Sunday, 13 November 2016

Tom Allen and Friends - November 12, 2016

Last night at the Bragg Creek Centre, Tom Allen, along with five musician friends brought us his chamber musical From Weimar to Vaudeville. Set in the early 1930s, it tells the story of two musician acquaintances separated by both an ocean and circumstances. Sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant, the blend of music and narrative evokes the turbulence of the era in which it is set. A truly wonderful evening of entertainment very much appreciated by the audience.

In the near future this blog will be moving to a new location. The current location will stay open until after our next concert in January, at which time I will post a link to the new site which will be part of our main website.

Tickets for our spring series are now available via our website at www.braggcreekperformingarts.com. We will open with Elliott Brood on January 21, 2017 at the Bragg Creek Centre.


©Chris Bone 2016

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Monday, 17 October 2016

The Wardens - October 15, 2016

Last Saturday evening at Redwood House, The Wardens gave our audience a taste of what it is like to live the life of a Parks Canada warden. Ray Schmidt, Scott Ward and Bradley Bischoff have a combined 80 years of service in the National Parks. Their original songs tell stories ranging from the weird and wonderful questions asked by park visitors to some of the tragedies that have occurred over the years. A great way to open our 36th season. 

We will be back at the Bragg Creek Centre on November 12 when Tom Allen and Friends will join us for an evening of music and narrative called From Weimar To Vaudeville.


©Chris Bone 2016

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Thursday, 19 May 2016

Colin James - May 14, 2016

Last Saturday night Colin James closed our 35th season with a performance that no one who was there will be able to forget for a long time. Up Close and Personal was the title of the concert, and that was the atmosphere that Colin created, ably accompanied by Chris Caddell. He gave us a few of his earlier songs, as well as some from his latest recording, Hearts On Fire, his 16th studio album. Colin is the recipient of 6 Junos, and 17 Maple Blues Awards; winning entertainer of the year in 2013. He closed the night with a three song encore which included his great rendition of Van Morrison's classic, Into The Mystic.

Unfortunately for me, it was not a great night for photography. Here come the excuses. In order to provide the atmosphere in the theatre that fit with the title of the concert, Up Close and Personal, the stage lighting was turned down low. I had to push my camera to its limits in order to produce usable photographs, and it shows. I am definitely not happy with the images but I wanted to post some anyway. Here goes!

©Chris Bone 2016

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Sunday, 10 April 2016

David Myles with Ellen Doty - April 9, 2016

There were a lot of very happy people at Redwood House last night. They had just enjoyed stellar performances by both David Myles and opener, Ellen Doty. When talented artists develop an instant rapport with their audience something very special happens. Here is a link to the review by Dan St.Yves for the Calgary Herald entitled "Elegance and grace still an apparent option from performing artists". Dan describes the experience far better than I can http://ow.ly/10vuzy

We will close our season with Colin James at the Webber Academy Performing Arts Centre on May 14. All being well, we will be able to return home to the Bragg Creek Centre in time for next season. 

David Myles Trio
David Myles - vocals, guitar and trumpet
Alan Jeffries - guitar and vocals
Kyle Cunjak - bass and vocals

Ellen Doty Trio
Ellen Doty - vocals
Josh Crowhurst - guitar
Nate Waters - saxophone

©Chris Bone 2016

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Sunday, 21 February 2016

Royal Wood with Jadea Kelly - February 20, 2016

There is no question that we have a wealth of musical talent in Canada. Two of our great singer/songwriters performed in front of a sold-out crowd at Redwood House last night. Royal Wood and Jadea Kelly both have new albums coming out in April so they treated us to a selection of their new material, as well as some familiar songs. The audience enjoyed Jadea's opening set so much that an encore was required. She returned later to share the stage with Royal. A great way to start our spring series, especially after a major water leak at the Bragg Creek Centre put our main venue out of commission for a few months.


Royal Wood - vocals, guitar, electric piano and ukulele (Betsy)
Jadea Kelly - vocals and guitar
Tom Juhas - electric guitar and vocals
Steve Zsirai - bass and vocals

©Chris Bone 2016

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Sunday, 22 November 2015

100 Mile House Band & T. Buckley - November 21, 2015

When you get two very accomplished folk/roots bands together in one room you just know that you are in for a fabulous evening of music. Last night's performances by 100 Mile House with opener T. Buckley blew our proverbial socks off. The combination of original songs, the occasional cover, incredible musicianship and a warm sense of humour pretty much covers the experience. What you might call a hard act to follow. 

We will return in the New Year with Royal Wood & Jadea Kelly at the Bragg Creek Centre on February 20, 2016.

Denise MacKay - 100 Mile House    ©ChrisBone 2015
Peter Stone - 100 Mile House    ©ChrisBone 2015
Scott Zubot, Andrea Case & Peter Stone - 100 Mile House    ©ChrisBone 2015
Scott Zubot - 100 Mile House    ©ChrisBone 2015
T. Buckley Trio    ©ChrisBone 2015
T. (Tim) Buckley    ©ChrisBone 2015
Derek Pulliam - T. Buckley Trio    ©ChrisBone 2015
Tim Leacock - T. Buckley Trio    ©ChrisBone 2015








Sunday, 18 October 2015

The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer - October 17, 2015

Last night was the perfect way to kickoff our 35th season. The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer with Dawn Pemberton just slew (yep, intended), the large and enthusiastic audience at the Bragg Creek Centre. It was just about impossible to sit still when these guys were playing. This is a hard act to follow, but we will. Next up is 100 Mile House with T. Buckley at Redwood House on November 21.

©Chris Bone 2015

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