Sunday, 26 November 2017

MonkeyJunk - November 25, 2017

Wow! One of the most energetic, engaging and entertaining concerts that Bragg Creek has seen in a while. That is how I would describe MonkeyJunk's performance last night. These guys are accomplished musicians, and consummate entertainers. Having seen MonkeyJunk live a couple of times before I had a good idea what to expect; they did not disappoint. Judging by their reaction, our audience also enjoyed a memorable evening of great blues music.


©Chris Bone

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Sunday, 15 October 2017

Don Ross - October 14, 2017

We are back! Last night we opened out 37th season with a truly stunning performance by internationally acclaimed guitarist Don Ross. Don might just be better known in Europe, Scandinavia and parts of Asia than he is in Canada, which is often the way it seems. Our audience really appreciated the fact that he squeezed in a visit to little Bragg Creek before heading off to Austria, China, Korea and Japan. Bon voyage, and thank you for a memorable evening of music and good humour. Our next concert will be on November 25th, when MonkeyJunk will be on stage at the Bragg Creek Centre.

©Chris Bone 2017

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Basia Bulat - May 13, 2017

Wow, Wow, and... Wow! Season 36 in the bag following an amazing evening with Basia Bulat. This creative free-spirit engaged the Bragg Creek audience with her original songs, infectious energy and playful personality. Basia's heartfelt rendition of Ain't No Cure For Love in tribute to her friend and mentor, Leonard Cohen, captivated all in the room. This was an evening we will not forget any time soon. Looking forward to hearing the results of her summer of writing. Thanks, Basia!We will return on October 14 with Don Ross and Calum Graham.


©Chris Bone

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Sunday, 2 April 2017

The Bills - April 1, 2017

Last night the Bills were back in town after a fifteen year absence. Performing songs from their latest album, Trail of Tales as well as some more familiar tunes, they captivated our audience. Folk/roots with the occasional touch of Bluegrass. Even a medley of Django Reinhardt compositions played on the mandolin by Marc Atkinson. Their musicianship was stunning; their harmonies tight and melodious. Reflecting their West Coast roots, they closed the concert with Bamfield's John Vanden sung a cappella, of course. We will be back on May 13th to end our season with Basia Bulat. Tickets selling fast!

©Chris Bone 2017

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Sunday, 22 January 2017

Elliott Brood with Northern Beauties - January 21, 2017

The large audience at the Bragg Creek Centre last night enjoyed a stand-out musical experience. Two bands at the top of their game had people on their feet and dancing almost from the first song. Elliott Brood, with opener Northern Beauties, played for close to three hours. It seemed like they did not want to stop; they looked like there were enjoying themselves as much as the members of the audience.

We will be back at the Bragg Creek Centre on April 1, when The Bills will be on stage. For information, and to buy tickets, please go to www.braggcreekperformingarts.com.

Elliott Brood

©Chris Bone 2017

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Northern Beauties

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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

©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

©Chris Bone 2016

©Chris Bone 2016

©Chris Bone 2016