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

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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

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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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