We are pleased to present an incredible musical line-up that will impress all audiences.
The Washboard Union
In a time where many bands were sounding the same... something very different arrived. The Washboard Union is Canada's only 7 piece crabgrass band of their kind featuring a banjo, a mandolin, a dojo, a harp, a guitar, a fiddle, drums, 4 singers and of course "The Washboard". This is a performance you won't want to miss!
He grew up in Paris and has shaped his music mixing rhythms and sounds from multiple universes that can be found on his album, which was released in 2010. His musical universe is somewhere between France, where he grew up and Jamaica, where his music career began. He takes us into a world of musical fusion; sophistication and endearment, energy, generosity and joie de vivre!
(French Text) Auteur, compositeur, interprète français d'origine congolaise, son univers musical se situe quelque part entre la France là où il a grandit et où sa carrière de musicien a débuté; la Jamaïque avec son incontournable reggae qui donne le ton à ses compositions et enfin, le Congo, ses racines où il puise les inspirations musicales. La nature humaine est la principale source d'inspiration de Kyssi. Ses textes sont simples et plein de poésies. Sa musique célèbre la diversité et explore les liens qui unissent les différentes cultures. Avec sa voix singulière, au timbre entre raucité, chaleur et douceur, il chante aussi l'amour, l'amitié, le respect et la confiance.
The Chris Culgin Band
Chris Culgin is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Peterborough, Ontario. His influences are steeped and rolled in the roots country traditions that are prevalent in the musically rich environment that is Peterborough. His first solo release was in January 2013, called "Good Night, Good Morning", a full length album recorded in Peterborough and Toronto. Culgin's backing band features Peterborough's finest with Sean Conway on electric guitar, Rob Foreman on upright bass, Matt Greco on drums and Chris playing acoustic guitar and mandolin. Their live show is high spirited and will get you moving, as well as moved. Take a listen. You'll be amazed.
Scott Richmond & The Flatland Players
If Waylon Jennings, Joe Cocker, Florence & The Machine and Mumford & Sons sat down and wrote songs together, they would sound like the music that Scott Richmond loves to write. Directly from the depths of Richmond's psyche, this music is an untainted as it was the moment it first echoed through this artist's mind. No formulas. It's produced pure to be shared with everyone. Explosive, soulful and entertaining, this is what listeners everywhere have been searching for.
Richmond's band, the Flatland Players, is based in Regina, Saskatchewan and made up of the best musicians in town. A combination of symphony orchestra players and grassroots wailers, their sound is at once dynamic and soulful. They are the energy that helps Richmond brings his songs to life.
Descalso was forged in 2009, initially a high school music room experiment. Since then, it has evolved into a professional and original musical entity, having provided many dance parties for those surrounding who yearn to get down!
Born in the Canadian prairies, Descalso has established a sold following consisting of all ages. Descalso's sound blends syncopated rhythms with blues, rock and pop to create a unique style of reggae music, characterized by penetrating grooves, captivating rhythms, enticing guitar solos and colourful lyrics, all of which resonate with the vibrations of youth and excitement. Relocating to Montreal, Descalso hopes to take things to the next level, continuing to spread their music to everyone, everywhere, with open ears.
Born and raised on a farm near the village of Fosston, Saskatchewan, Belle Plaine is a true prairie girl. A performer by the age of five, she was the ringer for every local musical event. Classical voice lessons began at age six and continued through high school. At 18, she knew what she wanted: to write songs, perform and have a home recording studio.
In 2006, Belle Plaine returned to her Saskatchewan home after spending some time in Australia. She had not planned to live in Regina, but quickly found a home in the city's arts community. The scene was small and welcoming and she decided to stay. By this time, Belle Plaine's notebooks were filled with words and melodies. She left her job to perform full-time in early 2010. "It just feels good to sing for people. It's what I do best, more than anything. It's about time I'm doing it for a living."
The Prairie Ramblers
The Prairie Ramblers have been together since 1995. They perform regularly at dances, birthday parties, anniversaries, weddings, nursing home events and senior residences. They play in and around Regina and often travel to various communities in the province. They are the Prairie Ramblers: Harold Tidlund (keyboard), Merv Morrow (guitar), Joan Collie (guitar) and Eldon Jensen (fiddle). Polish those dancing shoes as our music will keep you on your toes!