- bio:The Okanagans Largest Outdoor Music Festival at Kings Park, Penticton, BC, July 27th - 29th, 2012.
- location:Penticton, BC
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Ronnie Dunn is more than just the first-ever solo album by one of country music’s most beloved artists -- a man who’s already learned a thing or two about being a singer in a cowboy band. As familiar as his winning voice has become, Ronnie Dunn has only now taken the time to explore once and for all his own powerful voice as a brand new solo artist. And as Dunn himself notes with a laugh, “I have to say, I’m sure enjoying feeling ‘new’ all over again.”
Hailing from the city of Atlanta, Georgia, Collective Soul shot to international fame with their 1993 releaseHints, Allegations and Things Left Unsaid, and their mega #1 hit “Shine.” The album was a collection of Ed Roland’s demos that spread quickly through the college underground circuit and caught fire, going on to achieve Double-Platinum status. After having been invited to the 25th Anniversary Woodstock concert, Collective Soul went into the studio to record their sophomore follow up. The self-titled Collective Soul, released in March of 1995, would be the album that would help define their sound of catchy melodies and guitar driven songs. Containing four outstanding singles (three of which reached #1), “December,” “The World I Know,” “Where The River Flows,” and “Gel,” it became Collective Soul’s highest selling album to date. The album went Triple-Platinum and spent 76 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 charts.
Sam Roberts Band is thrilled to announce the release of their new album, Collider. Set for a May 10th release on Zoë/Rounder Records, Collider reinforces the spirit of the band's classic pop song craft and infectious melodies that countless critics fell in love with. Joined by Califone percussionist Ben Massarella and Antibalas woodwind wizard Stuart Bogie, the band explores a world of rhythms, sounds and ideas that challenged their understanding of themselves and the music that they were making. Produced by Chicago-based producer Brian Deck (Modest Mouse / Iron and Wine,) Collider is the follow up to Roberts' critically acclaimed album Love At The End Of The World. The new energy is immediately apparent on the album's opening track "The Last Crusade," which begins as a simmering soul shuffle before gradually intensifying into a brass-blasted Afro-funk blowout. Bogie and Massarella's role on this album amounts to more than just firing up the band's funkiness on tracks like "Let It In" and adding a Sticky Fingers swing to "Sang Froid." The process of opening up the songs to accommodate their guest contributions forced the band to refine and refocus their own playing.
In 2005 Glass Tiger marked 20 years of making music together. In celebration of this achievement, EMI Music released a retrospective DVD containing all of the original hit videos the band released in the 1980's and 90's along with 2 new videos and songs recorded especially for the DVD compilation.
Seven studio albums in fifteen years is, in itself, a measure of Jesse Cookʼs artistic success. And, for this latest recording he wanted to trace rumba flamenco back to its roots in Cuba. His instincts though got the better of him and he wound up spending time in Bogota, Colombia.
The resulting body of work is sublime, a continuation of Cookʼs insatiable appetite for world music in all its forms.
Loyal fans will be thrilled with “The Rumba Foundation”, as he has entitled the album, while those who have never before experienced Cookʼs creativity will find themselves tapping their feet to these extraordinary Latin rhythms wondering why they have not experienced Cook before.
A brand new artist from Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. Andrew Allen scored his first hit in 2009, when “I Wanna Be Your Christmas” cracked the Top Ten in his native Canada. Although raised in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, his music evoked memories of a warmer place, with artists like Jason Mraz and Jack Johnson serving as touchstones for his acoustic pop/rock. Allen continued building an international profile in 2010, eventually signing a contract with Epic after spending much of the year on the road. He was the feature performer for the Sochi 2014 hand off finale on the internationally broadcast Closing Ceremony of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games held in Whistler.
This Burlington, Ont., band has hit "YouTube Sensation" status. If you’ve been under a rock, here’s what happened: January. 5th, 2012, the band uploaded their cover of Australian singer Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know.” Within hours, their video had gone viral, and less than a month after the upload, the band was on Ellen and the Today Show and had over 50 million views on YouTube.
Like Ridley Bent’s past records, Rabbit On My Wheel reads like a collection of short stories, showcasing the Western Canada based Country artist’s keen fascination for characters whose life on the straight and narrow rarely lasts past the nearest exit to a short, crooked road.
In 1996 when Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing and Tom Wilson came together to record what was supposed to be a one-off tribute album to the great song- writer Willie P. Bennett, there was nary a thought that they would eventually become a going concern as a band. At the time, all three members were deeply committed to burgeoning solo careers that they had no intentions of putting on hold. Twelve years later, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings has organically evolved into one of the finest roots-oriented bands in North America, having released six CDs and evolved a feeling of brotherhood manifested in a sense of groove, timbral blend and melodic and rhythmic play that is distinctive, mystical, energizing and constantly evocative. The sum is indeed greater than the parts – and the parts are as good as they get. Blackie and the Rodeo Kings remains one of Canada’s greatest musical treasures.
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Legendary music icons, THREE DOG NIGHT, celebrate their 4th decade bringing with them some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets than THREE DOG NIGHT. THREE DOG NIGHT's hits include "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)", "Joy To The World", "Black and White", "Shambala", and "One" serve to heighten our emotions and crystalize their continuing popularity. This Grammy-nominated band is not content resting on their legacy alone. Always working to expand their audience, THREE DOG NIGHT have embraced and been embraced by 21st century music technology. Their albums sold this decade alone have totalled over a million copies.
The Steadies make high energy, funktified music that spreads good vibes no matter where they play. Formerly called ‘Mobadass,’ The Steadies take the explosively popular Top 40 sound and mix it with rocksteady and reggae influences, creating what they’ve dubbed, “island rock.”
WAR’s long-hailed musical virtuosity and influences, which include, jazz, rock, funk, soul, R_B, and Latin, have impacted their fans, as well as other musicians, regardless of race, generation, or genre. Founding member, Lonnie Jordan, states that this is one “WAR” that has truly brought people together for peace, love, and harmony.
Reunited with original members Greig Nori and Bill Priddle, they have not played live since 2003. Treble
charger has sold over 7000,000 albums and have multiple Gold and Platinum aLbums. Some of their biggest hits include: "American Psycho", "Red", "Friend of Mine", "Brand New Low", and "Hundred Million". Grieg Nori has become one of Canada's top producers working with the New Cities, Mariana's Trench _ Hedley as well as being featured in the Much Music series "Disband" _ "Discovered". Bill Priddle went on to play with Broken Social Scene.
Last year saw The Malibu Knights perform on over 180 stages all across Canada, opening for huge acts like Bon Jovi, Kid Rock, Bif Naked, Mariana’s Trench, and many others. This rock trio plays everything from stadiums filled with 40,000+ people to small intimate venues. The Malibu Knights love life on the road and practically live in the studio when they aren’t touring.
Good For Grapes formed in September of 2010, after a group of friends took a trip to Victoria, BC for some modest busking. Since the moment they stepped onto the ferry, they were an attraction. Drawing unexpected crowds, naturally this young and aspiring band took form; an original and talented five piece group, with an array of harmonizing voices and instruments. Hailing from Vancouver, British Columbia, this folk / alternative act has been gaining momentum ever since they stepped into the music scene. Their live stage performance in this time has evolved into an incredibly active, folk stomping, and inviting energy; always resulting in an extremely enthusiastic and involved audience. Beginning by supporting charities and foundations, their unique folk sound has been accepted into a large variety of venues. Through this, they have gained a loyal fan base which grows at every turn.
First and foremost, the name “Free City Collective” comes from a group of counter-culture activists based out of San Francisco. In the 1960’s, they were better known as “The Diggers“, a rag-tag ensemble of actors, poets, writers, musicians – artists in general. Through non-violent demonstration, varying from abstract theatre productions to free food distribution, The Diggers became the voice of bohemia in the western world. Their goal was simple: To take the revolutionary ideals of hippie philosophy, combine it with the liberal self-sufficiency of the late 20th century, and present the people with a free-thinking alternative; a society without private property, buying or selling; a Free City. This methodology, once pigeon-holed as the anarchic pipe-dream of a careless generation, became a global phenomenon. The Diggers would become Free City Collective, and they’re unparalleled influence on popular culture would forever change our world.