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SEBASTIAN OWL |
Blair Atkinson- Mandolin/Piano/Vocals, Ian Russell- Bass/Vocals, David Comrie- Guitar/Vocals, Trevor Crook- Drums/Vocals
Let me set the scene. It's a cold dark winters eve in Brandon, Manitoba. In a cold basement lies four gentlemen, one holding a mandolin, one plucking a bass string, one banging away at a drum set and the other soothing guitar strings. All of them letting their voices conform into a mythical beast
Learn more at: www.reverbnation.com/
PHLEGM FATALE |
Growing up loving the rock goddesses and pop princess's of the 70's, 80's 90's and today, Alana Mercer (guitar) and Karyn Broadfoot-Walters (vocals) came together to create Phlegm Fatale an Indie Pop Rock Dance Duo. Unable to decide on one genre of music the Phlegm girls decided to do it all. Combining melodic songs that showcase Karyn's entrancing vocals. Mixed with Alana's grungy guitar these two are sure to seduce!
Learn more at: www.facebook.com/pages/Phlegm-Fatale/180982018592395
INNA RIDDIM |
On the Winnipeg reggae music scene since 1985, Inna Riddim servesWinnipeg music lovers an eclectic concoction of reggae mixed up withrock, folk, and R&B. The band's long history of jamming together hasspawned a musical style that feels natural and laidback, infused withlots of improvisation and a playful, energetic sound.
Inna Riddim has evolved considerably since its first gig at an anti-apartheid rally one summer long ago, and has filled out over the yearswith a range of instrumentation including flute, viola and horns. Today,the four-piece configuration includes original band members Jeff Diamond(lead vocals, guitar, synth) and Ron Torpey (drums, vocals), veteran Jim Stoeber (guitar, synth, vocals) and Rick McGee (Bass Guitar).
Compiled over two decades, Inna Riddim's musical repertoire is varied,and includes a cocktail of traditional roots reggae tunes, reggae-fiedrock and pop numbers, and several original songs that start with a reggaebase and throw in some other flavours to cook up their own unique blend.
Inna Riddim has played a multitude of Winnipeg venues and festivals overthe years and toured to some nearby towns including Winnipeg Beach,Gimli, Brandon, Regina, Saskatoon, Kenora, and Thunder Bay.
Learn more at: www.innariddim.ca
Bearcat was formed in 1995 with the first self titled cd. Followed by " Ode to the Village, then "Due Date" and the latest cd " Bunkhouse Superstar". The original lineup was singer songwriter Barry Matkowski [ guitar, vocals], Randy Booth[ bass, vocals], Jim Creasey[lead guitar] and Vern Marshall [ drums]. Bearcat played around Manitoba and received airplay in rural and northern areas helping sell over 10,000 units. In 2000 Barry moved from Winnipeg to the Matlock area with his family. Eventually meeting musicians Ron Adams[bass, vocals] and Larry Hackie [ guitar, vocals] who had retired to the area. Rounding out the band on drums and vocals is Len Osland from Gimli. Currently playing a wide selection of music [ Classic Rock, Blues, Country Rock and original Bearcat music.]
THE FROG PONDERS |
The Frog Ponders Rhythm and Jazz. Once again a Matlock Festival special presentation, featuring a constellation of players from here, near, and far, this band’s eclectic vibe sends out positive ripples towards the shores of cosmic wetlands beyond imagining... Ponderous, perhaps, but making it impossible to be a worrywart, and certain to get you hopping!
UPTOWN GRASS |
Uptown Grass is not a lawn care business, nor are we into hydroponic gardening. We are simply a group of friends that get together to play bluegrass music, which is about the only thing we have in common. Graham Towers was weaned on rock and roll and plays guitar when he is not selling cars, Jim Gladstone has been known to take his bass out of the bag once in while between trips to sell agricultural equipment, Doris Verwey sings as a diversion from the insurance business and Don Metz and Ed Byard play mandolin and banjo as an escape from the rigors of academic life at the University of Winnipeg. We generally show up wherever there is beer and good music.
DOUG AND JESS BAND |
The Doug and Jess Band are from Winnipeg where they have made an extraordinary splash in the folk and bluegrass scene. The Doug and Jess Band have all of the essential musical ingredients that combine into an excellent presentation of roots music in the Bluegrass, Folk and Old Time genres.
Listening to Doug and Jess it becomes instantly obvious that they have absorbed all the fine traditions of the music and instead of simply repeating what many others have done, they have taken the music to a new level by creating new modern works within the framework of the tradition, "It's like new wine in old bottles," says award winning designer MichaelWrycraft. " I don't know anybody who does this better" continued Wrycraft, 'It has the feel of the old timers like the Carter Family, but it's almost all brand new songs".
Doug's high lonesome voice and Jess's straight strong alto blend together perfectly. The instrumental virtuosity combined with great harmony singing combined with great songs really make The Doug and Jess Band stand out from the rest.
The band consists of songwriters Doug and Jess Reimer, a father and daughter team who are the front folks of this four-piece band. Jeremy G. Hamm plays mandolin, soulful fiddle and harmony vocals and rounding out the lineup is Tim Osmond whose inventive approach to the five-string banjo adds drive and bounce to the Doug and Jess sound.
Learn more at: www.dougandjess.com
THE OSMOND - DAVIS BAND |