Harpist Neil Burnett and cellist Christina Zaenker of Crossbow shared a Sunday afternoon matinee with Pianist Dimiter Terziev on Sept. 30 at St. Albans.

Creative Current – Musicians and artists invite the public in

Bi-monthly round up of music and theatre in the Ashcroft-Cache Creek area.

Ashcroft Art Club welcomes new and returning Artists

The Ashcroft Art Club is looking forward in welcoming friends back after the summer break. Any Artists interested in joining the club they will be meeting every Wednesday starting Oct. 3 from 10 am to 2 pm at St. Alban’s Hall. For more information, contact Paulette Thille (250) 453-2284.

Clinton Art Show Oct. 5-7

The Clinton Arts and Cultural Society presents the annual Art & Artisan Show and Sale from Oct. 5 through the 7th. Opening Night is Friday night from 6-9 pm. Saturday and Sunday hours are from 1-6 pm. The event takes place at the Clinton Community Hall at 306 Lebourdais Ave. As well as the art on display, there will be artisans selling crafts at tables. Musicians and dancers will be performing intermittently throughout the show. Sundays can tend to be a little quiet so if anyone wants to come and perform feel free.

Art Pruce at the Packing House

The Packing House in Spences Bridge offers some great music this month. Art Pruce plays a Dinner Concert on Saturday, Oct. 6. Dinner is from 5:30 pm, music starts at 7 pm. Pruce is a young singer/songwriter who has been slowly and steadily building a fan base with his riveting performances and his engaging original songs. His musical style speaks to a broad demographic and has drawn comparisons to James Taylor and John Denver while maintaining a unique country vibe. Art is also a 2009 BCCMA Roots Artist & Male Vocalist nominee Should be a great show!

Here’s some local history with an Art Pruce/Packing House connection. Steve and Paulet were in Kamloops one beautiful summer day where great music filled the air from a sidewalk musician, hired to entertain the walking public. They listened, they liked and they were inspired to come up with the dinner show concept. They talked with this talented musician about their idea and he was very receptive. A month later they emailed Art Pruce and asked him to play at their very first Dinner Show and he enthusiastically accepted! Fifty five shows later, Art will be returning to the Packing House this Saturday. Steve and Paulet want to fill the house and they only have a few days to do it. Come and be part of the reunion!!

Reservations are required as they have limited seating available. Call (250) 458-2256 or visit the Packing House. Looking for great cuisine, incredible music, with an added bonus? In honour of coming full circle at the Packing House and having a late, bountiful harvest at their farm, all guests will go home with a nice box of farm succulents – melons, tomatoes, cucumbers…along with a surprise or two.

Juno award winner, Steve Dawson coming to Ashcroft

Winding Rivers Arts & Performance Society hosts another fabulous Dessert Concert on Sunday, Oct. 14 featuring Juno Award Winner, multi-instrumentalist and Producer, Steve Dawson. Steve sings and plays various instruments including guitar, dobro and pedal steel and will be on tour with Bassist Keith Lowe.

Over the past decade or so Steve has become such an indelible fixture on the Canadian musical landscape that it’s tempting to take him for granted. One of the drawbacks of being so talented is that he makes everything he does sound so effortless. The music that continually flows out of him is so natural and unforced that it’s possible to forget all of the toil that went into producing it.

Behind the organic, flowing guitar work, the crisp arrangements and the laconic singing voice, resides one of the brightest, hardest working musicians the country has ever produced. Simply put and why you might want to come ; Steve Dawson ‘lays it down with charisma and personality…a breathtaking guitarist’

His latest CD – “Nightshade” represents a significant leap forward for Steve Dawson and is destined to become one of the most admired and well loved albums in an already impressive body of work.

The Dessert Concert will be held at St Alban’s Hall (501 Bancroft St.) in Ashcroft. Doors open at 7 pm and the music starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available now at The Ashcroft Bakery, Nature’s Gifts or by calling (250) 453-9100.

You can also look forward to four more Dessert Concerts this season, plus an opportunity to buy the remaining shows as a package deal for some cost savings. You can buy your seasons tickets right up to the third show on Nov. 4th with Infinitus by phoning (250) 453 9100.

Mark your calendars for our November Dessert Concert with Infinitus – a matinee at 2 pm on Sunday, Nov. 4. Infinitus is a string trio known for their unique sound and upbeat performance style. With  programs that feature polished Classical works and original Jazz, Latin and Hip-Hop arrangements/compositions, audiences can expect a fun and interactive concert experience.  It’s amazing the musical concoctions these three award-winning musicians can cook up with just a violin, viola, cello and some vocalizations.

WRAPS theatre

Don’t forget in January and February WRAP will be presenting in a comedy improve weekend workshop, followed by four Wednesday night performances of improv and stand up comedy. Step out of the winters blues and get your improv boots on!

The WRAP Society will also be holding a Halloween dress up masquerade evening Dance with live music by High Society on Oct. 27 at St Albans Hall.

WRAPS is in rehearsals for the upcoming Community Play called ‘Midsummer  Night’s Midterm. If you would like to be involved backstage or send us an email to windingriversarts@gmail.com or phone (250 ) 453-9100.

Strings and Brass lineup announced

Lillooet Music has just announced an impressive line up of musical acts coming to town. Their season entitled ‘Strings ‘N Brass’ has four shows to enjoy, and runs from November through May. Infinitus performs on Saturday, Nov. 3, Annie Lou on Thursday, Jan. 24, Lindsay May on Friday, March 8 and I Tromboni on Wednesday, May 8 (at St Andrews Untied Church). All other performances are at the Lilloeet  Masonic Hall. Get your Season Tickets or individual show tickets at Created By Design, KC Health and IDA. For more Info on all Artists – check out their website at www.lillooetmusic.com.

Log Cabin Music Jam in Spences Bridge

Spences Bridge Log Cabin Pub Jam Nights have started up. You never know what you’re going to find at our jam sessions on Wednesday nights says Lori and John. Check out a great array of armature and professionals every Thursday night from 8pm on. There’s a full drum set always waiting for a drummer, next to the Hammond organ (also waiting). There’s a PA system, too! Bring your music maker and help fill the room with harmony or just sit and take in the tunes.  For more info call (250) 458-2215

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