Every summer, the Grist Mill features some exceptional classical, traditional, folk, roots, world music, and acoustic blues talents as they perform in the heritage gardens near our 1877 waterwheel-powered flour mill. We’re only a half hour drive from Penticton, OK Falls, Oliver or Osoyoos–come visit one of the most charming concert venues in the South Okanagan and Similkameen.
Though drawing on flamenco flourishes learned in Spain, on African percussion, on bluegrass and other roots music from across the Americas, TMO has cycled through far-flung influences and youthful forays into sounds from all over, finding new vistas of creativity that bring them closer to their own beginnings, to the people and places that have shaped them.Find out more »
A journey that started with a mistaken meeting at a show in Toronto 13 years ago has led the couple to share their unique brand of transatlantic folk at shows and festivals across this great continent. 100 mile house were winners of the Emerging Artist Award at the 2014 Edmonton Folk Music Festival, and their previous two albums, Wait With Me (2013) and Hollow Ponds (2011), have garnered three WCMA nominations, two Calgary Folk Festival Songwriting Grand prizes, two Edmonton Music Awards and have received airplay across the globe, from the BBC in the UK to Germany, Holland and France. It has also taken them to the stages of some of Canada’s biggest festivals including the Edmonton, Calgary, Canmore and Vancouver Folk Festivals.Find out more »
Resonant, acoustic folk with an other-worldly edge, and a lyric presence that cuts deep. Prism-clear vocals + strings; A combination of vocal agility and power.
Raine is part prairie songstress, part storyweaver; Each song has a story, delivered between songs with humour and grace. Expect to laugh, expect to cry. Also, she’s probably shorter than you’re imagining, so expect that, too.
Raine invites her love of the violin into the singer-songwriter genre, writing for violin and voice, as well as for guitar and voice.Find out more »
It has been said that all Canadian writing inevitably reflects the almost impenetrable vastness of the land and the great distances that separate us. If ‘The Road We Once Knew’ by the Eisenhauers, the husband and wife duo of Jeremy Eisenhauer and Sheree Plett Eisenhauer, is any indication, you’d be hard pressed not to come to the same conclusion about Canadian music. Simple, spare and heartbreaking in its directness, the concepts of distance, time and the wavering arcs of separation and reunion have rarely been as compellingly explored as they are in this powerful debut album.Find out more »
On Friday, August 18th, Vancouver band The Irish Wakers will be passing through on their way to the Princeton Traditional Music Festival and will be setting up under one of our stately Horse Chestnut trees for a lively set of Irish music. Start your weekend early, kick off your shoes and dance on the grass!Find out more »
Fresh from their urban family farmstead located on Mission Hill in the Comox Valley, Mission Hill Family Band's music is as high quality and home grown as the tomatoes and cucumbers out of their garden. Companion planting musical genres like Brazilian choro with Western Swing and Old Time to create unique recipes to satisfy a variety of musical appetites.Find out more »
Described as everything from indie-roots to chamber-folk, West My Friend has an acoustic blend of instruments and four-part harmonies that challenges the conventions of popular music to create a performance that is both engaging and innovative. Songs are created through a collaborative process: well-crafted and clever lyrics, acrobatic mandolin riffs, flawless bass lines, and richly textured accordion combine as every member brings forward their own ideas and experiences.Find out more »
Soulful acoustic and electric Folk, Blues and Roots music, this is the music of Lester Quitzau. With understated mastery and grace, the Juno Award winning musician explores the space between the notes, as much as the notes themselves. Lester Quitzau’s music goes many places… rockin’ slow and easy front porch style, then on down a long winding road, covering many a mile.Find out more »