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Concert: The Sweet Lowdown (Doors: 6:30PM / Show: 7:00PM)
August 1, 2015$20
Concert: Doors open 6:30 pm, show 7:00 pm
The Grist Mill & Gardens invites you to experience an enchanted summer evening in the gardens surrounding our historic 1877 waterwheel-powered flour mill.
Blending original songwriting and three-part harmonies with an old-time instrumental groove, this award-winning acoustic roots trio from Victoria, B.C. creates a unique yet timeless sound that takes listeners on a pleasurable and memorable journey.
Drawn together by mutual passion for old-time music, hard-driving bluegrass, sweet harmonies and well-wrought songs, The Sweet Lowdown (Amanda Blied-guitar, Shanti Bremer-banjo and Miriam Sonstenes-fiddle) pays homage to its musical roots while simultaneously breaking new ground. Each member contributes to the band’s original repertoire and each has a unique vocal flair as well as impressive instrumental chops.
These are well evident on The Sweet Lowdown’s latest award-winning album, “May,” produced by Adrian Dolan (The Bills, Ruth Moody), mastered by Joby Baker (Cowboy Junkies, The Bills) and released in November 2012. The album features ten original compositions and two traditional songs that demonstrate a wide range of influences, including Irish and Indian music. It earned the trio a nomination for a 2013 Canadian Folk Music Award, and follows on the heels of the band’s highly praised self-titled 2011 album, which received a nomination for “Album of the Year” by the Vancouver Island Music Awards.
Winners of the 2013 “Island Roots Album of the Year” (Vancouver Island Music Awards), Victoria’s 2011 M-Award for “Favorite Roots/World Music Group”, and nominated for “Island Artist of the Year” and “BC-Wide Artist of the Year” (VIMA), The Sweet Lowdown has the ability to play to, draw in, and excite a diverse audience–young and old, lovers of traditional music as well as those new to it.
KEY CONCERT SERIES INFO
Through the summer of 2015, the Grist Mill and Gardens at Keremeos will be hosting a variety of exceptional artists in July, August and September for an evening concert series in our picturesque Historic Site. Unless otherwise noted, doors open at 6:30PM and concerts start at 7:00PM.
You are encouraged to bring your own blankets and low-rise lawn chairs; taller chairs are also welcome, but you may be asked to sit in the back to avoid obstructing the view of others. You’re welcome to bring your own water bottles (reusable or factory-sealed) but outside food or drinks are prohibited on site. The Grist Mill & Gardens will be operating a concession at each show.
Tickets will be available for sale at the Grist Mill front desk ($20 per show), by phone at 250-499-2888 during business hours (daily 9 AM-5 PM) or on this site. Some tickets may also be available at the door for each show, depending on availability, but a small surcharge will apply.