2019 lineup

THANK YOU TO ALL THE MUSICIANS THAT HELPED MAKE OUR 25TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL A HUGE SUCCESS!

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twin flames

Twin Flames band creates a sonic landscape that spans Canada and the Arctic. Honouring their ancestors, they sing songs in English, Inuttitut and French. Consecutive year winners 2016, 2017 of The Canadian Folk Music Award; Aboriginal Songwriters of the year. website

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Caleb Hart

No matter how many changes the music industry experiences, the one thing that always remains, is the power of a passionate live show. Caleb Hart has the ability to bring something fresh, honest and powerful every time he steps on a stage. website

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Five Alarm Funk

Five Alarm Funk bristles with fiery rhythms, punchy horns and gang-chant vocals that have ignited fans across Canada, down into the U.S., and as far away as Taiwan. website

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Namgar

Namgar Lhasaranova’s voice is as immense as her Siberian homeland. The Buryat vocalist / instrumentalist fronts the group Namgar doesn’t sound quite like anything else. Lhasaranova’s impressive vocal range can go from playful and childlike to gigantic and soaring within the space of a few minutes. website

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The Dungarees

The Dungarees have a definitive musical mandate; Take the undeniable lyrical styling, twangy telecaster and steel guitar that they love from classic country, and inject it with harmony, modern intensity and pop sensibility. website

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Don Alder

Don Alder from Vancouver, BC has earned his place as one of the top acoustic guitarists in the world and is the only guitarist to win all of the top prestigious guitar competitions armed with just an acoustic guitar. website

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MIP

Mip writes edgy power pop, rock ‘n’ roots music that is coloured by an eclectic mix of genres ranging from gospel to post punk. Her lyrics are smart, her songs are colourful, and her performances are dynamic. website

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Noah Derksen

An American-citizen born and raised in the heart of the Canadian prairies while maturing on the west coast of British Columbia, Noah Derksen writes with the groundedness of harsh Manitoba winters mixed with the optimism of British Columbia’s coastline. website

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Al Simmons

Juno Award winner Al Simmons is a creative genius whose charm and humanity have won over a legion of fans at theaters and festivals around the world. His highly original performances of profound wackiness and his off-the-wall inventions take the arts of Music and Comedy to unparalleled heights of hilarity. website

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Betty & the Kid

Betty & the Kid (Betty Supple & Aubrey Burke) merge nostalgic, vintage, folklorika with their own freaky, wild child styles. website

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Big Fancy

Invoking the masters of Old Time, Country, Blues, and Ragtime, Big Fancy roams the land, a true troubadour moonshiner with a sharp wit and love-lorn voice who’ll break your heart like an echo from a hidden treasure of a record collection.

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ChaD-E-Ose

Chad-E-Ose works hard to get you moving. With that goal in mind, he mixes everything from new to old with his own twist of deep bass and funky rhythms. You will often catch him joining the dance floor for a good boogie during his set! website

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Simbiyez Wilson

I am a small town musician with songs filled with heart, soul and many genres. I tend to pick something jazzy with some melodies that are complimented by a beat played by my amazing partner Oscar.

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Studio 720

Birthed by the mountains and molded by the force of northern British Columbia, Studio 720 has a versatile approach to hard rock. This thunderous sonic-kick-to-the-face are sure to supply the soundtrack to get your night moving. website

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Junktime Puppets

Junktime Puppets is a collective of artists who specialize in theatre, performance art, music, and puppet making. They joined forces in 2012 and began creating shows with timely, satirical material. website

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C’est La Vie

C’est La Vie is a 6 piece band from the the Kispiox Valley and Two Mile. They’ve been together for over 5 years and love what they do! They play French and English songs that are lively and upbeat as well as poignant beautiful ballads. This fun-loving band plays a variety of genres with great vocals and gorgeous harmonies.

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Bluegrass Jam

Jim Senka. Having led several bands in northern BC over the past 25 years Jim has many musical jamming mates and is a bluegrass afficiando.

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The Racket

Local trio, The Racket, has been writing, recording, performing, and traveling together for the past 8 years. Their original music is a blend of rock, jazz, funk, and folk, drawing inspiration from many different bands and genres.

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The Harp Muse

Original and traditional compositions by Jean with voice and harp, accompanied by percussion. The music is beautiful, heartfelt, powerful, percussive, whimsical and inspiring.

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The Infirmary

The Infirmary are an alternative rock band from Witset and Smithers. We enjoy bringing an entertaining, high energy performance to our shows.

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Theresa Michelle Mohr

Unique ear-catching melodies, dynamic vocal range and passionate performance. With Ted on guitar, George on bass, and Dave on drums. Theresa's calm, generous nature, gently rocking guitar, expressive voice and sheer talent are sure to draw a crowd of content listeners and music appreciators.

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Vagabond

Formed in 2017. Northern BC’s Vagabond are a power trio that combines classic rock influences with modern sensibilities to create songs that span from moody ballads to high energy crowd pleasers. With songs from The Rolling Stones, Queens of the Stone Age, Wolfmother, CCR and alike.

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Whisky Rose

Six piece dynamic group originating in Smithers / Granisle. A high energy dance group covering songs from the 60’s and 70’s and more including Beach Boys, Aretha Franklin, ABBA, Santana. You won’t be able to sit still so wear your dance shoes or no shoes!

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Zanna & The Zigzags

Zanna & The Zigzags from Smithers, BC. Five piece band playing eclectic mix of dancy alt folk rock sprinkled with fun singalong power ballads.

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Brad and the Alert Police

These four local musicians have been playing in various formations and combinations for many years. This time, they’re focusing on Brad’s original music, not as much for danceability as for thoughtful listening. It’s still loud, though, and if you want to dance anyway, nobody’s going to stop you.

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Celtic Clover

Celtic Clover is an uncommon combination of guitar, bodhran, mandolin and voice that will alternately get your feet stomping and pull at your heartstrings. Traditional Irish and Appalachian music with a new twist, with some flamenco thrown in.

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MIGHTY MUD

MIGHTY MUD is a Hazelton based Rockabilly Trio, dedicated to playing timeless music in the tradition of country dancehall boogie and rockin’ neon roadhouses. These Northwest homeboys have run with their musical dreams and nightmares up and down the highways and goat tracks west of the Rockies and what they may have lacked in a clear career path they more than make up for with calloused rural initiative.

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Missing Lynx

Missing Lynx provide playful and entertaining high energy performances. Featuring an original blend of psychedelic rock, funk, improvisation and art pop, our exciting musicianship and unique delivery make ML a festival favorite!

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The Counterfeit Saints

Honest songs sung by honest voices. They just go where the song takes them. Rock meets Soul meets Country meets Folk? With their 3 Lead Vocalists, the Counterfeit Saints offer up a real variety in their shows. They navigate between their original music and their cover material in a seamless dance taking you from slow burning heartache to floor shaking madness.

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The Damn Beavers

The Damn Beavers deliver a great mix of rock and classic hits mixed with Canadian singer/songwriters to get you moving, eh?

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The Hampsters

Family Band specializing in old time fiddle music, some classic’s, one humorous rap song, a few modern songs, generally a good mix. We enjoy fun upbeat songs rather than slow songs!

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The Revelators

The Revelators are Mark Holenstein, Tim Sharp, Sharon Mac Gregor and Jaap Kalkman. Covering a mix of Southern Rock, Blues Rock and Outlaw Country (think Lynyrd Skynyrd and old ZZtop).


Full Lineup

Twin Flames  •  Caleb Hart  •  Five Alarm Funk  •  Namgar  •  The Dungarees  •  Don Alder  •  MIP  •  Noah Derksen  •  Al Simmons  •  Betty & the Kid  •  Big Fancy  •  Bluegrass Jam  •  Brad and the Alert Police  •  C’est La Vie  •  CELTIC CLOVER  •  ChaD-E-Ose  •  Chicken Creek  •  Coastal Drifters  •  Junktime Puppets  •  Mighty Mud  •  Missing Lynx  •  Simbiyez Wilson  •  Steve Little Band  •  Studio 720  •  The Counterfeit Saints  •  The Damn Beavers  •  The Dearly Departed  •  The Hampsters  •  The Harp Muse  •  The Infirmary  •  The Racket  •  The RevelatorS  • Theresa Michelle Mohr  • Vagabond  • Whisky Rose  •  Zanna & the Zigzags

…and more