BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

A COOMBS HILLIERS RECREATION & COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION PRODUCTION
Why don’t you make our tradition your family tradition?
 July 29, 30 & 31st. 2016
at 2601 Alberni Hwy, 
Coombs, B C 
WEEKEND PASS $75.00,   FRI ONLY- $30, SAT ONLY -$40, SUN -$30  
Camping (no hookups) $15 per night per unit
Stage performances start  Fri 6pm, Sat 11am, Sun 10am
 
THUNDER & RAIN, 
Thunder and Rain is a bluegrass and country band from Golden, CO. They released their debut album Holler Out in 2015 and have since been touring and introducing their music to fans all over the United States. They will be releasing the Run With You EP in the summer of 2016 in anticipation of their sophomore album coming this winter.
Originally started in 2013 as the duet of Erinn Peet-Lukes (Guitar) and Pete Weber (Mandolin), the band now includes two Wisconsin natives, Ian Haegele (Bass) and Rachel Reichert (Fiddle). With the use of bluegrass instruments and Erinn’s powerful vocals, the band has captured a sound that accentuates their talents and is accessible to fans both young and old. Thunder and Rain’s depth and unforgettable melodies are putting meaning back into modern country music.
 The Sweet Lowdown
These gals come to us in the middle of a teaching and music camp tour from Victoria. They proudly have many nominations and awards. Check their web page for all their info.      www.thesweetlowdown.ca
 
Little Saturday (previously the Poor Pistols)
Little Saturday were born out of dark and rainy nights in their hometown of Tofino, jamming away into the wee hours, sipping whiskey and wine. What started out as a late night pastime eventually led to these four ladies finding themselves on stages around the province. Taking inspiration from the the music and culture they love, their sound consists of creative, out of the box song writing in the form of rootsy folk, old-time traditional sounds and soaring harmonies. Having released their debut album “Postcards” in October of 2015, Little Saturday are excited to share their music with audiences near and far!
Bluegrass Fever
 Bluegrass Fever has developed a solid reputation as one of the most crowd-pleasing bluegrass bands. Banjo player Barrie Hemmings was a member of the original Bluegrass Fever band in Ontario in the nineteen-eighties, and re-formed the band on Vancouver Island a number of years ago.
 The Lonesome Town Painters
The Lonesome Town Painters are Vancouver’s traditional bluegrass standard-bearers. Having gravitated toward each other in late-night local jam sessions, and by way of their mutual adoration for the Stanley Brothers, these fellas harken back to the raw and ragged edge of the genre. Their high-lonesome harmony singing and melodic instrumentation pay homage to bluegrass pioneers, while their spirited performances kick the dust off of golden-era favourites, and bristle with emotional honesty. Playing an eclectic mix of songs about love and loss, the odd original, and gospel, The Lonesome Town Painters would be equally at home in the barroom on Saturday night and the next morning’s church service, comfortable treading that fine line between perdition and salvation.
Scout Mountain
We all know and love this group from Powell River.
OLD Time Fiddlers, Branch 11, Coombs

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