| Description: Christopher Blades has been active in the Vancouver area for the last 30 years. Blades' eclectic energies have touched upon video art, music video, sound, lighting, printmaking, painting and three dimensional work. The work has appeared in books, cd covers, television and film. His paintings are in corporate and private collections worldwide. Chris' limited edition prints have been collected by several Canadian Art museums including, the National Gallery in Ottawa, the Permanent Collection at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Maltwood Museum at the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, Camosun College in Naniamo, and the Touro College in New York City. For over three years now Chris has had a studio space in the Ironworks and many of his pieces are on view there on an ongoing basis. www.cblades.com |
An evening of music with Sylvi macDormac, Michelle A. Richard, Jeff Stansfield, Jayne Dinsmore, MC Betty Rebel67
I was stunned with her capture of the transcendance of Nature through the lives of the people of the West Coast. Sylvi has a very clear and soaring voice. Her songwriting is superb. " Ken Lunn" Blue Skies Music Festival, Ontario.
Sylvi is an inspiration to the world. A superb composer and sound artist whyo easily rises above every conceivable obstacle to create memorable and demanding projects with extremely positive social values.
more info www.sylvi.ca
Wonderfully evocative . . . the simplicity and directness of these songs
make for a superb listen,² said Americana-UK Magazine about music from
Leslie Alexander. This former farm girl couldn¹t wait to hit the road, make
mistakes and write songs about them. She wound up on a street corner playing
for spare change and does not consider this a mistake. Since then,
Leslie¹s had international acclaim from radio and press with three
independent releases, touring across Canada opening for the likes of Issa,
(Jane Siberry), Barney Bentall and Harry Manx. Appearing with producer and
multi-instrumentalist John Ellis (Be Good Tanyas), her songs will take you
all the beautiful and terrifying places she¹s been.
CAMERON LATIMER has been a singer/songwriter from the time he first picked up a guitar sixteen years ago. Since then, he's written over a hundred songs and recorded over a third of them professionally. At 19, he met musician Adam Dobres who was to become Latimer's long-term collaborator. Together, along with Rueben Degroot, they formed The Seams, a band with a perpetual personality disorder perhaps best described as an alt-country-jazz band. They released their debut album Castaway Motel in 2004. Simultaneously, Latimer contributed significantly to the projects of local artist Ridley Bent. Culling what he learned through these collaborations and drawing on such varied inspirations as the work of Elliot Smith, Django Reinhardt, Lyle Lovett and Jeff Tweedy, Latimer has been writing and recording songs for his solo debut, Fallen Apart. Featuring producer Johnny Ellis, drummer, Pat Steward, bassist Rob Becker, and lead guitarist Adam Dobres, Fallen Apart melds a vast wealth of experience, skill and emotional depth
Dustin hails from North Vancouver BC and it seems an unlikely place to nurture such a rustic troubadour. It seemed like an unlikely country for Rick Danko, Robbie Robertson, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel or Neil Young to be from
until people took a closer look. Up here youll find as deep a frontier spirit and hard luck charm as any nation. Youll find a reverence for the tales of everyday life and loss and youll find a lot of people who have time to woodshed and learn their craft. Spinning songs by Young, the Band, Bob Dylan, John Prine, Tom Petty, and Steve Earle Dustin found the heart of that music and placed it under his own landscapes.