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SPECIAL THANKS TO:
For over twelve years local musicians from across the Lower Mainland have
joined us to help raise funds and awareness for the Crossroads Inlet Centre
Hospice. Today our "Unplugged at the Crossroads Hospice Coffeehouse" series is
set in a causal atmosphere centered on acoustical performances from a wide range
of musical genres.
The Gathering Place
There are many spots available for open stage performers.
1100 - 2253 Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam
admission at the door
Doors open at 7:00 pm
Open stage 7:30 pm
Feature performer 9:00pm
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Here's the 2012 schedule and performer bios for your review:
- January 13 - Land of Deborah
The Land of Deborah is an
independent artist with a unique take on life, love and the pursuit of fair
trade chocolate. Her songs are a cornucopia of feel good, infectious songs,
sprinkled with quiet moments of introspection and emotional revelations. It is
personal, eclectic and downright fun. Visit www.thelandofdeborah.com for more information.
- January 27 - Highrise Lonesome
Led by Sue Malcolm,
Highrise Lonesome takes the traditional sound of mountain music uptown! With a
passion for bluegrass, soaring vocal harmonies and some of the hottest pickin'
in these parts, this group of seasoned musicians has developed an unmistakable
sound that audiences love. Visit them at www.highriselonesome.com
- February 10 - Pearl
Kathy Francis and Andrea Smith
perform a variety of different styles of music with many different instruments.
Their tight harmonies and infectious warmth will touch your heart and tickle
your funny bone.
- February 24 - Chapter 11
Chapter 11 are annual
"Crossroads regulars" and have finally just finished their first CD after over
30 years together… aptly named "Overdue Collection". New hits and old
favourites, sung with harmonies to enhance Blues, Pop, Folk and Rock. You can
expect more of a show than just songs, more entertainment than music, and more
- March 9 - John Lyon Band
John Lyon, Antonia Robertson,
and Mary Sparks. Scintillating vocals. Tuneful harmonies. Mellifluous and
nimble instrumentals. Contemporary folk. Blues. American Songbook Jazz.
Guaranteed to satisfy both young and old. 'Nuff said.
- March 23 - Fraser Union
The members of Fraser Union have
been singing and playing songs about our region for over two decades. Their six
recordings, performances at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Vancouver Island
Musicfest, countless benefit concerts, folk clubs, and picket lines have made
them familiar and loved by West Coast audiences. They accompany their songs with
guitars, mandolins, and dobro. Prepare to sing on the choruses.
- April 13 - Steve Alexander & Liz
Steve, with wife
Liz, are really funny and musically amazing. Like Steve told me: "Last night,
Liz and I went out to a bar and there was a drunk and worn out older couple
sitting across the bar from us. I said to Liz, "That's us in 10 years." Liz
said, "Steve, you dummy, that's a mirror!" And some superb flat-picking coming
your way, too.
- April 27 - Rob Sheridan
Rob Sheridan is half of the duo,
Chapter 11 and a long-time Crossroads regular. As a solo performer, you'll
still get some comedy songs, a few stories and perhaps the occasional sharper
edge electric sound… depending on his choice of guitar weaponry for the set.
You'll know the songs, but maybe not the twist he can put on folk, pop, blue and
a rock tune or two.
- May 11 - Port na Gael
Port na Gael (or, more correctly,
Port na nGael for students of Irish grammar), means tune of the Gael, and that's
exactly what this four-piece group plays – mostly Irish most of the time. From
four-part harmonies to spirited reels, their focus is on traditional music with
vitality, sometimes updated by original arrangements, but always true to its
roots. The occasional foray into Canadian, Scottish and English songs provides a
folk influence to the lively mix.
- May 25 - Brighter Lights, Thicker Glasses
babysitters, prepare your pets, and mark your calendars for a concert of
eclectic proportions. Brighter Lights Thicker Glasses is a merry trio of fun
guys- all vocalists -based in Vancouver with Michael Dunn (5 different stringed
instruments), Brian Samuels (cello with attitude), and John Palmer (guitar and