The Kelowna Folk Club & Volcanic Hills Winery Present Blues Eruption IV on May 27th

The Kelowna Folk Club & Volcanic Hills Winery Present

Blues Eruption IV


Arsen Shomakhov Trio

With special guests

Super Wicked Awesome

Saturday, May 27 2017

8:00 pm

At Volcanic Hills Winery
2845 Boucherie Rd, West Kelowna

Tickets at Volcanic Hills Estate Winery, ABC Hobby, Mad Hatter Bookstore or online at

Adult tickets $30.00

A Maple Blues award nominee, guitarist, songwriter and singer Arsen Shomakhov, is an electric blues performer truly dedicated to the style’s roots yet never hesitating to borrow means of expression from other genres.

He established himself as a blues-devoted virtuoso in his native Russia making it to the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis in 2005 and winning the new talent contest at the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, AR in 2007.

After moving to Vancouver in 2008, Arsen formed the Arsen Shomakhov Trio that currently features Bruce O’Neill on bass and Chip Hart on drums. Working hard to make a name for the band, he has performed at a variety of festivals across the US and Canada including: The King Biscuit Blues Festival, The Waterfront Blues Festival, Edmonton’s Labatt Blues Festival, Montreal International Blues Festival and the Calgary International Blues Festival. He slated for the Festival International du Blues de Tremblant (Mont Tremblant International Blues Festival) in July 2017.

Arsen’s music continues to gain momentum and is appreciated by thousands of fans around the world. His humble and genuine nature combined with his natural and impressive talent make him a real asset to the BC Blues Community.

Local Trio Super Wicked Awesome will open the show.  This local band consists of Karl Hourigan, Gail Hourigan and Jay Dallamore, a blues trio featuring electric guitar, bass and drums. No frills, just 50 shades of blue.

The $30.00 tickets are available at Volcanic Hills Winery, ABC Hobby, Mad Hatter Bookstore and online at

Get your mojo workin’ and join us for our fourth annual Blues Eruption. Tickets for Blues Eruption III are available at Volcanic Hills Estate Winery, West Kelowna ABC Hobby in Dilworth Place, Kelowna, Mad Hatter Bookstore in West Kelowna, or on line at For a really special evening you may want to book dinner at the Blu Saffron Bistro (at Volcanic Hills) on the patio or indoors (weather dependent). Call (778) 755-5550 ext. 108 to make a reservation.

For more info visit our web site or call 250-999-1965.

Saturday, May 6th – ​Fat Cat Social Concert at Turtle Bay Pub

This fantastic event is being organized by Local, Rich Tason, in support of the Kidney Foundation and his wife, Sheri’s, medical expenses from her kidney transplant last October.

“Rich and I would like to give a little back to The Kidney Foundation for their invaluable assistance throughout the transplant process. Half of the funds raised will go to The Kidney Foundation and half will go towards paying off some residual medical related expenses.” – Sheri Stuart

Proceeds from lasagna sales will go to the cause, we’ll have tons of great silent auction items, a raffle for BBQ sets and a wine cooler (full of wine!), as well as a 50/50 draw.

Not only is this event for a great cause, but for a fun time out, as there will be ​live music from 1pm – midnight!!

The Vth Circle And Social Arsonist – May 29th at Muninn’s Post

Vancouver / half Chilean thrashers SOCIAL ARSONIST performing in Kelowna on May 29th as part of their Western Canadian tour in support of their latest album ‘Duality of Perception’.

Now I think the first question to ask is how is Social Arsonist based in Vancouver with a bunch of Chileans and Canadians.
Well.. Formed in Chile in 2009 by bassist Dario Zuniga and guitarist Manuel Morgado, the two musicians were unable to locate the perfect vocalist in their home country and turned the World Wide Web. Finding Canadian singer Cayle Charlton, the duo worked with him for years via the internet, honing their material before taking the ultimate step of relocating to Canada.

With a full line up in Vancouver, BC, the fiery crucible of Chilean thrash met the icy cauldron of Canadian metal to create an explosive storm built on a foundation of classic thrash and modern metal resulting in two releases. Their 2016 full length ‘Duality of Perception’ and 2014 debut EP ‘De-Evolution of Thy Self’ both demonstrate the hardship of the band’s sound that is aggressive, fast, intense, catchy and disruptive.

Music Video: Masters of Fate –
What the press says:

“kickass old-school thrash metal” – Georgia Straight

“No mere clones of the bands that have come before them, social arsonist are willing to push forward with-in the thrash genre”, “One can hear elements of melodic death metal at times with nods to dark tranquility and at the gates.”  – Crown of Viserys

Kelowna on May 29 – Show Details:
Date: Monday, May 29
Time: 8pm
Venue: Muninn’s Post
575 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6N9
Cost: TBA
Bands: The Vth Circle And Social Arsonist
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April 28th – Friday night live music around town

Friday, Apr. 28th, 2017 venue
Alan Jackson tribute OK Corral
Ancient Engines with The New Haunts Fernandos Pub
Caribbean Fusion Level
Fiddle Big Fiddle Wine + Art, Wilbur’s Piano bar
Frig Off, Ricky Ruth band Doc Willoughby’s Pub
Jazz Jam with Marshall Rasmussen Grateful Fed
Kinga Cache Lounge
Live Music Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Rann Berry’s Time Machine Kelowna Lake City Casino 
Rock of Ages Rotary Centre for the Arts
Rumble 100 O’Flannigans Pub
Terrance Richmond The House
The Dog Indiana, Crowd the Joanna Habitat
The Young ‘uns The Blue Gator

Kelowna Folk Club Living Room Concert with Carolyn Anele



Carolyn Anele’s pure natural voice, innovative melodies and well-crafted lyrics weave a fusion of folk, country, bluegrass and Celtic roots music into uplifting stories of life, love, family, friendship and the simple journey of the human heart.With a voice compared to the likes of Mary Gauthier and Judy Collins and the humorous sensibilities of Connie Kaldor, Carolyn writes songs that can make you laugh and make you cry.
Career highlights include opening for singer-songwriter, Eric Bogle, performing in singer-songwriter showcases with Bill Henderson and Roy Forbes and folk duo Lester Quitzau and Mae Moore, Fred Penner, Wendell Ferguson, Shane Chisholm, Andrea England and Duane Steele, 2013 Semi-Finalist in the International Songwriting Competition for the song, “Coal Dust Sandwiches” (written by Carolyn Anele & Howard Brown)

“Carolyn’s wonderful songs kinda sneak up on you, quickly taking you to the heart of the matter. She’s a fine songwriter.” – Roy Forbes, Canadian Singer Songwriter
The BC native currently resides in Vernon, B.C. with her husband, children, and the family pets.Tickets

Friday, April 21st shows

Friday, Apr. 21st, 2017 venue
Bands, Bbq, Beers And Balding Laural Packinghouse
BC Interior Jazz Festival Kelowna Community Theatre
Casati Wine + Art, Wilbur’s Piano bar
Cover2Cover MTL
Gordon James Vintner’s Poolside Grill
Issac Balson Marmalade Cat Cafe
Lefty O’Flannigans Pub
Linus The Blue Gator
Rock of Ages Rotary Centre for the Arts
Sabrina Weeks Kelowna Lake City Casino 
Sherman Doucette Cache Lounge
Stickybuds Sapphire
Sunday mornin string band / The Maple Keys Muninn’s Pub
Wild Son Fernandos Pub