The Lantern Folk Roots Music Society presents
June 8, 2018
2279 Selkirk Dr. Kelowna
Doors 7:00 pm Concert 7:30 pm
“Truly, what makes Gunning so remarkable as an entertainer is his rare gift to be able to befriend the audience as a whole from the stage throughout the course of the concert. – The Guardian
Eleven albums in, Dave Gunning has become a truly masterful songwriter, one who has earned real peer respect from such Canadian folk songwriting legends as Ron Hynes, David Francey, and James Keelaghan. “I grew up listening to people like Ron Hynes,” says Dave. “I look up to them but then it hits me sometimes that I’m their peer and they like my stuff too. It’s a weird headspace, flipping from being a fan to being a peer.” His latest offering is called Lift, a straight forward acoustic gem.
Co-writing with his peers has had a major impact on Gunning. “The co-writing process has really helped my career, as it helps you keep the energy momentum going,” he explains. “Gunning’s recording career is now a full two decades in length (his debut album, Lost Tracks, came out in 1996). Along with richly-deserved peer respect, he has also earned a shelf full of music industry awards. That tally now stands at eight East Coast Music Awards and two Canadian Folk Music Awards, plus a 2012 Juno Award nomination in the Roots & Traditional Solo Album of the Year category for his album …a tribute to John Allan Cameron, a compelling homage to another of Dave’s Maritime musical heroes.
His songwriting skill has also been internationally recognized, with earlier tunes scoring victories and high placings in some major international songwriting competitions. As a fervent hockey fan, Gunning was also thrilled to win the CBC’s hotly-contested Hockey Night In Canada Song Quest in 2014 with “A Game Goin’ On”, a co-write with David Francey.
Give yourself a Lift and check out the work of an authentic artist at his creative peak.
Tickets are available at ABC Hobby in Kelowna and Mad Hatter Bookstore in West Kelowna as well as online at lanternfolk.ca starting May 25.
“Braden Gates is one of those singer/songwriters that stops your drunken conversation
and makes you say, “Who the **** is that singing?” — Vue Weekly
Gates’ warm and slightly gravelly voice relays stories that are funny and heartbreaking — usually over the course of the same tune. He is a born raconteur who has been compared with a young Loudon Wainwright.
Full of wit and wisdom, folksy charm and sharp observations, Gates’ compositions are relevant and very rooted in the present —even if he plays that fiddle and picks that guitar like an artist well beyond his years. We were struck by that dichotomy when we first heard him at the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival last year. The Alberta singer/songwriter is only in his mid-twenties.
$20.00 tickets are available at ABC Hobby in Kelowna,
The Mad Hatter Bookstore in West Kelowna or for your convenience,
may be purchased here using PayPal.
A paypal account is not required and paypal accepts all major credit cards.
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Canada’s Hottest Beach Festival
July 27, 28 and 29, 2018
Kelowna’s City Park, BC
Presale: Thu, April 12 at 10am – 10pm
Public On Sale: Fri, April 13 at 10am
Get Tickets: https://centerofgravity.frontgatetickets.com/
COG 2018 FEATURING:
ZEDD (FRIDAY) / WU-TANG CLAN (Saturday) / FRENCH MONTANA (Sunday)
ILLENIUM / ACTION BRONSON / JAUZ
ELEPHANTE / GREY / GTA / KEYS N KRATES / KILL THE NOISE / LAZY SYRUP / NEON STEVE / SPAG HEDDY
BEACH VOLLEYBALL / HOOP ZONE / MOTO ZONE / URBAN ZONE