2020 Lineup

Folky strum strum a musical concept started in 2004 Raised from the soul fires of North Eastern BC and have been playing professionally for the last 10 years.

The Band now comprises of Brin Porter (bass), Danny Bell (percussion), Iyan Bruvold (banjo, guitar, vocal) growing family and friends. Folky is excited to be burning down the road touring they’re new album called “ Outside the Insides Outside” which has been marinating in the studio for the last 10 years.

Folkystrumstrum is more than excited to share the experience!! 

Check out Iyan’s Interview on “Artists Unwound”

Danny Bell & His Disappointments play accordion-led folk punk. What Danny does with his honest lyrics and humble yet strong melody writing on a travelling instrument like the accordion carries the feelings and stories of the down and out everywhere. He does this so well that you'll feel like he’s been your friend for years when you share a long drive with Danny’s album Good Timing Man.  Compelling, comedic and intelligible modern saga sharing, his songs are anthemic for a certain timeless demographic across the continent and beyond.  Based in British Columbia on unceded Lhedli T'enneh territory, Danny’s music is regional. It’s steeped in his affection for his home in the hinterland, a blue collar town, the stink of the pulp mill, and everyday life in Northern BC

 Naomi Shore's performance style is real, honest and sometimes, on the verge of over sharing. Her debut solo album - Piece by Piece - is fearless in it's vulnerability, encompassing themes of love, loss, codependency and anxiety. Even when covering such weighty topics Naomi has a way of putting her audiences at ease with her relatable, relaxed banter and story telling. “There is an honesty and depth to the way these songs are written and sung that puts this album (Piece by Piece) into the realm of classic.”

Corwin Fox - Hidden Well Studio

Check out her interview on “Artists Unwound” here!

The Brain Porter is an nontraditional one-man-band. With a stand up bass as his primary instrument, he sings original music themed around the darker things in life, all smothered in subtle humor.

Listen to Brin’s interview on “Artists Unwound” here!

Rose Prairie Romance is a rock band based in Northern British Columbia.

Formed as a trio in the summer of 2015 with Ryan Sebastiano on vocals and guitars, Conor Okrainec on Bass and Mark Bodner on drums, the band expanded its sound in 2016 with the addition of Ben Norris on lead and rhythm guitars and Dana Pederson on keys.

They are well known in their local music scene as a band that delivers a consistently entertaining and diverse live set, whether playing fully plugged in or dialing back the volume for an intimate acoustic performance. Over the years the band has performed at a number of local festivals including Canola Fest, Northern Groove Fest, Dawson Creek's The Big Chill, and the North Vale Music Festival. 

Rose Prairie Romance has just put the finishing touches on their first album entitled “Renovations” due for release April 18. 2020.

Check out Ryan’s interview on “Artists Unwound” here!

Airik Clark is a singer songwriter based in Fort St John, B.C. 
Through the past 10 years Airik has been hosting and playing stages and festivals throughout B.C. all while adding Morning Radio Show Announcer to over 15 years of recording, performing & songwriting experience under his thumb
Drawing on influences like Lenny Kravitz and Colin James to some of Canada’s greatest acts: Matthew Good, Sam Roberts and the Trews, Airik has created his own unique musical texture fit for life in the North.

Simply Humble Folk is a small duo band from Grande Prairie, AB. A husband wife team, Tammy and Ray O’Toole have been singing together for 7 years. They have a folk/bluesy sound.

Click here for the full interview with them on Artists Unwound

Everything I write is based on the emotion of the day. I don’t have a method, I feel something and try to put it into words. If I happen to have a guitar when it happens I strum the same 4 chords I always use, and then later re-work the guitar. The “magic” is in being honest with myself in the moment and not knowing any better on the guitar, ignorance is bliss when it comes to putting together a chord progression - it sounds good or it doesn’t, your ears don’t lie. As I age, and the young, prideful, insecure boy fades away, I find it easier to write about my emotions. It’s almost a therapy to feel them, put them into words, and wrap them up in a song.

Samson's Delilah is a “tour de force”!  Fearless World Folk Metal. Influenced by latin, reggae, metal and other world music, driven with thought provoking songwriting, the thread of the "guroove" runs deep, and you will not be disappointed by the fusion and spell that they weave.... Samson's first album was well received across Canada, charting in the top 10 lists on Campus radio and World Music stations across the nation. Their second release is due July 2020.

Since finding each other in Nelson, B.C. back in 2008, The Party on High Street has worked tirelessly to bring it's signature feel-good funk jams to the people. They are a lively dance-inducing mix of funk, folk, and jazz-fuelled rock n' roll, joyfully delivered and presented like a funbomb waiting to make you jive. The band sings of peculiar youthful enchantments, weird love, and some of the odder aspects of life. With 8 studio albums and hundreds of live shows under their belt, The Party on High Street are seasoned professionals who will leave you wishing the party never had to end.

Patchwork is an integrated act of musicians who all currently reside in Prince George, BC. Their style ranges from bluegrass influenced folk with a dusting of old blues to alternative country fusion, all while maintaining a lively sense of rock and roll energy. Their live shows are packed full of emotion, and their unique blend of folk rock is sure to keep you on your toes throughout the night. Through their songs they will share stories of lost love, misadventures in the rugged B.C. wilderness, and lessons learned along the way.

As a songwriter, Joseph works to communicate emotion and to feel the story of his characters. Listeners experience this connection to the songs as well. His aim is to bring people together through his music. 

The majority of his songs are story and experience driven:from growing up in rural BC, to loss and spiritual questioning, and tales of grizzled countrymen. Joseph makes his home in Fort St John, in the heart of BC’s Peace Country. Joseph is also the principle songwriter in the Alt-country band, Last Horse Standing. He has been performing for audiences since 2011.

Check out Joseph’s interview on “Artists Unwound” here!

Matt Patershuk’s music has a rare quality that allows his songs to go deeply in and weave into the fabric of the experiences of everyone who hears them. 
He’s different from other roots artists in how he carefully avoids well-worn and cliché topics, and if the themes of land, work and love lost sound familiar, his perspective is highly individual. Patershuk’s songs often catch people at the brink, hovering on the cusp of a tough decision.  As a songwriter, he is a master at sensitively finding a new angle from which to express the hard times we all go through.

Stony Creaser is a singer songwriter based in Leduc, Alberta. With his surf folk feel and a childlike imagination Stony will bring you back to the roots of nature. With his wife playing percussion at his side, Stony and Percy are sure to pull you in like a wave to its shore.

Check out his “Artists Unwound” interview here!

Naomi Kavka is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and performer from Prince George, British Columbia. She performs as a solo artist, fronting her own band, and as a guitar player in Children of the Wave.
Kavka’s sound brings you into the depths of British Columbia, digging into what it means to live here. Whether that’s contemplating the land, family, big trucks, love, northern weather, or movement, Kavka uses her hearty voice to echo her words deep into your soul. Kavka shows us, with her first full length solo album, that she is not afraid to delve into deeply personal topics, and that is what makes this album so relatable. Kavka will have you singing along before you even know the words.

Click here for Naomi’s full interview on Artists Unwound

Ana Schlechleitner AKA Nasti Weather is a remarkably gifted singer- songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She makes transformative music straight from the soul. Her lyrics are drenched in authenticity, poetry, and sentiment. She strums the banjo into oblivion while beautifully belting heartfelt wax poetic words. Her haunting and powerful voice is, however, the vintage vehicle driving her music. She sounds like Janis Joplin, Etta James and Lucinda Williams had some elegant, rock and roll, trailer park love child.

Lorissa has an indefinable quality, a wildness — like unkempt grass. She grew up in a small town set deep in the yawn of the Peace River Valley in Northern British Columbia, and her life has been rich in music and wild places. Feeding the wildfire of music within, since 2009 she has been recording, touring and creating music with an eclectic mix of artists across Canada. Her album ‘Be the Change’ and collaborations ‘Wildwood Soul’ and ‘The Golden hour’ reflect, in their diversity, her deep respect for beauty in all its forms. With silky-sweet vocals and a rich cast of instrumentals, her music feels like the fondest road trip memories, or lazy days in the long grass; like a golden afternoon’s dreams.

July 17th & 18th 2020
The Pearkes Centre,
10801 Dudley Dr, Hudson's Hope, BC V0C, Canada


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