Bluesberry Jam Showband, Cat Madden
Bluesberry Jam Showband and Cat Madden (tickets available in July)
“ "This is something that can be shown globally, so to speak. You can reach out to your global network if you have friends from Australia or Eastern Canada, or somewhere in the U.S. — anybody can watch this," ”
— Douglas Kerr
While it is uncertain what, if any, public gatherings will be allowed this summer, Squamish's Douglas Kerr is working to make sure there will be local music for folks to enjoy regardless.
The musician and producer is organizing Squamish Live Streamed, a series of concerts with at least eight Sea to Sky area bands
Kerr was the recipient of a $3,460 Community Enhancement Grant through the Squamish Arts Council.
The concerts are set to run the last Sunday of each month throughout the summer streaming live from the Brackendale Art Gallery in Brackendale.
There will be a small fee charged for tuning in to the concerts that will run from about 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Acts peforming include: Bluesberry Jam Showband, Dark Star, Spiritual Warriors, Cat Madden, Will Ross, Marc Charron, Glen Mishaw and the Elcamino Rust and The Allmost Brothers.
"This is something that can be shown globally, so to speak. You can reach out to your global network if you have friends from Australia or Eastern Canada, or somewhere in the U.S. — anybody can watch this"
More than a year after the pandemic shut down all large gatherings and thus concerts, Kerr said this series helps get local musicians in front of audiences where they belong.
"This seems to be the new way that musicians are getting in front of people, I very much want this to be professional sounding productions, so I teamed up with E-Sound Production, which has been doing sound in the Sea to Sky for 25 years.
Please tune in and support live music !
Is a singer songwriter from Squamish B.C. Douglas brings together multiple award winning musicians to record and peform with. Rock, Folk, Country, Bluegrass and Funk are just some of the sounds you will hear on albums “Mountain Sites” and the soon to be released “In a Moment”. In the studio Douglas puts together an all-star cast of musicians that Include Geoff Hicks on drums, Darren Parris on Bass, Todd Taylor on guitar, Jordan White on Keys, as well Mike Kilby on Lap steel/fiddle, Rita Kyle and Samantha Martin on vocals. “Well written music with a natural unforced flow combining the melodies and rhythms, Douglas has strong songs that weave through many musical styles with well thought out lyrics and sung with a soulful raspy tone."(Pique Newsmagazine).