Corner Grass is a bluegrass band from Saskatoon. Influenced by the likes of Monroe, Stanley, Scruggs, Watson and more, Corner Grass is composed of mandolin player Tom Regier; guitar player Rob McInnis; banjo/bass player Jaxon Lalonde; and banjo/fiddle/mandolin player Mike Klein. Their performances showcase a sound which includes fun solos and traditional harmony singing. Running on fumes? Fuel up your soul with the sounds of Corner Grass. www.facebook.com/cornergrass
THE GREAT FUSS
SaskMusic describes: “The Fuss presents a beautifully varied show, possessing an energy that is infectious with the dynamic voice of Pete Oldridge complimented by his chiming, rhythm-chopping guitar along with the scintillating riffs of Chris Valleau.” Drummer Erik Sample and Keyboardist Katherine Jones became permanent fixtures early in 2018 and the group, which initially formed in 2016, and spent the past year playing memorable shows, including opening for Hooded Fang on the Main Stage of Saskatchewan’s prestigious Ness Creek Music Festival (with the performance being re-broadcasted on Sasktel’s On Demand programming), and performing in front of a sold out crowd at the Coors Event Centre along with Saskatoon’s Bombargo. The group has also been working on honing recordings for their second album.
The band has been honoured to receive recognition for their previous studio efforts. The album received a "Top Album" designation from Divide and Conquer Music, scoring a 4.2/5. Reviewer Rebecca Rothschild remarked: "This is the kind of rock band I’ve been waiting to hear... This is raunchy feel good rock that makes me wanna spaz out on the dance floor. Their self-titled album The Great Fuss wooed me from the first track to the last. It’s that damn good." The album was also included in SaskMusic's top albums list and three of the songs from the album were included as top and semi-finalists in the Canadian Songwriting Competition (songs Terror in the Land, Set Yourself Right, Double Rainbros). Top ten in Searchlight’s Provincial rankings for their song Chains.
Many seemingly insignificant occurrences brought the individuals in The Great Fuss together. The back of an RCMP truck in remote northern community, a live auction in Ontario, and a (reluctant) acceptance of bandannas all factored into the story of how The Great Fuss was assembled. You're encouraged to put the pieces together how you wish, much like the lyrical content of their eponymous release. The Great Fuss recorded and produced their first album in songwriter Pete's home studio, with Pete also wielding the production controls. The result is an album of raucous gems and singable melodies. The Great Fuss is now supporting their release with a series of shows throughout the prairies. Since forming 3 years ago, The Great Fuss have released a described as a cross-breeding between 1960s British Invasion mixed with modern rock elements (think: the Kinks just had a baby with Spoon). The group continues work in studio on their sophomore album, now well underway, with release and promotion scheduled for June of 2019. www.thegreatfuss.ca
MO MARLEY - Presented by the Friends of the Park
With every strum, and every note, These guys are reinventing rock n' roll raggae, funkifying it like you never imagined. With many many years of performance and musical experience, Earl Perreria and his mates will get you straight to the dance floor all night long.
Bombargo drops a vibrant splash of soul on their funky indie vibes with layers of rock and R&B infused throughout. The band brings an unrivalled energy to the stage with sing along anthems, magical harmonies, and a powerful message that combined; make for one of the most passionate live shows ever! Even billionaire and Virgin Records founder Sir Richard Branson was impressed, quoting: “I haven’t seen this type of energy since The Rolling Stones!”.
Taylor Swift also has a soft spot for Bombargo, adding their single ‘Mr. No Good’ to her Spotify playlist ‘Songs Taylor Loves’ alongside Ed Sheeran, Camilla Cabello, and Kendrick Lamar. Being part of this star-studded playlist saw Bombargo featured on CBC’s the Q, NME, Exclaim, Fashion, Noisey, People, Billboard and more – leading to their follow up single ‘All the Same’ which reached #1 on Spotify’s Indie All Star playlist.
From headlining festivals to opening for legendary acts like John Butler Trio, Michael Franti & Spearhead, The Dead South, and Joel Plaskett; Bombargo has rapidly made a name for themselves globally with their life changing live performances, captivating music, and The Good Time GuaranteeTM. Just ask lead singer Nathan Thoen - “A lot of bands try to promise you a good time, but we actually guarantee it.”
There’s no doubt that Bombargo is one of the hardest working bands in Canada, setting out for their Spring Fling tour across Canada, releasing yet another single, and recording their 2nd full length record while shooting their feature length film set to coincide with the release. /www.bombargo.com
The steadies are a high-energy power trio from Saskatoon who mix pop, rock, funk and reggae creating a sound they’ve dubbed, ‘Island-Rock’. Frontman Earl Pereira is a 3-time Juno Nominee, 9-time WCMA Winner, was the bassist and founding member of multi-platinum band Wide Mouth Mason, and has toured opening for music icons the Rolling Stones and The Tragically Hip. The Steadies’ last album release Love Revolution has received national radio play on CBC, nearly 100,000 online views, landed the band featured articles in Canadian Musician Magazine and Brooklyn NY based music magazine Punchland. Previous releases have garnered a top 50 hit on pop radio and a WCMA nomination. In may 2017 the steadies completed a successful 17-date tour of China & South Korea and shortly after lost their guitarist and founding member Justin 'Juice' Lee to a tragic brain aneurysm. With help from their musician friends the band toured across Canada in honour of Lee calling it the For Juice With Love Tour. After the announcement of newest member, guitarist Jesse James Clark in September 2018, the group headed overseas for their first European tour and completed a highly successful 6 shows across Italy, Austria, and Germany. 2018 ended on a high as the band were featured on TMZ and various major global media outlets after their legendary jam session with Riverdale superstar KJ aApa, who portrays the iconic Archie Andrews. With plenty of positive momentum heading into this new year, the Steadies are recording their third full-length album titled Tiro de Leone, targeting a summer 2019 release. www.facebook.com/thesteadies
SAMMY LEE AND THE FOLKS – Presented by The Grey Owl Center
Sammy Lee and the Folks was founded by Sammy Lee Folkersen in 2017. Born and raised in Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Sammy Lee has been perfecting his musical craft for the better part of his life. At the age of 22, Sammy is a veteran of the stage. In his years of playing in bars and venues around Saskatchewan and beyond, Sammy has opened for many notable acts and entertained audiences across the country. Accompanied by an arsenal of top-tier musicians "Sammy Lee & the Folks" is a musical force to be reckoned with. Sammy is also a member of Saskatoon-based funk/soul/rocknroll band "Bombargo".
Raven Reid is a Cree-Métis singer/songwriter that resides in Saskatoon SK. Her musical influences are artists such as Leonard Cohen, Robbie Robertson, Neil Young and Buffy Sainte Marie. Raven’s original music falls under the genre of folk-pop and she has traveled all over Saskatchewan to share it with others. She has recorded her first EP in 2017 and is releasing a new single in the spring of 2019. You can catch her at some of the Saskatchewan folk festivals this summer!
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Lisa Moen, winner of the "2018 Country Music Person of the Year Award" at the Saskatchewan Country Music Awards- and Planet S Magazine's 2018 Best Solo Act Winner- has been performing professionally for over 17 years. From performing at the Saskatchewan RUSH Lacrosse halftime show to 15,000, to opening for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band , to Country Thunder Saskatchewan to The Eagles Concert Tailgate Party- Lisa loves to entertain.
This prairie girl singer/ songwriter has seen success with radio support in all of her original music to date. Lisa grew up in a Country Music family and was inspired to pursue her dream of music. Her style of music is modern Country with a splash of rock and roll. She has performed at showcases Saskatchewan wide (SCMA'S) and Canadian wide (CCMA's). Lisa plays acoustic and full band shows at Jamborees, Fairs, Cabarets, Nightclubs, Corporate Events, parties and all venues big and small.
Her passion to perform and her vocal variety/ range, along with her band of Saskatchewan's highest calibre musicians with harmonies to die for - makes for an entertaining, polished and professional show. She is very proud to be a prairie girl from Saskatchewan, Canada. https://lisamoen.com
Krystle Pederson is a Cree/Metis singer, dancer, actor and musician with an outstanding career. Born with the gift of music, Krystle started performing at a very young age and continues to hone her multidisciplinary performance skills while sharing the stage with numerous accomplished artists. Recently Krystle is the proud recipient of this year's CBC Saskatchewan's Future 40 Award. Krystle’s list of acting credits includes a supporting role in a Saskatchewan film Run: Broken Yet Brave; Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre’s The (Post) Mistress, a one woman musical written by Tomson Highway. Sum Theatre’s Little Badger and the Fire Spirit written by Maria Campbell and also this summers production of Queen Seraphina and the Land of Vertebrate. Currently, Krystle is working with the National Arts Centre and many other theatre companies with the production of the “Gabriel Dumont Wild West Show.” As well Krystle is the lead vocalist and one of the producers for “Songs in the key of Cree” a one woman Cree musical written by Tomson Highway. Krystle will be touring this country cabaret musical across North America and the world over the next few years.
THE STRONG SISTERS
This trio of sisters are all singers and songwriters. Amanda Strong is gifted with innovative backup vocals, she also plays guitar and writes songs. Allison Rae Strong is a singer/songwriter with numerous hits. Her song “Live it Up” is sitting at #2 on the Provincial Aboriginal Music Countdown. She has had a song “Waiting on Your Love” hit #4 on the National Aboriginal Charts. Rebecca Strong is 15 and the youngest of the Sisters. She has a strong voice that is bringing her fame as she sings covers by Adele and others.
Velvet Hand is committed to faithfully reproducing the sound & live energy of the 50s & 60s all the way up to contemporary radio hits. They don’t wear wigs or put on Liverpudlian accents, but lead singer Pete Oldridge’s performance has been praised by CBC as “eerily like the Beatles”. Their re-creation of many well known songs from across the decades includes many well known artists and is guaranteed to get everyone dancing.
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