Wednesday // Arts in The Park: Ryan Enns

Bio: Ryan Enns grew up Whitehorse where he learned to play guitar with Bruce Bergman, David Sutton and Robbie McKay. At 18 he moved to Vancouver where he completely a masters degree in classical guitar at UBC and started a folk-punk band called “the WhiskeyDicks. In 2010 Ryan moved to Yamba, nsw where he started a band called the Moonshiners and began teaching guitar and choir in the local schools. These days Ryan teaches over 180 weekly guitar students and 6 children’s choirs. He also returns to Canada twice a year to tour with The WhiskeyDicks. Ryan loves performing classical [...]

2019-07-16T14:54:30-07:000 Comments

Tuesday // Arts in the Park: Steve Slade

STEVE SLADE - "The most excellent ambassador for Yukon music" - Brenda Barnes; Producer Frostbite Music Festival Fresh Wild Salmon straight from Haines Alaska served fresh off the grill! Grab a plate and pile on the sides and salads, then sit down and enjoy the show! BBQ starts between 6-6:30, music 7 "Steve has decades of teaching, composing and gigging under his belt (size 42). He hitched up the narrow, gravel alaska highway in '79 with a backpack, a guitar and 'Alias' the dog. He liked what he saw, so he stuck around. He now travels with 'Juno' (the black [...]

2019-07-16T14:51:50-07:000 Comments

Monday // Arts in The Park: Kate Weekes Trio

BIO With the release of her third solo album, ‘Taken by Surprise’, singer/songwriter and guitarist Kate Weekes expertly maps the musical spot where landscapes and emotions converge via accessible, jazzy folk/pop inspired by the planet’s northernmost locales and the people in them. Weekes has created a dazzling sonic scrapbook of experiences which are buoyed by Weekes’ inimitable performance style and flair for storytelling.

2019-07-16T14:47:14-07:000 Comments

Friday // Arts in The Park: Andy Slade

Andy is a Toronto based performer, composer, and arranger of both Classical and Jazz music. He has toured across Canada and the US, bringing his music to festivals as far as China and Mexico. His compositions for choir, large ensemble, and jazz quintet, have been performed across Canada to much acclaim. Andy holds degrees in both Classical (BMus) and Jazz music (MMus) and brings his broad musical experience to his work as an educator and performer.

2019-07-19T09:33:36-07:000 Comments

Thursday // Arts in The Park: Songwriter Panel

Songwriter Panel Featuring: Dave Haddock: A Yukoner since 1979, Dave’s back from BC to stay this time. Dave’s going to be playing and singing until the last days, no matter what he pretends. Aiden Tentrees: Aiden Tentrees is a multi instrumentalist self-proclaimed songwriter/goofball who has been playing in Whitehorse bands and writing about the north since the age of 13. He has performed musically in 19 countries to date, and is currently enjoying luxurious success in his band Soda Pony. BJ Mclean: BJ MacLean moved north 35 years ago and never looked back. The people and places of the north [...]

2019-07-12T10:06:06-07:000 Comments

Wednesday Evening // Arts in The Park: The Sweeties

New to the stage in this guise The Sweeties are on a mission to combine some very unusual influences. Skill fully weaving Doom rock riffs into old Sacred Harp gospel songs and vintage country hits, The Sweeties Utilize Old style vocal harmonies and heavy guitars to create a cacophonous heavy metal square dance. Their unique "Sacred Doom" style has turned heads in Whitehorse and that's just the beginning for this sensational couple! Treat yourself. See the sweeties!  

2019-07-05T09:59:36-07:000 Comments

Wednesday // Arts in The Park: Soir de Semaine

This Yukon Francophone band plays original music that is lively and dynamic. Musically Adventurous, Soir de Semaine’s songs are a joyous mix of reggae and ska grooves with a Touch of rock. Positive lyrics reflect on hope, life, soul and travels, with a driving Percussive energy that unifies the songs and gives Soir de Semaine the distinctive sound That has audiences dancing ecstatically in the Yukon and beyond. They are now in the Creation process for their third album and will test some new songs for the Arts in the Park show.

2019-07-05T09:57:49-07:000 Comments

Tuesday // Arts in the Park: Ryan McNally & the MessaRounders

Whether he's playing with his own solo band or other various outfits, he can't be kept off Canadian stages. Ryan puts most of his energy in his passion for studying acoustic traditional blues, jazz and old time music This led him to spending a winter in New Orleans where he wrote the majority of the material featured on Steppin’ Down South. This album is saturated with the sounds and rhythm of New Orleans streets. Steppin’ Down South captures the sound of hillbilly blues and jug band jazz. Recorded live off the floor by Bob Hamilton at Old Crow Studios in [...]

2019-07-05T09:55:44-07:000 Comments

Monday // Arts in The Park: L’il Andy

Pop Montreal calls Li’l Andy “Montreal’s best country songwriter today.” The Village Voice describes his music as “Roots-based Americana that actually deserves to be made”. In the past decade, he has released 4 albums, toured Canada extensively, been featured in the New York Times, performed on Parliament Hill for Canada 150, and won “Best Country/Folk Act” in Cult MTL three years in a row. Known for his bitingly witty song writing and dark country-noir sound, Andy is a two-time award winner at GAMIQ (Quebec Independent Music Awards). His new album, All The Love Songs Lied To Us, will be released [...]

2019-07-05T09:53:08-07:000 Comments

Wednesday // Arts in The Park: The Sideguy’s

Bio: The Sideguy's were formed in early Spring 2018 through a shared love of old-time cajun and Appalachian music, swing tunes and fiddle music. Comprised of Keitha Clark on fiddle, Rob Bergman on upright bass and Graeme Poile on guitar, this quartet guarantees you lively tunes and toe-tapping rhythms. Involving some of the most sought-after ‘side musicians’ in town, a vast genre-hopping repertoire and infectious energy, the Sideguys are sure to bring smiles for miles.

2019-07-15T09:51:34-07:000 Comments