Back Door Slam returns to the Envision Twilight Concert Series at Fraser River Heritage Park on Friday, Aug. 10 from 7 to 8 p.m.
They’ve received rave reviews for their music all over the globe. Soaring vocals, strong harmonies, flying fiddle, swingin’ guitar, harmonica, bass, mandolin and washboard comprise their unmistakable sound.
Fiddle player Jennie Bice came west in search of other musicians driven enough to play the speed she wanted, and bold enough to try some of her ideas. Her recordings span many genres.
Joe Samorodin’s fretless and stand-up bass playing reflects the many rhythms that have crossed his path. He can turn the energy of a performance into a non-stop dance that often ends up in the audience.
West Coast Music Award nominee Kat Wahamaa has “a voice you can take a bath in” and plays a mighty fine mandolin. She has shared the stage with notables such as Colin Lynden, Connie Caldor and Harry Manx.
Tony Rees was drawn to the folk music scene flourishing in the UK during his teens. He plays swing, folk and blues guitar, harmonica and has a unique vocal sound.
Their music is described as roots and branches down into old-time country, blues, bluegrass and western swing; traditional music of the British Isles; and even Finnish folk. Back Door Slam infuses these styles with elements of East Coast kitchen party, punk rock-a-billy and a penchant for swing and rhythm.
Wednesday, Aug. 15
The Envision Twilight Concert Series welcomes The Hornets on Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 7 to 8 p.m.
The Hornets formed in 1975 as a Beatles tribute band. They play classic rock with original arrangements and key so the sound is the same one you fell in love with when you first heard the music.
It’s a family affair for founding member and band leader Chris Marr who plays guitar, piano, drums, bass, banjo and vocals. His son, Keith, joined the band 17 years ago, and he also plays bass, guitar and vocals. Brother-in-law Norman Hyde, on lead guitar and vocals, joined 15 years ago, and rounding out the group is drummer Len Hall.
The concert partner for this evening is Leslie Redburn Homelife-Glenayre Realty.
“Envision has been proud to support the Envision Twilight Concert Series for the past 12 years,” says Carol Hamilton, branch manager at Envision Financial’s Mission location. “This is a wonderful series that provides local artists with the chance to perform in a relaxed and casual atmosphere while the community enjoys various musical genres ranging from jazz, blues and folk to country, rock and pop.”
The Art in the Park program continues with a variety of visual artists presenting their work.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket for a fun evening at the park. The Blackberry Kitchen and The Log Cabin Café are open. Envision Twilight Concerts are a community, free-by-donation series. For more information call 604-826-0277.