Back Door Slam and the Hornets play at Twilight

Envision Twilight concerts take place every Wednesday and Friday night at Fraser River Heritage Park

Back Door Slam will be playing at the Envision Twilight Concert Series Friday at Fraser River Heritage Park.

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.

Just Posted

B.C. BUDGET: Surplus $374 million after bailouts of BC Hydro, ICBC

Growth projected stronger in 2020, Finance Minister Carole James says

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Family Day in Mission

Residents flocked to the Mission Leisure Centre to enjoy free, family-friendly activities

ACES grows the love of gardening with annual seed exchange

The event will be returning to Harrison Mills Community Hall on March 1

Slippery road conditions plague Mission drivers

Tuesday mornings snowfall is creating a challenge for motorists

How much does your city spend per person on snow removal?

Black Press Media compares 2018 ice and snow removal budgets of various Lower Mainland communities

VIDEO: Massive elk herd runs across Washington State highway

Elk have been making an appearance in the Pacific Northwest

Heritage minute features Japanese-Canadian baseball team, internment

The Vancouver Asahi baseball team won various championships across the Pacific Northwest

UPDATE: Woman, off-duty cop in critical condition after stabbing outside B.C. elementary school

The officer was interceding in an alleged assault when he and the woman were stabbed

$10-a-day child care not in 2019 budget, but advocate not irked

Sharon Gregson with the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C. says NDP on track to deliver promise

Winter storm freezes U.S., halts air travel

Storm dumps snow or heavy rain, snarls travel in much of U.S.

Gwyneth Paltrow: Skier sued me to exploit my fame, wealth

The incident happened in Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah

Highway one will be closed tomorrow for avalanche control near Golden

The closure is expected to last for two hours

B.C. Seniors Advocate questions labour shortage in care homes

Are there really no workers, or are care aide wages too low?

B.C. business groups worry about looming economic decline in wake of NDP budget

The party’s second government budget focused on plenty of spending, business advocates say

Most Read