Willy Blizzard blasts back into Mission

Los Amigos will perform at Fraser River Heritage Park next week.

Los Amigos will perform at Fraser River Heritage Park next week.

The Vancouver-based indie-roots trio Willy Blizzard will perform Wednesday, July 6 at the Fraser River Heritage Park in Mission as part of the ongoing Envision Twilight Concert Series.

Willy Blizzard is back in B.C. after touring Alberta, bringing their alt-folk sound with them.

The trio is fronted by former Mission resident John Hough, who ran the Mission coffee house concerts for a number of years.

Hard working, hard touring country folk musicians, Willy Blizzard is as tight an outfit as any group on the road today.

Touring in support of their 2010 album In From The Cold, their songwriting has been called “truly gorgeous Canadiana” by Penguin Eggs magazine, Canada’s foremost reviewer of contemporary folk music.

The acoustic trio performs original material featuring superb vocal harmonies against guitar, banjo and stand-up bass.

The Art in the Park program features Aboriginal art of Nancy Arcand; wire jewelry of Carobrian; acrylic artist Donna Duvall; and Lori Friskie’s pressed flower art.

Then on Friday, July 8 from 7 to 8 p.m., Twilight welcomes back the energetic and popular Los Amigos.

The world rhythms of Los Amigos get crowds moving wherever they play and have given them a reputation for upbeat, energetic shows. Their music captures a wide audience with a lively mix of Latin, rock and reggae. Influences include salsa and merengue, Jamaican reggae and melodic tunes of Canadian rockers like Sam Roberts.