Bringing music to the Valley

The Kelowna Folk Club is a non-profit volunteer-driven organization dedicated to the promotion and fostering of live music and its cultural heritage.

 "The Kelowna Folk Club has unfailingly brought exquisite talent to the community. Their reputation for inviting quality acts to our city means all one really has to know is the date of the next concert, because we are guaranteed to get our money's worth."
Anna Jacyszyn, eVent! magazine


With great support from our members, most of the 2016 concerts were SOLD OUT performances.

Our house concert attendees have raved about the experience.
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Brent Parkin
Chicago Style Bluesman
accompanied by well-known local bassist, Bernie Addington.

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 1640 Gillard Drive, Kelowna
Doors open at 7 pm, performance at 7:30 sharp.

Brent Parkin is a veteran of the Winnipeg music scene and has been playing for audiences in Winnipeg and across Canada for well over 40 years. Brent’s music is a mix of Chicago style Blues, Swing, Roots music with some Country and Roots Rock and Roll thrown in for good measure. He is comfortable playing with his band whether it be a 3 piece or up to 7 piece, solo or duo. In the early 70’s he co-founded several popular blues bands including the popular band Houndog in 1976.

Parkin, a Juno & Maple Blues Award nominee, has in the last 43 years been part of the backup bands for such legends as Bo Diddley, Gatemouth Brown, Otis Rush, Billy Boy Arnold, Johnnie Johnson and Jimmy T99 Nelson and many more. As well as opening shows for such greats as James Cotton, Johnny Winter, Buddy Guy, John Prine….. just to name a few. A career highlight was sharing the tour bus and stage with BB King and his band as his opening act on a Western Canadian tour in 1983.

“One of my favourite musicians is Winnipeg bluesman Brent Parkin. He’s a rock solid player who says more with less. Tasty solos coupled with soulful singing. Parkin can also craft songs about what’s on people’s minds, a kind of community blues player if you will.” Kinsey Posen – CBC Music Producer

Brent was a real hit at last year’s Salmon Arm Blues and Roots Festival and
he will be accompanied here by well-known local bassist, Bernie Addington.


Tickets are on sale Aug 13 at ABC Hobby in Kelowna and at The Mad Hatter Bookstore in West Kelowna
(cash only please) or online here at kelownafolkclub.ca.

only $20 admission with all proceeds to the artists.
For your convenience, tickets will go on sale here on this web page on August 13th.

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House Concert Venues:
To be posted at the time
of concert announcement.

 

Contact person: Ruth O'Doherty,
tel 250-454-6621
email: kelownafolkclub@gmail.com

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