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. Brents 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 70s 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
One of my favourite musicians
is Winnipeg bluesman Brent Parkin. Hes a rock solid player
who says more with less. Tasty solos coupled with soulful singing.
Parkin can also craft songs about whats on peoples
minds, a kind of community blues player if you will. Kinsey
Posen CBC Music Producer
Brent was a real hit at
last years Salmon Arm Blues and Roots Festival and
he will be accompanied here by well-known local bassist, Bernie
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.
Paypal accepts all major credit cards...
Please print your paypal receipt and bring it to the concert
as your "ticket"