The Southwest Booster
Blenders Concert Series unveils 11 show line-up for 2021-2022
Organizers of the Blenders Concert Series have unveiled the 11 performances scheduled or the upcoming 2021-2022 concert season.
Included in the line-up are three postponed shows from he previous season which was a casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The line-up of Canadian artists scheduled to perform during shows at the Lyric Theatre includes:
John Wort Hannam - Saturday, October 9
Award winning folk and roots troubadour - storyteller hailing from Lethbridge. With his eighth studio album, John Wort Hannam is making waves in a new soundscape.
Megan Nash & The Best of Intentions- Friday October 29
“Megan Nash is writing some of the most beautiful songs in this country right now” - Tom Power on CBC Radio’s q. A Juno-nominated songwriter from Treaty 4 Territory with a one-of-a-kind voice, deeply personal songs, and unapologetically open personality.
Gunner & Smith - Saturday, November 20 Saskatoon’s Gunner & Smith has always been a collection of fiery elements, blending searing guitars, brawny rhythms and distinct folk-family vocals to produce tightly-knit rock anthems with a hint of the folk greats of yesteryear.
Field Guide - Friday, December 10
Manitoba soft rock formed from late night, love fueled nostalgia, seen through rose-coloured lenses. Simple, sticky melodies and an emotive force leaving listeners drawn into his lyrics.
Celeigh Cardinal - Friday, February 11
JUNO award winning soul-folk songstress from the Northern Prairies. Whether sweetly strumming an acoustic guitar or leading her band in a rocking rave-up, she commands your attention.
Roxanne Potvin - Friday, March 4
Deep Southern soul, bittersweet balladry, breezy pop, and mesmerizing nouvelle chanson, Potvin remains reluctant to pin herself to a single genre.
Ryan Mcmahon - Saturday, March 12
Mcmahon has carved out an almost 20-year career as an independent artist. He’s always been a genre fence sitter, hanging out on the edges of country just enough to say he isn’t; Ryan is both a whisper and a scream.
Kaia Kater - Thursday, March 31
Bluegrass meets Nina Simone, Kater’s plaintive and mesmerizing voice will have you hooked from the first song. Her music is both ancient and brand new; a fusion of folk and West Virginia Appalachian.
Kobo Town - Saturday, April 9
An intoxicating blend of lilting calypsonian wit, dancehall reggae, and trombone-heavy brass, this five piece band is at once brooding and joyous, intensely
poetic and highly danceable.
Rose Cousins - Wednesday, January 26
Rose Cousins’ newest offering, Bravado, is the sound of a heart trying to open. It explores the complication of emotion, its irrational tendencies and its wisdom. It invites us to feel the courage it takes to be vulnerable. Blackie and the Rodeo Kings - Saturday, February 19 Blackie and the Rodeo Kings have organically evolved into one of the finest roots-oriented bands in North America. They remain one of Canada’s greatest musical treasures.
A Season Pass is available for all nine regular concerts at a cost of $235 up until October 1. Season Passes purchased after October 1 will cost $250.
Season passes and individual concert tickets are available at Pharmasave and Eventbrite.com.