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

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