Writings from the Wall – Elite After 6 – Cultivating a Live Music Audience

The Elite Restaurant has been kickin’ it at 340 Main St. Penticton since 1927. Brent Madsen and his mom Freda have held ground for the last ten years. A couple of years ago the creation of a Vinyl Night initiated Elite After 6 into an evening venue from Tues-Sat, 6pm-11pm. Since the spring of 2011, under the guidance of Buffy Marie MacIntosh, Elite After 6 has developed into an evening venue that utilizes the latest in social media and technology,... Read More

Writings from the Wall – The Dream Cafe – Heart Stories

Eleven and some years ago the Gypsy Heart Dream Cafe sat across the street from its present location at 67 Front St Penticton. It was Christmas time, the snow fell and my belly held eight months of baby as I looked for gifts. At that time, the cafe was a clearing house for imports. As I looked around I found a piece of printed paper that read Sinta (Indonesian) or Sita (India): A Goddess of the Hindu faith. She represents Agriculture; Ceremony: Earth... Read More

Building a House Concert Network

by Norm Strauss One of the things that I am happy to be involved with at TribeHouse is our efforts in developing house concert networks. Eventually we want to build something that we can use to help other singer/songwriters. Over the last 6 years or so, I have performed hundreds of house concerts. The simplicity of that kind of setting often helps me get back in touch with the reason I wanted to write songs in the first place and why I spent hours... Read More

Daniel Huscroft’s got a new posse & they play TONIGHT

Daniel Huscroft heads to Kelowna mid-week with a new band, Old Yale, and a new song book. Fans of touring guitar player and roots singer Daniel Huscroft are in for a treat this week—a makeover. Before any one gets too excited, his infamously scruffy personal ensemble is here to stay. As he explained in interview between an Egg McMuffin and gas bar negotiations, a lifetime of musical experience has him looking to add a crew to his solo style... Read More

Leah West – new music video for local songstress

  You can also learn more about Leah West on page 42 – 45 of the current issue of Okanagan Collection (online) Magazine.  Read More

POP Okanagan SPECIAL FEATURE: Mark Irving

As we count down the days until Pop Okanagan in Kelowna, oook.ca contributor Katie Brennan sat down with 4 local musicians to hear their thoughts on Pop Okanagan and the Okanagan Music Scene and to find out when and where you can see them play during Pop Okanagan. Known for his honest vulnerability which is captured in raw vocal lyrical finesse and song writing genius, Mark Irving’s indie folk-rock music and performances are crafted to a large... Read More

Pop Okanagan SPECIAL FEATURE: Jeff Pike of Windborn

As we count down the days until Pop Okanagan in Kelowna, oook.ca contributor Katie Brennan sat down with 4 local musicians to hear their thoughts on Pop Okanagan and the Okanagan Music Scene and to find out when and where you can see them play during Pop Okanagan. Recently, she met up with Jeff Pike of Windborn to hear what he’s up to and his thoughts on Pop Okanagan. Here’s their conversation.   oook: How is it for you to be an... Read More

POP Okanagan SPECIAL FEATURE: Aaron Gordon

As we count down the days until Pop Okanagan in Kelowna, oook.ca contributor Katie Brennan sat down with 4 local musicians to hear their thoughts on Pop Okanagan and the Okanagan Music Scene and to find out when and where you can see them play during Pop Okanagan. Recently, she sat down with fellow oook.ca onctributor Aaron Gordon to discuss Pop Okanagan and his own music career. Here’s their chat. AARON GORDON oook: How is it for you to be... Read More

Okanagan Musician Ari Neufeld Unveils New LIVE Album

Ari Neufeld Live CD Release At long last, Okanagan musician Ari Neufeld (http://arineufeld.com) has recorded a live album, and he’ll be releasing it during a showcase performance at the Streaming Café on July 16. At long last? Yes, at long last. Anyone who has followed the music and musings of the immensely talented Ari will know that his live performances are stunning, both in their energy level and in their depth of impact. Ari has done a good... Read More

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