ABOUT THE EVENT
Please join us on September 16, 2023, for our annual Season Launch Party! We are so excited to present another great season of LIVE performing and visual arts events at Evergreen Cultural Centre. This year, celebrate the opening of RISE: Sandeep Johal and Sara Khan in the Art Gallery at Evergreen, and the first of over 50 live events in our performance spaces. Refreshments will be served, and our concession will be open. This event is wheelchair accessible.
4PM – Art Gallery at Evergreen: Exhibition Tour with the artists and curator
5-7PM – Art Gallery at Evergreen Opening Reception. Remarks at 6PM.
7:30PM – Season Overview & Performance by The Bills.
ABOUT THE BILLS (HEADLINER)
With two previous JUNO nominations and multiple Western Canadian Music Awards under their belts, expect the musical magic you’ve come to love from this extraordinary quintet. The Bills are renowned for their instrumental virtuosity, lush vocal arrangements, evocative songwriting, and a refreshing sound that transcends musical boundaries and defies simple categorization.
Strings, bellows, keys, voices, skin and bows – these are the vehicles for The Bills’ unique sonic approach. With individual band members sporting world-class credentials in folk/roots, jazz, classical and world music, The Bills truly are a Canadian acoustic music super-group, and their combined creative studio talent and explosive live shows have made them legendary folk/roots entertainers. Whether spinning on your recorded playlist, entertaining an intimate theatre audience or rocking a festival crowd of 10,000, these five gifted multi-instrumentalists are masters at somehow leaving listeners breathless and revitalized all at once. Each of the accomplished musicians in the band has had success releasing albums with their various solo projects, producing albums for other musicians, and touring and performing with other world-class artists. But, they still come back together for rare concerts as The Bills, and the band is ecstatic to be back at the fabled Evergreen.
Marc Atkinson – mandolin, guitar, vocals
Adrian Dolan – fiddle, accordion, vocals
Chris Frye – guitar, lead vocals
Richard Moody – violin, viola, lead vocals
Scott White – upright bass, vocals
ABOUT LITTLE FOX (PRE-SHOW ARTIST)
Little Fox features the original songs of singer/multi-instrumentalist Alison Jenkins. Her first EP, Desire Lines, was released in Spring 2022, and her second EP, Ghost In This House, produced and recorded by World Peach Records, will be released May 19th. With vocals that can leap from high and ethereal to a whiskey-soaked gut punch – often in a single song – Little Fox explores genres from folk/pop to bluegrass to blues. Guided by the textures of violin, pedal steel, accordion, ukulele, and banjo, and locked in by a rock-solid rhythm section, Jenkins’ thoughtful original songs are about love, longing, belonging, women, urban history, and finding your way in strange times.