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Wednesday, 20 August 2014 15:31

Blenders Concert Series hits the stage again in September

Written by  Contributed by Shann Gowan
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This September, Blenders concert series is back with another great lineup of fantastic talent for Swift Current’s live music fans.

Blenders Music will present a regular series of 10 concerts between September and May.  All concerts will be at the Lyric Theatre with the doors opening at 7:30 p.m. and music starting at 8:30 p.m. each night. 
Tickets for the regular season range from $25 to $35.
The series kicks off Sept. 20 with Birds of Chicago, a collaboration between artists JT Nero and Allison Russell. Their original music blends elements of folk, rock, and roots for a style which has been described as “Americana music at its finest.”
Wooden Sky will play Sept. 22 at the Lyric. This five-piece indie rock band pushes the limits of folk, rock and country genres with a multi-instrumentally layered aesthetic.
Oct. 18 features a return performance for a Blenders favourite — Tom Wilson, a veteran of the series with Blackie and the Rodeo Kings and as LeE HARVeY OsMOND.
Black Hen Traveling Roadshow Revue will take the stage at the Lyric on Nov. 16. This touring revue features some of the greatest roots musicians that Canada has to offer with Jim Byrnes, Steve Dawson, and Big Dave McLean.
On Nov. 29, Cold Specks will perform at the Lyric Theatre. Frontwoman Al Spx coined the phrase “doom soul” to describe the band’s unique sound, which shows the influence of American deep south gospel with a strong goth streak.
The Jack Semple Trio will hit the Lyric Theatre’s stage on Jan. 17, showcasing the virtuosity of this Juno award-winning Saskatchewan guitarist with both original music and traditional blues standards.
Feb. 7 features a performance by Shred Kelly, a five-piece group of friends who are best known for banjo riffs alongside ambient synth, high-voltage guitar, fierce drums, and hauntingly-sweet vocal harmonies.
Two of Saskatchewan best young bands will be showcased at the Lyric March 28. Indigo Joseph is a bilingual four-piece that bring to life everyday stories of nostalgia, pain and love through captivating sonic colours, all while borrowing from many genres. The Dead South blends elements of folk, bluegrass, classical, and rock which results in a unique, modern, and authentic blend of boot-stompin’ acoustic music.
On April 18, the Lyric Theatre will host Marco Calliari. This thriving solo artist combines his Italian roots with his Quebécois culture and offers a truly beautiful musical experience.
The series wraps up May 2 with a performance by Australian Jordie Lane, whose ability to capture his listeners with playful charm, rhythmic fingerpicking, and a beautiful voice has earned him fans all around the world.
A Blenders concert season pass is $275 for all 10 shows which provides for one free concert.
Season passes for the regular concerts are on sale now at Pharmasave.
Individual tickets for the entire 2014-2015 Blenders series go on sale on Sept. 1.
For more information, contact Shann at 306-778-2686 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Check the website at:

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