Wednesday, 19 October 2016 12:23

Blenders welcomes some Great (Lake) Swimmers

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To start off the Blenders ‘Special Concerts’ is the gifted indie-folk/roots band, Great Lake Swimmers.

They will bring along with them, the folk/indie/ singer-songwriter Megan Bonnell as an opening act.
This unreal, talent-filled evening will be on Saturday, Oct. 29.
Now based in Toronto, Megan Bonnell’s roots trace to rural Ontario, where she grew up surrounded by forests and fields. She began teaching herself piano at only four years old, and has been making music ever since.
She continued her studies in an arts focused secondary school, this time in voice, and at the same time began creating her own compositions.
“I really just haven’t been able to stop,” she says of the time since, and listeners should thank her for that.
Great Lake Swimmers is a Canadian band built around the melodic folk rock songs of singer-songwriter Tony Dekker.
They have been shortlisted for the 2009 Polaris Music Prize, and was nominated for a Juno Award, in the category of Roots & Traditional Album of the Year — Group, and a Canadian Folk Music Award.
Those familiar with the decade-long output of Great Lake Swimmers will recognize the thematic threads of beauty in the natural world, environmental issues and explorations of close personal ties that hold people together in their new album.
As with past Great Lake Swimmers albums, their newest work, A Forest Of Arms was recorded in several locations over the span of several months, covering extensive new territory while remaining true to the group’s refined sound. The familiar versus the strange theme is also running through this record, both in the instrumentation and in the songwriting.
With a surging rhythm section, and flourishing banjo and guitars, Dekker and band mates have pushed their sound significantly, creating some of their most dynamic songs ever recorded.
The Great Lake Swimmers and Megan Bonnell will provide an amazing evening of excellent music.
Tickets are $40 and are available at Pharmasave. Doors at the Lyric Theatre will open at 7:30 p.m. and the music will begin at 8:30 p.m.
For more information about the show or the Blenders Music Series check out the website,, or contact Shann Gowan at 306-778-2686, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
This concert would not be possible without the support of our main show sponsor, Alpine Dental Clinic and Urban Ground.

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