14 results for tag: Stories

Nat the Cat featuring Tim Tamashiro

Nat King Cole met more than his fair share of career challenges and racism. Yet, he remained one of the most thoughtful and gracious entertainers in history. Former host of CBC Radio 2’s Tonic, Tim Tamashiro’s latest show brings to life the stories and songs of Nat the Cat’s nine lives. This will be an evening of “dri... Read More

Karrnnel and Friends

Toronto fiddler Karrnnel is back to play his yearly December show. He's joined by his two sisters, Kimberly and Kanndece, as they pay tribute to their father Orest and the music they played together as The Sawitsky Family Fiddlers. From old-time dance favourites to Karrnnel's contemporary fiddle style, this show will also ... Read More

David Francey

Three-time JUNO Award winner and Scottish-born Canadian carpenter-turned-songwriter David Francey is one of Canada’s most revered folk poets and singers. He is a truly authentic folk singer who tells honest stories of real people and real places. Able to connect directly to audiences seeking depth and meaning in the day-to-... Read More

Eileen Laverty

Eileen Laverty returns to the Bassment after a year focused on songwriting, including music for a theatre production, the St. Paul's hospice campaign, and the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra. She will be performing new songs and old favourites from her three studio albums. She's joined by musicians Jesse Brown, Greg Hargarten, ... Read More

Tim Williams

Having won a legion of fans who appreciate his superb singing, playing, and story-telling, blues man Tim Williams has become a Bassment favourite. With a 50-year career playing everything from blues to rock to Hawaiian and Mexican music, he is in constant demand to perform at festivals, concert halls, and clubs from Halifax to ... Read More

Jen Lane & John Antoniuk

Think of Robert Plant and Allison Krauss or Emmylou Harris and Gram Parsons and you get a good idea of where these two Saskatoon singer-songwriters are coming from. They have showcased many times on the national stage and achieved international recognition at Folk Alliance and SXSW. Their new album, Jen & John II, is a ... Read More

Samantha Crain & Scott Nolan

A Choctaw-American songwriter, musician, producer, and singer from Shawnee, Oklahoma, Samantha Crain has recorded for Ramseur Records (North America) and Full Time Hobby Records (UK/Europe). She won 2 NAMMYs (Native American Music Awards) in 2009 for Folk Album of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. Scott Nolan is a ... Read More

Wilma Groenen & Zen With the Beans

Zen With the Beans is a fiercely provocative five piece ensemble led by local icons, singer Wilma Groenen and pianist Brett Balon, with the amazing guitar voicings of Scott Triffo, all kept tidily in the pocket through the rhythmic gymnastics of drummer Kyle Krysa and bassist Gent Laird. Join them in celebrating the release of ... Read More

Annie Lou

Songwriter, composer, and performer Annie Lou possesses a deeply felt connection to older folk music traditions. With guitar and banjo in hand, she has spent years chronicling the rural and urban life paths of Canada, writing songs to tell the tales of the hard-hit, hard-won victories of these working-class men and women. Annie ... Read More

Ray Bonneville

With a style that draws comparisons to J.J. Cale and Daniel Lanois, Ray Bonneville is a blues-influenced, New Orleans-inspired song and groove man. Born in Quebec, Ray moved to Boston and served a year in Vietnam as a Marine, struggled and overcame drug addiction, earned a pilot’s licence in Colorado and moved to Alaska, ... Read More