The latest band to grace the improvised stage at the Dawson Creek Art Gallery brings a unique brand of transatlantic folk peppered with beautiful harmonies and captivating lyrics.
100 Mile House, a husband and wife duo based in Edmonton, are on tour promoting their third album Wait With Me, which has been nominated for a Western Country Music Award for Roots/Group recording of the year.
Peter Stone and Denise MacKay are regularly joined by instrumentalist and professional third wheel, Scott Zubot.
They’ll make a stop in Dawson Creek next week for the Home Routes concert series.
Fort St. John’s Shawna Lisa will open up the show April 10 at the gallery.
So far in their career, 100 Mile House have graced the stage at the 2010 Winter Olympics, the Calgary Folk Festival, Canmore Folk Festival, Vancouver Island MusicFest and the Calgary Folk Club.
For fans who want a sneak peak, a live recording of their 2013 Calgary CD release at The Ironwood is available on CBC Radio 2’s concerts on demand.
Their lyrics have been called “smart” by CBC Music.
They leave the listener with “a depth of feeling - sometimes raw and palpably authentic - you don’t find so often,” by Penguin Eggs, Alberta’s folk, roots and world music magazine writes.
Home Routes is a non-profit arts organization based in Winnipeg. The group coordinates a series of “house” concert circuits throughout Canada in order to help acoustic musicians gain exposure.
These concerts are an up close and personal experience and have been hosted at the Dawson Creek Art Gallery since 2009.
Check them out here, in this video by the Calgary Folk Festival: