The Sweet Lowdown

Schedule

 

VICTORIA, BC Friday May 27, 2016 Opening for West My Friend‘s CD Release Concert, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 7:30

SEATTLE, WA Sunday May 29, 2016 Northwest Folklife Festival 12:30 – 1:05pm, Fisher Green Stage, sponsored by 91.3 KBCS. *The Sweet Lowdown Duo*

SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC Saturday June 25, 2016 Private Party

VICTORIA, BC Tuesday July 12, 2016 Beacon Hill Park, Cameron Bandshell, 6:30 – 7:30

VICTORIA, BC Thursday July 14, 2016 3-Hour Sail on Tall Ship Thane

CHEMAINUS, BC July 16-17, 2016 Chemainus Bluegrass Festival 

STEVENSON, WA July 21-24, 2016 Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival

PARKSVILLE, BC July 25-29, 2016 Beyond Trad Music Camp

COOMBS, BC July 29-31, 2016 Coombs Bluegrass Festival

VICTORIA, BC Thursday August 25, 2016 3-Hour Sail on Tall Ship Thane

PARKSVILLE, BC September 9-11, 2016 Vancouver Island Music Workshop

TOFINO, BC Saturday November 5, 2016 West Coast Winter Music Series

VICTORIA, BC FridayNovember 25, 2016 Upstairs Lounge – Oak Bay Recreation Centre, 1975 Bee Street. 7:30. 

 

PAST SHOWS: 2016

VICTORIA, BC Sunday, January 3, 2015 Swans Brew Pub

PRINCE GEORGE, BC January 26 – 27, 2016 ColdSnap Festival

PAST SHOWS: 2015

CAMPBELL RIVER, BC Tuesday, January 27, 2015  CBC’s Vinyl Cafe with Stuart McLean Tidemark Theatre, 7:30 pm

NANAIMO, BC  Wednesday, January 28, 2015  CBC’s Vinyl Cafe with Stuart McLean  The Port Theatre, 7pm

COURTENAY, BC  Thursday, January 29, 2015  CBC’s Vinyl Cafe with Stuart McLean  Sid Williams Theatre, 7:30pm

TOFINO, BC Saturday, January 31, 2015  CBC’s Vinyl Cafe with Stuart McLean  Clayoquot Sound Community Theatre

VICTORIA, BC Friday, February 27, 2015 Upstairs Lounge – Oak Bay Recreation Centre

VICTORIA, BC Sunday, March 15, 2015 Bluegrass Singing Workshop at The Victoria Conservatory of Music

VANCOUVER, BC Friday, March 20, 2015 The Rogue Folk Club 

LILLOOET, BC Saturday, March 21, 2015 Lillooet Music Society

VICTORIA, BC May 9, 2015 Joy of Life Concert with Daniel Lapp & Friends

DUNCAN, BC May 22-23, 2015 Blue Grouse Winery Friday, May 22 2pm-4pm and Saturday, May 23 1pm-4pm.

VICTORIA, BC May 30, 2015 Pull Together Benefit Concert with Sierra Club BC’s Youth Environmental Leadership Program (YELP)

VICTORIA, BC June 7, 2015 Swans Brew Pub 8:30 – 11:30

VICTORIA, BC June 12, 2015 Fernwood House Concert, 7:30

SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC June 13, 2015 Private Event

SOOKE, BC June 19-21, 2015 Sooke River Bluegrass Festival

VICTORIA, BC June 21, 2015 Victoria Folk Music Society Norway House, 9pm

IQALUIT, NU June 26-July 1, 2015 Alianait Arts Festival 

COWICHAN VALLEY, BC  July 4-5, 2015 Twisted Vine Farm Jamboree 

VICTORIA, BC  July 11, 2015 SKAMpede, Theatre SKAM’s Summer Festival

SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC  July 12, 2015 Private Event

SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC  July 13, 2015 ArtSpring 

VICTORIA, BC  July 16, 2015 3-Hour Sail on Tall Ship Thane, 2:00 – 5:00

SAANICHTON, BC  July 17, 2015 Butchart Gardens 8:00 – 9:30

CHEMAINUS, BC July 18-19, 2015 Chemainus Bluegrass Festival Saturday 3:00 & 7:00, Sunday 12:30

NANAIMO, BC July 19, 2015 House Concert, 3:30 pm.

GAVIN LAKE, BC July 25-31, 2015 Teaching at Gavin Lake Fiddle Camp (BC Fiddle ‘Treat)

KEREMEOS, BC August 1, 2015 The Grist Mill

CANMORE, AB August 2-3, 2015 Canmore Folk Festival

PARKSVILLE, BC September 11 – 13, 2015 Teaching at Vancouver Island Music Workshop

PENDER ISLAND, BC Saturday, November 7, 2015 Hope Bay Studio. Presented by Ptarmigan Music.

GABRIOLA ISLAND, BC Sunday, November 8, 2015 House Concert

EDMONTON, AB Thursday, November 12, 2015  Blackbird Cafe 

CANMORE, AB Friday, November 13, 2015  House Concert

CALGARY, AB Saturday, November 14, 2015  Nickelodeon Music Club 

GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB Sunday, November 15, 2015  Grande Prairie Live Theatre

VICTORIA, BC Sunday, November 22, 2015 Swans Brew Pub

VICTORIA, BC Sunday, December 6, 2015 Swans Brew Pub

VICTORIA, BC Saturday, November 21, 2015 Private Party, 9-10pm

VICTORIA, BC Sunday, November 22, 2015 Private Party, 3-5pm

VICTORIA, BC Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Private Party, 8pm

VICTORIA, BC Friday, December 11, 2015 Upstairs Lounge – Oak Bay Recreation Centre, 1975 Bee Street. 7:30. 

NANAIMO, BC Saturday, December 12, 2015 Harbour City Concerts 

COURTENAY, BC Sunday, December 13, 2015 Creekside Commons

VICTORIA, BC Sunday, December 20, 2015 Swans Brew Pub

 

PAST SHOWS: 2014

NORTH CAROLINA & VIRGINIA, US January 31 – February 16, 2014

KANSAS CITY, MO Feb 19 – 23, 2014 Folk Alliance International Conference *Official Showcase*

MARCH 24-APRIL 3, 2014 Recording album #3!

VANCOUVER, BC April 5, 2014 Pacific Contact Conference (BC Touring Council) *Official Showcase*

UK TOUR April 16 – May 2 2014

We are grateful to the Canada Council for supporting this tour!

VICTORIA, BC June 7, 2014 Merlin’s Sun Home Theatre

BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON STATE, USA June 12, 2014 The Green Frog 

KENNEWICK, WASHINGTON STATE, USA June 13-15, 2014 Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival 

GUELPH, ON June 19, 2014 House Concert

TOTTENHAM, ON June 20-21, 2014 Tottenham Bluegrass Festival

PETERBOROUGH, ON June 22, 2014 House Concert

PENDER ISLAND, BC June 29, 2014 Hope Bay Boat Days Festival workshops and performance

SAANICHTON, BC July 3, 2014 Butchart Gardens

VICTORIA, BC July 8, 2014 Fernwood Inn

TOFINO, BC July 12, 2014 Pacific Rim Summer Festival

VICTORIA, BC July 22, 2014 Fernwood Inn 

MISSION, BC July 24-26, 2014 Mission Folk Festival.

GAVIN LAKE, BC July 27-31, 2014 Teaching at BC Fiddle ‘Treat

HORNBY ISLAND, BC August 5, 2014 Hornby Island Music Festival 

CAMPBELL RIVER, BC August 7, 2014 Spirit Square

MAPLE RIDGE, BC August 29 – 31, 2014 True North Fraser Bluegrass Festival (Friday 9pm, Saturday 12:50 & 8:40, Sunday 12:50)

VICTORIA, BC September 4, 2014 3 Hour Sail out of Downtown Victoria

PARKSVILLE, BC September 5-7, 2014  Teaching at Vancouver Island Music Workshop

ALBERTA/SASKATCHEWAN “Mountains Plains & Foothills Tour” September 12 – 20, 2014

EDMONTON, AB September 12 The Blue Chair, 8:30pm, tickets $15

COCHRANE, AB September 13 Legacy Guitar & Coffee House 8pm, $20

CANMORE, AB September 14 House Concert, 1-3pm SOLD OUT

BANFF, AB September 14 Rose & Crown Pub 9:30pm

CALGARY, AB September 15 Ironwood Stage & Grill 8:00pm

REGINA, SK September 17 GrassRoots Regina 8:00pm

SWIFT CURRENT, SK September 18 Lucky Charlie’s 9:30pm

SASKATOON, SK September 19 Bon Temps Cafe

LLOYDMINSTER, AB September 20 The Root “Vocal Harmony Singing” Workshop 4pm-6pm $20; show 9pm $15

VICTORIA, BC Tuesday, Sept 30 Fernwood Inn 8:15 – 11:00 It’s all ages, bring the kids!

 

NORTH CAROLINA, US October 8 – 15, 2014

WAYNESVILLE, NC Wednesday, Oct 8 Smoky Mountain Roasters Coffee House, 7:30

WAYNESVILLE, NC Thursday, Oct 9 Bogart’s Restaurant & Tavern, with special guest Darren Nicholson 6:30

FLETCHER, NC Friday, Oct 10 Feed & Seed 7:30 – 9:30

WAYNESVILLE, NC Saturday, Oct 11 31st Annual Church Street Fair 11:00 – 4:00

NC Sunday, Oct 12 Private Function

ASHEVILLE, NC Monday, Oct 13 TBA

ASHEVILLE, NC Tuesday, Oct 14 Isis Restaurant and Music Hall with special guest Darren Nicholson Performance 7:30, Bluegrass Jam 9:30 

CLYDE, NC Wednesday, Oct 15 Hidden Valley Farm,  with special guest Darren Nicholson, 7:30

 

VICTORIA, BC Tuesday, Nov 4  Fernwood Inn 8:15 – 11:00 It’s all ages, bring the kids!

BC November 15 – 27, 2014 Home Routes “Cedar Shake Trail Circuit – BC” Concert/CD Release Tour!

NORTH SAANICH, BC Saturday, Nov 15 250-656-1043 SOLD OUT

DUNCAN, BC Sunday, Nov 16 Home: 778-422-1217 Cell: 250-802-1217 (Andrew) or 250-802-1210 (Erika)

LADYSMITH, BC Tuesday, Nov 18 250-246-8953 SOLD OUT

CUMBERLAND, BC Wednesday, Nov 19 250-336-2240 or 250-218-1689

POWELL RIVER, BC Thursday, Nov 20 604-485-5198

COURTENAY, BC Friday, Nov 21 Home: 205-334-3535 Cell: 403-889-4610

KAMLOOPS, BC Sunday, Nov 23 778-377-6875 Cell Phone: 778-884-6875

ASHCROFT, BC Monday, Nov 24 UniTea Tea Room, #100- 210 Railway Ave, Call (250) 453 9345 to reserve tickets

SICAMOUS, BC Tuesday, Nov 25 250-836-2226, cell: 250-868-7165

SALMON ARM, BC Wednesday, Nov 26 250-832-5259

KELOWNA, BC Thursday, Nov 27 250-454-6621 Cell: 250-212-3711 SOLD OUT

NANAIMO, BC Friday, December 5, 2014 House Concert

LADYSMITH, BC Saturday, December 6, 2014 House Concert

VICTORIA, BC Tuesday Dec 9: Home Town CD Release Party!

 

 

 

 

PAST SHOWS: 2013

QUALICUM BEACH, BC Friday February 22: Nautica Tigh B&B

COWICHAN LAKE, BC Saturday February 23: “Music In The Lake”

ONTARIO/QUEBEC MARCH 6 – 18, 2013: Home Routes House Concert Tour

  • Windsor, ON March 6

  • Guelph, ON March 7

  • Guelph, ON March 8

  • Georgetown, ON March 9

  • Mississauga, ON March 10

  • Midland, ON March 12

  • Newmarket, ON March 13

  • Mount Albert, ON March 14

  • Minden/Haliburton/Guilford, ON March 15

  • Ottawa, ON March 16

  • Val-des-Monts, QC March 17

  • Ottawa, ON March 18

VICTORIA, BC Saturday March 30 Bluegrass Benefit for Sooke River Bluegrass Festival,

VICTORIA, BC April 28 Vancouver Island Music Awards Gala, we have been nominated in three categories! ISLAND ROOTS ALBUM OF THE YEAR, ISLAND ARTIST OF THE YEAR, and BC-WIDE ARTIST OF THE YEAR!

SAANICH, BC May 5 Sea Cider *SLD Duo, with special guest Chris Herbst

SEATTLE, WA USA May 25 Folklife *SLD Duo

PENDER ISLAND, BC June 1 Port Browning Marina 

WHITEHORSE, YUKON June 7 – 9 Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival

SOOKE, BC June 15 Sooke River Bluegrass Festival

CALGARY, AB June 22 Foothills Bluegrass Music Association Festival, Wild West Event Centre

VICTORIA, BC June 28 Beacon Hill Park Concert Concert Series

VICTORIA, BC June 30 Private Wedding

YELLOWKNIFE, NWT July 18 – 21 Folk On The Rocks

MISSION, BC July 27 Mission Folk Festival, MusicBC Showcase

POWELL RIVER, BC August 30 – Sept. 1  Sunshine Music Festival

PARKSVILLE, BC September 6-8 teaching at Vancouver Island Music Workshop

VICTORIA, BC September 8 Norway House, Victoria Folk Music Society

VICTORIA, BC September 13 Private Event

VICTORIA, BC September 28 FALL FAIRFIELD HARVEST FETE

PENDER ISLAND, BC October 4-5 Squaredance & Feature Concert with John Reischman Trio

MISSISSAUGA, ON  October 17 – 20 OCFF Conference (Ontario Council of Folk Festivals) *Official Showcase*

VICTORIA BC November 2 Bridges For Women 25th Anniversary Party

“MOUNTAINS, PLAINS & FOOTHILLS” Western Canada Tour, November 8 – 23, 2013

CALGARY, AB November 8 – 10 Canadian Folk Music Awards We have been nominated for “Vocal Group of the Year”! Performance Friday Nov 8 as part of  the Official Nominee Showcase at the Calgary Folk Club

REVELSTOKE, BC November 11 River City Pub

KAMLOOPS, BC November 12 House Concert

KAMLOOPS, BC November 13 Vocal Harmony Workshop at The Grind 

KAMLOOPS, BC November 14 New Life Mission, noon-2pm.

COCHRANE, AB November 15 Cochrane Folk Club, opening for The Bills 7:30, $25

COCHRANE, AB November 16 Legacy Guitar & Coffeehouse, 8, $20

BANFF, BC November 17 Rose & Crown 10:30 – 1:30

LETHBRIDGE, AB November 18 Owl Acoustic Lounge  10:15

SASKATOON, SK November 21 Bon Temps Cafe 9pm 223 2nd Ave South, Saskatoon

CALGARY, AB November 23 Foothills Bluegrass Association

COWICHAN VALLEY, BC December 14 Square Dance at The Hub, Cowichan Station

 

 

PAST SHOWS: 2012

QUADRA ISLAND, BC January 27: Heriot Bay Inn

COOMBS, BC January 28: Creekmore Coffee

SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC February 4: Moby’s Pub

SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC February 5: Heritage Place

VICTORIA, BC February 5: opening for The Breakmen at Hermann’s Jazz Club

VICTORIA, BC February 11: Old Time Valentine’s Square Dance!

VICTORIA, BC March 18: Norway House, Victoria Folk Music Society

VICTORIA, BC April 14: Spring Square Dance hosted by YOMADA

VICTORIA, BC April 19: The Superior 

VICTORIA, BC April 21: VANCOUVER ISLAND MUSIC AWARDS Ceremony

May 1 – 10, 2012: IN THE STUDIO RECORDING 2ND ALBUM!

LADYSMITH, BC May 26: Ladysmith Maritime Festival

VANCOUVER ISLAND, BC July 11: Butchart Gardens

COMOX, BC July 12: Filberg Heritage Park

QUADRA ISLAND, BC July 13: Heriot Bay Inn

CAPE BRETON ISLAND August 7: Belle Cote Community Centre, Margaree Harbour

LUNENBURG, NOVA SCOTIA August 9-12: Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival

NESS CREEK, SASKATCHEWAN August 13-19: Northern Lights Bluegrass & Old Tyme Festival

PARKSVILLE, BC September 7-9: Vancouver Island Music Workshop 

VICTORIA, BC September 15: James Bay Market

VICTORIA, BC September 16: The Superior

VICTORIA, BC September 29: The Superior

CALIFORNIA AND THE MIDWEST: October 4 – 14, 2012

  • SAN FRANSISCO, CA Oct 6: House Concert

BC/ALBERTA TOUR: OCT 24 – NOV 19, 2012

KELOWNA, BC Oct 24: Elementary School Show

KELOWNA, BC Oct 24: House Concert

GOLDEN, BC Oct 25: Rockwater Bar n’ Grill

CALGARY, AB Oct 26: The Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club

CAMROSE, AB Oct 27: Rose City Roots Music Society

EDMONTON, AB Oct 28: House Concert

QUADRA ISLAND, BC Nov 2: Heriot Bay Inn 

POWELL RIVER, BC Nov 3: Cranberry Hall

GIBSONS, BC Nov 4: The Arts Building

COURTENAY, BC Nov 9: Creekside Commons

COWICHAN VALLEY, BC Nov 10: House Concert

VICTORIA, BC Nov 15: The Victoria Event Centre! Our Hometown CD Release!

VANCOUVER, BC Nov 19: Anza Club Pacific Bluegrass and Heritage Society

SOOKE, BC November 24th: The Sooke Legion

 

 

PAST SHOWS: 2011

TORONTO, ON Jan 16: The Transac, Toronto, O.N.

QUALICUM BAY, BC April 1: Qualicum Acoustic Cafe, Qualicum, B.C.

VICTORIA, BC May 15: Folkwest, Victoria, B.C.

CD Release Dates, May 21 – June 23, 2011

  • CHEMAINUS, BC May 21: The Dancing Bean

  • GABRIOLA ISLAND, BC May 27: Gabriola Coffee House

  • BOWEN ISLAND, BC May 28: Cates Hill Chapel

  • VANCOUVER, BC May 29: Café Deux Soleils

  • NANIMO, BC June 4:  Nanaimo Centre Stage

  • COWICHAN VALLEY, BC June 5: House Concert

  • SOOKE, BC June 12: Ocean Wilderness Inn

  • VICTORIA, BC June, 23: Victoria Event Centre

VICTORIA, BC July 25: Butchart Gardens

COOMBS, BC July 29-31: Coombs Bluegrass Festival

HAIDA GWAII, BC August 5-7: Edge Of The World Festival

VICTORIA, BC August 20: Folkwest

SORRENTO, BC August 21-September 2: British Columbia Bluegrass Workshop

VICTORIA, BC September 17: Moss St. Market

VICTORIA, BC September 17: James Bay Days

SAANICHTON, BC September 18: Feast of Fields, at the Marley Farm

VICTORIA, BC September 24: Fall Fairfield Harvest Fete

VICTORIA, BC September 25: Riversong (Colquitz River Celebration)

QUALICUM BEACH, BC September 30: Creekmore Coffee

CAMPBELL RIVER, BC October 1: Private Wedding

VICTORIA, BC October 29: “Boo Grass” Scare Dance

VICTORIA, BC Saturday November 26: Private Party, Rugby Club

COURTENAY, BC Saturday December 10: Joe’s Garage

VICTORIA, BC Monday December 12: Private Party

COWICHAN VALLEY, BC Saturday December 17: Concert and Square Dance

 

PAST SHOWS: 2010

VICTORIA, BC April 18: Victoria Folk Music Society

VICTORIA, BC May 8: The Bent Mast Pub

VICTORIA, BC June 12: The Black Stilt Coffee House

CHEMAINUS, BC July 25: Saltair Pub

HORNBY ISLAND, BC August 8: Cardboard House Bakery

METCHOSIN, BC August 19: Parry Bay Sheep Farm

MAYNE ISLAND, BC September 10: Mayne Island Folk Club

COWICHAN LAKE, BC September 23: Music In The Lake at Lower Centennial Hall

VICTORIA, BC October 15: Baptist Church

VICTORIA, BC October 24: Herrmann’s Jazz Club

 

PAST SHOWS: 2009

VASHON ISLAND, WA May 29: Cafe Luna, Vashon Island

TACOMA, WA May 30: Mandolin Cafe

OLYMPIA, WA May 31: Sprinkles Edible Art

BEND, OR June 3: Silver Moon Brewing Co

MEDFORD, OR June 5: Johnny B’s

HORNBY ISLAND, BC July 8: Cardboard House Bakery

MERRIT, BC July 11: Merrit Mountain Music Festival

VICTORIA, BC August 15: House Concert