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The Lantern Folk Roots Music Society
(formerly Kelowna Folk Club) is a non-profit volunteer-driven organization dedicated to the promotion and fostering of live music and its cultural heritage. See the About Us page for more.

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The Lantern Folk Roots Society presents...
Chris Carmichael

April 3rd, 2019

2754 Cameron Road, West Kelowna
Another Lantern "living room" concert...

only $20 with the entire proceeds to the artist
doors open at 7 pm, concert at 7:30

Every great music scene has its anchors, people who never quite get their due from the public, but who are the backbone of sounds and successes. Guys like Derek O'Brien and Bill Campbell in Austin, Texas, Steve Freund and David Maxwell in Chicago, Junior Watson in Los Angeles, and Chris Carmichael in Winnipeg, Canada. It may sound a little out of place to group Winnipeg with Austin, Chicago, and L.A., but the reality is that the music scene in Winnipeg is every bit as vibrant - arguably even more so - than cities much more widely recognized. Acts like The Perpetrators, Big Dave McLean, Righteous Ike, Romi Mayes, Lindsay Jane, the Scott Nolan Band, they're all world-class talents whose reputations continue to grow locally and internationally, and they all have something in common: Chris Carmichael. Meaty, rocking alt-country with a hint of blues. Chris Carmichael's haunting guitar tone recalls open Prairie skies, endless dusty highways and long, hazy nights."

"He played guitar on a couple of the records I made...and he even played drums...I think he's a really amazing musician. He's about as good as it gets. A great all-around musician - he's one of my 10 favourite guitar players in the world."
~Gurf Morlix, Record Producer.

"One of the toughest, knarliest mothers I have ever played's all attitude, it's all conviction - pure heart."
~David Landreth, the Bros Landreth

"For such a clean-cut looking young man, you sure play dirty guitar." ~Tom Paxton

As one of the most in-demand guitarists and drummers in Winnipeg's remarkable roots and blues music community, Chris Carmichael has provided a wealth of talent and experience to countless recording sessions and live performances.

"Revealing vocal and instrumental styles influenced by a remarkable range of artists - flavoured by the likes of Mississippi John Hurt, Neil Young and Crazy Horse and Keith Richards. Carmichael stretches his blues and rock and roll roots.

$20 concert tickets are now available
at Wentworth Music at 1634 Harvey Ave in Kelowna.
and The Mad Hatter Bookstore on Main Street, West Kelowna.
They can only accept cash for the purchase of tickets.

Or, for your extra convenience, on-line tickets are now available now from PayPal,
(with a small processing fee of $1.99 per ticket)

PayPal accepts all major credit cards and a PayPal account is not required.
Kindly print your receipt and present it at the door for the performance.


The Lantern Folk Roots Society present..

Don't miss these two .......

Creekside Theatre
10241 Bottom Wood Lake Road, Lake Country, BC

Saturday, March 30, 2019 7:30 p.m.
their Youtube video here....

The LYNNeS are Canadian heartbreak poets Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson. The two songwriters are not new to working together, having toured and written songs off and on over the past 10 years, and with Miles having produced two of Hanson's albums (River of Sand, 2014 and 7 Deadly Spins, 2015). For THE LYNNeS songs are what matter the most, and their debut album “Heartbreak Song For The Radio” pairs hauntingly gritty lyrics with tight vocal harmonies.

The duo adopted an old school approach to recording their album, choosing to record to tape and recording all the bed tracks and many of the vocal and acoustic guitar parts live off the floor. Tracks like “Don't Look Down” and “Dark Waltz” showcase the unmistakable touch of Juno-award winning guitarist Kevin Breit (Nora Jones, KD Lang, Rosanne Cash). The infectious “Recipe for Disaster” highlights the songwriting duo's knack to craft a catchy melody and memorable lyrics, while the radio-friendly title track “Heartbreak For The Radio” begs for the listener to hit repeat. The athletic groove of the funky “Halfway To Happy” is a brilliant counterweight to the airy “Blue Tattoo,” which would not be out of place on a Fleetwood Mac album.

The two witty songwriters play off each other live, often leaving the audience howling with laughter with their between-song-banter. Miles has a slight edge in the humour department. Not surprising given Hanson’s burden of a lifetime of carrying the weight of a superfluous E. In addition to their beautiful harmonies, the two are skilled multi-instrumental musicians (acoustic and electric guitars, piano, harmonica, mandolin, percussion).

Lynn Miles is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters, with fourteen albums to her credit, the winner of four Canadian Folk Music awards (including 2011 English Songwriter of the Year), and a 2003 Juno award for Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year. Her song “Black Flowers” appeared on Claire Lynch’s Grammy nominated album “North By South.” “Lynn Miles makes being forlorn feel like a state of grace” - John Pareles, NY Times

Lynne Hanson has been playing her brand of “porch music with a little red dirt” for the past 10 years, has released 6 albums, won the Colleen Peterson Award for songwriting, and been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award. “Lynne seems headed for that record territory inhabited by seasoned songwriters such as Nancy Griffith, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mary Gauthier and Lucinda Williams” - Barry Hammond, Penguin Eggs

$29 tickets are available now from:

House Concert Venues:
To be posted at the time
of concert announcement.


Contact person: Ruth O'Doherty
tel 1-250-999-1965

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1634 Harvey Ave Kelowna

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2483 Main Street,
West Kelowna