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Bragg Creek Performing Arts rolls out fall season

Bragg Creek Performing Arts is looking to get its 2018 fall season underway with a trio of performances throughout October and November starting with Sweet Alibi and Jenie Thai on Oct. 13 and will finish with Port Cities on Nov. 24.

Bragg Creek Performing Arts is looking to get its 2018 fall season underway with a trio of performances throughout October and November starting with Sweet Alibi and Jenie Thai on Oct. 13 and will finish with Port Cities on Nov. 24. SWEET ALIBI Hailing from Winnipeg, Sweet Alibi  made up of Jess Rae Ayre, Amber Rose and Michelle Anderson have captivated audiences since 2009 with their charming and personal performances. With three releases, more than 360 shows across Canada, 33-plus festival performances, numerous radio performances and interviews, Sweet Alibi is fast becoming a well-known roots and pop group. Tom Power of CBC Radio 2 describes Sweet Alibi as what would happen “if Mumford and Sons and the Supremes had a love child.” A fitting characterization for a group that blends soulful and powerful vocal harmonies with the sincerity of folk and the foot-stomping energy of roots. The appeal of Sweet Alibi’s sound hinges on their ability to mix elements of folk, roots, and country, then present it in the context of a tightly-structured pop song. Currently touring music from their newest release Walking In The Dark, Sweet Alibi promised to deliver a great evening of song. JENIE THAI Born in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and raised outside of Edmonton, Jenie Thai is building a musical presence throughout the country through the electric energy she displays on stage and the old soul that’s conveyed through her songwriting. Vocally, she has been compared to Eva Cassidy, but soaks in the musical influences of Tom Waits, Bonnie Raitt, Memphis Slim, and Nina Simone. A performer, songwriter, singer, and instrumentalist, Jenie Thai combines her love of the traditional piano blues, sixties r&b, and great American songwriters to produce a unique charm as a roots and blues musician on the national and international scene. Tickets for the 7:45 p.m. show to see both Jenie Thai and Sweet Alibi are priced at $30 for adults and $28 for seniors. PORT CITIES Port Cities has been hard at work bringing their music to the masses. They’ve continued to explore and evolve their ambitious pop sound, melding diverse musical backgrounds to create an alchemy that’s part art, part songwriting science, and all magic. Hear Breagh MacKinnon’s smoky, jazz-indebted delivery, Dylan Guthro’s simmering and soulful R&B swagger, and Carleton Stone’s razor-sharp, romantic rock ‘n’ roll. This Canadian three piece from Nova Scotia who recorded in Nashville manage to blend elements of both locations into their sound. The band members reckon a port city is where cultures and histories collide and goods and ideas are imported. Port Cities; music seems to be very much a melting pot of ideas. But their success is largely built on a simple but timeless approach: a good song is a good song is a good song. Port Cities will take to the stage at 8 p.m. and tickets will be priced at $20 for adults and $28 for seniors.


Troy Durrell

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