The first ever live music was held on December 15, at the Copper Cork Distillery with the Vermilion Folk Club hosting El Niven & the Alibi.
“It’s really cozy; almost like you’re in our jam room. Thank you so much for having us,” said Elliott Niven.
He went on to say that in some way or another, the duo has been playing together since 2006 when they were children living with their parents. They played mostly originals but included a few outlaw country songs, a cover of a Mo
The audience swayed along to tender melodies as the Vermilion Folk Club hosted Eileen Laverty on July 23. From Saskatoon, Laverty enjoyed playing in Vermilion and said, “Folk Clubs are volunteer driven, and I’m so grateful that I have the chance to meet everyone and share some music in Vermilion! I’ve wanted to come here for years.
She has been performing for over 20 years, and loves making music with her friends, and connecting with people in different ways.
One of her t
The Vermilion Folk Club hosted highly acclaimed artists, Tri-Continental at the Vermilion Legion on March 10.
The group of talented musicians has 10 Juno awards for their individual work, and has several albums together showcasing a combination of world, blues, and western music. Tri-Continental had the audience in Vermilion clapping along and even up dancing along with enthusiasm.
They played a range of genres including songs from their new album, ‘Dust Dance’.
El Niven & The Alibi lit up the stage of the Vermilion Folk Club on February 23, at the Vermilion Legion.
Singer/guitarist, Elliott Niven, and drummer, Jeff Burwash, played a set of western/alternative/rock that included catchy originals and classic tunes. Originally from Calgary, the duo has toured the United Kingdom, Canada, and the southern United States for over 10 years. Liking the vibe, they now call Edmonton home, and continue to share their love of music with others.
Charlie Jacobson charming the Vermilion Folk Club with soulful music on December 8.
Photo Angela Mouly The audience was riveted during Charlie Jacobson’s performance for the Vermilion Folk Club at the Legion on December 8.
Jacobson’s catchy tunes included new tracks from his upcoming album ‘Draw’, past albums (Alberta Flood, Travelin’, and Muddy Water Blues); as well as covers of Bobby Blue Bland, John Lee Hooker, and B.B. King. His sideburns, and silk embroidered shirt he
Jaxon Haldane and the Carter Felker Trio wowed the crowd at the first show of the season for the Vermilion Folk Club on October 20th at the Vermilion Legion.
The Carter Felker Trio opened the show performing their folk music with a touch of country and humouring the crowd between songs with comical interludes as he described the life experience in which the song came from. Felker met Jaxon Haldane a couple of years ago at the ‘Wide Cut Weekend’ and expressed his excitement t
From left, Kyle Mosiuk, Dana Wylie, Erin Kay, Allyson McIvor, and Harry Gregg. Photo Angela Mouly Her friendly personality sparkled on and off stage as Erin Kay was hosted by the Vermilion Folk Club at the Vermilion Legion on April 28. Kay had previously performed in Vermilion with other artists, but wowed the audience during her “Silver and Gold” CD release performance. A mystical instrumental opening drew the crowd in right away. In March, Kay had a lot of fun attending Jun
From left, Jason Burbine, Gordie “Crazy Legs” MacKeeman, Thomas Webb, and Peter
Cann performed at the Vermilion Folk Club on April 11. Photo Angela Mouly Living up to his nickname “Crazy Legs,” Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys were hosted by the Vermilion Folk Club at
the Vermilion Legion on April 11. The unique, sprightly performance from the band included MacKeeman incorporating
vigorous feet percussion with his 50’s flair tap shoes.
The Rhythm Boys just returned fr
From left, ‘The Straight Arrows’ members; drummer Scott Ebener, guitarist Chris Tabbert, bassist Keith Rempel; and Matt Patershuk at the Vermilion Folk Club on December 16. Photo Angela Mouly Matt Patershuk’s voice had just enough grit and tenderness to put listeners at ease when he was hosted by the Vermilion Folk Club on December 16, at the Elk’s Hall. The Straight Arrows were a perfect compliment, accompanying him with talented solos and a similar ease of ability. Accordin
The crowd was dazzled as the Vermilion Folk Club welcomed singer-songwriter, Steve Poltz, at the Vermilion Legion on October 21. As he opened the show, Poltz noted that the cold weather in Alberta had strained his Taylor guitar that had been given to him by Bob Taylor, owner of Taylor Guitars. Sixteen years ago, Poltz had been given the opportunity to play at the National Association of Music Merchants. There, Taylor had suggested that Poltz pick one to play from his selectio
Back row from left, D Rangers; Aaron Goss on mandolin, Chris Saywell on guitar, and front man Jaxon Haldane on banjo, saw, and vocals. Front row from left, Tom Fodey on muck bucket bass and vocals, and Don Zueff on fiddle and vocals. The D Ranger’s fervent picking and plucking, strumming and humming had the Vermilion Folk Club audience in a Bluegrass fever during their season finale on April 22. The audience was in for a special performance, as the group showcased their work
It was the second last night of the season for the Vermilion Folk Club on March 11, and musicians eagerly waited for their chance to take to the stage at the Vermilion Legion.
Vermilion Folk Club President Rita Barr said that musicians travel from as far away as Sundre to play in Vermilion at the open mic nights. Phillip Willes CD Launch
(Pictured) Phillip Willes launches his CD ‘Brass Tracks’ at the Vermilion Folk Club Open Mic night in the Vermilion Legion on March 11. Ph
Chilling melodies accompanied lyrics that told Greek stories of struggle during the “Rembetika Hipsters’ performance at the Vermilion Folk Club on February 25. The group of passionate musicians including Nikos Diochnos, Allen Baekland, Lincoln Frey, Giorgos Iosifelis, Jonathan Lewis and new member Robin Tufts played a range of originals and covers. The bouzouki instrument was used along with several others to create classic Greek music. Songs tweaked a range of different mood
From left, Ken Stead, Erin Kay and Kyle Mosiuk. Photo Angela Mouly “Vermilion Folk Club has the best listening audience in the world. It’s an honour to be able to present the quality of performances that we offer in this community,” said Wayne Gochee. On November 19, a large crowd gathered at the Vermilion Legion to welcome Ken Stead to the Vermilion Folk Club. The Edmonton based performer has attended Come By The Hills before, but this was his first appearance in Vermilion.