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Art Beat: A tasty menu of weekend music

There are just a few more weeks left to the summer feast of live, outdoor music on the Coast, so hear it while you still can. On Friday, Aug.
Martini Madness
Martini Madness and guest Wanda Nowicki, who played Slow Sundays on Aug. 8, do it again with even more guests at Music in The Landing on Aug. 28.

There are just a few more weeks left to the summer feast of live, outdoor music on the Coast, so hear it while you still can.

On Friday, Aug. 27 at the Clubhouse Restaurant in Pender Harbour, you can hear master singer-songwriter and guitarist Jim Foster from 5 to 8 p.m. On Sunday, Aug. 29 from 2 to 5 p.m., the Clubhouse presents the Poppa Greg band.

At noon on Saturday, Aug. 28, the Sechelt Summer Music Series presents Bradley Wells, followed at 1 p.m. by the very brassy Jazz Group of 6.

At Music in The Landing in Gibsons’ Winegarden Park, the 1 p.m. show features 16-year-old singer-songwriter Kaishan with his mix of originals and folk classics. Kaishan has a new performance video on YouTube. Enter the song title “It’s Not A Matter Of When (I Don’t Want Love)” to have a listen. Following Kaishan will be the band Corner Table with a set of standards, blues, and bossa.

Music in the Landing’s evening show on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. has Martini Madness along with a few of the trio’s friends, including Wendy Hibberd, Graham Ord, and Wanda Nowicki.

The Roberts Creek Legion welcomes back Vancouver three-piece band Stone Poets on Saturday, Aug. 28, who will play four sets on the outdoor stage between 5 and 8:30 p.m. The group has three albums of original material to draw from. Check out the band’s website for its unique blend of folk, ballad, and world music.
Slow Sundays in Roberts Creek on Aug. 29 runs from noon until 3 p.m., featuring Loose Endings ukulele band, Noah Ord and the youth jazz band, the mellow folk rock of the Greatfully Dead Seagulls. At 2 p.m., hear the great jazz duet of Budge Schachte and Karen Graves.

Sow Good Seeds

Joël Fafard has released a new video of his take on the 1924 Lil’ McClintock tune Sow Good Seeds. It’s a great introduction to Fafard’s pure-blues solo music if you’re not familiar with his work, and a treat for his fans (and followers of his electric band, Georgia Fats). He’s brought in some of the artwork by his renowned Saskatchewan artist father, Joe Fafard, to add some visual highlights to the video, shot and edited by Mark Benson. The sound was recorded by Clarence Deis and mastered by Graemme Brown. Just enter Joël Fafard in the YouTube search bar to find the tune and other recordings by the Roberts Creek maestro.

Heads Up

Petunia and The Vipers is a band with a memorable name and, by all accounts, an unforgettable show, which they will perform starting at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11 at High Beam Dreams in Gibsons. The group’s style is all their own and hard to categorize, but as they put it, it’s “original music combining elements of classic 1920s, 30s 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s country, country blues, western swing, alt country rock, Mexicana, French cabaret, Romanian, ragtime, jazz, punk and folk.” Tickets at

Visual artist callout

Gibsons Public Market has issued a callout for artists who would like to exhibit their work at the market during 2022. 
There are exhibit areas are on all three levels of the market building, where the works of two artists are usually displayed for up to six weeks at a time. Details are on under the “At the Market” tab.