The last Slow Sunday of the 2022 season had a hesitant start due to weather concerns. In true Creeker fashion and with the help of the sun, Roberts Creek’s summer-long music series came to a marvelous end.
With the unofficial (nothing’s official in The Gumboot Nation) house band, BUGS got folks in the mood. The bluesy serenade of Dale Stavroff and Al Burns drew in a few more people as the weather started to settle in with the warmth of the sun coming through the thin clouds. Empty Street wowed the gathered audience with all original tunes by guitarist/vocalist Simon Hocking. Hearing the smooth riffs from Dan Richter’s electric guitar (which he built), Jenny Groves on bass and vocals, Cayce Laviolette on drums and the sultry voicings of Bailie Clark , the audience called for ENCORE.
What a great musical finale to another great Slow Sunday’s season!
Many thanks to people helping with set up and take down; Mark Trevis, Steve Schwabl, and of course a big truckload of gratitude to Graham Walker without whom Slow Sundays in the Creek would not happen.
A huge thank you to the Roberts Creek Community Association (RCCA) of which Slow Sundays is a part. The Library and Gazebo are owned by the RCCA. Slow Sundays is very grateful for the ongoing support of the executive committee (board). Looking ahead, Slow Sundays will be transitioning over the next months and years. Stay tuned for developments. It’s time for a younger generation to step up and take on a larger role in this annual, summer-long event. We ain’t gettin’ any younger!
The Sunshine Coast Regional District Government has been a necessary and reliable source of funds which go towards the modest compensation musicians receive.
The biggest thank you is to you, the audience who continue to support our local musicians and performers by coming to take in the “The most intimate venue on the Coast” and with your generous donations to both musicians and to Slow Sundays.
Ed Lands, Roberts Creek