The Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Time Music Society and The Saskatoon Musicians’ Association present:
Mother’s Day Hootenanny – an afternoon of music the whole family can enjoy on Sunday May 14th, 2023!
Redwood Hill is a group of musicians who perform at various venues from nursing homes to festivals. Their music is a mix of hard-driving bluegrass, tear-jerking country, familiar swing tunes and some sweet harmony.
KIM DE LAFOREST & BOOKER BLAKLEY
About Kim – Kim de Laforest is a fiddle, violin, viola and vocal performer and teacher based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She enjoys combining many different styles of folk and classical music to create her own unique sound.
Growing up in a small town without instruction, Kasia Leigh started developing her own playing style at 12 years old. Since then, she taught herself how to play several instruments including guitar, mandolin, and clawhammer banjo. At age 15 and ready to start a band after two years of performing solo, Kasia initiated Saskatoon’s bluegrass trio ‘In With The Old’ with Ellen Froese and Jaxon Lalonde. For 4 years, the band toured across Canada and showcased in the United States on multiple occasions. They performed at big name festivals such as Merlefest (North Carolina), Winnipeg Folk Fest (Manitoba), and the Ness Creek Festival (Saskatchewan).
Her definitive style brings together elements of Piedmont blues style fingerpicking, Bluegrass, Folk/Rock, and Jazz, as well as haunting ballads in the styles of western swing.
The past years have found Larry Krause across Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta, BC and out to the East Coast, playing the traditional, roots style of Western, Cowboy and Country Gospel
music that keeps folks coming back. A regular performer at the Calgary Stampede, he has presented his solo “Cowboy Campfire Evenin'” concert series across Western Canada, from Concert Halls to around the fire after a long Cowboy day, and just about everything in between.
His songwriting and performance style feature songs and stories of the people, places and times, long past and recent, that laid the foundation for the West that we know today.
Joe Callahan is a folk/roots/blues singer-songwriter who first performed professionally over 40 years ago as a singer and drummer in a country-rock band called The Rivermen, for over 10 years in eastern Ontario.
Joe has released 3 CDs of original music all available on multiple streaming services and as CDs.
Having elected to devote most of his time to producing and performing live music, in 2013 Joe was invited to help create, host and co-produce Night Kitchen Too, a live musical variety show at the Pinnacle Playhouse in downtown Belleville.
Joe is currently hosting a radio show (So Many Roads) every other Monday on CFCR 90.5FM in Saskatoon.
PADDY TUTTY AND PAUL GITLITZ
Paddy Tutty and Paul Gitlitz perform as a duo. They play a selection of old ballads which Paddy sings with dulcimer, guitar or concertina and Paul plays on fiddle or mandolin. You may also get to hear some twin fiddles from these two accomplished musicians!