Sat Oct 14th.  
 
MusicArt House Concert:  Genevieve and the Wild Sundays
Saturday Oct 14th, 7:30 pm, Cumberland
Ticketrs:  $20
 
Genevieve and the Wild Sundays: - what an collection of amazing musicians!

Soaring harmonies, catchy original songs, foot-stomping fiddling from an all-female quintet that feature the award-winning songs of Vancouver-Island homesteading, guitar playing mama Genevieve Charbonneau. Songs run from insightful love ballads to rollicking political hootenannies, some rooted in old-time country, as well as incorporating Eastern European folk, Americana, and indi-pop.

In 2013, Genevieve brought together long-time bluegrasser and fellow Balkan Babe Kelly Sherwin, vocalist/percussionist Laura Carleton, and Yiddish Columbia State Orchestra’s mandolin player Chandra Crowe to create the Wild Sundays. Five time North American fiddle champion Ivonne Hernandez joined in July 2016. It promises to be a powerful and engaging live show, with songs that will stir your heart one moment, make you laugh the next, and wow you with dazzling instrumentation and spitfire lyrics. The group released a new studio album “Fine Line” in May 2016.

Genevieve was the 2017 winner of the BC Musician Songwriting competition and her debut album “Updraft” garnered a Producer of the Year Award VIMA for Marc Atkinson. Her song “Farmer Ain’t in the Dell” was nominated for Country Recording of the Year at the 2014 Vancouver Island Music Awards. and her song “Down Down Down” was an 2017 International Acoustic Music Award finalist. Genevieve and the Wild Sundays have graced stages at Rifflandia, the Islands Folk Festival, Butchart Gardens and have toured the west coast.

For a taste of what they do, check out:
Sandi Lamb:
 
Merville’s Sandi Lamb has been an artist all her life, starting out as a toddler with crayons and landing her first paying job at age 12. She went on to build a successful career in advertising and graphic arts as a production manager and art director in Calgary.  Then, as a stay-at-home mom, she freelanced for a local arts centre, taught fine art in the evenings, and wrote a daily cartoon strip. She continues to teach in the valley and in the past year, her art has taken a turn towards the abstract.  We’ll have a chance to see the results of this new direction. The work in the following photo sold this spring, but it will give you an hint of the style of her more current work.