A variety of experienced musicians bring their sounds to the McBurney Stage Saturday.
10: 30 a.m. - Chanel Stasiuk
11: 30 a.m. - Shannon Lee
12: 30 p.m. - Men In Black
2: 15 p.m. - Tim Brecht
3: 30 p.m. - Smith and Jones
4: 30 p.m. - Maria Hart
A dynamic collection of musicians are bringing their unique sounds to the McBurney Lane stage at this year's Arts Alive.
Chanel Stasiuk kicks off the morning. She has been enjoying a successful year with performances ranging from local coffee shops to roadshows at Merritt Mountainfest, Spirit of the Sea, Duncan Sunfest, and Kelowna Park's Alive and other festivals in the Lower Mainland.
Currently working on her first CD of original songs, Stasiuk hopes to release the album later this year, but she will perform some of those songs on Saturday.
Stasiuk is sharing the stage with Langley's own singing doctor, Shannon Lee - frequently heard at coffeehouses up and down the valley.
And this Murrayville singer, songwriter, and musician will be joined Saturday by a trio of fellow Langleyites who make up Men in Black (see story page A19).
Another performer, who is no stranger to Arts Alive audiences is Tim Brecht.
A successful solo guitarist in Vancouver, Brecht has developed a great way to have people accept the presence of different sounds in the music.
Though he's primarily a guitarist, Brecht incorporates a keyboard and electronic drum pad, and crowds gravitate to his music.
Also on stage Saturday is Smith and Jones. For almost three decades, Brian Zalo and Craig Allan Mack have been making music and doing what they love, entertaining. Then, 13 years ago they joined forces as Smith and Jones, and it's a match they claim must have been made in musical heaven.
And rounding out the day is Vancouver singer Maria Hart-Brownell, entertaining audiences with an energetic delivery of pop, country, and gospel music.