Downwind

Rocking since 1979!

Downwind band: 10 band members crowd an outdoor stage on a sunny afternoon.

Downwind continues the tradition of kicking off the Bow Valley Jamboree with a guarantee of good times and good music.

In the spring of ’79 an eclectic group of Oxbow-area musicians gathered at the Mellom farm near Northgate and began a journey lasting over 40 years. Founding members Dianne Twietmeyer (vocals), Earl Mellom (piano), Paul Twietmeyer (sax and percussion), Terry Fraser (bass), and their Downwind bandmates played a handful of their favourite songs at local events and quickly gained a following of die-hard fans. They built a playlist of 60’s-70’s rock, soul, jazz and blues, with a sprinkling of reggae and country, and a reputation for playing every song on the list, no matter how late the hour.


Dusty Rain

Local classic rockers!

Dusty Rain band: four men and a woman wearing black holding a sign saying "Dusty Rain."

Dusty Rain is a band of classic rockers from Oxbow, Alameda, and Estevan.

Paul D’Rozario grooves on bass guitar, Dennis Freitag is up front on lead guitar, Rob Wilson lays down a beat on drums, Kirsten Tanghe makes melodic magic on keyboard, and Gord Young leads with vocals and rhythms on acoustic guitar.


Teagan Littlechief

Teagan Littlechief won an Indigenous Artist of the Year Award (2022) hosted by the Saskatchewan Country Music Association.

Teagan Littlechief selfie: grinning woman wearing rainbow-coloured ear rings.

From the web:
Singing since the age of four, Teagan’s play school teacher overheard her singing “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid and encouraged her mother, Sara, to put her in vocal lessons. Those lessons were the beginning of a lifetime filled with the love of music.

A number of singles from her 2009 album Rising Above received radio play throughout Canada and overseas.

www.teaganlittlechief.com
@teagan_littlechief
Teagan Littlechief Facebook

Chris Henderson

Chris Henderson has appeared on stage at the Craven Country Jamboree, Big Valley Jamboree, Boots & Hearts, Dauphin CountryFest, The Gateway Festival, Telemiracle, and many, many more…

Chris Henderson publicity shot: man with beard wearing a black cowboy hat and a black leather jacket.

From the web:
Chris Henderson’s blend of a modern country sound, with strong traditional roots has quickly helped him become one of Canada’s busiest Country Recording Artists.

The Saskatchewan native has been featured in Country Weekly Magazine in Nashville, Country Music News, and on the cover of Lifestyles, and the QC, as well as many other publications across North America.

www.chrishendersonmusic.com
@hendersonmusic
Chris Henderson Music Facebook

The Bromantics

The Bromantics’ animated performances have proven to fill any size dance floor.

The Bromantics band publicity shot: six men wearing dark red velvet tuxedos.

From the web:
The Bromantics are a youthful revitalisation of the 1950’s with brilliant brass tones and doo-wop harmonies. The songs are timeless and the dances are contagious. The Bromantics are a cross between nostalgia and modern trend, attracting people of all ages.

From Louis Prima to Ben E. King, these boys are paying tribute to the bands that started it all, and performing originals to follow suit.

www.thebromantics.com
@thebromantics
The Bromantics Facebook

Tilted Kilts

Tilted Kilts band publicity shot: one woman and four men wearing plaid and hitchhiking.

From the web:
Scottish/Irish, East Coast kitchen party folk/rock…mixed with a little punk rugby hooliganism.

@thetiltedkilts
Tilted Kilts Facebook
www.thetiltedkilts.com

Blu Beach Band

Blu Beach has opened for Trooper and Streetheart, played live on Telemiracle, and performed at over 30 local gigs.

Blu Beach Band publicity shot: four young men wearing beach clothes

From SaskMusic.org:
Carter Vosper, Remi Berthelet, Eric Vosper, and Riley Buchberger are the indie rock group Blu Beach Band from Langenburg and Esterhazy, Saskatchewan.

@blubeachband
Blu Beach Band Facebook