Dusty Rain

Local classic rockers!

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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.

Winsome Kind

“…It’s been a 10 year journey together thus far, and lifetimes worth of songs, stages, stories.”

Photo of Winsome Kind standing in a wooded area. A woman with long, fair hair in an orange shirt and black skirt is on the left and a clean shaven, dark haired man with a black shirt and jeans is on the right.

As related on their on website:
How do I convey to you the magic that occurs when you meet your soulmate here on earth, and the expression of your love and purpose for your life happens to magically collide in musical collaboration. And also collaboration in all ways. In life. In harmony. In love. How to put words to a life of adventure, raising little wildlings who came in with the spark of creation ignited in them, opening our hearts and minds to the fullest life experience.

Our gift is making music along the way. It’s been a 10 year journey together thus far, and lifetimes worth of songs, stages, stories.

I suppose I need not say much more, and let you go ahead and open your ears to what we have to offer. Music straight from our hearts, authentic and full-bodied, empowered music for the weary, for the strong, for the lovers, for us all. Music to shine light through the darkness. Music for dancing, for moving, for being still. Music for you. Thank you for listening, for receiving the love. We are happy you are here.

Winsome Kind Facebook
Winsome Kind’s YouTube channel

Jake Vaadeland & The Sturgeon River Boys

“…Jake had just enough attitude to let you know that he wasn’t kidding – a healthy dose of bravado and svelte, and a double dose of knowing who he was and where he wanted to go while working out for himself how to get there.”
~ Mississippi Chris Sharp, The Bluegrass Standard, Rancho Mirage, California

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Jake Vaadeland is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Saskatchewan, Canada. His traditional sound and unique style could be defined as a blend of Bluegrass and 50’s Rockabilly. Jake specializes on guitar and banjo in addition to his impressive vocals. Jake strives to write and play with a focus on storytelling and messages he hopes his audience can relate to, all packaged in foot stomping, high energy performances with The Sturgeon River Boys.

2022 proved to be a remarkable year for Jake Vaadeland, as he received two Saskatchewan Music Awards including Album of the Year for Everybody But Me, along with the Folk/Roots Artist of the Year. In addition, he earned four Saskatchewan Country Music Awards, including Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Alternative Country Album of the Year and Emerging Artist of the Year. His album, Retro Man also finished at #2 in fan voting for the Best Saskatchewan Albums of 2021.

Jake Vaadeland & The Sturgeon River Boys Facebook
Jake’s YouTube

JJ Voss

…JJ Voss has taken his passion for songwriting and performing, along with his many experiences in life, to build an authentic and professional solo career rooted in the soil of the working class.

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Raised on a small farm in southern Saskatchewan, Voss began his journey in music at the age of 8 when he picked up his Dad’s old flat top and has been following in the footsteps of legendary troubadours like Steve Earle, Charlie Major, Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen ever since.

To date Voss has released 3 albums and 1 single, garnering a WMCA Producer of the Year nomination for debut EP Hillbilly Storybook in 2008, followed up by his Show ‘em Who’s Voss album in 2012, landing him a SCMA Roots Album of the Year award and chart action for 5 singles on Canadian country radio, “It’s a Pride Thing” peaking at #62 on the Billboard Country Top 100 and “Playing For Keeps” at #51. The album also received international airplay leading Voss to his first overseas tour, playing shows in Germany, Ireland, France and the Netherlands, Colombia and Mexico.

In April 2023, JJ was nominated for 5 awards including Entertainer of the year, Songwriter Male Artist, Video and Interactive Artist of the Year by the Saskatchewan Country Music Association. Currently, JJ is writing songs in preparation for release later this year.

JJ Voss Facebook
JJ Voss – A Letter to Dad (Official Video)

Soul Sensation featuring Munro and Patrick

From the moment they took the stage this was a high octane, exhilarating ride through Soul, Rock and R&B favourites!

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From the Motown, soul, R’n’B, and disco hits from the 60’s, 70’s and early 80’s to the stage costumes and set design, this definitely is an evening of non-stop great vibes, entertainment, and fantastic music.

Fronted by two of Western Canadas’ top entertainers Heidi Munro and Scott Patrick, Soul Sensation has been described as the “Vegas show band of the prairies” by the American Federation of Musicians Local 533.

Soul Sensation features an elite group of seasoned and polished musicians that are well-known and respected throughout the Canadian music industry: Heidi Munro, Scott Patrick, Sheldon Corbett, Tom Chunick, Grant Sotnikow, Brad King, and Mick Gratias.

Munro and Patrick Music

The New Montagues

A band not afraid to tackle the biggest and greatest hits and play them with excellence…

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From the web:
The New Montagues brings the show every time.

Having been voted Regina’a top cover band by the people for multiple years, this 10 piece professional band will take you on a musical trip through time.

Bring your friends and dancing shoes and most importantly bring your willingness to have an amazing night.

The New Montagues YouTube channel

Karissa Hoffart

Award-winning Canadian country artist, Karissa Hoffart released her first EP in 2016 titled Dreamer and later released her first full album titled Life of Mine in 2020.

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Karissa’s passion for writing songs that inspire and motivate her audience is rooted from her past experiences that have led her to where she is today. Growing up on her family ranch in the Big Muddy of Saskatchewan gave her the strong work ethic and determination to make music her career!

She has performed on many big stages including Country Thunder Saskatchewan, Casino Regina, Telemiracle, Dauphin’s Countryfest, and Gateway Music Festival. Karissa has opened for well known artists across the country, including; Tenille Arts, Doc Walker, Duane Steele and Gord Bamford. Karissa was also honoured to perform with her band at the 2022 Grey Cup festival.

She is proud to have songs out on all digital streaming platforms. Karissa was also a final nominee for the Saskatchewan Country Music Association’s Female Artist of the Year and is set to release a new album she will showcase at the Bow Valley Jamboree.

Karissa Hoffart Music
Karissa Hoffart – Whiskey Mood (Official Lyric Video)