Why not take Mom to a special concert on Sunday… a concert featuring the sweet, sweet sounds of former Revelstoke residents Darrel & Saskia.
The duo will be performing at the Seniors Centre this Sunday, May 13, at 7:30 pm with part of the proceeds going to the Community Connections Food Bank.
Their concert will feature music from their CD, Songbirds, so called because Darrel’s mom calls them the Songbirds.
True songbirds also migrate, and these two are no exceptions to that lifestyle. Endlessly wandering across the continent and northern Europe, they practice their trade like traditional vagabond minstrels, carrying their message to audiences everywhere they can.
Like their winged namesakes, they also return to their favorite places year after year, and Revelstoke is one of the many homes that Saskia & Darrel have enjoyed in their long careers.
Along with some favorite cover tunes by masters such as Simon & Garfunkel, Emmy-Lou Harris, and Van Morrison, they of course will be giving the audience special selections from their eight other CDs.
Songbirds was recorded at the prestigious Woodshop Studio in Duncan and mastered in Memphis, Tennessee. It is performed in a rolling Celtic style with master violinist Nolan Murray (Tillers Folly) and Los Angeles pop songster Diane Pancel on backing vocals; it is a masterful rendition of this timeless hit song, first recorded by Fleetwood Mac.
Rounding out the lush aural landscape of this CD are some of the best players on the west coast, such as 4X Juno Award winner Steve Dawson, Powder Blues’ drummer Bill Hicks, and their long-time friend and touring buddy Gary Fjellgaard.
On board are 11 new songs that reflect Darrel’s Canadian ancestry and Saskia’s European upbringing. Blending and crossing not just a few genres, these melodies have been carefully woven into a sonic tapestry that will fit anyone’s taste as long as they like well-written and performed music.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. They are available at Talisman Fibre & Trading Company and at the door