Music Lives! with Bob de Wolff

Previous House Concerts - Wooden Nickel Productions has presented the following folks  - check out their web sites below:

        Ken Whiteley - master of Blues, Roots & Gospel Music

            Leftover Dreams - Patrice Haan & Tony Marcus provide stunning harmonies with burnished accompaniment

            Eileen McGann - One of folk music’s most breathtaking voices.

            Cathy Miller -”If I had a voice like yours, I'd sing all the time!”  Peter Gzowski, CBC Radio, Canada

            Pied Pear - Rick Scott & Joe Mock - wildly entertaining!

            Bob Evans - one man, one guitar, a world of music

            Karen Savoca - “A rare combination of grit & sensitivity.”  The Georgia Straight, Vancouver BC

             West My Friend - Victoria’s indie folk at its finest!

            Three Worlds - Niel Golden, Brad Prevadoros and Greg Joy

            Sylvia Herold & the Rhythm Bugs - Sylvia Herold, Ed Johnson, Jennifer Scott, Carey Black

            Keri Lynn Zwicker & Nathan McCavana - the ‘Harp Chick’, astonishing!

           Tim Williams - the man won awards for a good reason - a treat!

           Ian Sherwood -  we’re soooo glad you trusted us!

            Colleen Eccleston - didn’t we tell you?

          

                    

These are a few of my favourite Performers:
Roy Forbes www.royforbes.ca A Canadian treasure - a wonderful singer, songwriter, guitarist and performer. 

                    He even has a radio program on CKUA (Roy's Record Room)  www.ckua.org
Connie Kaldor
http://www.conniekaldor.com/ Connie has the Order of Canada for her contributions to

                    Canadian music and culture.
Shari Ulrich  
http://www.shariulrich.com/ Shari has one of the most recognizable voices on the

                    Canadian roots music scene.  Won Junos, etc.
James Keelaghan
http://web.me.com/jameskeelo/Keeloweb/KEELOWEB.html

                     To me, the successor to Stan Rogers.  Calgary raised, but now he’s in Ontario
Ken Whiteley
http://www.kenwhiteley.com/ Listening to Ken and the Original Sloth Band changed

                      my entire musical direction
Bob Evans 
http://www.bobevansguitar.com/ Bob is NOT just for guitar geeks. 

                      A great performer, singer and player.
Leftover Dreams
http://www.leftoverdreams.com/ My mentor (see Tony Marcus under teachers) and

                      Patrice Haan (wonderful singer).  Truly extraordinary!
Steve Fisher 
http://www.stevefishermusic.ca/ Fine Calgary based performer with strong roots and

                      bluegrass influences.
Lindsay Ell    
http://www.lindsayell.com/         A fine guitarist, song-writer.  Lindsay is worth catching.
Tracy Spring   
http://www.tracyspring.com/ Washington based singer-songwriter I know from

                      Puget Sound Guitar Workshop.  Capable of wonderful emotive performances.
Eileen McGann
http://members.shaw.ca/emcgann/ A friend in Calgary; now on Vancouver Island. 

                      One of the finest traditional based singers anywhere.
Cathy Miller  
http://www.singingquilter.com/         Another great voice, Cathy has written and performed songs

                      about quilting for the past 10 years to much acclaim. But, we also love her singer-songwriter roots.
David K  
http://members.shaw.ca/davidk1/ One of my favourite playing buddies.
Ken Bloom  
http://www.boweddulcimer.com/about.htm One of the single greatest influences on my music. 

                      Ken plays many weird instruments, and is a pleasure to hear perform. Teacher, musician,

                      performer ... all at once.
Dakota Dave Hull 
http://www.dakotadavehull.com/   Great finger-style player. I first knew him through

                      his collaboration with Sean Blackburn. They introduced me to the Western Swing repertoire.
Lennie Gallant
http://lenniegallant.com/ My favorite artist from the Maritimes. East Coast Music Award winner. 

                      Not to be missed

... and two of my favourite Music Stores:
The Acoustic Guitar
www.acousticguitar.net   Mike MacLeod runs my favourite music store online from his

                      Calgary base.  Truly this is the candy store for guitars, mandolins, ukuleles, basses, banjos,

                      books, videos and accessories.  You must visit.
Music Works 
www.sidneymusicworks.com Sidney based music store

Absolutely fabulous Luthiers:
Michael Heiden  
www.heideninstruments.ca/index.php   -  a maker of fine instruments (I have 2 Heiden guitars

                    and love them to excess) and a wonderful musician in his own right
Robert Anderson 
www.robertandersonguitars.com/Home.html Victoria (BC) based luthier whose guitars are

                    beautiful and feature french polish
Dylan Rovere
www.rovereguitars.com Strikingly pretty instruments made in Victoria (BC). 

                    Dylan also does excellent repairs and maintenance - much to my satisfaction
Threet Guitars
www.threetguitars.com Judy builds astonishingly beautiful instruments ... with unsurpassed

                    fit and finish.  Truly works of art.  She is also a great swing rhythm player.
Wright Guitar Technology
www.soloette.com I have a steel string Soloette travel guitar with a graphite neck.

                    This is a wonderful instrument for hotel rooms and even playing gigs.  The graphite neck holds

                    its tuning during travel too.

... and wonderful Music Clubs:
Deep Cove Folk Club  http://sites.google.com/site/deepcovefolk/  My current 'home club'.  Very small and

                    friendly.  The second Friday of every month from September through June at St. John’s Untied

                    Church, Deep Cove BC

Highlands Folk Music For info call Zhinoos at: 778-678-2409 or email zhinoos9@gmail.com

Sooke Folk Music Society http://www.sookefolkmusicsociety.com Another ‘local’ club, that has been bringing

                    musical entertainment to the Sooke community since 1992
Victoria Folk Club
http://www.victoriafolkmusic.ca/ Victoria Folk Club.   Every Sunday night (50 weeks a year).
Jazz Vespers   
http://www.webeasyservices.com/000%20Archives%20-%20Clients/St.%20John's%20United/jazzvespers.html   

                        We love going to St John's United Church in Deep Cove one Sunday evening a month to hear

                        great jazz.  Its a lovely way to end a week here in ‘Paradise’.
The Nickelodeon   
http://thenick.ca/   My heart's home club.  I helped found it in 1980 and played in

                        Plug Nickel (the house band).  It is still going STRONG 30+ years later.
Calgary Folk Club
http://www.calgaryfolkclub.com/ Calgary's most venerable Folk Club

Fish Creek Concerts http://www.fishcreekconcerts.com/ My dear friend, Vic Close started this great

                        Folk Club in Calgary 6 years ago.
Rocky Mountain Folk Club 
http://rockyfolkclub.tripod.com/   The first folk club I attended in Calgary.

Great Music Camps:
Puget Sound Guitar Workshop http://www.psgw.com/  I've gone about 20 times - Heaven on earth for musicians.
Foothills Acoustic Music Institute
http://www.fami.ca/   Weekend camps just outside Calgary 3 times a year. 

                        I've had the pleasure of being an instructor on occasion.

... and, of course, FESTIVALS:
Canmore Folk Festival http://canmorefolkfestival.com/   My favourite folk festival.  I have been on stage and

                        sound crew most of its 34 years.
Calgary Folk Festival  
http://www.calgaryfolkfest.com/   Great festival, set on Princes Island in downtown Calgary.
Edmonton Folk Music Festival        
http://www.edmontonfolkfest.org/ The BIG Festival.
Folk West  
www.folkwest.ca  Victoria's revitalized Folk Festival.
Islands Folk Festival
http://www.folkfest.bc.ca/   Cowichan Folk Guild presents the Islands Folk Festival.
Vancouver Island MusicFest
http://www.islandmusicfest.com/ Amazing line-up based in Comox
Filberg Festival
http://www.filbergfestival.com/  

Also in Courtenay - Comox - the North Island does MUSIC!

Awe-inspiring Music Teachers:
Don Gowan dgowan@shaw.ca  A brilliant teacher - I’m proud he’s my buddy!
Tony Marcus 
http://www.tuxedorecords.com/TM/index.html   Tony has encyclopaedic knowledge of the

                        "American Songbook" and has taught many workshops and master classes.

                        Also see Leftover Dreams.
John Knowles C.G.P.
http://www.johnknowles.com/  One of only 5 guitar players certified by Chet Atkins. 

                        Fine player.  Great teacher.  Extremely nice man.
Mike Dowling
http://www.mikedowling.com/ Mike is such a good guitar player, he makes it look simple. 

                        He is also a wonderful teacher.
Roy Berns  
http://www.cis.rit.edu/people/faculty/berns/ Not just a great academic, Roy is a fine player and

                        'perennial' teacher at the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop.  A mentor for me for the past 10 years.

... Artists & Artisans:
Louise Parsons www.eartharts.ca    She makes functional pottery and ceramic art masks, fabric art,

                          stained glass, jewellery  - my spouse and the designer of this web-site
Wanda Rottenfusser  
http://people.ucalgary.ca/~wcrotten/index.html One of my favourite painters

                          - you'll need a big wall