Coffee House, Saturday, February 8th

 Starts at  7 pm.  $10 at the door. 

There will be delicious treats for sale!

blue.jpgFeaturing Slocan Valley talents!     Logan Carlstrom and Dylann Heidi, members of the Corazon Youth Choir; Percussionist Zave Reinhart and former BlackFish bass player, Norbert Maucher with friends Leah Main, Michael Dorsey (guitar), and Richard Burton (keyboards). These  are some of the finest musicians in our community.                 



This Coffee House is a fundraiser for the Silverton Gallery’s Doors of Perception campaign, as well as a launch for the school art project “What does the Slocan Valley mean to you?” Read more about it here: press release feb 8th-1


Lindsey Walker Concert April 5th

Start time: 7 pm. Admission only 5$!!!

Lindsey Walker at the Silverton Gallery May, 2013

Lindsey Walker at the Silverton Gallery May, 2013


Lindsey Walker is a singer/songwriter with a beautiful voice and a host of original songs with heart felt lyrics.  She is based in Edmonton where she is a well-known musician and actress.   

Lindsey Walker "Our Glory" Album

Lindsey Walker “Our Glory” Album

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Walker was nominated for a 2013 Edmonton Music Award for “Artist to Watch”. She has made a name for herself in the Edmonton music scene as a celebrated songstress. Transcending genres, Walker’s style varies from smoky jazz to psychedelic rock.


Lindsey will be touring in April to British Columbia in support of her debut EP, Our Glory. Stops include Vancouver, Victoria, Summerland, Kaslo, Silverton, Port Alberni, Revelstoke, Banff and Kamloops.


 “The songs chosen for the album were sparked by a conversation I had with a close friend who’d mentioned we are always one step away from being the very thing we fear: being homeless and having to ask strangers for help, selling whatever you can to feed an addiction. Our Glory is dedicated to the memory of my aunt, Gloria. The songexplores the emotional reality of living in a society which treats people as disposable, pathetic even. It’s something I don’t – I just can’t – agree with.” 

(EDMONTON – March 2014) – An ode to an aunt she will never know, local songstress Lindsey Walker has set out to release her debut EP in dedication to her aunt. The album’s title track, Our Glory, commemorates the missing women of East Vancouver and traces Walker’s own emotional journey of discovering her own aunt had been missing for more than 20 years, a suspected victim of infamous serial killer Robert Pickton.

 “I will never forget the moment I realized my aunt – my own flesh and blood – was a suspected victim of the Pickton murders,” says Walker. “It started with a police poster I found online with her photo which read ‘missing since 1993.’ Twenty years since she had vanished. She was only 27 years old when she went missing. In that instant, I knew I had to dedicate myself to learning as much as I could about East Vancouver as well as the missing women. Her name was everywhere.”  It wasn’t planned to have Walker’s release 20 years after the disappearance of her aunt, but Walker believes that it was all meant to happen this way. “So many strange coincidences have come along with this album. I feel that my aunt, Gloria is around this whole process. It’s pretty magical.”




March 22nd Michael Dorsey Band recorded Live

Saturday, March 22nd: 8:00 pm,  Live at the Gallery series, recording session and concert.  Admission is 10-15$ sliding scale.


 Michael Dorsey will present his original music with guest musicians Leah Main, Norbert Maucher, the sublime Richard Burton on keyboards, Mike Magoo, and other famous players. Live at the Gallery project has recorded several local bands and will be releasing a CD in the next few months. Stay tuned for CD launch! 
Michael Dorsey, bandleader for Dr. Glue, has been playing and writing music for over 50 years. Leah is also a long time musician and part of Dr. Glue.  Keyboardist Richard Burton and bass player Norbert Maucher were both in the local rock band Blackfish.  And Norbert still plays with the well known German band Jane

 Michael’s cd’s will be for sale.  Live at the Gallery is funded by CKCA and BC Arts Council.


Gallery Coffee House March 15th

Fundraiser Coffee House at the Silverton Gallery – Saturday, March 15th, 7:00 pm  – 10$ adults/ 5$ kids/ 20$ family

Fundraiser Coffee House at the Silverton Gallery – Saturday, March 15th, 7:00 pm  – 10$ adults/ 5$ kids/ 20$ family

On March 15th hear the music of Jim & Shelley Dobie, Sally T & Rob Hall, Donna Jean & Gary Wright with friends Howard Bearham on Sax, JJ Buttle on Bass, Richard Johnson on guitar and vocals, Luce Paquin and Andrea Wright. Poetry will be performed by Art Joyce, storytelling by Judy Wapp, and stand up comedy with youth comedians River Fantuz & Alex Nielsen.  This evening is a benefit for the Silverton Gallery, raising funds to purchase fire doors for the building.

Sally T at the Silverton Gallery February 8th, 2014 Photo by Art Joyce

Sally T at the Silverton Gallery February 8th, 2014 Photo by Art Joyce


-Jim and Shelley Dobie are owners of the Mercado restaurant in Silverton.  Their music is folky with wonderful finger picking and vocals.
-Sally T is a dynamite singer, now based in Appledale, Slocan Valley. She played here last month, with her beautiful voice and lyrics. This time she performs with partner Rob Hall.
-Donna Jean and Gary Wright have been playing music for a long time.  Now that Gary is retired from being New Denver’s Mayor, he is devoting more time to his music.
-Art Joyce is a published poet and author, and a journalist with the newspaper, the Valley Voice.  He also happens to be President of the Gallery Society.  
-Judy Wapp is a writer, visual artist and storyteller.  She is also a broadcaster at KCR.  She resides in New Denver
-River Fantuz and Alex Nielsen, both from Silverton, are very funny guys.  We can’t wait for their Stage Debut with a Monty Python skit.




Painting with acrylics: Four classes with instructor Nadine Stefan. Tuesdays Feb. 25th, March 4th, 11th and 18th 1-4 pm at the Silverton Gallery. Sliding scale $8-12 per class. Some materials provided.  Nadine has been a practicing artist for 30 years, who has exhibited and taught internationally.  She will demonstrate various techniques, color theory and will work with people 1:1 on personal painting projects. To register e-mail  or call Carla @250-358-7198.  Website:  This workshop supported by BC Arts Council.

Christa Couture and James Lamb Concert Cancelled due to Winter Conditions

Hey All,

We apologize that this concert is cancelled.  Christa will try again for a concert in 2015, while we may see James Lamb a lot sooner than that.  Stay tuned!

About Christa


Christa grew up in Edmonton with a mother who sang in a folk trio and a father who performed First Nations ceremonial music. She sang in choirs and performed in musical theatre, and then moved to Vancouver to study at Vancouver Film School. She worked in film and television for about a decade before returning to music and releasing Fell out of Oz in 2005. The album earned four stars from both TV Week and The Edmonton Sun, who wrote, “her and her guitar makes an almost unholy sound.”
Oz’s follow-up, The Wedding Singer and the Undertaker, won a 2008 Canadian Aboriginal Music Award for Best Folk Acoustic Album, and Couture was nominated for Best Female Artist. The album was Top 10 at CBC Radio 3 and went to #1 on the National Aboriginal

Music Countdown. PopMatters praised her “Georgeously intimate voice – somewhere between the tough vulnerability of Amy Rigby and the passionate, sophisticated folk of Joni Mitchell.”
Of the album’s devastating inspiration, PopMatters wrote, “It’s truly remarkable that listening to The Wedding Singer and the Undertaker does not feel like the aural equivalent of ambulance chasing. This is down to Couture’s writerly, at times even playful, skill with words, as well as uplifting production.”

“a remarkable chanteuse, singing superb material, tastefully
arranged and produced. Couture’s voice floats over the
album’s pop-roots foundations like a butterfly over a garden.
Some reviewers hear Jane Siberry, Joni Mitchell; Tori Amos
might also come to mind at points. But that’s merely a way of
saying Couture’s work has the combination of accessibility, and
emotional depth such thoughtful writers have in common” David Newland  Roots Music Canada

Music and links at

About James Lamb


James Lamb is a Canadian singer-songwriter-guitarist born into a musical family from Nelson, BC. His aunt is well-known jazz singer Pauline Lamb. Known for his fascinating compositions & tasteful, highly regarded musicianship, he has endorsements from luminaries such as songwriters David Francey and Dan Magnan.

He has performed in art spaces, established venues, yoga studios, stranger’s houses, on festival stages and the Via rail lounge car. His live presentation can haunt a room with thoughtful joy and his unique voice and commanding stage presence can plunge even the noisiest bar goers into mesmerized silence.  Check him out at

Jan Van Gold’s VALENTINE’S DANCE! – February 14th


Friday February 14th  7:30pm  $12-15 – tickets @door

With Special Guests:  Howard “The Grizzly” Bearham on saxophones, and surprise new act “The 77”

DSC_0305 copy The Jan Van Gold Band is an original funk jazz blues rock trio, mixing progressive arrangements with a retro-psychedelic twist. creating live in 3d, acid free, visionary groove-laden songs that move easily from strong funk dance beats to odd time signatures to slow improvisational guitar, bass and drums, often within the same song. Socially conscious, emotionally driven lyrics mirror moments, exploding in a visual fuse of hot energy.

 If you like blues~jazz~funk~rock and the guitar stylings of Hendrix~SRV~Clapton & Cooder~ you will like the original music of The Jan Van Gold Band.

“it’s wacky” “gives me goosebumps” “it’s universal music” “we like the jazzy grooves”

 The Jan Van Gold Band have successfully completed their JVG EXPERIENCE funk’n’dance TOUR this past summer which was generously funded by the Columbia Basin Trust and Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance.

 Members of the band are:

Jan Van Gold: composer, guitar, vocals

Hunter Stanway: bass, vocals 

Kevin Stanway: drums, vocals

 peace love groovy

Christmas by the Lake December 6th – 8th

Friday December 6th, Outdoors music and concessions, evening only.

Saturday, December 7th all day until 6. With indoor and outdoor market,

Sunday, December 8th till 3 pm – indoor and outdoorDSC_0057 market,

About Christmas by the Lake      


Anybody who has ever had a chance to visit a traditional Christmas market in Germany, Switzerland or Austria will never forget its charming atmosphere. Small wooden huts, lighted Christmas trees and candles, music, jingle bells, vibrant colours, visiting Santas, delicious smells of waffles, candies and treats of many kinds; hot chocolate, punch, food grilled on open charcoal barbecues and a variety of unique arts, crafts and gifts transform these European Christmas markets into feasts for all the senses. Visitors of every age are cheered by the warm, illuminated atmosphere, reminding them that the cold, dark days of winter won’t last forever. Traditional European Christmas markets are an important heritage of German speaking countries – the magic they evoke for children takes adults back to the mysteries of their own childhoods. Our wooden huts form a small, ‘ancient, fairy-tale Christmas village’ which, adorned with lights and candles, comes alive in the dark, winter nights – thus creating a fitting place for all the wonderful traditional Christmas fare of yesteryear.   Never before had there been a traditional European Christmas market in the Kootenay region until last year when our first Christmas by the Lakeoffered a unique and exciting Christmas experience which proved to be a resounding success, drawing people to the Slocan Valley from near and far.

Certified Mango on November 16th

Saturday, November 16th Benefit Concert for Kootenay Coop Radio
7pm,admission 10-20$.
KCR will be showcasing the talents of local duo ADOBIE and the exotic sounds of CERTIFIED MANGO. ADOBIE consists of bass and guitar duo Jim and Shelley Dobie. who explore Blues, Folk and Latin sounds. Their vocal harmonies are featured throughout their performance and reveal a wealth of musical chemistry!  In August CERTIFIED MANGO impressed locals at the Kohan Garden with a spirited performance that announced their arrival on the local music scene. CERTIFIED MANGO performs original World/Groove/Jazz music composed by Paul “Garbanzo” Gibbons with influences ranging from Cuban Rumba, Mambo, Tango to North African beats.  The audience will experience a range of tones, from dreamy hypnotic grooves to up-beat and danceable. Musicians featured;  Howard Bearham on Soprano and Baritone Sax, Lorna Visser on Clarinet, Aiko Jackson on piano and keyboard, Tsuneko “Koko” Kokubo on percussion ,Shelley Dobie on bass & vocals and of course the primary composer for the group Paul Gibbons on congas. Light snacks and refreshments will be available at intermission. KCR is a regional community radio station, broadcasting in the Slocan Lake area at 107.5 fm. For more info check out  or or call  250-352-9600.