A Concert with Saskia & Darrel; The Great Plains “Song of the Prairies”Thursday, September 19th at 7:30 PM Advance Tickets $10/ Available at Mercado’s or $12 at the door
A heart-warming evening of music, merriment, and mayhem, as and Saskia & Darrel enlighten with tales of war brides, ghost towns, and Cultis Jim.
The fact that Saskia and Darrel often tour with Gary Fjellgaard, and more recently also with folk legend Valdy, speaks volumes about their abilities as musicians and song writers. When asked what style of music they play, the answer is simple; “Folk Music”. A collection of their original songs written about; War brides, Louis Riel, Cultis Jim, love and life in rural Canadian communities and leaving the “Porchlight On” for a young son exploring his world.
Saskia and Darrel are certainly no strangers to the Kootenays as they lived in Revelstoke for many years. Saskia (Sasha) played throughout BC with different bands such as DejaVu and Mozaik. Today Saskia and Darrel perform as a duo called the Great Plains.
Together they deliver an exciting blend of music, an unpredictable series of songs that change every night. They perform throughout all of Canada and Western Europe. Under the shelter of their newly formed band name “The Great Plains” they are cultivating a following across Canada & Europe, winning over their fans one town; one hall at a time.
Brag Section! They have toured extensively with Canadian Juno Award Winners Gary Fjellgaard and Valdy, and have notables like Daniel Powter, Darby Mills, Steve Dawson, Bill Hicks (Powder Blues), and Nolan Murray (Tiller’s Folly) appearing on their 10 CD’s. Performed with Good Brothers, Stampeders, Emerson Drive, and many more….They were awarded Top Folk /Roots Album in Holland for May of 2010, Artist, Album, and Songwriter of the year from SCMA, received Top 5 People’s choice awards, Top 10 in Unisong. Made it to the top 100 in Billboard 1998 and still enjoy abundant airplay on CBC and many Indie Radio stations around the world.
Reviews!!! One of the Great Songwriters in Canada; By: Gary Fjellgaard”!!! “The Voice of an Angel”. Gerrit Vermeij. Radio 2 Holland !!! “Standing Ovation in Switzerland”. Signed Robert Collette, Ambassador, Berne/Canadian Embassy, Bern.!!! “Wild response from the Audience in P.E.I.”. Todd Maclean. The Guardian, Charlotte Town, Prince Edward Island.