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Wednesday, April 19th
6:30pm to 8:30pm
THE SODA CRACKERS at the Trout Lake Community Centre, at 3360 Victoria Drive in Vancouver. It's part of the 'Music on the Bow' series in the main lobby. Admission is FREE. You can get more information at 604.257.6955 or HERE
Sunday, April 30th
7:30pm - 10;00pm
Sunday, April 30th Sue and Don are among the many performers appearing at A Thordelia Shindig at The Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street (at 29th) in Vancouver. Some of the other performers include Rosemary Campbell, Kate Hammett-Vaughn, Kitty King, Dave Lidstone, Rob McGregor, Karen Plato, Jennifer Scott, Andrea Smith, Rene Worst and many more. Suggested donation $10 to $20 - all proceeds go to the ailing Nancy Thorwardson. For more information, you could email DaveLidstone@shaw.ca.
Monday, May 1st
7:30pm to 9pm
SUE MALCOLM'S SLOW PITCH JAM at The ANZA Club, 3 West 8th Avenue at Ontario Street, Vancouver BC. Learn the ins and outs of bluegrass jamming in a very supportive atmosphere with a fantastic group of players. It's geared for beginners, but more advanced players find it a great way to practice new licks at a slower speed. It's also a wonderful way to learn new songs and meet other bluegrass lovers. Learn more and watch a short video HERE. Join Sue with her Highrise Lonesome bandmates (Don Fraser, Vic Smyth, Jay Buckwold and Stu MacDonald) to learn bluegrass the Slow Pitch Way. Sponsored by the Pacific Bluegrass and Heritage Society.
Sunday, May 7th
3:30 to 5:30 pm
SUE MALCOLM and THE SODA CRACKERS put on a FAMILY BLUEGRASS JAM at the Kino Cafe, 3456 Cambie Street (at 19th, next to the Park Theatre) in Vancouver. This is intended for bluegrass musicians who want to bring their kids of any age, teenagers who canít go to the ANZA Club, fiddle kids or parents who want to expose their kids to bluegrass music. The material will mostly be bluegrass repertoire (minus the death and heartbreak), and depending on who shows up maybe the odd kidsí song now and then. This series will continue on the first Sunday of each month through June. NOTE NEW TIME! There's a suggested $5 to $10 donation. You can get more information at 604.875.1998 or HERE.
Thursdays from May 11th to June 22nd
7:00pm to 9:00pm
LEARN BLUEGRASS JAMMING with SUE MALCOLM in a friendly, social atmosphere that makes learning easy and fun. Learn the skills you need to join in and jam. You should be able to play basic chords; speed is not necessary. No music reading. We'll be using all new songs! For all bluegrass instruments - guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, bass. Course #101957. Cost: $100.00 for 7 sessions. Registration opens March 15th! Register online here. In person registration at the Trout Lake Community Centre, 3360 Victoria Drive. Phone registration - 604-257-6955. All forms of payment are accepted.
Wednesday, May 17th
6:30pm to 8:30pm
THE SODA CRACKERS at the Trout Lake Community Centre, at 3360 Victoria Drive in Vancouver. It's part of the 'Music on the Bow' series in the main lobby. Admission is FREE. You can get more information at 604.257.6955 or HERE
Sunday, June 4th
3:30 to 5:30 pm
SUE MALCOLM and THE SODA CRACKERS put on a FAMILY BLUEGRASS JAM at the Kino Cafe, 3456 Cambie Street (at 19th, next to the Park Theatre) in Vancouver. This is intended for bluegrass musicians who want to bring their kids of any age, teenagers who canít go to the ANZA Club, fiddle kids or parents who want to expose their kids to bluegrass music. The material will mostly be bluegrass repertoire (minus the death and heartbreak), and depending on who shows up maybe the odd kidsí song now and then. This series will continue on the first Sunday of each month through June. NOTE NEW TIME! There's a suggested $5 to $10 donation. You can get more information at 604.875.1998 or HERE.
Monday, June 5th
7:30pm to 9pm
SUE MALCOLM'S SLOW PITCH JAM at The ANZA Club, 3 West 8th Avenue at Ontario Street, Vancouver BC. Learn the ins and outs of bluegrass jamming in a very supportive atmosphere with a fantastic group of players. It's geared for beginners, but more advanced players find it a great way to practice new licks at a slower speed. It's also a wonderful way to learn new songs and meet other bluegrass lovers. Learn more and watch a short video HERE. Join Sue with her Highrise Lonesome bandmates (Don Fraser, Vic Smyth, Jay Buckwold and Stu MacDonald) to learn bluegrass the Slow Pitch Way. Sponsored by the Pacific Bluegrass and Heritage Society.
Wednesday, July 19th
6:30pm to 8:30pm
THE SODA CRACKERS at the Trout Lake Community Centre, at 3360 Victoria Drive in Vancouver. This is a FREE outdoor summer concert and barbecue series. Come to the east side of the building and bring a picnic! You can get more information at 604.257.6955 or HERE
Sunday, August 20th
10:30am to 12:30pm
THE SODA CRACKERS at the Roundhouse Community Centre, at 181 Roundhouse Mews, near Davie Street and Pacific Blvd in downtown Vancouver. You can get more information at 604.713.1800 or HERE.
Thursday, September 21st
1:00pm to 3:00pm
SUE MALCOLM'S BLUEGRASS JAM WORKSHOP FOR SENIORS at The Cloverdale Seniorsí Recreation Centre, 6188 176 St, Surrey, BC. Learn the keys to successful jamming: using the nashville number system and the capo to play in different keys, playing effective rhythm and backup, how to start and end a song, the role of each instrument in bluegrass, jam etiquette, how to choose good songs for jamming, and how to find the right key for your voice. Please bring: an electronic tuner, capo (if youíre playing guitar or banjo), and a music stand (optional) No music reading is necessary. Recording devices welcome. All seniors are welcome to attend and learn about Bluegrass jamming. Bring your instrument and we will see you there. RSVP to Nigel at 604.534.0957 or nrobertbell@gmail.com