Thursday, June 19, 2014

Invincible Summer Solstice

pin"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. ~Albert Camus"

Summer is upon us, I hope summer brings you great joy and relaxation whatever you have planned. The longest day of the year is Saturday summer solstice and National Aboriginal Day. Come celebrate it with us as we play.
Saturday June 21 Aboriginal Day Celebration Trout Lake Vancouver Noon to 5 Free All Ages Norine’s stage time 12:45 for 30 minute set.  Trio with Alice Fraser and Huggybear Leonard 
June 30 CafĂ© Koi Calgary  8 pm to 10 pm No cover, Trio with Alice Fraser and Huggybear Leonard WOO HOO!!
July 6 Kits Farmers Market Vancouver 10 am to Noon  DUO with Alice Fraser  
JULY 6 SURREY PRIDE Holland Park Noon to 5  Duo with Alice Fraser on the mainstage, we play at 2:30 pm for a 45 minute set.
July 16 Langley Community Market Kwantlen Polytechnic University Campus 4-6 Duo with Alice
July 17 Thursday Royal City Farmers Market New West 3-7 Duo with Alice Fraser 
July 19th West End Farmers Market 9 -11:30 am Duo with Alice Fraser
July 20th Music in the Park Concert 1-3pm Free sponsored by MetroVancouver Parks Cleveland Dam North Vancouver DUO with Alice Fraser on keys. The most beautiful setting wow is right beside us. Bring a picnic, sit back, listen to the tunes and enjoy the gorgeous mountains!
 July 30th Music on the Wharf Concert Series 7-9 pm Free ALL Ages TRIO with Alice Fraser and Huggybear Leonard Salmon Arm BC  Marine Gazebo Can't wait!!

July 31 Gallery Vertigo Vernon BC 7 to 9pm $10 TRIO with Alice Fraser and Huggybear Leonard. Limited seating get there early!
August 10 Kits Farmers Market 10 to Noon DUO
August 16 Trout Lake Farmers Market Vancouver 9-11:30 DUO 
August 23 West End Farmers Market Vancouver 9-11:30 DUO 
August 30 UBC Farm 8:45 am to 10:45 am DUO 
 August 31 Nikkei Japanese Festival Burnaby stage time 3 pm half hour performance Duo with Alice Fraser on keys.
SORRY to say the Revelstoke gig on June 26 was cancelled, the venue lost their liquor license. But...the Vancouver Island Tour was a great experience and we met so many beautiful people, thanks to everyone who came out! 

STOKED that Conventus the Eye of the Heart has charted on Outvoice this month coming in #20 on the TOP 20 just by a whisker.Thanks for making it happen!  Vote at 

 "Her signature funky folk-blues sound simply cannot be matched. Best
listened to as loud as your neighbours will tolerate." 
Scott Alexander Abort Magazine


Norine Braun Schedules Calgary, Salmon Arm and Vernon Appearances
      Award-winning bluesy artist with a siren’s voice, Norine Braun has scheduled June and  July shows in Calgary and the Okanagan/Shuswap with her trio to introduce Braun’s newly acclaimed album “Conventus the Eye of the Heart”.
 On Monday, June 30, Norine will appear at Cafe Koi, , 8 p.m. All Ages,  No cover.  Touring as a trio, with the dark and silky vocals of Norine who also plays guitar, joined by Queen of the Trills Alice Fraser on keys, and the electrifying Huggybear Leonard on ukulele, penny whistle and blues harp. Cafe Koi is a blend of passionate people pooling their skills to provide urban Calgary with a forward-thinking environment, serving delicious and nutritious food, creating unique communities, and supporting local art, music, and culture.
   On Wednesday, July 30, Norine will appear at Salmon Arm's Music on the Wharf Weekly Concert Series at the Marine Gazebo,  6:45 p.m. All Ages Free Event and on July 31 Gallery Vertigo the North Okanagan Arts Incubator in Vernon Doors 6:30 Showtime 7-9 $10. 
     Norine Braun’s awards include the Los Angeles Music Awards and Artists for Literacy. She has appeared at many clubs and festivals and the new full-length CD “Conventus the Eye of the Heart” is her ninth album. It follows Norine’s songwriting journey through life-threatening illness, a death in the family, new beginnings and the celebration of life. The songs are as honest and lyrically strong as roots and blues-rock gets. “Norine Braun’s signature funky folk-blues sound simply cannot be matched. Best played loud as your neighbor's will tolerate.“ Abort Magazine
    Information on Norine Braun and her work is available at with more about her music  on

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