With ancestral roots in the Lheidli T’enneh, Cree and Secwépemc Nations, KYM GOUCHIE is fostering change through her music and art. Her music and storytelling bring awareness to First Nations and women’s issues, promoting reconciliation and community building while reminding us that we are all in this together. Her stories are a testament to the human spirit, weaving together threads of her own journey from personal tragedy to triumph.
Kym’s traditional hand drum, acoustic guitar, full-bodied voice and authentic storytelling are a powerful force. She performs solo, duo, trio and full band, collaborating with talented artists on vocal harmonies, cello, keys, mandolin, banjo and electric guitar. Indigenous-folk and country tones alongside her poignant lyrics will capture your heart — her eloquent performances have a lasting impact on audiences of all ages, messages of inspiration and hope.
Kym is also a renowned Visual Artist, Cultural Ambassador, Presenter and Advocate and is regularly called upon by organizations to offer Indigenous insight and acts as a healing bridge, connecting hearts and minds across Turtle Island.
A respected elder-in-training of the Lheidli T’enneh Nation, also known as Prince George, BC, Kym has been speaking, emceeing and performing at theatres, festivals, schools, conferences, traditional welcoming ceremonies, and cultural gatherings for over 20 years.
She’s releasing a children’s album in ancestral languages in 2024.
“Kym Gouchie is an artist who has the ability to momentarily make us feel that time can stand still. Performing with a combination of soulful expression, focused intent, integrity, and artistic depth, Gouchie embraces and holds audiences while imparting messages and truths in songs that need to be heard. Kym is a truly unique artist who seamlessly blends the contemporary with the traditional.” ~ Peter North, Artistic Director/Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival.
Naomi Kavka is a visceral entertainer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and recording artist, residing in Smithers, British Columbia. Her many talents have her performing on cello with the Prince George Symphony Orchestra, on electric guitar in the surf rock band Pitted, and as a solo artist, fronting her own band with a new album currently in production. She is a well loved collaborator, accompanying various artists such as Kym Gouchie, Marcel Gagnon, Wax Mannequin, and others. Recent releases of her songwriting include Slammed Doors & Severance (2017) and Back West (2019), and recent collaborations include cello arrangements on Wax Mannequin's "Red Brain", featured vocals on the Black Dog String Quartet's "A Thousand Times Brighter" and cello and vocals on Kym Gouchie's upcoming children's album.
keyboardist/singer/songwriter/producer who is credited on over 40 recording
projects with award-winning artists including Kym Gouchie, Mike Gouchie, Leah
West, Centrefire, and Dan Rothery. She composes and performs music in a wide
range of genres — pop, AC, folk, country, rock and orchestral instrumental. She
has appeared on Nashville's “Starseek” and performed and stage hosted at the
Merritt Mountain Music Fest. Brigitte has recorded/released her own music and played with the classic rock/original band “Wheelhouse” for more than 20 years. She is a regular adjudicator for the Junos and FACTOR.
FB: @FaceBrigitte www.brigittemusic.com
Date & Time
Tue., Apr. 9, 2024 8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
The Dream Café
67 Front Street Penticton, British Columbia V2A1H2
There's no need to print your tickets, we will greet you at the door with our guest list for the show.
Doors open 6pm unless otherwise stated.
Kitchen is open from 6-9pm.
Show starts at 8pm, please arrive by 7:30pm to have time to get settled.