Presented by the Dream Café, Peach City Sessions is a monthly songwriters showcase hosted by Dave & Kirby Barber that features a different accomplished artist each month. These concerts give the audience a chance to hear the stories behind the songs, and experience an evening of intimate acoustic music. (Doors open at 6pm, kitchen is open from 6pm-9pm, and the show begins at 8pm.)
Hosted by seasoned industry professionals, Dave & Kirby Barber are award winning musicians who most recently moved to Penticton after living in Nashville for the past several years. They have toured around the world backing up dozens of artists from Canada and the US. They currently perform their own music as well as continue to tour with artists such as Shari Ulrich, Barney Bentall, Aaron Pritchett, Chad Brownlee, Heidi Newfield and Brittney Spencer. www.gbroots.com
January's Peach City Sessions features Tony Furtado - Tony is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumental-ist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele who mixes and matches sounds and styles with the ﬂ air of a master chef (he’s also an accomplished sculptor, but that’s another story). All of the music of America is in Tony’s music. Relix hit the nail on the head when writing of Tony: “True talent doesn’t need categories.
”A native of Pleasanton, California, who now makes his home in Portland, Oregon, Tony Furtado took up the banjo at age 12, inspired by the Beverly Hillbillies television show and a sixth-grade music report. He ﬁrst attracted national attention in 1987, when he won the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship in Winﬁeld, Kansas. Not long after that, Tony opt-ed for the life of a full-time professional musician, joining Laurie Lewis & Grant Street. A second victory at Winﬁeld, in 1991, bookended his years with Grant Street.
In 1990, Tony signed a recording deal with Rounder Records, one of the country’s preeminent independent record companies. Beginning with Swamped in 1990, he recorded six critically acclaimed albums for the label, collaborating with such master musicians as Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Tim O’Brien, Stuart Duncan, Kelly Joe Phelps and Mike Marshall. During this period, Tony also performed and recorded with the band SugarBeat and the Rounder Banjo Extravaganza with Tony Trischka and Tom Adams.
Beginning in the late 1990s – inﬂuenced by such musical heroes as Ry Cooder, David Lind-ley and Taj Mahal – Tony added slide guitar, singing and songwriting to his musical toolbox and began leading his own band. He is a tireless road musician who performs in a dizzying variety of formats: solo, in a duo or trio or with his full ﬁve-person band. He especially values the opportunities he has had to tour with such legendary musicians as Gregg Allman and with such esteemed slide guitarists as David Lindley, Derek Trucks and Sonny Landreth.
Tony has performed throughout the world at top venues and appeared at such prestigious music festivals as the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Jazz Aspen, Kerrville Folk Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Sisters Folk Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival and countless others.
Based out of Kelowna, Canada, Bex writes Alternative Indie-Folk songs with introspective heart, spirited soul and stirring lyric. Her live stage presence and technique is an intuitive synthesis of powerful tenderness; of grit and grace. In expression of her unique and captivating singer-songwriter style, Bex often flows between genres, making her live performance eclectic, intriguingly elusive and delightfully unpredictable. Bex has warmed up the stage for Polaris Prize and Juno nominated Danny Michel and as well as The Pack A.D.
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.