Taking their name from the cluster of galaxies containing the Milky Way, the Local Group plays music of astronomical proportions. With their most recent album (Produced by Clayton Linthicum of Kacy & Clayton) released in June of 2022 via Grey Records, this young Saskatoon-based quartet puts their own unique spin on hard-driving traditional bluegrass, while seamlessly blending in their original songs and their passion for country, Celtic, and Canadiana. Featuring mandolin, bluegrass banjo, flatpicking guitar, and upright bass, The Local Group showcases hot instrument picking, tight 3-part harmonies, surprising arrangements, and an entertaining energy. Their show has been described as “tight and charmingly zany” and is guaranteed to take you out of this world!
Gigging regularly across the prairies for five years, they have played most everywhere you can imagine. From festivals such as Blueberry Bluegrass Festival, Ness Creek Music Festival, Northern Lights Bluegrass Festival and the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival to opening for Corb Lund in small town Cadillac, Saskatchewan to playing at the Remai Modern Art Gallery in Saskatoon. They have entertained at just about any other kind of show you can think of: house concerts, dive bars, schools, theatres, weddings and old-time dances (guitar player Elliot Dillabough moonlights as a square dance caller) . They'll be touring all throughout Western Canada this summer, making music and memories wherever they go.
Bobby Dove croons live audiences with their original music, while paying tribute to the golden age of traditional Country. Walking with the tall shadows of their honky tonk heroes, the Dove conveys a big presence and voice, with songs fresh off the heart-worn highway.
Bobby Dove’s sophomore album, Hopeless Romantic (2021) includes some of the finest musicians on the Canadian Country music scene, including members of Blue Rodeo: Jim Cuddy, Bazil Donovan, Jimmy Bowskill (The Sheepdogs, Blue Rodeo), and Burke Carroll (Kathleen Edwards).
Bobby’s journey into the lore of early Country music started at The Wheel Club, the home of Montreal’s infamous Hillbilly Mondays, where Bobby was mentored by the resident steel player (and early country music radio pioneer) Bob Hill (1932-2015). Along the road, Bobby has worked with legendary players, such as Fats Kaplin (John Prine) and shared stages with artists such as Mary Gauthier, Richard Thompson, The Sadies and Lavender Country.
Since the release of Bobby’s first full-length record, Thunderchild, Bobby has toured east to west in Canada – with highlight performances at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Vancouver Island Music Fest, and Winnipeg Folk Fest.
The Dove recently toured Europe (The Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland, UK) in Nov/Dec ’22 and will be gearing up for U.S and Canadian tours, as well as new releases and musical collaborations in 2023!
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.