This installment features two bands which we recorded in the summer of 2013 at the Village Bakery’s open air stage in Haines Junction.
Steve Brockley Band
On a warm and sunny July evening the Steve Brockley Band from British Columbia entertained the crowd with mostly original tunes. This band takes folk music in a new direction without making the audience feel up-rooted. The band draws from a wide range of musical influences such as J.J. Cale, Hank Williams, John Prine, Bob Dylan and The Band.
Steve Brockley (guitar, vocals) is joint by Kevin Bertram (upright bass) and Leon Power (drums, mandolin).
The band has released two CDs. For more information about the Steve Brockley Band and where to purchase their CDs please visit our web site at junctionjam.ca and follow the links.
Whitehorse musicians Scott Wilson, Ray Tucker, Alana Martensen and Katie Tait all got together over the cold winter months of 2012. Katie had been asked by the folk society to be the signature act in January 2013, as her and Ray (and the Almost 4 trio) had done a few open mic events at the local folk coffeehouse the previous year. Ray knew Scott, and Katie knew Alana and with a little shift organization and a few dinners they came together. Katie and Alana started singing together one night at the Gold Rush pub and decided that there may be something special between their voices. Ray knew that Scott played Bass and when the four came together for the January coffeehouse they found that it was possible to please the crowd! Between jobs, outdoor adventures, world travel and root canals the group plans to play together many more times in the future.
We would like to thank the Village Bakery for all their support making this episode possible.