Spring! Nothing But Fields Of Green

Spring is just around the corner, oh! I know we have snow and cold weather, but the Robins are returning early and Kelowna’s own Fields Of Green are preparing for a cross country tour!...two sure signs of Spring! 

The last time we touched base with these four Kelowna sons, they were busy writing and recording their second album.  They have it ready, and an EP is being released in celebration of their upcoming Spring Tour.  By the sounds of the material, ‘Fields Of Green’s’ style of progressive spacey rock has progressed to a most pleasing level.  The lyrical content is both poignant and emotive, with a powerful melodic set of rhythms that dare to surround our senses.  Each creation is memorable, no throw-aways here.    

The group is sporting a new logo and a slightly more serious look.  The EP? It will be available in stores on February 19th, with a show in Kelowna, to start their tour, on February 21st at the Kelowna Community Theatre.  Get your tickets now, and send off the lads in style!

Rock n’ Roll Never Forgets, a phrase coined by the man himself; Bob Seger!  And it doesn’t, this legendary singer/songwriter is about to hit the road.  The “Rock n’ Roll Never Forgets” tour begins this Spring with several Canadian dates included.  With Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Vancouver inked in; it certainly would be a wise investment to take in the show!  Calgary is March 19th and Vancouver is March 27th, with none other than another American icon, Joe Walsh sharing the bill!  Seeing both these Artists would be well worth the drive.  Joe is promoting his new album “Analogue Man”, and of course, will be displaying his quirky and entertaining sense of humour during his set.

A couple weeks ago, I’d mentioned the upcoming new album from the veteran Danish five piece; “Pretty Maids”.  Their last album “Pandemonium”, has made inroads across the globe…giving them, not only a ‘charting’ album, but a new lease on life.  “Motherland” is about to be unleashed, with some dire messages for us all, here is the official video of “Mother Of All Lies” from ‘Pretty Maids’:

An adopted son of Kelowna, Paul Rodgers has a busy year in front of him.  The soulful, blues singer is currently doing shows across Europe, and hopefully a new album will be released in late Spring. 

Black Sabbath will tour prior to the release of their new album “13”.  The dates so far published are in New Zealand, Australia, and Japan.  Regarding their new album, the original three; Ozzy, Geezer, and Toni, were joined by ex Rage Against The Machine drummer: Brad Wilk.   “13” marks the first studio album recorded by the group since the late seventies.      

Next week, we will look at the career of Singer/Songwriter Chris Burke-Gaffney, a very gifted Singer/Songwriter from Western Canada:

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Upcoming Club/Concert Highlights:

97th Street Pub:    Tad & The Twins:  Jan. 25th & 26th

The Blue Gator:   Sherman Doucette:  Jan. 25th & 26th   Papa Dawg:  January 30th   Zamboni Brothers:  January 31st     Young ‘Uns:  Feb. 1st & 2nd

The Minstrel Café:   Michael Wood Band:   Jan. 24th   The Rowdymen:  Jan. 25th   Blue City Trio:  Jan. 26th  Urban Birds:  Jan. 31st    Fighting Orange:  Feb. 9th

The Streaming Café:   The Reckoners & Steel Audrey:  January 26th    Dear Rouge/Bed Of Stars:  January 31st

The Pheasant & Quail Pub:   Cod Gone Wild:  January 25th  February 1st …And don’t forget the “Talented Kelowna” events at the Pub in January and February!

Notable Concerts:    

Interior Savings Centre (Kamloops)   The Tragically Hip:   January 20th   

South Okanagan Events Centre:   Heart:    March 9th 2013

 Kelowna Community Theatre:   Randy Bachman:   April 20th     

Prospera Place:  Sting:    May 30th   

Peach Festival  Penticton:  Honeymoon Suite:   August 8th                 

Notes & News:   Black Sabbath announce release date & title of new album: Release-June 2013 and Name-‘13’……and the Master of Blues himself, Eric Burdon is releasing a brand new album this month:  “Til Your River Runs Dry” will be out January 29th, and certainly a ‘must have’!     

…if you have a musical story or news and would like me to write something… drop me a line at:  [email protected]  and let’s celebrate Kelowna’s rich and varied music community together!!.....

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We call him the Professor of Rock: With a career in music, television and media arts spanning 30 years, Atkinson knows music. He's traveled as a professional musician and he loves Rock 'N Roll. He is a music journalist who writes internationally for Frontier Records' Melodic Rock magazine and he owns FBA International a multifaceted management, consulting, promotional entity.

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