Dear Friends, we hope you are safe and well in these uncertain times. I just did my first every digital concert! The rain stopped and the sun came out and our first live digital Family Concert went dulcimerrily down the stream May 17 and you can watch it here , it's 1 hour 1 minute long! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdQUF-rfUMQ&t=113s Take care, stay home and be safe and well.
Nico and I regretfully have postponed all live shows until the fall due to virus risk and are home self quarantining. Our Old Crow North Van concert is rescheduled to Oct 4, festivals are rescheduled for next year and we'll post other dates as we confirm them. We will livestream a show from the Duncan Showroom on June 12 at 7 pm, more details soon!
Meanwhile here's a video of Nico and me with PIED PUMKIN in the finale of the concert celebrating my induction into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame last July! An old song still rings true after 45 years, PEOPLE I LOVE YOU! https://youtu.be/KNNAhwFQtx8
Remember ANGELS DO, the song and video from 1995 with my 5 year old granddaughter Mielle? Well now she is 29 and here we are doing the song together at SpiritBar in Nelson, during our ROOTS & GROOVES tour of the Kootenays in October.
I'll be performing two FREE SHOWS for Literacy Sechelt at the Roberts Creek Hall on Friday January 24. Then Nico and I will head to Pender Island, Mayne Island and North Vancouver for shows in March, and Penticton, Burns Lake, Smithers and Port Hard in April.
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Here is a clip from a show at the DUNCAN SHOWROOM (copy link):
Here we are in the studio recording THE MYSTERY. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGP2W57zS9I&t=1s
ROOTS & GROOVES is in the news:
East Kootenay On Line News E-Know
Bowen Island Undercurrent
This intergenerational collaboration has been decades in the making! Nico wrote me a fan letter when he was 8 and at age 23 orchestrated my music for symphony (see a tiny clip at http://blackpress.tv/video.php?id=20641)
Congratulations Valley Hennell and Kari Burk for winning a 2016 Academics' Choice Award for 'Snapshot of a Soul Place in the land of special needs' which has already been honoured with 2016 Family Choice and National Parenting Products (NAPPA) Awards. This illustrated memoir by Kari Burk is based on the life of our 26 year old granddaughter Mielle, with over 40 original paintings and drawings http://www.snapshotofasoulplace.com.
You may remember Mielle from the 1995 'Angels Do' video (click videos!)
BC BookLook http://bcbooklook.com/2016/06/13/snapshot-wins-a-second-time/
Rick talks about 40+ years of playing dulcimer on the Heart of the Dulcimer podcast on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hearts-of-the-dulcimer/id1014348960?at=1010l5QM
See the finale of 2014 Puppets For Peace concert at BC Government House with Rick and puppets performing YO MO and STAND BY ME at http://vimeo.com/10695582.