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Jack Semple grew up on a farm near Regina, Saskatchewan. He played with various Regina-based bands, and later relocated to Toronto to become the lead guitarist of The Lincolns, a popular funk and R&B band. He left the band after two years and returned to Regina to pursue a solo career and to spend more time with his family. With over ten albums to his credit, Jack has contributed to television and movie scores and appeared in the title role of Guitarman, a 1994 television movie. Semple has been twice nominated for the Gemini Awards, for his soundtrack work on the television series Incredible Story Studio. He has won Much Music’s Guitar Wars Contest, two Western Canadian Music Awards, and a Juno for Best Roots Recording. 


The Gabriel Palatchi Trio create a unique blend of Latin rhythms, jazz, tango, funk, and world music influences. Gabriel is the creative force of the group. He creates a rich tapestry of sounds that reflect the myriad of influences he absorbs along his journey. His album Trivolution was selected as the Global Music Award Winner in the Composer/Album categories. With a magnetic stage presence and an infectious passion for his art, Gabriel’s live performances are breathtaking. As a dedicated educator, he shares his experiences and knowledge through workshops and masterclasses encouraging aspiring musicians to embrace their own unique voices. In a world that can sometimes feel divided, Gabriel’s music serves as a unifying force, reminding us of the shared human experiences that transcend borders and languages.

The Wandering V’s are an original alt-country folk rock band, based out of Calgary. With a broad selection of well-known Canadian musicians filling in at each show, The Wandering V’s are a versatile band that appeals to a wide audience. With a vast repertoire of originals, cover songs and styles, their members include: Craig Recksiedler on acoustic guitar and vocals, Lance Loree on dobro, lap steel, and back-up vocals, Aleksandra Danicic and Bill Zulak on violin, Mark Williams, Ross Watson and Spider Bishop on bass, Tim Leacock on guitar, John Dunn and Pat Phillipson on drums and percussion. 
The Hurricanes are Stacey DeCosse on guitar and Allyson Blake on fiddle. They both sing like angels. Their music is bluesy-country, and their harmonies are sweet as wildflower honey. They are based in Kimberley and they’re in hot demand at local venues and special events all around the region. This duo will blow you away! 
Tryg Strand is an Invermere singer-songwriter who first came to Steamboat notice when he contributed a beautiful original composition to the Shake A Tree project in 2021. Tryg’s style is noted for his poetic lyrics, his rich vocal delivery, and his solid guitar work. He’ll be joined by his friend James Rose on guitar. 
Emma is an Invermere singer-songwriter who grew up with the Steamboat Festival, first appearing on our Tweener Stage as a talented twelve-year-old sprig. Her beautiful voice and her original heart-felt songs have been featured both on stage over the years, and on our Shake A Tree album. We’ve been following Emma’s development as a musician for several years now, and we can’t wait to hear what she’ll be up to next!
Slone Lehman is a young singer-songwriter from Canal Flats. She has played quite a few community events lately, including Flats Fest and the Radius gathering in May. Slone is a performer with a bright future. We’ll be following her career with great interest! 
The O'Sullivans are a local family band that have been performing Irish pub and Irish traditional music since 2010. You will often find this talented group at local pubs, bars and outdoor festivals in the valley. Their high energy performances feature Pat O'Sullivan on mandolin, guitar, and bass, Leisa O'Sullivan on whistles, fiddle and bass, Tom O'Sullivan on guitar, bass and harmonica, Matt Shelson on percussion, and Spring Burk on fiddle, drums, mandolin and whistle.
The Hollers are a popular good-timey band from Kimberley, where they play all kinds of festivals, holiday gatherings, gigs at the historic Marysville Pub, the ski hill, golf tournaments, community events, etc. Spreading joy wherever they go! Members include: Emilio Regina on lead vocals, harp, and trombone; Robin Douglas on guitar and conga, Mike Dodd on guitar and vocals, Ken Bibby on Keyboard and vocals, Peter Gilmour on Bass, mandolin, and vocals, and Bruce Arnold on drums and vocals. 
Humungous Fungus is a young band from Invermere who first came on the scene in 2022 and have been appearing at various venues around the Columbia Valley. They play a mix of funk and reggae, and like to cover lots of ‘90s music. They were a total sensation at the Pothole Park Live Local series in August last summer. 
Val Hudson is an alumnus of Waltzing Matildas. She is a multi-instrument player and singer who comes from the old-time-swing tradition. Her infectious tunes will take us back to times when everybody joined in to sing along. 
Will Wardwell is a Harrowgate farmer, poet, singer-songwriter, and authentic Steamboat perennial who loves this valley. His original tunes tell stories of this place, and his deep connection to its landscapes, people, and animals. He is featured on the Shake A Tree album, and put out several albums, most recently Woodshed Relics.
Confluence Jazz is a new group from Golden BC. They enjoy the creative process, morphing fine music to create a new sound. For them, jazz is a genre without borders. Lead singer and keyboard player Molly Roth is originally from Los Angeles. Molly is joined by Joan Dolinsky on trumpet and keys, Jeff Dolinsky on saxophone, Michael Garner, on upright bass, and Cole Burns on drums.
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