The Robson Valley Music Festival is this weekend (Friday-Sunday.) It’s one of the newest and coolest grass roots, multi-genre Music Festivals in BC and it’s in the heart of the pristine and remote Robson Valley. The line-up includes; Oka, Alysha Brilla, Pharis & Jason Romero, Gabriel Palatchi Trio, and Sweet Alibi. There will also be workshops, visual arts, and much more and it’s brought to you by 99.3 The Drive. Go to the Robson Valley Music Festival website HERE.
Have you seen this stuff around? Apparently it’s an invasive species found in some provinces including BC. The clear sap it produces can cause blisters, 3rd degree burns and even permanent blindness. If you see it the Nature Conservancy of Canada and BC would like you to let them know where it is. They say you can do that by using the free iNaturalist app. Click the pic to go to the Invasive Species of BC home page.
Join Doug Jones live on location at PWB Saturday 11am – 2pm. Save on Foods will be at PWB selling hamburgers and smokies for a $5 cash donation towards the BC Children’s Hospital. Pretty simple $5 bucks (cash) for a hamburger or smokie and a non alcohol beverage. Doug & Wendy will be giving away a pair of tickets to the sold out PWB party and you can enter our Facebook contest to win a pair as well here.
Some Music News
You know Glen Campbell from his hits like “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Gentle on My Mind” and “Wichita Lineman.” You may not realize you know him from “I’m A Believer” by The Monkees and “Viva Las Vegas” by Elvis Presley. Campbell was a session guitarist and was a member of Phil Spector’s Wrecking Crew. He played on songs by The Ronettes, The Righteous Brothers and The Crystals, among others.’ Campbell died yesterday in Nashville at the age of 81 after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
He was a great session guitarist before he became famous on his own. Here’s a clip of one of his big hits and an example of his great talent on the guitar
And here’s an interview with Alice Cooper after he heard Glen Campbell died.
Steve Miller has put together two new, career-spanning “Ultimate Hits” collections. The first ‘Standard,’ is a collection of 22 big hits and 3 unreleased rarities. The other ‘Ultimate,’ is a 2-CD and digital deluxe edition featuring 40 songs, some live and 8 songs never released before. Those eight come from both the studio and stage shows. Both sets will be available on vinyl. They’re out September 15th but the vinyl editions don’t come out til October 27th. You can pre-order from Steve’s site by clicking the pic.