Point Blank, a new exciting duo that plays the best of blues and rock covers on acoustic versions, will kick off Performances in the Park Thursday evening.
Peter Thorne has more than 35 years in the music industry, from recording and producing music in many, many bands from blues, to rock and roll and country, says event organizer Angela Sommer.
He also makes custom box guitars. Shayne Cowic has been a lead singer and guitar player in local bands for more than years. Influences from ZZ Top to the Beatles have shaped his styles.
Point Blank is on stage in Boitanio Park, Thursday, Aug. 7 starting at 6 p.m.
Sommer says the second act starting at 7 p.m. is Genevieve Chatwick of Australia who sings blues, roots, folk, and world beat music.
She is joined by Canadian Faye Blais.
Imagine if Janis Joplin and John Lee Hooker had a baby together; musically, this girl would be the offspring of that union.
She looks like an angel, roars like a lion and plays guitar like a demon!
Without doubt, Genevieve Chatwick is an extraordinary performer who exudes raw energy by the bucket load.
The Waterwise Brigade and Laura Patterson are providing children’s activities and Arty the Art Walker is putting up a display about the 2014 Art Walk and Sale.
Cody’s Bannock, Smashin’ Smoothies, M&M Meats and Taylor Made Cakes will be on hand to provide snacks.
Performances in the Park is presented by the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society, the Cariboo Regional District, the City of Williams Lake, with sponsorship by various local businesses and community organizations..
For more information, details and pictures check out the Performances in the Park website at www.centralcaribooarts.com/performances.html