Sunday, April 22, 2012



It's National Poetry Month for a few more days and we in the Kootenays are still celebrating.

Elephant Mountain Review Launch
Friday, April 27  7:00 PM
Self-Design High, 402 Victoria Street, Nelson B.C.
(upstairs at the Legion which is across from the Library and the Cop Shop)

Here are just a few of the writers who have work in the new magazine.

Kathy Hartley

L-R in front, Robert Banks Foster, Margaret Hornby, Mark Mealing

Margaret Hornby
Linda Crosfield

Music is kinda like poetry, too, so don't miss out on this feast for the ears.

Bessie and the Back Eddies
Saturday, April 28 at the Vallican Whole  7:30 PM
Bessie and The Back Eddies is a seven piece old school R 'n B show band that brings style and class mixed in with a bit of mischief to the stage. The elegantly powerful vocal stylings of Bessie Wapp are backed by a dynamic three piece horn section and an all acoustic rhythm section. With a repertoire that dips into the songbooks of Ruth Brown, Etta James, Bessie Smith, Dinah Washington, and Nina Simone, Bessie and The Back Eddies deliver up a performance that goes from the swing of the big band sound and the grooviness of soulful R 'n B to the sass of burlesque classics and the raunch of down home blues. Their eclectic arrangements showcase all aspects of the band and the music making every Bessie and The Back Eddies performance unique and entertaining.

The members of Bessie and the Back Eddies are: Bessie Wapp(lead vocals), Tim Bullen(trumpet), Keith Todd(trombone), Clinton Swanson(saxophones), Marvin Walker(drums), Jesse Lee(acoustic bass), and Colin Spence(piano).


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