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July 24, 2009

Winestock 2009 lineup…

Filed under: Arts and Entertainment — Jocko @ 1:01 am

 From Morning Bay Vineyard & Estate Winery:

Winestock™ Music Festival:
Perfect Oceanfront Vineyard Location

The Winestock™ Music Festival, Morning Bay Vineyard’s signature event, returns for its fourth annual show – the best yet.

Join us Labour Day Saturday, September 5, 2009 for the best blow-out of the summer.

Like fine wine, Winestock™ just gets better with age. Now in its fourth year, this year’s music festival promises a rockin’ good time at Canada’s finest oceanfront vineyard.

This year’s headliners are The Odds, a legendary Canadian alternative rock band from the 1990s. They toured with Warren Zevon, The Tragically Hip and Doug and the Slugs. Now they’re rockin’ the vineyard.

Western Canada’s first punk band, The Furies, join the bill for the first time. Back in 1977 when punk first came to Vancouver, The Furies were it. Now they bring their primitive style to Winestock™. Wear your spikes (and we don’t mean golf).

Vancouver’s Coco Love Alcorn brings her jazz-inspired folk music to Winestock™ for the first time. The Antigonish-born singer has worked with the likes of Burton Cummings, Ani DiFranco, 54-40 and Jesse Cook. Now touring out of both Toronto and Vancouver, Coco’s voice has been compared to Aretha Franklin and Ella Fitzgerald. Don’t miss her!

Perennial Winestock™ favorite Wyckham Porteous is back with a new act featuring his fabulous songwriting and a harder-edged sound.

Morning Bay’s favourite punker, Dave Rave of New York City, promises to “rock the party” with his faithful bassman, Bill Culp who does the best Carl Perkins this side of Memphis.

And back for more is Leslie Alexander, with her husband, legendary music producer Johnnie Ellis. Leslie brings her country-influenced roots music that pleased Winestock™ fans two years ago (see her rockin’ with Jim Byrnes and Stephen Drake at Winestock™ 2007 in the pic at right).

All backed by the fabulous Morning Bay City Rollers, featuring musicians from many of the west coast’s all-time top bands (Doug and the Slugs, Colin James and others).

All this in the little vineyard by the sea, drinking the wines made from those vines, enjoying music from Noon ’til Dusk, when everyone comes on stage for a monster jam. Only 300 tickets available.

Tickets $35 pp available at the retail vendors below, or purchase directly online.

In Vancouver at Dr. Vigari’s Gallery,  (604) 255-9513 at 1312 Commercial Dr, BC

In Victoria at Classic Guitars on Fort, 250-389-6029, 828 Fort Street

On Pender Island at Talisman Books and Gallery, 250-629-6944, Driftwood Centre, Pender Island, BC; and at Medicine Beach Fine Wines, 250-629-2024, Medicine Beach Store, Pender Island, BC.

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