It’s Wild Winter Wednesday at Coldsnap today and hitting the stage will be Prince George’s Danny Bell and His Disappointments.
What Danny does with his honest lyrics and humble yet strong melody writing on a travelling instrument like the accordion carries the feelings and stories of the down and out everywhere.
He does this so well that you’ll feel like he’s been your friend for years when you share a long drive with Danny’s album Good Timing Man. Compelling, comedic and intelligible modern saga sharing, his songs are anthemic for a certain timeless demographic across the continent and beyond. Based in British Columbia on unceded Lhedli T’enneh territory, Danny’s music is regional. It’s steeped in his affection for his home in the hinterland, a blue collar town, the stink of the pulp mill, and everyday life in northern B.C.
Also performing tonight will be Lorissa Scriven.
Lorissa has an indefinable quality, a wildness, like unkempt grass. She grew up in a small town set deep in the yawn of the Peace River Valley in northern British Columbia, and her life has been rich in music and wild places.
Since 2009 she has been recording, touring and creating music with an eclectic mix of artists across Canada. Her album ‘Be the Change’ and her collaborations on “Wildwood Soul” and “The Golden hour” reflect, in their diversity, her deep respect for beauty in all its forms. With silky-sweet vocals and a rich cast of instrumentals, her music feels like the fondest road trip memories, or lazy days in the long grass; like a golden afternoon’s dreams.
Lorissa chooses to be inspired every day, whether by a deep and winding conversation, a fleeting moment of light, or a wayward feather found in the woods. She’s working hard at breathing life into her dreams, and making some potent music along the way.
The show will be live-streamed, starting at 7 p.m. with performances starting at 7:30 p.m.. For more information check out www.coldsnapfestival.com or on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @coldsnapfest.