We are seeing a wonderful emergence of local artists, musicians, poets, photographers, new cuisine, and other unique talents being expressed within the Riding Mountain biosphere area of southern Manitoba, Canada.
I am particularly proud to be someone who lives in the southern gateway community of Onanole, about 100km north of the Trans Canada highway, easily accessible to any cross-country traveler.
Last night, in our Onanole Community Centre 175 people witnessed the delightful songwriting, brilliant musicianship, and warm sound mix of The Dust Poets as they formally released their new CD World at Large. They will be playing at this year’s Winnipeg Folk Festival. I highly recommend you take them in. CD’s are available at Poor Michael’s Bookshop & Café, where you can get a great fair trade coffee, purchase high quality crafts, read a great book, or find a gift that you just needed to get for someone special.
There’s no dust on these poets, who feature Karla Ferguson (accordion and keyboard), Sean McManus (drums, clarinet), Corey Tickner (mandolin), Gordon Mowat (upright bass), and songwriter anchor Murray Evans (co-owner of Poor Michael’s). Joining them for this special CD launch was Lloyd Peterson on guitars. Enjoy this video of their opening song at the May 30 concert at the Onanole Community Centre!
We’ll be posting the whole evening concert on Vimeo soon. So, stay tuned! Be patient, as it will take a few seconds for this to upload. We tried to make it at a big enough size so that you could see the performers really well.