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Sunday, June 4th
3:30 to 5:30 pm
SUE MALCOLM and THE SODA CRACKERS put on a FAMILY BLUEGRASS JAM at the Kino Cafe, 3456 Cambie Street (at 19th, next to the Park Theatre) in Vancouver. This is intended for bluegrass musicians who want to bring their kids of any age, teenagers who canít go to the ANZA Club, fiddle kids or parents who want to expose their kids to bluegrass music. The material will mostly be bluegrass repertoire (minus the death and heartbreak), and depending on who shows up maybe the odd kidsí song now and then. This series will continue on the first Sunday of each month through June. NOTE NEW TIME! There's a suggested $5 to $10 donation. You can get more information at 604.875.1998 or HERE.
Monday, June 5th
7:30pm to 9pm
SUE MALCOLM'S SLOW PITCH JAM at The ANZA Club, 3 West 8th Avenue at Ontario Street, Vancouver BC. Learn the ins and outs of bluegrass jamming in a very supportive atmosphere with a fantastic group of players. It's geared for beginners, but more advanced players find it a great way to practice new licks at a slower speed. It's also a wonderful way to learn new songs and meet other bluegrass lovers. Learn more and watch a short video HERE. Join Sue with her Highrise Lonesome bandmates (Don Fraser, Vic Smyth, Jay Buckwold and Stu MacDonald) to learn bluegrass the Slow Pitch Way. Sponsored by the Pacific Bluegrass and Heritage Society.
Thursdays July 6 to August 10
7:00 to 8:30pm
SUE MALCOLM'S SING AND STRUM starts for a 6-week session at the Trout Lake Community Centre in East Vancouver. Vocal technique for guitarists; guitar for singers. Join Sue Malcolm in this fun, supportive class and learn to put together singing and strumming with easy songs from the bluegrass, folk and country repertoire. This class is for those who have taken a beginner guitar class. You must be able to tune your guitar and play the following chords: D, A, E, G, C. Explore and develop your vocal technique and develop more confidence using breathing, relaxation, warm-ups and lots of singing. Discover how to choose the right keys for your vocal range. Learn more chords, right hand techniques, bass runs, and the use of the capo. Other instruments may be considered. Please discuss with Sue. Register early ... this class fills up fast! Cost: $150. (Drop In $29) Ages 19 and up. Online registration is HERE. In person registration at the Trout Lake Community Centre, at 3360 Victoria Drive in Vancouver. Phone registration - 604-257-6955. All forms of payment are accepted. Course # 112732.
Wednesday, July 19th
6:30pm to 8:30pm
THE SODA CRACKERS at the Trout Lake Community Centre, at 3360 Victoria Drive in Vancouver. This is a FREE outdoor summer concert and barbecue series. Come to the east side of the building and bring a picnic! You can get more information at 604.257.6955 or HERE
Saturday, July 29th
8:00 to 10:00 pm
THE SODA CRACKERS at the Tipper Restaurant & Review Room, at 2066 Kingsway (just east of Victoria). Come early and eat in the front room, then go to the separate back room for the show. The food's great and the atmosphere is too. Cover is $10. It's advised to get there early - seating is limited. Doors open at 7:30pm to reserve seats. Reservations are recommended - sue@suemalcolm.com. More information at thetipperrestaurant.blogspot.com.
Sunday, August 20th
10:30am to 12:30pm
THE SODA CRACKERS at the Roundhouse Community Centre, at 181 Roundhouse Mews, near Davie Street and Pacific Blvd in downtown Vancouver. You can get more information at 604.713.1800 or HERE.
Saturday, September 9th
8:00pm to 10:00pm
THE SODA CRACKERS at the Gallery Bistro in Port Moody. You can get more information at 604-937-0998 or HERE.
Thursday, September 21st
1:00pm to 3:00pm
SUE MALCOLM'S BLUEGRASS JAM WORKSHOP FOR SENIORS at The Cloverdale Seniorsí Recreation Centre, 6188 176 St, Surrey, BC. Learn the keys to successful jamming: using the nashville number system and the capo to play in different keys, playing effective rhythm and backup, how to start and end a song, the role of each instrument in bluegrass, jam etiquette, how to choose good songs for jamming, and how to find the right key for your voice. Please bring: an electronic tuner, capo (if youíre playing guitar or banjo), and a music stand (optional) No music reading is necessary. Recording devices welcome. All seniors are welcome to attend and learn about Bluegrass jamming. Bring your instrument and we will see you there. RSVP to Nigel at 604.534.0957 or nrobertbell@gmail.com