The audience takes in a performance during last year’s Home Routes concert series. This year the Home Routes is back, with the first concert taking place Oct. 16 at the Dutch Lake Community Centre. Photo submitted

The audience takes in a performance during last year’s Home Routes concert series. This year the Home Routes is back, with the first concert taking place Oct. 16 at the Dutch Lake Community Centre. Photo submitted

Home Routes returns to Clearwater

First show takes place Oct. 16 performed by the Old Paint Duo

The Home Routes concert season is making its return to Clearwater, which will see six acts perform at the Dutch Lake Community Centre (DLCC), giving attendees the opportunity to experience some live entertainment in a cosy and intimate setting.

The musical styles of the acts range from old-time classic country, bluegrass, folk and roots with the first show taking place on Oct. 16 performed by the Old Paint Duo.

“They’re all good entertainers, they chat with the audience, so it’s pretty much never going to be a disappointment, no matter what style of music it is,” said Linda Mackenzie, secretary for Wells Gray Lively Arts (WGLA), the group putting on the concerts.

“They’re super accomplished musicians and a lot of them are international. They have to audition for Home Routes so there are just no slouches.”

Cost for the concerts is $20 per show, or $90 for a season pass, and can be picked up at the DLCC reception and can also be picked up at the door. Passes, however, are only available until the first concert on Oct. 16.

North Thompson Music Guild finishing new permanent stage

The second concert of the tour takes place on Nov. 10 and features Abby-Jade, who describe themselves as trad-inspired chamber folk, and come from Brandon, Man.

The third concert is scheduled for Jan. 28 with Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan out of Richmond, California providing the entertainment, in the stylings of Eclectic folk, blues, country and pop.

Folk and roots songwriter Brent Mason from Saint John, New Brunswick will take the stage on Feb. 26 followed by Winnipeg, Manitoba’s folk trio Casati on March 26.

The season will cap off with a performance by Two Piano Tornado from Yukon and Manitoba, who describe themselves as an unpredictable vortex.

“People should support efforts of live music because if you don’t support it, you lose it and it’s important to support the performers, this is how they make a living, and you get gifted people coming to our community and performing when ordinarily you’d have to travel at least to Kamloops,” said Bob Mackenzie, chair of WGLA.

“It expands people’s perspectives to attend this kind of thing, whether it’s music or dance or drama, anything done live. There’s a real sense of involvement and it’s like that with this. Besides they’re very engaging performers, they want to relate, so you get a really good feeling from them.”

All shows begin at 7 p.m. and for more information, visit

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

The first Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine dose in Canada is prepared at The Michener Institute in Toronto on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
One death, 39 new cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health

There are 484 active cases of the virus in the region currently

A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
65 new cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health

Overall, B.C. is seeing a decrease in COVID-19 cases

FILE - In this April 19, 2021, file photo, Keidy Ventura, 17, receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in West New York, N.J. States across the country are dramatically scaling back their COVID-19 vaccine orders as interest in the shots wanes, putting the goal of herd immunity further out of reach. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
5 more deaths, 131 new cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health over the weekend

Those 18-years and older in high-transmission neighbourhoods can register for the vaccine

District of Clearwater meetings are open to the public. The meeting agendas and past meetings minutes can be viewed on the DOC's website. Every meeting has time allocated at the end for comments from the public.
District of Clearwater hires new chief adminstrative officer

The new CAO will arrive at the end of June.

A medical worker prepares vials of the COVID-19 vaccines, Chinese Sinopharm, left, Sputnik V, center, and Pfizer at a vaccine centre, in the Usce shopping mall in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, May 6, 2021. Serbian authorities are looking for incentives for people to boost vaccination that has slowed down in recent weeks amid widespread anti-vaccination and conspiracy theories in the Balkan nation. The government has also promised a payment of around 25 euros to everyone who gets vaccinated by the end of May. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
38 new COVID-19 cases, more than 335k vaccines administered in Interior Health

Interior Health also to start targeted vaccinations in high transmission neighbourhoods

B.C. Labour Minister Harry Bains in the B.C. legislature, May 13, 2019. (Hansard TV)
VIDEO: B.C. to provide 3 days of sick pay for COVID-19 absences

Province will support employers on cost, labour minister says

BC Housing minister David Eby. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Eby jabs back against Penticton mayor’s ad urging BC Premier to intervene in shelter dispute

Eby writes that Penticton’s ‘serious’ social issues won’t improve under leadership of the mayor

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature, April 29, 2021. (B.C. government)
B.C.’s COVID-19 rate creeps up again, 600 new cases Wednesday

One more death, 423 people in hospital with virus

B.C. Agriculture Minister Lana Popham takes questions in the B.C. legislature in 2017. (Hansard TV)
UPDATE: B.C. will fund another year of fresh fruit, vegetables, milk in schools

John Horgan government working on school meal program

Surrey RCMP is releasing sketches of a suspect in an “indecent act” at the Coyote Creek Elementary playground on April 30, 2021. Police said the suspect was clean-shaven “during some interactions” and on “other occasions had stubble outlining a goatee and mustache.” (Images: Surrey RCMP handout)
Vancouver mayor-elect Kennedy Stewart addresses supporters in Vancouver on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver mayor says there’s no time to redo details of drug decriminalization plan

Kennedy Stewart says a federal election could see the small window of opportunity close on the city’s bid for an exemption from criminal provisions on simple possession of small amounts of drugs

Premier Mike Horgan received his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. (Facebook/John Horgan)
More than 50% of people eligible in B.C. have received 1st vaccine dose

‘We’ve made extraordinary progress together over the past few weeks,’ says Premier Horgan

Brad MacKenzie, advocacy chair for the ALS Society of B.C., says having research projects in the province allows people here to have access to cutting-edge treatments now being developed. (B.C. government video)
B.C. funds research chair for Lou Gehrig’s disease at UBC

Pandemic has cut off patient access to international projects

Most Read