Folk musicians playing at Sasquatch

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Folk musicians playing at Sasquatch

Kootenay songwriting legend Howlin’ Dan is coming to town with his dulcimer on April 16, teaming up with Creston’s own world class fiddle champion, Velle Weitman (née Huscroft), to celebrate spring with an intriguing collection of Dan’s folksier songs of love, loss, adventure and mystery.

Performing live at the Snoring Sas-quatch during a full moon weekend in-spired Dan to explore the romantic side of his tune-smithing.

“Teaming up with Velle got me to have a look at some of my more touching and intimate songs that really suit her sweet, emotional, and expressive fiddle style,” he said. “A lot of these songs have never been performed.”

The intense energy the duo puts out weaving stories and pouring out their hearts is a real treat for music lovers, as Dan growls, whispers, wails and, yes, howls to the soul-stirring soaring strings of Velle’s violin. This is a slightly more refined version of the loving hoopla Dan’s known to create. Prepare to weep, to love again, to feel empowered and beautiful, as this performance is aimed at diving into our roots and feeling the magic of music.

As an added bonus, the duo will bring along a selection of treats provided by Maureen Wetsch of Ambrosia Artisan Chocolates. The Ambrosia product line is conscious fine quality artisan chocolate handmade on the east shore of Kootenay Lake in British Columbia. This includes organic chocolate truffles, bonbons and bars. All pieces are handcrafted to create a holistic experience through unique flavors and healing/therapeutic ingredients.

Doors to Fiddle ‘n’ Roots open at 7 p.m.; the show begins at 8. Tickets are $10 in advance at Black Bear Books and $12 at the door.

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