Local singer-songwriter Mark Koenig will host an intimate evening of the songwriter and his songs at the Snoring Sasquatch on March 15.
Koenig, a Juno Award nominee and two-time Canadian Country Music Award nominee, will be joined by four other outstanding Creston musicians, his son, Adam, longtime friend and musician Gary Snow, Micah Snow (son of Gary), and fellow musician and friend Karl Sommerfeld. Koenig’s dynamic live performances have received accolades from critics and won him fans of all ages and walks of life. He has been performing professionally for more than 30 years and is as comfortable playing Calgary’s Saddledome in front of audiences of thousands as he is playing festivals, concert halls, auditoriums, coffee houses and private performances.
His son, Adam, grew up with music in the house and started playing drums at age13 in both jazz and rock bands in high school. After high school, he played in an indie rock band, Minor Profit, and has also done some gigs with his father when living in Invermere.
Gary Snow was born in Kansas City, Mo., and has been playing bass since 1967 when he did his first gig for a whopping $1.25, and has been touring and doing recording sessions ever since. He has played with many great musicians, including touring with Michael Martin Murphy and fiddle legend Vassar Clements.
Since childhood, his son, Micah, has always been immersed in music. He spent much of his young life with some of the most talented country and bluegrass musicians in North America. Though it took a while, he finally discovered his true love of music in metal in high school and has spent all his time since obsessing over every aspect of his music.
Born and raised and taught fiddling in Creston, Sommerfeld left home to pursue a degree in forestry. Returning in 2006, he renewed his interest in music and began performing with several local musicians of various genres, playing fiddle and later adding harmony vocals. His playing is featured on recordings by Full Circle, Natalie Germann, the Oars and Elena Yeung.
Tickets are $15 at the door and in advance at Black Bear Books, Kingfisher Used Books and Buffalo Trails Coffee House. Teens are $7 at the door, which opens at 6 p.m.; the show starts at 7.