Okanagan folk quartet Kentucky Aliens hit Canadian stages with fresh music – Okanagan

There’s something about Kentucky Elaine’s music that makes you feel right at home.

The Kelowna, BC, band has been hypnotizing crowds with their signature mix of folk since the band formed in 2019.

“What we really want to do with this band is connect. With every song that comes out and every performance we’re trying to push beyond that superficial level,” said Dan Tate bassist, drummer, harmonist and vocalist. .

“We’re trying to make music transcendent again, we’re trying to tell meaningful stories, write songs and bring us all back together. [together]”

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The folk ensemble consists of long-established musicians: violinist and singer Mitchell Hovnik, Sam Balson who plays mandolin, and electric guitar and sings in the band, as well as Josh Smith who sings and plays guitar, banjo and ukulele. with tight.

This year he has come out swinging, releasing three new singles. Takes a lot of work., The way of life And One shot, two shots Before touring across Canada, Ontario and back to Kelowna, playing 17 shows in 21 days.

“It just tightens all the bolts, so everybody shows that as we play we improve our sets and our parts and how we play with each other,” Smith said.

“By the end of the tour, we were just a well-oiled machine.”

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The band recently stopped their tour at Redbird Brewing on July 23rd at their home stage in Kelowna. After that, the band will play in West Vancouver on Aug. 6 at Harmony Arts Festival and Aug. 7 at Gilt & Company. In Vancouver

They will return to the Okanagan on August 12 at Eight Swell Park in Lake Country. They will perform at the Rock Creek Fall Festival on September 17th and conclude the tour on October 1st in Summerland.

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Ahead of their next tour stop, the band is releasing their fourth single of the year, Not long for this world.

“We all have people we’ve lost in our lives. It grew into this song that’s just love (for) the people who are around and say, ‘I love you.’ ’ To the people you love, while they are here and while you can,” Smith said.

You can purchase or stream all music from Kentucky Eileen on all platforms. For full show details and music links visit www.kentuckyeileen.com

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