Artist of the Month- Liz Ranney

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We are thrilled to have the paintings of our very own Liz Ranney on our walls for the month of June!  Liz is part of our Streaming Cafe team, and is a local artist working and living in the downtown Kelowna core.  Come down to the cafe to see Liz and her artwork in person!
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Liz Ranney graduated with a BFA in 2012 from UBC Okanagan with distinction, and has been instructing art through a variety of establishments (including her current residency at ‘heART school kelowna’) for the past three years. Some of Liz Ranney’s more exciting projects include large scale commissioned murals made in the Okanagan in collaboration with her husband Dylan Ranney (MYNT), graphics commissioned for local companies and musicians, and working in partnership with Claro Learning Centre, Canadian Mental Health Association, Keloha Music & Arts Festival (2013), Lillegard Music & Arts Festival (2013-14), and Davara. Liz is a painter, media artist, and illustrator. She dreams to pursue art therapy.  Her artwork is as much about self-expression as it is about engaging a viewer.  Liz Ranney’s artwork is based on family connections, overlapping fragmented imagery and history. Working primarily as a portrait artist, her mixed media paintings contain traces of the abstract, weaving in elements of drawing, resulting in an amalgamation of loose movements and detailed expressions. Her paintings display bold colors that represent forms and figures with heightened energy. Her artwork is centered on community, tracing family connections, and exploration.”
For more information about Liz Ranney and her artwork:
email her at lizdumontet@gmail.com
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Hilary Grist “Come & Go”

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10387332_10152056572882234_7523830198382338190_nVancouver-based singer-songwriter Hilary Grist is proud to announce the release of her sophomore album titled Come & Go. Known for her signature blend of firefly folk dipped in dreamy, jazzy art pop, as well as her quirky creative flare for visual art and video, Come & Go will be released independently on June 10, 2014 in Canada. The album will be available for pre-order via iTunes on May 13. To get a little taste of what to expect on Grist’s latest LP, check out the brilliantly quirky film noir short for the track “Waltzing Matilda” HERE.

As the follow-up record to Grist’s well-received debut solo album Imaginings, Come & Go showcases 10 stylistically diverse and compelling new tracks with elaborate and enchanting soundscapes. From the upbeat, happy-go-lucky whimsical track “Chemical Reaction” that showcases Grist’s indie rock side– with finger snaps and all, to the title track that brings her impressive vocal range to the forefront of a dramatic piano-driven ballad, Come & Go features a beautiful blend of styles that borrows from acts like Feist, Norah Jones and Neko Case without being derivative of any single one.

Produced by Grist’s husband and frequent collaborator, Mike Southworth, and featuring revered guest producer Howard Redekopp (Tegan and Sara, 54-50) on “Chemical Reaction”, the underlying theme that ties together the stylistically diverse pieces throughout the record is duality – things joining together and falling apart, starting and stopping, coming and going. It’s the space between these opposing entities that Grist’s lyrics explore over the course of her latest collection, adding even more depth to her orchestrations.

Born in Quesnel, BC and raised in Maple Ridge, Hilary Grist has spent the past few years charming audiences across the globe with her poignant musical and visual creations. To date, Grist has released 2 live-off-the floor EPs, a winter EP, one full-length studio album and has performed at high-profile events at home and abroad, including NXNE and CMW in Toronto, the Busain International Rock Festival and Ulsan World Music Festival in Korea, the Edge of the World Festival in Haida Gwaii, and the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival in BC. Her captivating, cinematic songs have been featured in a vast number of international TV shows, including Grimm (NBC), Being Human (NBC/Syfy), Arctic Air (CBC), and Degrassi (MuchMusic). She’s also a perennial favourite of taste-making campus stations across the continent, is featured regularly on the CBC, and has been heralded by critics like Alan Cross and CBC’s Lana Gay and countless press outlets, including The Province and Vancouver Sun.

What’s more, the accolades extend beyond music and into other media. From hand-drawn and chalkboard-animated music videos to cardboard cityscapes, colourful e-cards, and beyond, Grist’s output isn’t limited to cleverly crafted pop songs. She even has a children’s book with an accompanying soundtrack in the works.

In support of her forthcoming record, Grist will be touring across western Canada this spring/summer and makes here appearance at the Streaming Cafe for a duo album release show with Dominique Fricot on Saturday, June 21 – more info here @ https://www.facebook.com/events/293400870819960/

This show is live streamed! If you live out of town, watch the live stream of the show @ www.streamingcafe.net and tweet questions/comments to the artists live to the stage @streamingcafe

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The Lion The Bear The Fox live!

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Streaming Cafe is proud to present the The Lion The Bear The Fox on Friday, June 6
8pm showtime
Tickets $10 +fees. 

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the lion the bear the fox took over thirty years to find each other, but only one month for Christopher Arruda (the lion), Cory Woodward (the bear) and Ryan McMahon (the fox) to realize they were meant to join their voices as one. The Nanaimo Daily News calls the trio “a musical force of nature” to be reckoned with. With over three decades combined experience, the trio are currently immersed in production for their debut EP ‘We’d Be Good Men’, release date October 1st of this year. 2013 will be the year the lion the bear the fox bring their heartfelt songs and larger than life sound to the rugged Canadian terrain that continues to inspire them.

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