Squamish Live Virtual Concert Series Live from Brackendale Art Gallery

"This is something that can be shown globally, so to speak. You can reach out to your global network if you have friends from Australia or Eastern Canada, or somewhere in the U.S. — anybody can watch this," ”

— Douglas Kerr

While it is uncertain what, if any, public gatherings will be allowed this summer, Squamish's Douglas Kerr is working to make sure there will be local music for folks to enjoy regardless. 

The musician and producer is organizing Squamish Live Streamed, a series of concerts with at least eight Sea to Sky area bands 

Kerr was the recipient of a $3,460 Community Enhancement Grant through the Squamish Arts Council. 

 The concerts are set to run the last Sunday of each month throughout the summer streaming live from the Brackendale Art Gallery in Brackendale.

There will be a small fee charged for tuning in to  the concerts that will run from about 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

Acts peforming include: Bluesberry Jam Showband, Dark Star, Spiritual Warriors, Cat Madden, Will Ross, Marc Charron, Glen Mishaw and the Elcamino Rust and The Allmost Brothers.

"This is something that can be shown globally, so to speak. You can reach out to your global network if you have friends from Australia or Eastern Canada, or somewhere in the U.S. — anybody can watch this"  

More than a year after the pandemic shut down all large gatherings and thus concerts, Kerr said this series helps get local musicians in front of audiences where they belong. 

"This seems to be the new way that musicians are getting in front of people, I very much want this to be professional sounding productions, so I teamed up with E-Sound Production, which has been doing sound in the Sea to Sky for 25 years.

 

Please tune in and support live music !

 

Douglas Kerr

Is a singer songwriter from Squamish B.C. Douglas brings together multiple award winning musicians to record and peform with. Rock, Folk, Country, Bluegrass and Funk are just some of the sounds you will hear on albums “Mountain Sites” and the soon to be released “In a Moment”. In the studio Douglas puts together an all-star cast of musicians that Include Geoff Hicks on drums, Darren Parris on Bass, Todd Taylor on guitar, Jordan White on Keys, as well Mike Kilby on Lap steel/fiddle, Rita Kyle and Samantha Martin on vocals. “Well written music with a natural unforced flow combining the melodies and rhythms, Douglas has strong songs that weave through many musical styles with well thought out lyrics and sung with a soulful raspy tone."(Pique Newsmagazine). 

Previous events

Bluesberry Jam Showband and Cat Madden Live Stream

online event

This is for tickets for the livestream event only. Buy the link for the stream here.

Douglas Kerr and Dark Star with special guests the Allmost Brothers

Backstage Lounge , 1585 Johnstone street, Granville Island Vancouver

Douglas Kerr and Dark Star

Bringing amazing musicians together for epic musical journeys, jamming through an eclectic catalogue of music. That’s what Singer-Songwriter Douglas Kerr from Squamish BC has been doing for over 20 years fronting Dark Star the band he formed in 1996. Performing his original songs and celebrating the music of some of his favourite bands. Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan, Phish, Garage Mahal as well as the Blues genre in general have all been huge influences to members of the band. You will hear a lot of those influences and different styles on Douglas’s albums “Mountain Sites” 2001 and “In A Moment” 2017. Douglas is passionate about performing with his band that features some of Vancouver’s favourite guitar players. Todd Taylor, Tim Porter, Neil Cruickshank and Carter Low are all masters of improvised soloing and are able to really connect with people through their amazing playing ability and style. Dark Star has a great catalogue of high energy folk, rock and blues music that appeals to all ages and keeps the dance floor going all night.

Allmost Brothers play classic Allman Brothers Songs. Tim Porter - guitar Johannes Grames - guitar Marcus Charalambous - Bass Scott Russell - keys Douglas Kerr - drums

PHISH/Allman Brothers Tribute

Knotty Burl, Squamish

Single

In a Moment Video