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Published in: on September 22, 2008 at 9:45 pm  Comments (2)  

EVM (FORMERLY EAST VAN MORRISON) CD RELEASE CONCERT

EVM (FORMERLY EAST VAN MORRISON) CD RELEASE CONCERT

Hi to all,
Tonight’s the night for our cd release concert at the acoustically beautiful Pyatt Hall…we would love to see you there….in peace, Dalannah

Published in: on May 29, 2014 at 10:07 am  Leave a Comment  

DALANNAH’S BLUES NEWS SPRING 2014

Hi to all and I hope this note finds you well. It has been a long winter and the sunshine today is very welcome….smiles. I would first like to thank all those who attended our Speaking of Freedom Black History Month event featuring                                     Jack O’Dell…former Martin Luther King associate. What a wonderful evening.                                                                                                  Here are upcoming gigs and I invite you to come and share with me

April 20        Easter Gospel Brunch     Lux Lounge   1180 Howe   Doors 11:00 Reservations    604-559-5533

April 27     Bluezzy Jazz Brunch w/grammy-nominated keyboardist Michael creber     Lux Lounge 1180 Howe 604-559-5533

Sundays  in May May 4        Bluezzy Jazz Brunch  w/special guest keyboardist  Lux Lounge 1180 Howe 604-559-5533

May 11    Bluezzy Jazz Brunch        

May 29    EVM CD Release     Pyatt Hall  more info to come

May 31     Billy Dixon Soul Train Express  special guest       Lux Lounge   4:00 p.m.

June 1/8/15/22/29   Bluezzy Brunch    w/Michael Creber   Lux Lounge 11:00   1180 Howe St.  604-559-5533

June 21    White Rock blues Society presents Divas Sing The Blues  Rhumba Room

July 6/13/20/27     Bluezzy Jazz Brunch  Lux Lounge  1180 Howe St    reservations 604-559-5533

August 17           Blues Cruise with Billy Dixon’s Soul Train Express    info tba

August 30     Blues By The Sea  White Rock    info tba

August 31     NightHawk Aboriginal Arts and Music Festival     Crab Park       info tba

Sept 13       Victoria Rib Fest   with Jason Buie

Sept 28      Songs of Mahalia Jackson         Northwood United Church    info tba

Published in: on April 9, 2014 at 9:06 pm  Leave a Comment  

Dalannah & 2014

Welcome to my website for 2014

I, first, want to send my appreciation to all those who listened to, friended, loved, hugged, played with, supported and bought my music in 2013. It was quite a year and to be honest so satisfying that it brought me much joy.  I have no regrets with the way things unfolded and the opportunities that I had.

In this new year, the focus..musically.. is on a new cd and expanding our horizons….if anyone out there is listening…we…my great band and I….deliver a great show of authentic female blues in the tradition of  Koko Taylor, Bonnie Raitt with “a touch of Memphis Minnie on the side” Vancouver Folk Festival.

I really would like to get to Europe and the United States so..I am putting it out there.

My other hat…living in service has brought me to begin a new initiative for sector of the community population. Seniors make  up 53% of the downtown eastside community in Vancouver and we are witnessing a hidden crisis. I have begun the Downtown Eastside Elders Resource Sanctuary which will provide much-needed programming and opportunity for this often ignored group who have a wealth of knowledge to share.

I also have returned to the board of the grass-roots arts organization that I started five years ago; the Downtown Eastside Centre for the Arts  with an exciting new plan that will be revealed in the very near future.

If anyone would like more information about either of these projects or would like to donate funds in general or to sponsor a specific program, please feel free to contact me at dalannahbowen@gmail.com. Any donation over $50.00 will receive a tax receipt.

The following is my calendar to date.

2014 CALENDAR

FEB 5   HOMEGROUND FESTIVAL    BLUE LOVE WITH MICHAEL CREBER  5:30 OPPENHEIMER PARK

FEB 12 BLACK HISTORY MONTH/SONGS OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT  7:00P.M.

FEB 15 BLACK HISTORY MONTH/SONGS OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT  7:00 SFU/WOODWARDS

FEB 21 BLACK HISTORY MONTH/SPEAKING OF FREEDOM ST/ ANDREWS’ WESLEY CHURCH  7:30

APRIL 13 SISTERS OF SOUL   KAY MEEK THEATRE  8:00 p.m.

 

Hope to see some of you at one of these performances. I wish you a year filled with opportunity and joy.

in peace,  Dalannah Gail Bowen

Published in: on January 20, 2014 at 10:00 pm  Leave a Comment  

DALANNAH & 28TH ANNUAL BLUES FOR CHRISTMAS

Hi to all,

We are happy to share a quick reminder that tomorrow Sunday December 22 is the 28th Annual Blues For Christmas here in Vancouver British Columbia.

With an afternoon and evening show you have two chances to see some of Vancouver’s best blues artists who all donate their time to make this musical event a success. It is a wonderful day and night of blues and we would love to see you there.                                            

Please check www.bluesforchristmas.com for all the information…….see you there.

 

Published in: on December 21, 2013 at 2:07 pm  Leave a Comment  

DALANNAH’S DECMEBER CALENDAR & NEWS

Hi to all and “thank you” for checking out my calendar and info page.

It has been a busy time as I continue to explore the wonderful world of music and my community

service.

I took time for a retreat of five days with three in silence as I feel it is always good to take time to go inside.                             Fortunately,the result was that I have the majority of songs for the new cd completed. The plan is to record in                                        the new year in late January/February. …so excited about that.

I also had the pleasure of being successfully nominated as one of Vancouver’s 30 Inspiring Women which is such an honor. I am so grateful to those who have supported and guided me, stuck by me(through thick and thin…and it did get pretty thin there for a while) and who have become so important to me in this life.

This month we will be presenting the 28th year of our annual Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society event…..Blues For Christmas     Who knew when I started this event that we..the Vancouver blues community without whom there would be no show… would still be going strong. This year we are changing it up to allow the opportunity to spotlight some young artists that we think have a bright future in the blues world. Please go to www.bluesforchristmas.com and click tickets tonight for all the information.

it is also festival submission time and I would love to expand my horizons if anyone is listening out there. We do put on a great show; powerful energetic and reviews and all things my music can be checked out www.dalannahgailbowen.com.

Two days ago was the passing of someone I revered; Nelson Mandela.  This gentle man who walked so unselfishly and humbly on this earth and who gave/lived his life for others. May his memory be honored by each of us taking another step towards recognizing that we are all connected and pay attention to how we do what we do for ourselves, for our friends. for our families and for this human race.

I wish each and every one of you rich Christmas filled with peace, joy and love

in peace                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dalannah Gail Bowen   

 

                                     

 

DECEMBER  CONFIRMED GIGS

Fri Dec 6, 2013 CBC broadcast CBC  12:30 Georgia & Granville

Sun Dec 8 Arts & the Downtown Eastside 12:30 Unitarian Church         949 W 49th Ave. Discussion about arts as a healing tool

Sun Dec 8         Yuletide Blues 6:00 p.m          Rhumba Room 1160 King George Highway A benefit for the Surrey Food Bank

Thurs Dec 12 Christmas Sing-along 10:30-11:30 with Bill Sample Silk Purse 1570 Argyle  West Van

Sun Dec 15 No-one Is Illegal 10th Anniversary 2:00 p.m. & Harsha Wahlia’s book release Bonsor Community Centre

Fri Dec 20  Earle Peach & Dalannah Gail Bowen 7:30 Mt Pleasant Community Centre

Sat Dec 21 Guest at Saturday jam 4:30 Vancouver FanClub

Sun Dec 22 Blues For Christmas Marathon Vancouver Fanclub Benefit for the Vancouver Food Bank Society

Tues Dec 31 New Year’s Eve with Murray Porter & Friends The Fairview Pub

Published in: on December 7, 2013 at 9:41 am  Leave a Comment  

DALANNAH’S BLUES NEWS AND CALENDAR UPDATES

Hi to all and I hope that you are enjoying this wonderful weather.

I am currently songwriting for the new cd and working towards having them completed by October so that I can get back in the studio which I love to do and so am getting excited about that prospect.

I always am so  in awe of this life that I now lead and the opportunity to share the music still makes me smile…we shall see what unfolds

DALANNAH’S PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

SEPT 18      CARNEGIE BENEFIT           THE CULTCH  1895 VENABLES  VANCOUVER, BC DOORS 7:00    MUSIC 8:00     TICKETS $65 ADVANCE       $75 AT THE DOOR

SEPT 21       MOON FESTIVAL WITH CARNEGIE BIG BAND     INFO TBA

OCTOBER 26     DOUBLE BILL WITH JASON BUIE VICTORIA    INFO TBA

OCTOBER 27    DOUBLE BILL WITH JASON BUIE   NANAIMO, BC   INFO TBA

DECEMBER 8    YULETIDE BLUES    WHITE ROCK, BC   INFO TBA

DECEMBER 12     XMAS SING-ALONG    SILK PURSE   10:30-11:30

DECEMBER 22    BLUES FOR CHRISTMAS  MARATHON REUNION    TBA

APRIL 13, 2014   SISTERS OF SOUL   KAY MEEK THEATRE   INFO TBA

APRIL 16-19,2014   SONGS OF MAHALIA JACKSON    INFO TBA

If you haven’t checked out the music from the new cd “Them Menz”, please check it out on this website

in peace, Dalannah Gail Bowen

 

Thanks for your continued support and the opportunity to share the music

 

Published in: on August 23, 2013 at 6:34 pm  Leave a Comment  

Hi to all,

I thought it was time to check in as  it is amazing how quickly the time goes and I want to make sure that I keep you informed..within reason…smiles.

So far, I have had one of the best summers…… musically…in a long time. the Vancouver International Jazz Festival and the Vancouver Folk Music Festival had to be high points of the summer with many other musical performances following suit. The VFMF offered me the opportunity to work with Martha Redbone and Kinnie Starr, two women at the top of their creative capability which was so inspiring  that I now want to start on my next recording project.

it also allowed me to really work the tunes from my latest cd with my boys who really make makin’ the music such a pleasure. 

Fortunately, the latest stats from the Roots & Music Report have been released and our cd “Them Menz” is sitting at #17. Roots Music Report is the bible of roots music which includes folk, traditional..such as celtic, etc and blues.

Rating just the blues genre, we are at #4. I also just found out that we are on rotation 2 to 3 times in every 24 hour period on Galaxy FM.

I want to take the time  to express my gratitude as all of you have no idea what this means to me..thank you so much.

I am off to sundance , a traditional ceremony for ten days and when I come back we shall see what the future holds.

Also, you can still download free songs at www.reverbnation.com/dalannahgailbowen. My one request is that you become a fan

Please take care, hug someone you love and I wish you all the best for the rest of the summer. 

in peace, Dalannah

Published in: on August 8, 2013 at 5:43 pm  Leave a Comment  

DALANNAH’S BLUES NEW JULY 2 and updated performances

Hi to all and I hope that you are enjoying your summer wherever you may be.

I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate all the recent support for my performances and the interest in my latest blues cd “Them Menz” as there seems to some renewed enthusiasm which I am very grateful for.

The Vancouver International Jazz Festival was absolutely wonderful with  my boys….Michael Creber, Brian Newcombe, Chris Nordquist and Curtis DeBray bringin it…so grateful that I have the band that I do!

Balance of my July dates look like this:

JULY 5   THESE ROOTS RUN DEEP   RHIZOME CAFE 317 E BROADWAY    8:00P.M.

JULY 20 11:30  VANCOUVER FOLK FESTIVAL WITH MY BAND   JERICHO BEACH   

JULY 20   2.00 P.M. VFF     HEAL THE PLANET                                                                     WORKSHOP WITHN JASON BURNSTICK, KINNIE STAR, THE MARTHA REDBONE PROJECT AND DALANNAH GAIL BOWEN

JULY 21  11:30   VFF        RAISE YOUR SPIRITS HIGHER          GOSPEL SUNDAY WITH THE SHIRLEYS, MARTHA REDBONE ROOTS PROJECT & DALANNAH GAIL BOWEN

JULY 27     4TH AVENUE REUNION   VANCOUVER FANCLUB     7:00P.M.

I hope to see you at one of these performances and please come and say “hello”

in peace, Dalannah Gail Bowen

              

Published in: on July 2, 2013 at 8:24 pm  Leave a Comment  

DALANNAH’S BLUES NEWS UPDATE/” A FORCE OF NATURE WITH PIPES THAT SEEMED TO BE MADE FOR RAW SOUL-STIRRRING BLUES PERFORMANCES

Hi to all,

I hope this note finds you well.

We have recently been named a pick of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival

for our Canada Day performance on July 1 at Granville Island at 3:00 p.m…we would love to see you there and come and say “hello”.

also as a jazz festival special, you can until July 1 midnight download free songs from www.reverbnation.com/dalannahgailbowen and please become a fan…enjoy the music

in peace,

Dalannah Gail Bowen

 

Published in: on June 29, 2013 at 11:36 am  Leave a Comment  

DALANNAH’S BLUES NEWS AND MORE

Hi to all, 

Hope that life is being good to you and that you are enjoying the blues wherever you may be.

I wanted to send an update about music and all that is going on as there have been some wonderful musical events with more to come.

Also, to let you know that the new cd “Them Menz” continues to get solid airplay with steady rotation on Sirius fm and Galaxy as well as with programmers across North America.          Thanks for the support.

I have been interviewed by the great music support and dj Vinnie marini, Kevin Beale and more as we move to create some connenctions with our listeners and supporters.

Here are performance dates and we continue to explore possibilities and opportunities to share the music.

APRIL 4     SILK PURSE 1570 ARGYLE. 10:30 PERFORMING WITH AWARD-WINNING PIANIST THE GREAT HUGH FRASER

MAY 24 EAST VAN MORRISON   HOUSE CONCERT 1940 NAPIER  8:00

MAY 25 EAST VAN MORRISON SIMON FRASER/WOODWARDS 149 EAST HASTINGS

JUNE 8 EAST VAN MORRISON IN THE HOUSE FESTIVAL

JUNE 21 NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY OPPENHEIMER PARK JUNE 24 BLUES/VANCOUVER JAZZ FESTIVAL VANCOUVER FANCLUB  TIME/TBA 

JULY 1   BLUES/VANCOUVER JAZZ FESTIVAL  GRANVILLE ISLAND    TIME/3:00/p>

JULY 1   CANADA DAY JAM VANCOUVER JAZZ FESTIVAL   VANCOUVER FANCLUB

JULY 20/21 VANCOUVER FOLK FESTIVAL

I hope to see you at one of these gigs as I am very gratefull for your support and would love to say “thank you”.

I will be updating this as more performances are confirmed

Please take care.

in peace,  Dalannah Gail Bowen

http://www.dalannahgailbowen.com http://www.reverbnation.com/dalannahgailbowen

 

 

 

 

Published in: on March 25, 2013 at 2:24 pm  Leave a Comment