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Somewhere between folk and rock Nov 24 at AE

By R. McMahon, Ladysmith



yan McMahon (born 19 October 1979) is a Canadian singer-songwriter from Ladysmith, British Columbia. He records and performs as a solo artist and also as a member of the folk/rock band the lion the bear the fox.


When: November 24 2017, 7pm
Where: Acoustic Emporiumm, 45892 Wellington Avenue, Chilliwack
Who: Ryan McMahon
Tickets: $15

As a solo artist, McMahon won a record three Vancouver Island Music Awards for Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year in 2012.

McMahon is a fantastic talent. A master of both subtlety and forceful energy, his stage presence and songwriting are always worth the price of admission.

McMahon has played some of the best venues the country has to offer, including the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, the Ironwood Stage in Calgary, The Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver & Nanaimo’s Port Theatre, and he is joining us at Acoustic Emporium Friday November 25th - you dont want to miss it!

In 2012, McMahon was nominated for five Vancouver Island Music Awards — the most of  any Island musician. McMahon earned nominations for Artist of the Year, Male  Songwriter of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year, while his album All Good  Stories was nominated as Album of the Year, and the official video for One Way was up for Music Video of the Year.

McMahon won three of those awards, taking home Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and Album of the Year.

Also playing is Kellen Saip who is an up and coming singer songwriter from Ladner BC, a small farm/fishing town outside of Vancouver BC. His music gently fuses folk and blues with subtle undertones of faith and soul that derived from his family gospel roots. His old soul but forever young mentality helps explore a melodic guitar sound mixed with organically adapting vocals. His lyrics and vocals together deliver an intimate experience that can one minute be sweet and silky like a fine wine and the next raspy and strong that hits you harder than a cheap shot of whiskey.


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About Vineyard
The Vineyard Community Centre project was born out of a desire to help build community in Chilliwack through supporting local art, music, and events in a practical way. The Vineyard Community Centre is a local hub that hosts live art and music shows such as Acoustic Emporium, business functions, community events such as Art Battles and Punk Rock Concerts, as well as private functions such as weddings and memorial services.

The Acoustic Emporium is an “acoustic folk club” which means that while this genre is somewhat flexible, the people who come to our event are coming because they love folk  music as opposed to some other (but very worthy) genre of music.

One of the underlying values of our local music club is to support and encourage our local Fraser Valley musicians. This is one of the reasons why we will be starting each of our evenings with a local musician.

Regarding selecting musicians, we will be using a vetting process to choose our musicians and that means that we will use some combination of an audition, CD or YouTube video todetermine your suitability as one of our openers.

You can submit your music via email here.

We ask our local musicians to play for free but they can sell any CD’s or merchandise that they choose. We recognize that the word “exposure” is often overused (even abused), yet the reality is that this event does provide a great place to build connections with more “established” musicians and the broader community. If your music is truly engaging, we have no doubt that people will want to support your music by buying or downloading your songs.

If you are chosen to play, there are two simple, but firm rules that you will be required to abide by:

•  Your opening timeslot will be 15 minutes total (including transitions and crowd interactions (between) and should include a maximum of 4 songs.

•  The Acoustic Emporium is meant to be a safe space for people of all cultures,  sexual orientations, and political preferences. Please be respectful of this when choosing your set list, and introducing yourself and your songs; our stage is here to be a platform for sharing a love of folk music not to be used as a soapbox or pulpit. If you are unable to follow these guidelines, you will not be asked to return.

•  If you feel that you are unable to comply with these requests, but would still like to perform, you are more than welcome to inquire into booking an event space at the location we use visit here

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