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DAVE MILNER

A legend on the strings, camp organizer and a pillar of the Canadian Country music scene!

Kicking off in 1985, Dave formed the Rock 'N' Horse band with friend Duane Steele, and toured Canada extensively, winning 5 Alberta Recording Industry awards. Dave was nominated for a Juno award in 1991, as well as best Country Group of the year by the Canadian Country Music Association.

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TOM COLE

A lanky, ranch raised cowboy from Rose Prairie in northern BC, his music style stays true to his roots. His rich Baritone voice was made to sing cowboy songs and make you believe every word.

The 90’s were spent on the road with his award winning band, Cole Cole Heart and later years working with long time friend and Cowboy Poet, Brian Salmond. Today he lives close to family and runs a Comercial Recording Studio from his home, Hilltop Studios in Charley Lake BC..

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CHRIS MCINTYRE

Chris McIntyre is a performer, composer, audio engineer, and teacher from Brandon, Manitoba.


Chris came to Grande Prairie while touring with his trio, “Buck 5,”in 2004, which led to acquiring a house gig at local venue BJs. Chris also became the house audio engineer, and worked with many of the acts who came through the club. Chris taught at the local college, has scored music for film/media, freelances as a guitarist and voalist and runs his own home studio. A man of many talents!
 

RANDY RINK

Randy has been a fixture in the western Canadian music scene since the late 1970's.

He has performed virtually all styles of popular music on electric and acoustic guitar in every imaginable venue, from lounges to concert stages. Randy has performed at many festivals and opened for the likes of Dwight Yaokim, April Wine and Lou Graham (Foreigner). He is currently a freelance artist, appearing in numerous music videos, and maintains an intense enthusiasm for teaching the next generation of musicians.

 

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DAVE OOSTRA

Dave began his musical journey at the age of 3, when his parents bought him his first drum set, and has been playing music ever since.

Although drums were the primary focus of Dave's academic career he has also played guitar since the age of 9. He has played in many groups over the years and continues to play professionally in a variety of genres.

 

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BRAD SCOTT

Bradley D. Scott is a Canadian guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. He has played as a sideman in the country music and folk genres, as well as being the former lead singer and guitarist for the band, The Timber Line.

Brad plays many instruments including banjo, dobro, mandolin, fiddle, pedal steel, piano and accordion and has worked in several studios as a recordist and mix engineer.

 

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GREG LOEWEN

Greg was born in Lethbridge and grew up in the Grande Prairie area. He started playing guitar, with Eric Dalen, when he was 7 years old, played in bands from the age of 12, and after high school completed a music program, at Grant MacEwan, where he majored in guitar. He then went on to spend 16 years playing and teaching in Vancouver, BC.

He currently plays guitar and fiddle for the Travis Fowler Band, as well as his own band Pontiac Moon while enthusiastically continuing to teach music lessons.

Mack Rose, Kevin Hrab, Nick Walsh & Travis Fowler

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KARYN ANDERSON

Karyn has lived the life of a country song - hard, fast and full of heartache. She puts her past on paper, singing about it for all to enjoy and inviting her audience to become empowered on a muscial journey of love, heartbreak and the happiness she found along the way. 

With less than four years singing and playing onstage Karyn is currently focusing on musicianship and was recently promoted as the New Host of Open Mic at Tractor Jacks.

 

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