Live: The Jan Van Gold band will play at the Wicked Spoon and Lorenzo’s Cafe July 17 and 18.

Get a spoonful of funk

Concert: Jan Van Gold Band to play Friday, July 17

  • Jul. 14, 2015 6:00 p.m.

Forget the happy pills.

The contagious,  high energy groove of the Jan Van Gold Band will lift spirits and soothe souls.

Stopping at the Wicked Spoon Tap and Grill Friday, July 17 on their “Alive to Thrive” CD Release Tour, the band promises “funkified fusion dripping in guitar, where serpentine phrasing and passionate energy resounds into a wacky dance – with a versatile sound, alt. rock to funk ‘n’ blues with all sounds in between.”

From the Kootenays, Van Gold has reorganized her band, which includes J.J. Buttle on bass and vocals and vocalist/drummer Jerry Hamilton, who played with American bluesman Sonny Rhodes last year.

“He’s a great, amazing drummer,” says manager Christine Ott, noting Van Gold has been playing music since she was five, and received a Columbia Basin grant to tour this summer to promote her eighth CD.

Van Gold studied music at the University of Regina before moving to Vancouver, where she studied music therapy.

She has lived in the Kootenays for the last 24 years and her new CD, Alive to Thrive was recorded live in Cranbrook.

The Jan Van Gold Trio performs at the Wicked Spoon at 9 p.m. July 17, and at Lorenzo’s at 8 p.m. the following night.


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