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2014

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The second album from Horses and Bayonets is a new release in more ways than one.

Shortly after the news of Robin Williams’ death hit the world, Scott Dunbar found himself atop a schoolroom desk.

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(Photo Credits: James Doyle) It’s 6:45 in the morning. From her studio in downtown Prince Rupert, CBC Radio One host Carolina de Ryk is speaking to a man standing in the middle of a field. He’s practicing for a cow dog championship in Vanderhoof, and says the key is to communicate with the dogs herding the cattle through a series of whistles.

(Photo Credits: James Doyle) In speaking with Erika Callewaert, it’s difficult not to see her path laid out as a movie montage.

BRINGING BACK THE
TROUBADOUR SPIRIT, BLACK
SPRUCE BOG IS TELLING THE
STORIES OF THE STORIES OF
THE LAND FROM WHENCE THEY
CAME – AS BAND ANYWAY.

THIS ISN’T THE TIME
TO HIT THE SNOOZE
BUTTON. NOT WHEN
THERE’S THREE DAYS
OF MUSIC, ART AND
GETTING WEIRD TO
EXPERIENCE.

THIS IS THE MOST OFFENSIVE
QUESTION I’VE EVER
BEEN ASKED - AND I’VE
BEEN ASKED WHETHER I’M
A LESBIAN OR JUST REALLY
FEMININE IN PICTURES.

LEE-WAI YU IS THE VOICE.
THAT’S NOT GRANDSTANDING.
IT’S A FACT.
HE EVEN HAS THE TROPHY
TO PROVE IT.

“THERE’S A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT
PLAY MUSIC, BUT THERE’S VERY
FEW THAT STAY TOGETHER,” SAID
BRAD FOSTER.

THERE’S NO SUCH
THING AS HALF WAY
WHEN IT COMES TO
MUSIC FOR MEMBERS
OF THE BURDEN.

IF YOU BUILD IT, THE
MUSIC WILL COME.

You have to
dance like no
one’s watching.

“We had great, great music produced here in Prince George,” said singer Cole Pruden. “There’s so much thirst for it, but now it’s really dry.” “It’s not like we want to get ahead of everyone in this town, we want the music scene to grow with us,” noted guitarist Ryan Wishart. The six band members – Pruden, Wishart, covocalist Cole Franz, bassist Riley Murphy, guitarist Cameron Cochlan and drummer Ryan Mathers – are ready to play anywhere at the drop of a hat. “We started off our, our first show was with a DJ, and the crowd actually really adored our music and wanted us to play more,” said Pruden. “Those two groups don’t really mix but we did it anyways and we got really good feedback from our style.” It’s a style that features extended-range guitars á la Lamb of God, Meshugga and Thy Art is Murder that’s still in a fairly experimental stage, said Cochlan. Toss in some 1960s and 70s prog rock and you might have a starting point for the Blood Hoürglass sound. “It’s fairly heavy though, the lower-tuned guitars strings, two vocals, crazy drum and basses. It’s trying to take it heavier,” said Franz, the newest addition to the band.

A little about me

ncoyne3Norm Coyne has been active in local arts, entertainment and promotions for 15 years. He developed the Scene PG to provide local artists and musicians with exposure as well as connect a broader audience to the events and talent Prince George has to offer.

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