Allan Spate and Tynell Dake

Allan Spate and Tynell Dake team up at the Perogies and Jam Season Finale

Starting at 6:30 pm the Perogies & Jam “Open Mic” session went late into the evening to accommodate 15 groups and individual performers from the Vegreville area and Edmonton. The session brought the first season to a close in an infectious and fun style including performers of all age groups, as young as 9, through to experienced seniors. Musical styles included blues, folk, old time and new country. It was particularly good to see young performers represented in the roster (see complete roster below).

Ky Babyn | photo by Don Harfield

Singer/songwriter Ky Babyn represents U22 Productions at Perogies and Jam

It was a special treat to have St. Paul born and raised, Ky Babyn perform his lyrically driven timeless songs of olden days. Generating rhythms of the railway with harmonica and guitar in hand, Ky echoes the soul and sound of a home grown Canadian song writer. Ky was also representing U22 Music Productions, an organization whose mission it is to inspire, motivate and foster a deep sense of community for our youth.

In the four short months commencing on January 19, Perogies and Jam has attracted an enthusiastic and appreciative following in support of blossoming musical talent in our area.

Gabrielle de Gouw | photo by Don Harfield

Gabrielle de Gouw serenades a packed house

The volunteers will now be assisting the Vegreville Country Music Jamboree for the summer months until Perogies & Jam returns this fall for another season. In addition, there will be musicians performing at the Vegreville Street Markets this summer, and there is a strong possibility of a music performers workshop coming soon.

Soul Spice Tynell Dake Allan Spate
Lyle Hughston Ralph Lange Meghan Werezuk
Don Thompson & Friends Olga Gegoliuk Piper Stoyko
Gabrielle deGouw Harry & Sinead Welling Ky Babyn
B Cuz Randy Kereliuk Country Sunshine
Complete 2011 Season Finale Performance Roster