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).
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.
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.