Blue Dirt Girl’s final Album Listening Time shows, in celebration of latest album ‘No street signs No straight lines’ were on September 9th and 30th. The band went farther afield with the Klassen Backyard House Concert in Courtenay, BC and A Dinner and Music Evening at Sage Hayward Vineyard, Saturna Island, BC.
Kathryn and Albert’s performance at Ernie and Kath Klassen’s Backyard House Concert was a magical evening. Family and friends from Courtenay, Black Creek to Cumberland attended, with great food and wine.
Luckily siblings Josh and Carmen Klassen both shot videos of Blue Dirt Girl’s performance. Watch Josh’s video of ‘How’s Arizona’ , a single off the band’s new album, and Carmen’s for ‘I Don’t Mind’ a track off BDG 2021 EP release.
Hostess Kath Klassen displayed her handmade quilts, made by a group of local artisans, on the fence and chairs for the show. 400$ was raised from quilts sales.
Each quilt is $100 with the money going to supplies to create more quilts. The quilts are sent around the world by Mennonite Central Committee a world-wide relief organization. Contact Kath Klassen here to purchase a quilt.
Josh Klassen, artist and musician, had his latest art up for sale on the fence surrounding the audience during the show. Follow Josh’s art and music practice here.
It was an unforgettable evening at Sage Hayward Vineyard, a truly unique destination on Saturna Island, with Blue Dirt Girl’s live music, an amazing bbq feast, SHV wine, the ocean view & great audience.
You can get a sense of the entire Vineyard show on Kathryn’s Youtube Video compilation here.
It was a long time coming having Dan Ponich play with the duo. Dan was not only the recording engineer on both Blue Dirt Girl’s latest album and their 2021 EP. He also added his incredible range of keys, guitar, percussion and drumming acumen on both releases and was co-producer. As Albert remarked “Dan knows where the holes are in Blue Dirt Girl’s songs and what instruments fit.” The trio’s creative connection was apparent at the show.
We never tire of repeating that the best way to support Blue Dirt Girl’s music is by~ booking the band for live shows, studio sessions, dance/film score creation, downloading, sharing, playlisting our music, following and sharing our socials pages and subscribing, commenting and watching the videos from start to end.
Thanks in advance for supporting our musical endeavours.