Out Loud 2023 approaches!

Sep. 01, 2023 Jan Burney

We have a fantastic line up for this year’s Out Loud Series: Old Tales and New Trails.

Skip Gorman – Saturday, October 14 7:00 pm.

For over half a century Skip Gorman has enjoyed singing, playing and performing an impressive and varied palette of traditional American and Celtic folk music. As an accomplished singer, guitarist, fiddler and mandolinist, Gorman has completed over 18 recordings of old-time cowboy songs, fiddle, mandolin, bluegrass and been featured on many others, and established his own record label, Old West Recordings.

His recordings have earned a prestigious NAIRD (INDIE) award and been selected as a top ten folk pick of the year by Amazon.com. Filmmaker Ken Burns has used Skip’s original music on four of his celebrated documentaries. He has appeared on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion, toured with the US Embassy in Chile, Argentina and Paraguay, performed at World Fiddle Day in County Kerry, Ireland and taught at numerous music camps in America and the British Isles. Skip currently resides in New Hampshire.

Sid Marty – Wednesday, October 18 7:00 pm

Canadian Sid Marty writes mainly on natural history and western life and culture. He has published five books of non-fiction and five of poetry, some of which are based on his formative experiences as a park warden in the Rocky Mountain national parks. His new title is Oldman's River, New and Collected Poems. Sid was a park warden in Yoho, Jasper, Prince Albert and Banff national parks. He spent part of his career patrolling the mountain backcountry with saddle and pack horses. He wrote many of the poems in his first two poetry books literally in the saddle, composing them in his head while on patrol far from home. His books are about family, rangers, cowboys, homesteaders, forest fires, grizzly bears, love, death, mountaineers and wildlife conservation. Since l978, Sid Marty has been a full-time free lance writer and part time singer/songwriter.

 Sandra Lamouche – Saturday, October 21 7:00 pm

Sandra Lamouche is a Cree Woman from the Bigstone Cree Nation in Northern Alberta and married into the Piikani Nation in Southern Alberta and mother to two boys with braids. She completed her B.A. in Native American Studies from the University of Lethbridge in 2007. In 2021 she successfully defended her M.A. Thesis at Trent University, titled “Nitona Miyo Pimadisiwin (Seeking a Good Life) Through Indigenous Dance” which examines Indigenous Dance as a Social Determinant of Health and Well Being. Sandra is a multidisciplinary creator and storyteller, she is a Champion Hoop Dancer, award winning Indigenous Educational Leader, two-time TEDx Speaker, artist, and writer. 
She has over fifteen years of experience in ten international styles of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, contemporary, hip hop and powwow styles, and the hoop dance. She has performed, collaborated with, studied and trained with many Indigenous Dance Companies around the world.

Tom Cole – Saturday, October 28 7:00 pm

Tom hales from northern British Columbia. A little bit Haggard and a whole lot of cowboy, traditional, roots, Canadiana and western.  This country gentleman has a voice you could pour on a waffle; some may remember him from his cross-Canada touring days with his band, Cole Cole Heart.

Due to limited seating, tickets are required for all Out Loud evenings. Good news: tickets are free and will be available September 15 at the library.