Onstage ’12

11:45 am  North Saskatchewan Regiment Pipes & Drums
12:15 pm  A Little Opera On the Prairie
1:00 pm  Curtis Peeteetuce
1:15 pm  T-Bear Band
2:10 pm  The Seahags
3:00 pm  African Princess Dance Troupe
3:15 pm  Young James
4:15 pm Ernest Ernie’s Pan Fried Blues


Curtis is Cree (nehiyaw) from the Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation.  He is an actor, writer, director, musician and the current Artistic Director of SNTC.  Since 2001, he has had the honour of working with many talented artists in theatre, radio drama, music and film.  Selected highlights include Persephone Theatre (2011 Youth Tour of Secret Life of the Octopus & Wrecked, Berlin Blues, Bannock Republic), SNTC (Where The Blood Mixes, Thunderstick) CBC (Out in the Cold, Red Moon) and Rabbit Fall, season 2.  Curtis dedicates all his efforts and accomplishments to his beautiful son Mahihkan.  Special thanks to family and friends for years of support! kinanaskomitinawaw


A Little Opera On the Prairie

The brainchild of classical singer Anastasia Winterhalt, A Little Opera On the Prairie (L.O.O.P) is just that – a little opera on the prairie! The aim of the company is to bring more opportunity to local singers and to offer opera in a variety of ways for a variety of people – to tell great stories new and old! This fall, L.O.O.P. will be touring Isis and the Seven Scorpions, by Canada’s own Dean Burry. Based on ancient Egyptian mythology, and set in the present day Egyptian desert, Isisfollows a group of archaeology students and their professor, searching for the Lost Temple of Isis.   Proceeds from the concession are going to support this project.  The tour takes place Sept 17 – 28 with a Saskatoon show date TBA.


T-Bear Band

The T-Bear Band entertains with their flavour of rock, reggae, blues, and world music.  Trained in acoustic guitar for 18 years and also a professional dancer, lead singer/songwriter Terri Bear’s songs are influenced by female musicians like Jewel, Joni Mitchell, and Jann Arden along with the Flamenco, Middle Eastern, and World drumming rhythms that she dances to. Together for 2 years now, the band also features Terri’s son, Malik Olsen as the band’s lead guitarist (he does lead and back-up vocals as well), percussionist Nakul Aloni, and Nicki Sanderson on bass and back up vocals.  Their first CD, “Someday”, has been described by SaskMusic as having “an exotic flair” and “songs that you will want to dance to.”  The band has been playing regularly since its release and is looking forward to a busy summer.  www.myspace.com/terribearmusic


The Seahags

The Seahags are an old-timey, country garage band from Saskatchewan. They consist of two nurses, two social workers, one shipper/receiver, and one baker.  These ‘Hags are best described as a shanty party band and are can be compared to a honky-tonk version of the 1970’s  teenage sister band The Shaggs. Their live show features call and answer, banjo, mandolin, gospels, and songs that will get you up dancing and keep you two-stepping through the night. Quickly becoming a favourite in Saskatoon’s rich music scene, The Seahags have self-released two albums and are about to release a third album this summer, along with a supporting cross-country tour.  www.seahags.ca

Young James

Featuring elements of bluegrass, folk and indie rock drawn from such influences as Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, and Blue Rodeo, the wide appeal of Young James is attributed to their unique sound.   Singer/songwriters T.C. Young and Davy James have been writing songs together since each moved back to Saskatoon in 2006.  Individually, they have entertained audiences from dive bars to arenas in assorted cities for over a dozen years apiece, and have released enough independent recordings to be worthy of a box-set.  Their first collaboration released in 2008 received critical acclaim from Saskatoon’s local arts press and radio.  The band’s recently released second album, “Cruel Times”, is an 11 song collection about life on the prairies.  T.C.’s brother, Brett Young (bass, harmony vocals and guitar) and local music veteran, Tallus Scott (skins) complete this talented line up.

Earnest Ernie’s Pan Fried Blues

Earnest Ernie’s Pan Fried Blues serves up a sizzling mixture of good time tunes. Whether covering the likes of Reverend Raven, Dutch Mason, Downchild Blues Band or throwing in original offerings, the band cooks.   While the band is relatively new, members have played together in other combinations for years (Jim Balfour, Blair Finley – Natural Mystik, Ernie Kurz, Gary Smith – Wilma Groenen Band).  The fifth member, Bryce Lemky, despite his young age, has been a veteran of the Saskatoon music scene for a number of years.  This band delivers.



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