Blackberry Wood turn up the heat in chilly Fernie

Blackberry Wood are regular visitors to the Elk Valley, and always stir up a storm.

Blackberry Wood

Blackberry Wood are regular visitors to the Elk Valley, and always stir up a storm.

Vancouver’s vaudevillian answer to the dance movement, is set to visit again this weekend, only five months after their last visit.

This tour, which also includes a stop in Coleman, is part of a larger set of tours to celebrate the release of their new album, Strong Man vs. Russian Bears, on September 8, 2012. The third album to be released since the band’s inception on January 1, 2005, Strong Man vs. Russian Bears reflects the pure, raw energy of their live show more than their previous albums. “We wanted to make something that people can take home from our shows and have it really remind them of what they saw. We’re really proud of our live show, we really wanted to try and capture it” says Jenny Red, the band’s saxophone player since 2010.

With over 400 shows under their belt both in Canada and the United Kingdom and appearances at dozens of festivals including Glastonbury Festival in Glastonbury, England, Frostbite Festival in Whitehorse, Robson Valley Music Festival and Arts Wells Festival of all things art, Blackberry Wood has had audiences floored – literally – almost everywhere they go. “Making a party is our art. We like for everybody to have as much fun as is humanly possible, and we usually don’t stop till it happens.” says Jenny Red.

Catch them at The Royal, Fernie on December 15.

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