Who: Belle Plaine
From: Fosston, Saskatchewan
Genre: various styles of music, from outlaw country to 1940s swing
Members: Belle Plaine — guitar and vocals, Elizabeth Curry — upright bass and backing vocals, Jeremy Sauer — piano, accordion and banjo
When: February 7, 2015
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Neil Jones Studio Gallery, Rockglen, SK
Cost: $25 in advance
[dropcap letter=”N”]eil Jones Studio, Burning Hills Cafe and the Southerner Magazine present an intimate evening with Scott Richmond in Rockglen, Saskatchewan. A limited number of tickets are available and must be purchased in advanced. Tickets may be purchased at Neil Jones Gallery, the Burning Hills Cafe (Rockglen, SK) and Able II Print (Assiniboia, SK). Contact Neil Jones Studio for additional information.
Belle Plaine is a small town prairie kid who grew up to be a singer/songwriter, sure-‐shot hunter, amateur gardener, wannabe horsewoman and multi-‐genre performer. She welcomes you into her musical world in the same way that she welcomes guests into her home – with warmth and humour. Raised in the farming community of Fosston, Saskatchewan, Belle Plaine’s distinctive sound draws from classical vocal training, jazz/contemporary music study and a history of live performance reaching back to her country roots. Her singular and textured voice lends itself to various styles of music, from outlaw country to 1940s swing.
The past year of touring has seen Belle Plaine playing everywhere from a one-‐room schoolhouse built in 1850 in Canoe Cove, PE to the Canadian Consulate in Los Angeles to rooftop performances on the highrises of downtown Vancouver to art galleries in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Belle Plaine’s first full-‐length album, Notes From A Waitress, offers a collection of blue-‐collar themed jazz originals. Her romanticized tales of a loose cannon world traveler deliver slice-‐of-‐life lyrics sung in the sultry fashion of Peggy Lee.
Belle Plaine received the 2014 Regina Mayor’s Arts & Business Award for Emerging Artist, and has been voted Best Singer (2012, 2011, 2010), Best Local Album (2012), and Best Solo Act (2013, 2011) in years of consecutive prairie dog magazine “Best of Regina” readers polls. Read more about Belle Plaine.