Grapes of Wrath to perform homecoming concert
By Julie Whittet
Image Credit: The Grapes of Wrath
August 12, 2013 - 4:41 PM
KELOWNA - It's been 21 years since Kevin Kane, Tom and Chris Hooper have played in Kelowna.
But with a brand new album produced by Toronto's Aporia Records, The Grapes of Wrath are trekking their way back to their hometown.
The folk-rock trio will be giving a free concert in Waterfront Park across from Skyreach Place Aug. 28, featuring songs from their 2013 album "High Road."
The album comes after a long hiatus since releasing their second platinum album 'These Days' in 1991, which spawned the hits "You May Be Right" and "I Am Here."
What first started in garages and basement venues in Kelowna eventually led to success in Canada's mainstream music scene with their 1987 folk pop album "Treehouse."
Hooper credits their success to growing up in Kelowna.
"Because it was a small town and isolated from the big city music scene of Vancouver we developed our own sound and had to work harder to be heard," Hooper said in a press statement.
The concert kicks off at 8 p.m. as part of Festivals' Kelowna Parks Alive series.
Festivals Kelowna spokesperson Renata Mills says the show comes at a special time.
"The timing of this special Parks Alive! concert couldn't be better," she says.
"After talking with the band we discovered that this show on August 28th will be almost 30 years to the day of the very first 'Grapes of Wrath' show."
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The Grapes of Wrath 'High Road' Promo Video (2013)
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