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Vancouver trio playing Vernon in support of Okanagan Rail Trail

Image Credit: Okanagan Rail Trail Initiative
May 18, 2017 - 4:09 PM

Vancouver’s Lion Bear Fox are coming again to Vernon at an outdoor concert in support of the Okanagan Rail Trail.

The Rail Trail, like Lion Bear Fox, takes working together to reach our goal. Joining them is the fantastic Vernon based band Chipko Jones; who bring a Roots and Reggae based music to the event. This group has partnered with many humanitarian and environmental action based events and is now looking forward to joining this movement to help the Okanagan Rail Trail.

Brought together by Spinners Sound Centre, these bands are bringing you an afternoon of great music in our great outdoor venue. So bring your lawn chair and come to the concert to have not only a great musical experience but also to help move the Trail into Stage 4 which will finish the trail connecting all our communities.

Lion Bear Fox is Christopher Arruda, Cory Woodward and Ryan McMahon who create music from stories we can relate to our own experiences. Their originality and sincerity of their songs makes them stand apart.

One part folk, one part rock, with a pinch of gospel and a dash of growl, their self-titled LP is a testament to the trio’s strength as songwriters. Lush acoustic guitars are bookended by buzzing electrics and screaming organs, anchored by rich percussion and three voices in thrilling harmony; it’s a sound that harkens back to an era when the song was paramount.stand apart.

Christopher (The Lion) says, of the album’s genesis, “At the beginning we definitely took a softer, more ‘folk’ approach because we were three dudes singing with acoustic guitars. As our touring began to refine our roles and our live show became more explosive, we thought we’d be a heavier bluesy-rock act. More recently, we had taken a really polished full-band pop-approach during some demos last year. This growing process was interesting, exciting and at times, painful.”

When asked how he perceives the new album, Ryan (The Fox) responds “This was a big undertaking for us all — and it certainly marks a shift in sound and seriousness for Chris, Cory and myself. When we use the phrase ‘record of our lives,’ we’re not kidding. It’s the most important work I’ve ever been a part of in 17 years of calling myself a musician, and I’m very proud of the result that has come from the hard work we all put in.”

Lion Bear Fox will perform Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 4603 Briggs Road in Vernon. Performance starts at 2:00 finishes at 6 pm. Bring a lawn chair. Tickets available at Spinners Audio in Downtown Vernon.

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