Christmas show at Zocalo

“My Christmas show at the Zocalo is becoming a tradition,” Bee says.

The First Thursday concert series with Bee Wolf Ray this month features special guest Peter Cloud Panjoyah, who will lend his vocal and percussion skills to Bee’s Christmas show as well as Jack Sigurdson on lead guitar.

“My Christmas show at the Zocalo is becoming a tradition,” Bee says. “I love the emotional depth of the season. I’ve written a couple of Christmas songs myself and I keep adding to my repertoire of interesting and unusual Christmas material for grownups.”

Not a sentimentalist, she prefers songs that question our cultural assumptions and speak to the conflicts and contradictions that surround Christmas. She includes as well some feel-good material such as Happy Xmas (War is Over) and Good King Wenceslas (a childhood favourite).

This year, the entire first set will be devoted to Christmas material, including some fun new choices such as You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch (sung with gusto by Peter) and Father Christmas by the Kinks.The second set will be more reminiscent of her normal repertoire,

Bee lives part-time in Courtenay and part-time on Hornby Island. Her music has a raw, sweet sound with a soft edge of pleasurable intimacy.

Her original songs tell fully realized, insightful and often surprising stories, presented with catchy, sophisticated melodies and unusual, interesting chord progressions; she chooses covers that reflect a similar esthetic and reward the discerning listener.

These shows are by donation. Every first Thursday of the month, stay tuned for an enjoyable evening of intimate singer-songwriter music while you enjoy delicious food and drink at the Zocalo Cafe.

For more information about Bee’s music, visit her artist page on ReverbNation at www.reverbnation.com/beewolfray.

— Bee Wolf Ray

Just Posted

Courtenay voter taking it to the streets

Sarah Henckel-Sutmoller made her own election sign Saturday afternoon.

Basket raffle a Comox Valley Child Development Association Children’s Telethon tradition

One-stop Christmas shopping with Winner Takes All Basket rffle

Comox Valley gives back

A look at some of the organizations and individuals who help out in the community

Golden anniversary for G.P. Vanier Thursday

It was a day of celebration for students, educators and administrators past… Continue reading

Steady stream of voters at Filberg

Voter turnout has been a steady stream Saturday at the Florence Filberg… Continue reading

Comox Valley gives back

A look at some of the organizations and individuals who help out in the community

Prank pizzas delivered to B.C. mayor on election night

The fake orders happened throughout Victoria mayor’s re-election campaign

MLA to become Nanaimo’s next mayor, could weaken NDP’s grasp on power

Leonard Krog’s win will trigger a byelection when he gives up his provincial seat

Horvat nets OT winner as Canucks beat Bruins 2-1

Young Vancouver star had spirited scrap earlier in contest

Steady stream of voters at Filberg

Voter turnout has been a steady stream Saturday at the Florence Filberg… Continue reading

Team Canada gold medal winners for first time in world curling championship

Team Canada earned gold in Kelowna at the 2018 Winn Rentals World Mixed Curling Championship

B.C. passenger caught smoking weed in a car issued $230 fine

Saanich police did a field sobriety test on the driver and deemed it safe for him to drive

Payette invites critics to ‘come and spend a few days’ with her

Governor General Julie Payette made her first official to B.C. back in March

Most Read