Intimate house concert coming up at Two Eagles Lodge

Two Eagles Lodge is pleased to announce a Nov. 22 house concert featuring Ray Materick, Shelley Gravelle, and the BettyBGidd Band

Two Eagles Lodge is pleased to announce a Nov. 22 house concert featuring Ray Materick, Shelley Gravelle, and the BettyBGidd Band (including former Comox Valley musicians Bettyanne and Gidd Hampton).

Materick is a well-known Canadian singer-songwriter from Ontario, who emerged on the international music scene in the 1970s when he garnered Top 20 Radio hits with songs like, Linda Put The Coffee On, which was one of the first Cancon radio standards.

Ray’s wife, Shelley Gravelle, is a slide guitar player who was raised in Ontario in a “musical family” and inspired by the greats of blues — people like Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Ella Fitzgerald, Willie Dixon and Billie Holiday. The featured musicians met up in the northern regions of British Columbia.

Gidd and BettyAnne Hampton are also quite the accomplished musical duo — now residing in Fort St. John. An Island native, Gidd combines his passion and extraordinary skill on guitar with a unique voice and attitude;  Bettyanne, who fell in love with the accordion, not only owns one, “but actually plays it like she is pulling your heart out with each push and pull of the squeezebox,” says a fellow musician.

The BettyBGidd band, formed in the couple’s new hometown, also features drummer Dave Tolley, who has played percussion for years.  He has recorded and/or toured with Xavier Rudd, Nine Mile, Dayna Manning, Danny Michel, Mike Alviano, Peter Katz, Melissa Larkin and many others.

Seats are limited, so advance reservations are essential; phone Carolyn at 250-335-2342. There is no corking fee, and guests are invited to bring an appetizer or dessert to share and/or a non-perishable food item for the Comox Valley Food Bank.

Two Eagles Lodge, an award-winning B&B that opened in 2007, is at 6409 Island Highway South, just north of the Buckley Bay ferry terminal. Owners, Carolyn and Steve Touhey are great fans of live music and are happy to host such an intimate event with such talented musicians.

“House concerts are so intimate.” says Carolyn. “To have this caliber of music that we can share with others at our home is a  privilege.

“Anytime we can hear Gidd and Bettyanne light up a room with their energy and amazing talent is a treat, so we are very excited to hear their collaboration with these other extraordinary musicians!”

— Two Eagles Lodge

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