PK Tessmann doing double duty in Cumberland

Award-winning songwriter to perform two concerts on Oct. 15

Join award-winning songwriter PK Tessmann for two concerts at The MusicArt Salon in Cumberland on Oct. 15 at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The concerts, part of an Island release tour, will celebrate Tessmann’s brand new album, Dear City.

The record chronicles Tessmann’s journey into marriage and motherhood with a collection of personal experiences. With every haunting song, she offers up grief, love, hope, loss, birth and new beginnings. Her vivid songwriting is masterfully showcased by subtle musicianship and a sweet, yet commanding voice like no other.

Produced by Corwin Fox at Hidden Well Studio in Cumberland, Tessmann’s second full-length album showcases the musicianship and talent of her hometown.

Fox, who is well known in the Canadian music community, has produced albums for some of Canada’s top musicians. Several Cumberland/Comox Valley musicians are also featured on Dear City – performing cello, French horn and saxophone to name a few.

“It has been quite some time since I’ve recorded a full-length album,” says Tessmann, “and I’m excited to release it.  I’m really proud of this one.”  Fox will be joining Tessmann on stage for the shows, as well as her “Little Bridges” folk duo partner, Kim June Johnson.

Tessmann’s musical background is as rounded and diverse as any true lifelong musician. Her long career of recording and performing has known no boundaries, reaching across classical, celtic, jazz, pop, rock, and roots genres.

In 2015, Tessmann was crowned the regional winner in the CBC Searchlight contest.  Her song Cannot Explain won Best Roots/Folk Recording of the Year, and she was nominated for Vocalist of the Year at the 2015 Vancouver Island Music Awards.  This year, she again took home the VIMA for Best Roots/Folk Recording for her single Careful & Kind.

Advance tickets: $20. Seating limited. For info on location and purchasing tickets, call Bette at 250-336-2808.

 

Just Posted

SLIDESHOW: Remembrance Day in Courtenay

The annual ceremony took place in front of a large crowd under rainy skies.

CVN invites the public to learn about wolves

Comox Valley Nature is pleased to host a public lecture featuring author Paula Wild

Hornby Island gets ready to build Arts Centre

Construction is planned to start in the coming year

BCTF rejects mediator’s recommendations for settlement

Negotiations between B.C. teachers and the province will continue

Elevates plans to do concert series in Cumberland again

Summer event aims to make the arts barrier-free for the community

VIDEO: Hong Kong police shoot protester, man set on fire

It was the second protester shot since the demonstrations began in early June

Early morning house fire north of Courtenay Sunday

Courtenay Fire Department attended the home around 5:30 a.m.

Sportsnet fires Don Cherry after negative comments about immigrants

Don Cherry had said immigrants don’t wear poppies like other Canadians do

Trudeau’s new cabinet: Gender parity because it’s 2019? Or due to competence?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will soon appoint his new cabinet

Canada among three G20 countries least likely to hit emissions targets

It says Canada, South Korea and Australia are the farthest off

Conservatives’ Scheer wants Trudeau to open Parliament Nov. 25

That’s five days after Justin Trudeau is scheduled to swear in a new cabinet

Last remaining Centurion tank from the Korean War makes its journey ‘home’ to B.C.

Tank arrives in B.C. the day before Remembrance Day after a more than 4,500-kilometre transfer

‘Your vehicle burns a lot of fuel:’ Victoria drivers wake up to angry notes

‘This handbill was left on your vehicle because your vehicle burns a lot of fuel,’ notes read

Canadians mark Remembrance Day this morning

This year exactly 101 years to the day after the end of the First World War

Most Read