Once again, Chris Coole will be performing as part of an Elk River Alliance fundraiser. This time, he will be joined by Ben Winship. We are so excited for another night of great music and good times! There will be live music and a silent auction. As always, 100% of proceeds will go to the Elk River Alliance's mandate of keeping the Elk River drinkable, fishable & swimmable for future generations.
Tickets are $25 and are available at the Elk River Alliance office (891 2nd Ave), the Fernie Distillers (531 1st Ave) or online here. Limited quantity available, so don't delay--get yours today!
Ben Winship is a world-class mandolinist, singer and songwriter based in Victor, Idaho. When not in his studio recording, or burning up the roads playing music all over the place, he can be found with a fly-rod in his hand. Ben has produced 2 acclaimed fishing-themed albums (Fishing Music Vol. 1 and 2) that have been sold in fly-shops around the world!
Last year, Canadian folk musician Chris Coole released an album entitled Road to the River, inspired by his passion for banjo-playing, fishing and wild rivers. His connection to the Elk River is sparked from playing at Fernie's GillBilly music festival multiple times. Chris has toured with the likes of The Foggy Hogtown Boys, Erynn Marshall, Ivan Rosenberg, David Francey, and currently, The Lonesome Ace Stringband.
Chris lives in Toronto and visits Fernie every opportunity he gets. He loves the Elk River SO MUCH that he decided to donate 100% of proceeds from 'the Road to the River' album sales to the Elk River Alliance!
"Fernie has become a home away from home for me when I'm on the road and there's nothing I like more than fishing in the Elk River and its tributaries. I know some of the folks who work with the ERA and I respect their dedication and inclusive approach to protecting the water in a way that serves the whole community (not just, but including, fisherpeople)."
Click here to visit the website, have a listen and buy yourself a copy today! Physical CDs are $20 + shipping (or stop by the office to pick one up). Downloads also available for only $9.99!