In collaboration with local musician Garry Gonis, Banff Public Library is pleased to present a series of intimate musical performances by Bow Valley artists throughout 2021. Video recordings of the performances can be found on our Facebook page.
Friday, April 9 from 7:00-8:00pm - ONLINE PERFORMANCE ON FACEBOOK LIVE!
Photo Credit: Phillip Alexander Nugent
Alanna J. Brown is a singer/songwriter/arranger from Toronto. After years of experimenting with different instruments, she began performing solo shows of original guitar and vocal music in downtown Toronto while attending high school.
Alanna was in multiple indie-rock and folk groups and spent her late teens touring around Canada performing at various festivals and music venues. She followed her dream of becoming a professional musician to Humber College where she studied under some of the world's most accomplished jazz musicians, received her Honours Bachelor of Music, and recorded her first EP of original music, "Tuesday's Coming," accompanied by a string quintet.
A few years later, Alanna was back in the studio with producer Jeff Wolpert recording her first full-length original album, "Accelerate," featuring astounding musicians like Hugh Marsh, Jonathan Goldsmith, and the Gryphon Trio.
In May 2020, Alanna released another album of original music, "Said I Was Shy," recorded in Banff National Park, where she has lived for the past 6 years.
Alanna performs almost every evening at hotels, restaurants, festivals, and weddings and tours her original music around Western Canada. You can listen to all of her original music on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, and other online streaming websites.
Friday, June 11 from 7:00-8:00pm - ONLINE PERFORMANCE ON FACEBOOK LIVE!
Lori Reid, Canmore-based songwriter and founding member of Alberta group The Fates, explores the unique and ever-changing environment of the elements that make up our lives. Lori is one of Canmore's most noteworthy "Women of Song." A long-time local, Lori's heartfelt roots-style singing and songwriting is grounded in and inspired by the place she lives, the majestic Canadian Rockies. Lori has an impressive musical pedigree reflected in her extensive performing, touring, and recording background.