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Blackberry Wood take on The Royal

Blackberry Wood is returning to Fernie on September 28 to get hips shaking at The Royal.

The band has visited Fernie several times these past few years, kicking up a storm at The Royal, and has played in local festivals such as Canada Day celebrations in both Kaslo and Fernie, as well as Market Day and New Years Day in Nelson.

This tour is part of a larger set of tours to celebrate the release of their new album, Strong Man vs. Russian Bears. The third album to be released since the band's inception on January 1, 2005, Strong Man vs. Russian Bears reflects the pure, raw energy of their live show more than their previous albums. "We wanted to make something that people can take home from our shows and have it really remind them of what they saw. We're really proud of our live show, we really wanted to try and capture it," said Jenny Red, the band's saxophone player since 2010.

With over 400 shows under their belt both in Canada and the United Kingdom and appearances at dozens of festivals including Glastonbury Festival in Glastonbury, England, Frostbite Festival in Whitehorse, Robson Valley Music Festival and Arts Wells Festival of all things art, Blackberry Wood has been kicking up a storm almost everywhere they go. "Making a party is our goal. We like for everybody to have fun," said Red.

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