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Dawson delivers at fundraiser

Vocalist of the Year at the 2014 Vancouver Island Music Awards, and nominated for Best Live Act for the 2013 and 2014 VIMAs, Brodie Dawson definitely delivers.

Brodie calls her style a mix of soulful ‘folky’ blues with a gospel funk, a twist of pop and a twang of old-school country. True to all those genres, she sings of life, love, searching and finding your way.

The voice of the Cumberland resident has graced coffee shops, pubs, clubs, festivals, community events, and radio shows such as CBC North’s Homemade Jam with Norbert Poitras and CBC’s The Vinyl Café with Stuart McLean.

Dawson will be joined by The Broken Group at the K’ómoks Band Hall this Saturday, April 5 for a fundraising concert. She's helping K’ómoks Elders travel to the 38th annual Elders' gathering in Penticton in July.

Ronda Billie, K'ómoks Band social development worker, expresses the importance of this event: “It has been many years since the elders of K'ómoks First Nation have attended the Elders' gathering.  It is great seeing them come together to do fundraising with homemade baked goods for the dessert auction and preparing to run the concession stand. And we are thrilled to have Brodie Dawson performing at this event!

“Our Elders possess all the wisdom of the ages — knowledge and experiences that the younger generations need to guide them through life. It is very important that this event continues and that our Elders' legacy is passed on to each generation that follows. With the world we live in becoming increasingly modern by the minute, we need to provide the balance that comes from remembering the past though our Elders' lives.”

To learn more about the gathering, go to www.bcelders.com/elders-gathering.php.

Tickets for Saturday's all-ages concert at 3320 Comox Rd.

are at Bop City Records, I-Hos Gallery and at the door, which opens at 7 p.m. The first hour will be concert style, with Brodie’s original songs, and the second hour will feature some Broken Group-infused grooves.

To follow Brodie’s musical adventures, visit www.brodiedawson.com.

— Brodie Dawson

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