We are pleased to let you all know that we have most of the pieces in place for Gillbilly 2017. Registration is LIVE (click here to register). Here are some of the exciting things to look forward to:
Pharis & Jason Romero • It’s true! This Juno-award winning, epic banjo-building duo are coming down to entertain and teach at Gillbilly this year. Jason is also a huge fan of fly-fishing so we are really excited to bring them in for the weekend.
Jim & Lynda McLennan • Further proof that music and fly-fishing go hand-in-hand, this husband and wife team are legends in the fly-fishing circuit in Canada, and also perform as a duo. In addition to their professional fly-fishing instruction, Jim teaches guitar regularly at the FAMI music camp in Bragg Creek.
Chris Coole • A founding father of the Gillbilly movement, Chris is one of Canada’s top banjo pickers, song-writers, and side-men. Touring with The Foggy Hogtown Boys, The Lonesome Ace Stringband, as well as being the go-to musician to support the legendary David Francey. Chris anchored the fest last year, and we’re stoked he’s coming back for round 2.
There’s more to come! But for now I’ll leave you with a list of other things you can expect to find at Gillbilly 2017, all included in your weekend pass.
- Welcome reception & Elk River primer.
- 2 full concerts.
- Late night jams.
- Taco feed on Saturday night.
- Toast & Jam on Sunday morning.
- Fly-fishing and music workshops.
- Free time to bike, hike, river walk, fish or nap!
- Good friends, good tunes, good times.
- Unbeatable scenery in Fernie.
- All happens right in Fernie’s historic downtown core.
For more details go to the Gillbilly 2017 page.