Country classics concert supports Sno’uyutth project

The Oaks hosts a benefit concert this Saturday (Aug. 22) in support of the Sno’uyutth project

Country classics will meet modern fare as the Lebeau Petersen Family Band tackles The Oaks in a benefit concert this Saturday (Aug. 22) in support of the Sno’uyutth project.

Connie Lebeau and Niels Petersen are veterans of the Canadian music scene. They recently returned to Victoria after several years singing together nightly on an exclusive, 250-person cruise ship.

Before that they ran a Victoria music school, lead their own bands and played thousands of dates with Raffi, Valdy, Gary Fjellgaard and other stars of Canadian music.

The duo is ably backed by another Canadian music great, Norm McPherson. McPherson’s early career included the band Skylark with a young David Foster. As a studio musician, the guitarist has played on thousands of recordings.

For this special concert at The Oaks, the band will be joined by Connie and Niels’ daughter, Danielle Petersen. Danielle leads her own jazz band at Pagliacci’s, and the talented jazz diva’s vocal harmonies with her parents on a repertoire of great country tunes is described as country music heaven on earth.

The 20-foot pole, designed by Butch Dick and carved by his son, Clarence Dick, is more than two-thirds complete and set to be raised in October at the Oak Bay High School. The Oak Bay Community Association has raised more than $75,000 of the project’s $88,000 budget.

The Lebeau Petersen Band sold out The Oaks for a January benefit performance. Country Night at The Oaks starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22. Tickets are $20 in advance at The Oaks, 2250 Oak Bay Ave., and $25 at the door.

For more information call 250-590-3155.

 

 

 

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