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April is still blooming (marvellous!) at The Rogue
Thursday April 18, 2024

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It's 50/50 Raffle Time!

We have just launched our Spring 50/50 Raffle, and it continues until May 28th. It's a great way to support the Rogue financially and perhaps pick up a Big Cash Prize. (All of our previous winners picked up somewhere between $4,000 and $5,000.) Tickets are on sale online here as well as at most of our concerts.


Martyn Joseph, Thursday April 18th, 8pm, Mel Lehan Hall at St. James (3214 West 10th Avenue) 

The return of the Welsh troubadour! Martyn Joseph recently became a father once again, and he's also been productive on the recording front, with a very personal and wonderful new album, This Is What I Want To Say. He always gives an incredibly passionate performance, featuring his soulful, empathetic songs of hope and resilience. He raises money for great causes, too. 


For more information about the man and his music click here.

Tickets are available here. Or you could choose the live stream option we call Watch At Home by clicking here.

Steve Dawson & The Hooded Mergansers, Friday April 19th, 8pm, Mel Lehan Hall at St. James (3214 West 10th Avenue) 

The return of the popular Vancouver singer songwriter guitar wizard and mega-producer Steve Dawson is almost Sold Out. Steve excels on a variety of acoustic and electric guitars, including pedal steel (above). The Hooded Mergansers are Darryl Havers (keyboards), Jeremy Holmes (bass) and Liam MacDonald (drums / percussion). This show will not be streamed, by his request, so if you want to see him with this excellent band again, click here. Don't delay, folks!


Hornby Blues w/ Paul Pigat, Samantha Martin, Tim Williams, & Rick Fines, Friday April 26th, 8pm, Mel Lehan Hall at St. James (3214 West 10th Avenue) 

Our annual celebration of Canadian blues is a sort of curtain raiser for the renowned Hornby Island Blues Camp. We present four of the participants / instructors each year, performing in the round. This unique concert features Vancouver's Paul Pigat alongside Ontario blues singers Samantha Martin (above) and Rick Fines, and Calgary's US-born bluesman Tim Williams. They are all excellent pickers and fine singers. If you love the blues served up with hot acoustic guitars and with unique combinations of players and singers, don't miss this show. Tickets are on sale here


Radio Waves. 

This week's edition of The Saturday Edge On Folk on CiTR (am to noon, every Saturday on and 101.9fm in Vancouver) will feature new releases by Eliza Carthy, Chris Smither, Rum Ragged, Martin Simpson, Aaron Collis, and My Black Country - an incredible collection of songs performed by the likes of Rhiannon Giddens, Allison Russell, Sista Strings, Sunny War, Valerie June, and Leyla McCalla. Plus more highlights of the recent CFMAs and our trip to St. John's (above); concert previews: and more tasty offerings than you can shake a stick at - if that's your idea of a good time! I hope you will tune me in and turn me on this and every Saturday.