Winter Music Night at the Cannery – Dec. 8th, 2012

The honeyflowers

Attention all music lovers, the Cannery is hosting a winter music night!

For this extra special evening, join us in welcoming the talented duo, The Honeyflowers. Betty Berda’s and Shelly Stevens’ lovely vocals are guaranteed to have your hips shaking and your toes tapping.  Singing songs from their own repertoire to entertain you, The Honeyflowers will also pepper in a few holiday tunes too!

The show takes place in the Cannery’s intimate, heated Boiler House Theatre at 4:30 pm on Saturday, December 8th. Admission is by donation and complimentary apple and cranberry cider will be served.

The Boiler House Theatre has the capacity to fit 50 people; please come early to ensure a seat.

The Cannery Store will remain open until 6:00 pm for holiday shopping.

The Honeyflowers is the duo of Betty Berda and Shelley Stevens. Several years ago at a music gathering, they found a common interest in both their musical tastes and songwriting. Every time they performed together at open mics or house parties and people heard their heavenly harmonies and original tunes, they were asked what band they were in and where they were playing next. As a result, The Honeyflowers were born.

Betty started singing as a young child. She picked up the guitar at 16 and played in Montreal subway stations and the coffee house folk music scene before settling in Vancouver. There she attended the Vancouver Community College music program as a voice major. Her inspiration comes from country/blues/roots artists such as Gillian Welch, Kasey Chambers and Patty Griffin to name a few. Betty plays guitar, harmonica and clarinet and is a songwriter of note.

Shelley is another transplanted easterner (from Port Colborne, Ontario to be exact) who made Vancouver her home many years ago. She picked up the guitar at age 12. An accomplished songwriter, her influences include Hendrix, Clapton, Emmylou Harris and Lucinda Williams along with the same country/blues/roots artists that inspire Betty. She’s been obsessed with country blues and jug band music from the 20’s and 30’s for well over a decade and is the founder of the 6 piece roots ’n blues outfit, The Bent Nails. Shelley plays guitar, banjo and most percussion instruments. [Read more]

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