Country legend plays Oliver

Pure Country…One of Our Country’s Best

Canada’s legendary country great, Jess Lee, plays Medici’s in Oliver Friday June 16th at 7:30 PM.

Jess Lee is a Country Hall of Music inductee nominated for 4 JUNO Awards, former voice of the Midnite Rodeo Band, 3 hit RCA albums, #1 Canadian Hits and one of the sweetest and purest country voices you will ever hear. If you love country music, as its meant to be, straight from the roots, then you gotta come see “Canada’s Merle Haggard”.

Signed by RCA in 1980 as the lead singer of the Midnite Rodeo Band. Jess wrote and sang three hit albums with the band that earned him BCCMA Male Vocalist and Album Of The Year honours. With his first solo album “Honky Tonk Love Affair” in 1990, the title track was featured in the movie “Harmony Cats” starring Lisa Brokop, was voted song of the year by the BCCMA, and garnered Jess Lee the Country Male Vocalist Of The Year Award.

In the mid-1990’s Lee returned to his aboriginal musical roots and together with songwriter Bonnie James, wrote the album Sacred Ground. This recording reflects experiences of the aboriginal and Métis peoples of North America and was subsequently nominated for a Juno Award.Jess Lee has appeared on numerous award shows and television shows including Native Voices and The Tommy Hunter Show.

Playng with Jess on June 16th (now Oliver residents) are musicians Gidd and Bettyanne Hampton.. They met and played with Jess Lee on Vancouver Island this spring. ‘We enjoyed it so much, we invited him to the Okanagan’, says Gidd. The Hampton duo have earned some solid musical accolades of their own, playing festivals, shows and concerts throughout BC and Alberta, as a duo (vocals, guitar/accordion), or with their band bettyBgidd.( Compelling vocals saturated in a roots driven gumbo of guitar, accordion, percussion and bass capture a signature and adventurous sound.) Gidd and Bettyanne continually bring great artists to the valley.

Come and hear the purest country voice you’ve ever heard, Jess Lee, on Friday June 16th at Medici’s 522 Fairview Road in Oliver. Tickets are $25 each. Seating is assigned. Doors open at 6:30. Jess Lee and Gidd Hampton take to the stage at 7:30. We are licensed and have great appies and snacks. Call us 250- 498-2228 

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