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Gyro Park

1090 Charles Lakes Dr
Trail, BC V1R 4C7
Phone: (250) 368-9669

Meredith Moon and The Eisenhauers at Music in the Park

August 1 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

This week, the Trail & District Arts Council is very excited to present The Eisenhauers opening for Meredith Moon on August 1 in Gyro Park for Kootenay Savings Music in the Park.

Marvel at the beauty of the music of Meredith Moon and her band as they bring their modern Applachian folk sound to Trail for Kootenay Savings Music in the Park. Meredith, the daughter of Gordon Lightfoot, is a serious talent in her own right, as a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, who plays guitar, banjo and piano.

Meredith Moon started writing songs at the age of eight, became a self-taught guitar player at the age of fourteen, and only a few years later found her sound as a busker. After travelling the world by road and rail she found the inspiration for her unique style of songs, crafted in a true storyteller’s fashion. She has been described as a ‘gem’ among the Old-Time music scene for her unusual expression of the genre, combining influences of folk-punk with traditional tunes.

Her first full-length album, “Forest Far Away” was released independently in May of 2018, and she released her second, “Constellations”, in 2023, garnering international acclaim and a nomination for a Canadian Folk Music Award for Traditional Album of the Year.

“Moon writes heartfelt folk songs, sings beautifully, and plays several instruments masterfully.” – Americana Highways

“There is a richness, a warmth, a homeliness, and an enthralling honesty to her music….” – Spirit Rocks

Opening the night at 6:15 pm are The Eisenhauers, the husband and wife duo of Jeremy Eisenhauer and Sheree Plett Eisenhauer from Kimberley BC, who blend traditional alt-country with modern folk with new innovation and depth.

After twelve years of living and making music together, and recording eight solo albums between them as ‘Eisenhauer’ and ‘Sheree Plett’, their album, ‘The Road We Once Knew’ is their debut as a duo. Much of their music is inspired by their move from Vancouver to the relative seclusion of Kaslo, and now Kimberley, where the vastness sometimes leaves you with only the trees and lakes for company.

Jeremy says, “Our music is more about conveying a feeling than about technical perfection. We are steeped in the tradition of using music to tell stories. Like Emmylou Harris says, ‘style is a product of your limitations.’”

The band have just finished recording their second album, “Harmony through Hard Times” and will be bringing the new music to Music in the Park!

Here’s a mini taste of their live shows https://youtu.be/oKEyOduDxcs

“The band explores an often quiet, distinctly Canadian approach to song craft which paints an ideal backdrop for their soothing harmonies.” – Exclaim! Magazine

Bring a lawn chair. Admission is by donation – $3 minimum suggested. Or support the Trail Arts Council’s programming by buying a Season Pass for the whole summer for $30! You may buy a pass at trail-arts.com by clicking on any of the Music in the Park events and clicking the “Buy” button. Or, buy them in person at Gyro Park with cash or credit card.

Our last Night Market on August 15 will see us once again collaborate with Trail’s Incredible Farmers Market. This awesome event brings the community together for Music, Food, Beer Garden and Farmers Market. This special event runs from 5-8:30 pm. So much fun in Gyro Park.

This show is made possible thanks to support from BC Arts Council, BC Touring Council, the Government of Canada, Kootenay Savings, City of Trail, Columbia Basin Trust, Pharmasave Trail, Teck Trail Operations, and Tourism South Kootenay. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

Upcoming shows
*August 8: KNS / Robin Layne & The Rhythm Makers
*August 15: Night Market – Maritime Kitchen Party / Stubbs and the / Rhythm By Nature

Shows are moved indoors if the weather is not cooperative. Check our Facebook page by 2:00 pm on Thursdays for the exact location.