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Songwriting Instructor Concert

  • Sunset Theatre 2357 Pooley Street Wells, BC Canada (map)

Join us at the historic Sunset Theatre for a concert given by critically acclaimed songwriters Jenny Whiteley, Joey Wright, Corwin Fox, Maiya Robbie and Shawn Stephenson. This event is $20.00 admission and free for IMA students. Please note that David Francey will not be performing.

Tickets are $20 plus applicable taxes.

Sunset Theatre, Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 8pm

Jenny Whiteley, Joey Wright, Corwin Fox, Maiya Robbie and Shawn Stephenson

Tickets will be available for pick up at the Sunset Theatre starting at 7pm

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About the Songwriters

In addition to her two Juno wins, Jenny Whiteley has been nominated four times as a solo artist and with The Junior Jug Band and Heartbreak Hill. Music critics have compared Jenny Whiteley's striking vocals and songwriting to Emmy Lou Harris and Lucinda Williams, raving that she “swings effortlessly from black-hearted back-porch Americana to Laurel Canyon country” (No Depression). She has toured all over the U.S., Europe and Canada, performing at nearly every major music festival including Edmonton Folk Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Vancouver Folk Festival, Mariposa, Stan Rogers Fest, Stardust Picnic, and many more.

Joey Wright joined Jenny Whiteley’s band in 1999, and her first two albums (Jenny Whiteley & Hopetown) both garnered Juno awards for Best Roots Traditional Album. In 2005 Joey joined Sarah Harmer’s band to record the album I’m A Mountain which earned him a gold record. In 2007 Joey collaborated with Jesse Zubot, Steve Dawson, Dan Whiteley and Joe Phillips to create his own album, Jalopy. All of the compositions on Jalopy were written by Joey and composed to feature the improv skills of the stellar personnel. Jalopy received a Juno nomination for Best Instrumental Album. 

Corwin Fox is a Canadian songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who has been hailed as “a shining light in Canadian roots music” by Doug Cox (artistic director, Vancouver Island Music Festival). Known as much for his studio expertise as his live show, Corwin has toured extensively across Canada, the U.S. and Australia performing his songs on banjo, guitar and ukelele. He has played venues and festivals large and small, some by himself, some with his band Morlove, and some with such luminaries as Fred Penner, Shane Koyczan and the Short Story Long, Alex Cuba, Kim Barlow and Raghu Lokanathan.

After receiving a Diploma of Music from Selkirk College, Maiya Robbie spent time writing and playing her original music around Vancouver and the Interior of BC.  In 2006 she joined and helped create the 'Talk Rock' band Shane Koyczan and the Short Story Long.  Eight years later the band is going strong, performing to audiences around North America at venues such The Vogue in Vancouver and festivals such as the Vancouver Folk Fest and Hillside Festival in Guelph, Ontario, and Telluride in Colorado. Maiya is often touring in summer, with bands as well as on her own. 

Shawn Stephenson is a composer, performer, music educator and professional recording and live sound engineer with over 20 years experience in the industry. His diverse skill set has led him to work in music composition and production for the Discovery Network, Vision TV, Tourism Canada and Tourism BC. As the owner/operator of Becoming Sound studios he specializes in small to mid size ensemble recordings, mixing and mastering as well as high quality on site or remote recordings. As an educator, Shawn has facilitated songwriting workshops for children, youth and adults and operates a thriving music education business teaching beginner to advanced guitar, music theory, ear training, vocal technique and basic piano to students aged 5 to 50.  As the artistic and technical director of the Tiny Lights Festival in Ymir BC over the past 5 years, he has worked with the community and local youth to engage them in the inner workings of the festival by providing quality youth programming and incorporating youth and adults in technical production. Shawn continues to seek out opportunities to share his skill and knowledge to increase the quality and depth of musical experience for those both on the stage and off. is a composer, performer, music educator and professional recording and live sound engineer with over 20 years experience in the industry. His diverse skill set has led him to work in music composition and production for the Discovery Network, Vision TV, Tourism Canada and Tourism BC. As the owner/operator of Becoming Sound studios he specializes in small to mid size ensemble recordings, mixing and mastering as well as high quality on site or remote recordings. As an educator, Shawn has facilitated songwriting workshops for children, youth and adults and operates a thriving music education business teaching beginner to advanced guitar, music theory, ear training, vocal technique and basic piano to students aged 5 to 50.  As the artistic and technical director of the Tiny Lights Festival in Ymir BC over the past 5 years, he has worked with the community and local youth to engage them in the inner workings of the festival by providing quality youth programming and incorporating youth and adults in technical production. Shawn continues to seek out opportunities to share his skill and knowledge to increase the quality and depth of musical experience for those both on the stage and off.

 

Earlier Event: July 28
"The Road Forward" Film Screening
Later Event: August 3
ArtsWells Festival Of All Things Art