The Marc Atkinson Trio
Approximate running time: 1 hour and 15 minutes
1765 Columbia Avenue
Rossland BC V0G 1Y0
Trail & District Arts Council presents
The Marc Atkinson Trio with Cameron Wilson
at the Rossland Miners Union Hall (while The Bailey Theatre is under renovation)
Two performances: Wednesday, October 20 and Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 7:30 PM
Single Ticket $25. All tickets are general admission. 75 minutes. No Intermission.
NOTE NEW COVID REQUIREMENT: As of Sept 15, 2021, the Province of BC and Interior Health require that patrons attending our performances at the Miners Hall show proof of TWO doses of COVID-19 vaccination. Ticketholders, who are unable to comply, cannot attend and should contact our Box Office for a refund.
Vaccination & Certification Requirements: Anyone 12 years-old or over must have two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine to enter the venue. We will only accept the Vaccine Passport as proof of vaccination in either digital or printed format. We also require a piece of valid government photo ID to be presented, such as a B.C. driver's licence or BC Services Card, a Passport, or Photo ID issued by another province or territory. Youth aged 12-18 years of age are not required to show government photo ID but are required to present proof of vaccination. About The Marc Atkinson Trio
About the Marc Atkinson Trio
After more than two decades of musical output, Marc Atkinson is both difficult to define and readily identifiable. He is first and foremost a masterful acoustic guitarist who combines lyricism, rhythmic precision, and technical mastery into a distinctive guitar voice. That voice is further defined by Atkinson’s significant talents as a composer of lush and melodic original works. His virtuosity and compositional strengths are showcased in the recordings and live performances of the Marc Atkinson Trio, the internationally renowned acoustic trio described by Jurgen Goethe as “one of the top ten of the world’s working string trios.”
The current Trio includes Brett Martens on rhythm guitar and Joey Smith on bass. And for this performance they’re being joined by Cameron Wilson, a violinist and composer known for his genre-crossing virtuosity and near-limitless musical creativity. Wilson plays with the National Broadcast Orchestra, Van Django, and Mariachi del Sol (amongst other ensembles); his compositions have been heard on the CBC, NPR, and the venerable BBC; and he’s recorded with everyone from Bryan Adams to Spirit of the West.
Atkinson is arguably as well known for his contributions to Canada’s roots/acoustic music super group, The Bills, where he “explores his mandolin personality,” while also contributing guitar instrumentals, vocals, and original compositions. One of the group’s founding members, Atkinson is featured on all five of The Bills’ CDs, including two Juno nominated albums. Along the way, Atkinson has emerged as a skilled record producer, taking the helm on recordings not only for the Marc Atkinson Trio, and the Bills, but also for a growing list of international music artists. Atkinson has earned producing credits on dozens of CDs, most of them recorded at The Barn Studio on Hornby Island, the professional sound studio he opened in 2010.
While Atkinson is distinctly uncomfortable discussing music awards, he is the recipient of many of them. He is a Juno nominee and winner of two Western Canadian Music Awards, including a nomination for Outstanding Album Award. His CD, The Marc Atkinson Trio II, was voted one of the top five albums in North America by Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and his music has been published in Guitar Player Magazine.Marc received the 2021 Instrumental Solo Artist of the Year at Canadian Folk Music Awards.
“It’s not just that Atkinson is so technically proficient that he can spin out seemingly impossible-to-play, breathtaking lines at will, it’s the emotional nuance and sense of humour in his work that are so engaging. Drawing on classical, jazz, roots, and even some rock traditions, he dips into a deep well he has visited many times to surprise and delight his audience with new takes on old tunes and sensitive renderings of his own highly melodic compositions.” Rick Gibbs, Island Jazz
Our programs are made possible by funding support from the BC Arts Council, the Government of British Columbia, and the BC Touring Council. This project is funded [in part] by the Government of Canada. / Ce projet est financé [en partie] par le gouvernement du Canada.
COVID Protocols ••All attendees 12 years of age or older must present proof of TWO doses of a COVID19 vaccination AND a piece of valid government photo identification. •Exterior doors will open 30 minutes prior to show time.. •Patrons will be seated with 1-2 seats between each pod. Our ushers will assist. •All shows are capped at 100 audience members (50% of venue capacity) as per BC Provincial Health Orders. •Masks are mandatory at all times for attendees, staff and volunteers while inside the building and the performance hall. •COVID protocols are subject to change depending on the COVID Climate and BC Provincial Health Orders.•Not feeling well? Please stay home. Call us in advance and we will refund your ticket.