Another series  of Home Routes Concerts!

Vankleek Hill’s very own Arbor Gallery Cultural Centre will be hosting this year’s series of Home Routes concerts from October to May. Created in 2006 by Mitch Podolak, founder of the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Home Routes is a series of folk concerts hosted by everyday local residents. Admission is $20 to each concert and season passes are also available for $100 per person (six concerts for the price of five). Everyone is welcome.

The first concert will take place on October 25 featuring a performance by Katie Moore, a songstress and musician whose haunting music challenges quick categorization by laying its hat on the hooks between folk, Americana soul, R&B, and 70’s Southern California. Moore’s latest album, Fooled by the Fun, warmly illustrates her development as a songwriter and musical force. Built around a persuasive simplicity, the songs are anchored by her unique voice and emboldened with lush harmonies, guitars, violins, drums, piano and Rhodes.

The album, produced by Warren Spicer, is a musical snapshot of musicians who have worked and played together for years. Fooled by the Fun features some of Montreal’s sharpest musicians: Mike O’Brien (Sin and Swoon), Dave Payant (Silver Mount Zion), Andrew Horton, Socalled, Warren Spicer, Angela Desveaux, Josh Zubot, Jessica Moss (Silver Mount Zion) and Patrice Agbouku (Islands), all contributed to Katie’s new record. Recorded live at Mixart Studio and at her parents’ home in Hudson, Quebec, the songs were often captured in just one or two takes.

The Vankleek Hill Home Routes series consists of the following performers and concert dates:

  • David Bradstreet and Paul Mills on November 20
  • Rakish on February 6
  • Hoot and Holler on March 6
  • Alan Gerber on April 4
  • Frank and Allie Lee on May 3

All concerts begin at 7 p.m.

Ken Duff, the local Home Routes organizer, says that hosts are still wanted for accommodations for the artists. Hosts must provide dinner for the performers, a place to sleep overnight, and breakfast. Anyone interested can go to the Home Routes website or contact Ken Duff at [email protected] To book tickets, visit the Home Routes website at

Arbor Gallery Cultural Centre is located at 36 Home Avenue in Vankleek Hill.