Herman Prior fundraiser to feature Manitoba’s top performing talent

Multi-instrumentalist Ken Campbell will be part of the Manitoba country/bluegrass supergroup performing at the snow on the Mountain Herman Prior Activity Centre fundraiser June 10.

Tickets are still available for the June 10, Snow on the Mountain concert fundraiser for the Herman Prior Activity Centre.

The line-up of musicians who will perform during Snow on the Mountain will feature a bluegrass/country supergroup that will be hard to compare to for some time to come.

If ever there was a bluegrass/country supergroup in the neighbourhood, this is it. The country and bluegrass fundraiser features Mark Morisseau, Vince Uhryniuk, Ken Campbell and Terry Human. Sadly, it was recently announced, well-known and loved musician Jimmy Flett suddenly passed. His presence will be remembered by the performers with a photo and flower display onstage.

There will be appearances by Estelle and Dyck Bruce, Tom Howe, Rick Gunderson, Kora-Lee Thorsteinson, Kelly Human and the Whitehorse bluegrass band.

“This is a concert in support of the Herman Prior Activity Centre,” says Terry Human who is acting as musical director. His wife, Kelly is the promoter.

“Morisseau is a local boy who has been playing since he was a baby and is very well known here. He is probably one of the premier fiddle players in Manitoba if not in Canada,” Human said.

Multi-instrumentalist Ken Campbell’s signature can be heard on the finished product of many Manitoba musicians. Among his favourite instruments are guitar, dobro, pedal steel, banjo, but he also spends time behind the recording console helping make other musicians sound their best.

Drummer Vince Uhryniuk has backed up Morisseau’s performances for a long time and is a long-time colleague of other Manitoba musicians looking for a quality rhythm,” Human said.

Estelle and Dyck Bruce go way back in the Manitoba music scene.

“We’ve all played together in many combinations over the years, but never as a group. These guys are top notch — world class.

“For $12 we’re going to give you your money’s worth. We have made this affordable, high quality and want to give a financial hand to the Herman Prior.”

To help raise funds at the 2 p.m. concert, organizers have included a silent auction with donated prizes from community merchants and a 50/50 draw.

“One of the prizes will be a collection of CD’s from local musicians, we have all kinds of musicians here who have recordings. It will be a nice prize.”

Tickets are $12 and available at the Herman Prior Activity Centre or by calling 204-857-4150.

Again, Snow on the Mountain will be on Sunday, June 10 at 2 p.m. at the Herman Prior Activity Centre. Expect the concert to last about two hours.

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