Festival of All Things Arts

Genres: Artists 2019

Kurt Loewen

Kurt Loewen is a songwriter and multi instrumentalist currently residing in Calgary, Alberta. He has spent much of his career in music writing, performing and traveling with The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra.  His debut solo record, Heavy & Low, is a collection of songs about relationships; love, change, and moving on.  A sonically disparate album compared to previous projects, Heavy & Low is a candid and frank offering speaking to the challenges and beauty in the connections we hold close.




Richard Garvey

Richard Garvey is guitar-strumming, banjo-plucking, and sing-along-starting performer and community organizer from Kitchener. His award winning songs explore the highs and lows of love, injustice, and the marbled mess of the human condition. Whether he’s playing to a living room or an amphitheatre, Richard brings clever songs and a sly sense of humour to inspire solidarity, hope, and change. If you’re looking for the latest incarnation of world-changing, foot-stomping, and heart-filling folk music, see Richard Garvey.





Joey Only Outlaw Band

2000 shows across Canada, 14 consecutive appearances at Artswells Festival and 10th year since he became a local to Wells BC. Joey hasn’t been playing music professionally for nearly 2 years now so you might not want to miss this rare short show. Don’t worry, he can still put on a killer performance. Life changes you, instead of touring for music he’s been fighting forest fires while based out of Kamloops. When he’s home he’s a proud member of the Wells Volunteer Fire Brigade and is always a Level 3 First Aid attendant (if you need help this weekend). No one writes a forest fire song like Joey does, few can pull off a funnier set and no one but Stompin Tom himself ever sounded more Canadian. He’s a Canadian country music icon by his own right.





The Rail Birds

Road-living and Road Loving, the Rail Birds bring old-time Country grace and Silky torch-songs wrung from the Canadiana Songbook and filtered through campfire-light and Train Yard bliss. They’ve seen every province and territory and have a tale to tell and a song to sing. Charming and full of joy, the Rail Birds will put a smile on your face and shuffle in your step.