Brazilian musician Marco Castillo is coming to Rimbey on Friday, Sept. 28 as part of Home Route’s Chautauqua Trail arts program that brings live music to communities. Marco Castillo press photo

Rimbey included in Home Route’s “Chautauqua Trail” tour

The tour is part of an arts program aimed at bring live music to communities of all sizes

By Emily Jaycox for the Rimbey Review

The Rimbey Beatty Heritage House Committee (BHHC) will be hosting Home Routes for another tour season, starting in September.

“We are pleased that we will be able to do it again,” said Teri Omberg, the chairperson of the BHHC.

This year Rimbey is part of Home Route’s Chautauqua Trail, starting in Saskatchewan and moving into central Alberta.

Home Routes is a not-for-profit arts organization that is dedicated to bringing live music to communities of all sizes.

It brings live, acoustic shows, with professional artists to intimate settings, such as living rooms and small community spaces.

The lineup starts with Marco Castillo on Friday, Sept. 28.

Castillo lives in Winnipeg and is originally from Brazil.

According to Castillo’s website, marcocastillo.ca, he was born in Rio de Janeiro and comes from a musical family.

Castillo’s style is latin samba-jazz funk and brings a blend of traditional and contemporary Brazillian sound to his performance.

“We’re quite excited about him coming,” said Omberg.

The concert is during Alberta’s crafts week, and to incorporate that into the show, there will be a quilt draw, as well as some Brazilian snacks.

Christine Campbell performs Oct. 27, Russ Kelly on Nov. 25, Jess Reimer and Jer Hamm on Feb. 12, 2019, Nadine Landry and Sammy Lind on March 13, 2019, and Pat Temple on April 11, 2019.

In past years, the committee has been delighted with the response from the community, says Ormberg.

Average attendance has been about 30 people per concert, and have a maximum of 40 guests at each show.

The concert is open to members and guests only, as there are some regulations in place because alcohol is served.

To register to attend one of the concerts, contact the committee via email at bhhsociety@gmail.com or phone 403-843-2084.

Any acoustic based professional artist of folk or roots and classical genres is welcome to apply to tour with Home Routes and anyone can apply to become a host.

For more information, visit homeroutes.ca.

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