The Mountain Home Arts Council is proud to present The Wardens, original music and stories from the Canadian Rockies, on Wednesday, March 7, at Mountain Home American Legion Post 26, 515 E 2nd S St., Mountain Home, ID. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the program begins at 7 pm. The Wardens—Scott Ward, Bradley Bischoff and Ray Schmidt—are a Banff National Park-based trio whose stories rise from the very land they’ve protected for the past 60+ years. Their mountain music—blending folk, roots and western styles—is a piece of Canadiana reflecting the pristine wilderness of the Rocky Mountains, including stories related to protecting grizzly bears, rescuing stranded hikers and lonely nights on the packtrail. The trio has performed at Folk Alliance International, Canmore Folk Fest, Alberta Showcase and shared the stage with Blue Rodeo, Paul Brandt, Scenic Route to Alaska, and Tim Hus. The Wardens also recently released the album Sleeping Buffalo featuring 12 tales of mountain legends, tragedy, the regeneration of a species, and the landscape of love. Produced by Leeroy Stagger at Rebeltone Ranch Studio, the album boasts renowned musicians Calvin Vollrath (fiddle) and Gideon Freudmann (cello). Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $8.00 Seniors/Military and $5.00 for Students, available in advance at Lucky Perk or at the door.
The Mountain Home Arts Council will also host The Wardens for an educational outreach program earlier in the day for students at the Mountain Home Junior High.
The Wardens community performance and educational outreach program are made possible by the Mountain Home Arts Council and are supported in part by grants from the Western States Arts Federation, Idaho Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Whittenberger Foundation, The Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation, the Mountain Home Air Force Base Officers’ Spouses’ Club, Pioneer Federal Credit Union, and US Bank Foundation, as well as the generous support of the City of Mountain Home, Hampton Inn/Johnson Brothers Hospitality, Mountain Home News, El-Wyhee Hi-Lites, Winger’s, and other local business and individual patrons.
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