She later met Tucker at a Whitehorse Folk Music Society coffee house gig.
“Ray must have been talking to Scott Wilson, and then we all just came together,” she says.
The group’s biggest outing so far was a slot last fall in the Junction Arts and Music (JAM) series in Haines Junction.
It was Wilson’s idea to mount a fundraising event to give both bands more exposure. Together with Duncan Sinclair of Jazz Yukon, he pitched the idea to YAPC coordinator Kristina Craig.
“They felt, I think, that a good partnership would be helping to raise money for the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition and the work that we do,” Craig says.
“I think it fits the value set of our band in terms of contributing to our community in a way that we can, and doing something we also enjoy doing,” she says.
The event, including a silent auction, will take place Thursday, December 4 at the Old Fire Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:00.
Tickets are $20, available at Dean’s Strings on Wood Street.