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Whitewater Wednesdays

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Whitewater Wednesdays Columnist Barry “Jack” Jenkins keeps close tabs on the Yukon music scene. He is also the co-host of the event Whitewater Wednesdays along side Peggy Hannifan.


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Issue: 2019-02-20, PHOTO: courtesy of YSR/Manu Kegenhoff

If you love to sing, but you’ve never stepped onstage in front of a crowd of people to do it, maybe you’ve just never had the proper motivation. How does $1,500 sound? That’s the top prize for the winner of the Superstar competition, taking place... Read more

Yukon Culture

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Issue: 2017-04-19, PHOTO: Pixabay

On some days, the wind blows from the north. A Whitehorse legend that drifts down the road is this: music and art are taught with passion and respected for their true value. Are there really open mics happening all over town? Was it true that... Read more

Yukon Music

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Issue: 2016-07-07, PHOTO: by Alistar Maitland Photography

The music scene in Whitehorse is really something. Full of fresh, creative musical sounds that come straight from the heart and soul of artists who discovered their own voices inside the warmth of their homes in the dead of winter. The diving... Read more

Yukon Music

Back in 2000, shortly after I moved to Whitehorse, Tentrees was still finding himself. But after a couple years of dedication and perseverance, he became a great player and singer-songwriter, taking inspiration Read more

Yukon Music

If all the people who have played at Whitewater Wednesday Night Jam, Dan Halen has the coolest name. And it's his real name. Read more

Yukon Music

Often Whitewater Wednesday Jam Night attracts musicians who are just passing through or are in the Yukon for only a short time, but want to share their talent. Adrienne Levay may only be here until the end of the summer, but her singing and guitar pl Read more

Yukon Music

I first heard Andrea Burgoyne at the Whitewater Wednesday Jam about two and a half years ago. Since that time, I've had the privilege of watching her develop her indie folk style, trying out new songs and adding them to her repertoire. Read more

Yukon Music

"I've only been playing two years," he explains, leaning on his arm and pushing his curly mop up off his eyes. "I was working in the coffee shop at the multiplex when it was the Midnight Sun, and I was alone for whole eight-hour shifts. Read more

Yukon Music

Back on my 40th birthday, earlier this summer, I had a pleasant surprise: celebrating at Flipper's Pub, on a Saturday afternoon, I heard a fabulous new jammer and a newcomer to Whitehorse, Jasmine Netsena. Read more

Yukon Music

Whitewater Wednesday isn't just a night for tour-seasoned musicians. It's also for people who are just starting to play their first songs. Lisa Vollans, a close friend of mine, is one of those. She's starting to relax and enjoy performing songs like Read more

Yukon Music

As a singer-songwriter in Fire Escape (formerly The Secret Project) and as a solo artist, Cook stands out from the Whitewater Wednesday crowd. Read more

Yukon Music

Regulars to Whitewater Wednesday Jam Night might remember that during the summer, Alex Poitras played wild traditional Québec songs that got the audience (the French section anyway) singing along. Read more

Yukon Music

The former stampeder of History Television's Klondike: The Quest for Gold is returning to the Whitehorse music scene, playing a mix of songs from his CD with Kendall Sullivan and cover songs like Michael Jackson's Billie Jean. Read more

Yukon Music

Gordie Tentrees has come a long way from his first Whitewater Wednesday Night Jam performance at The Backwater Lounge, now Flipper's Pub. He's released two albums, has toured most of North America and, starting in early November, has launched his fir Read more

Yukon Music

Everyone at Whitewater Wednesday (and its spin-off Saltwater Saturday) knows that any band with Rick Sward is guaranteed to be fun ... and The Sophisticated Cavemen is no exception. Read more

Yukon Music

Ben Hermann stuffs his pipe, his new vice, with natural tobacco. His dog, a German shepherd named Sussa, lies down on the sidewalk beside us outside Baked Café on a rare, dry, summer Sunday afternoon. Read more

Yukon Music

"I'm going to play some songs Wayne Garrett has never heard before," Angel Hall announces from the Whitewater Wednesday Jam Night stage, introducing her lead guitarist. Read more

Yukon Music

Deep down in the cockles of my President's Choice Deluxe White Cheddar macaroni and cheese clogged heart, there's a yearning for some recognition. But not for myself. My need to perform is juxtaposed with my general shyness and predilection for... Read more

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Regulars to Peggy Hanifan's Whitewater Wednesday Jam Nights at Flipper's Pub are familiar with her song, My Favourite Son. More recently they've also been able to see and hear the subject of that song, Patrik R.J. Lethbridge. Read more

Yukon Music

He takes the Whitewater Wednesday Jam Night stage and plays a variety of genres, from Ween to Tom Waits, then invites his friend Steve McGovern to join him in a cover of The Flightof the Conchords' Business Time, a true crowd-pleaser. Read more

Yukon Music