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Songwriters Unite!!!

Updated: May 30


"What a great show the TractorGrease lads performed at Thomasina’s in Princeton Wednesday night! The audience were entertained to the fullest - enjoying every song and story with toe tapping enthusiasm." Bob Long



"WOW the Hippie the Cowboy and the Biker The Best Musical Night I've spent in a very Long Time True Kin Ship Have a Great Time Fellas You're Great "

                                                  Lee Johnson

                                                   Ashcroft BC



I've been hosting this series of shows called Songwriters Unite!!! for many years now. It was an institution at my venue the Tractorgrease Cafe. What an amazing list of performers that shared the stage, stories and song with me.

Songwriter's Unite!!! is an entertaining showcase of 3 or 4 performers on the stage at the same time. Often referred to as a songwriter circle , the host Jeff Bonner engages the crowd and shares his admiration for the talent performing.


Here's some comments from past shows:


I loved the shit out of their show!!!!

                                    Steve Gagnon


What a great night! These guys were awesome! Diane Watson


                                               

"Jeff Bonner and Jay Gavin all i can say is that you guys are amazing and i hoped u had as much fun as we had. ........If anyone ever gets a chance to get in touch with them, or they get in touch with u to play in your area absolutely

 get them, they are amazing

 u won't be disappointed u may not want them to leave

 but you will for sure have a great time!

                                                Jen Wiles                                     Maitland Nova Scotia


"These guys were all amazing! Such a fun, toe tapping night. "

                                                 Karen Savage


"the Songwriters Unite show on Saturday night went down as one of our favourites since the brewery opened!

                                           

                                    Grand Forks Beer Co.



This shot perfectly captures the beauty of holding space and listening to each other

 Key to a successful evening with Songwriters Unite

 It is in these moments that you know the folks on stage are listening and taking in

what the other plays are offering

 Jeff Bonner has always fostered this tuned in vibe and for me, it’s why these nights are so special.

        "Holly Matheson"   Patron of many Songwriter Unite!!! events.




Yessssss.... !!!

 Spread the Grease!!!!! Sharing is caring and Jeff Bonner brings the best out in an evening!

                                                                    "Connie L Nisbet" Patron,Fan, Fantastic Cook











May 2024 BC Tour

On tour with guests:


 Jay Gavin  writes and sings songs for fans of real county music and is making a name for his catchy hooks, foot-stomping, autobiographical, everyman songs and good timin’ live shows. 


DIon Weisbrod is the frontman of BC's hottest old time country band The Unbranded. A mixture of all the country crooners.



May 12 at Dunn Folkin Around - Dunn Lake BC

May 14th at The Eatery - 108 Mile BC

May 15th at Unitea - Ashcroft BC

May 16th at The Royal - Nelson BC. with The Unbranded.

May 17th at Rhino's Roasthouse - Fauquier BC

May 18th at The Small Axe Roadhouse - Enderby BC. (Jeff Bonner & Jay Gavin)



April 2024 BC Tour

On tour with guests: Jay Gavin writes and sings songs for fans of real county music and is making a name for his catchy hooks, foot-stomping, autobiographical, everyman songs and good timin’ live shows.

Denver Venoit ,known in these parts as Ole Man Kidd, lassos lonesome tunes from the heavens that’ll rattle your spurs and splash cold water on your face.

April 3rd Wednesday at Thomasinas - Princeton BC

April 4th Thursday at Slocan Hotel - Slocan City BC

April 5th Friday at The Langham - Kaslo BC

April 6th Saturday at Rhino's - Fauquier BC


May 2024 BC Tour

On tour with guests: Jay Gavin. https://www.jaygavinmusic.com/


May 12th Dunn Folkin' Around - Dunn Lake BC.

May 14th The Eatery - 108 Mile BC

May 15th Unitea - Ashcroft BC

May 16th The Royal on Baker - Nelson BC. with The Unbranded

May 17th Rhino's - Fauquier BC

May 18th The Small Axe - Enderby BC May 22nd CoWork Chilliwack (Filming Event) - Chilliwack BC

May 24th Persephone Brewing - Gibsons BC


Here's a video from a show at The Bonnington Theatre in Nakusp BC with guests Jay Gavin and Boots Graham. https://www.facebook.com/bootsandthehoots/





In the Past Songwriter Unite!!! Events:


April 20th to April 30th 2023 Tour


April 1st 2023 in SIlverton BC


On Saturday April 1st 2023 and hosted by SLAC in Silverton this Songwriters Unite show features some amazing talent.

Show starts at 7pm

Songwriters Unite!!! is a musical experience where 4 Songwriters share the stage, their stories and songs.

Hosted by Tractorgrease/Great Creator Jeff Bonner it's a great time 4 sure!!!

Admission by donation ...........please bring cash

Jeff Bonner - a musical entrepreneur and chippy defenseman has played with many acts Relic's Jetboat, Tamihi, The DIrt and The Tractorgrease Folk. It's like Prine , Cash and Stompin Tom rolled with some BC Bud.

Guests include: Hannah Lisgo - her smokey soulful voice sings unique melodies inspired by Bowie and Iggy Pop.

Noel Fudge - a prolific composer, singer songwriter and half of the Kootenay duo “Freya”, Noel brings a unique style and sweet picking to the stage.

Loud Joe Matheson - he brings a big energy to the stage with effortless finger pickin', energetic slide playin and a big soulful voice

On Feb 11th 2023 and hosted by SLAC in Silverton this Songwriters Unite show features some amazing talent living in the Slocan. Show starts at 7pm

Songwriters Unite!!! is a musical experience where 4 Songwriters share the stage, their stories and songs. Hosted by Tractorgrease/Great Creator Jeff Bonner it's a great time 4 sure!!!

Admission by donation


Jeff Bonner - a musical entrepreneur and chippy defenseman has played with many acts Relic's Jetboat, Tamihi, The DIrt and The Tractorgrease Folk. It's like Prine , Cash and Stompin Tom rolled with some BC Bud.

Guests include:


Kate Smyles is a singer-songwriter holding space for the soul's musings, weaving poetry and philosophy in melody. With a unique instrument made of cans, lovingly called a Canjo, Kate and her tin-can banjo create a jazzy sound that will be sure to leave an impression.


Melvin is a singer-songwriter living in Winlaw. She has sold two of her original compositions and continues work on the release of her debut album, Agnes. Her musical style varies from R&B, country, psychedelia and rock.


Jason Kleiss is a songwriter living in HillsThe Hidden in Hills frontman is Tom Waits meets a swingin’ Sublime groove.


Jan 13th 2023 in Chilliwack BC


Amazing show with my crew from the Tractorgrease Cafe. Jan 13th 2023 at Flashback Brewing in Chilliwack. Franklyn Currie and Loud Joe Matheson have shared the stage for so many epic nights!!! It was sweet to have Jay Gavin join in share his crazy good tunes. Let's do it again!!!!


Nov 19th 2023 in Silverton BC


Next Saturday Nov 19th 7pm at Slocan Lake Arts Centre will be no different. It's exciting to bring this songwriter circle show to the fine folks of the Slocan Valley.


What a wealth of talent calls this beautiful valley home and we're hosting some of the finest at this show!


Hosted by Tractorgrease/Great Creator Jeff Bonner

Jeff Bonner



a musical entrepreneur and chippy defenseman has played with many acts Relic's Jetboat, Tamihi, The DIrt and The Tractorgrease Folk.

It's like Prine , Cash and Stompin Tom rolled with some BC Bud.




Guests include :

Gemma Luna


a multidisciplinary artist from the Slocan Valley who hustles her head off with several soul sustaining pursuits and with infrequent regularity takes to the stage with her music, be it playing her songs or wild carding it with a loop machine and guitar.




Sam Harrison


is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter whose musical projects (Hieronymo, Reuben and the Dark) have taken him all over the world and home to New Denver.



Christa Rebman


a singer songwriter from Nakusp and member of The Trippin' Lankies. She'll be strummin' her guitar and playing home-grown Kootenay folk.

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