The Creaking Tree String Quartet is a band which pushes the boundaries of string band music, offering a fusion of roots, jazz and classical music performed with playfulness and virtuosity. Since their inception in 2001, they have travelled extensively, recorded 3 albums, and received 2 Juno nominations. It was a pleasure to host the Creaking Tree String Quartet at my elementary school in May as part of Stellula Music in the Schools week. I spoke with Ben and John from the band shortly after their school performance.
Carlos Del Junco is one of Canada’s premiere blues and Jazz harmonica players. He has won the Harmonica Player of the Year – in the Canadian Maple Blues Award seven times, and he was been nominated for a Juno award in 1998. He came to Midland in May as part of Stellula Music in the Schools week.