Dalannah Gail Bowen / Blog


Hi to all, It has been a while and I am sending out appreciation for your patience. I have been listing shows but haven't communicated in this way and wanted to "catch up". I wanted to let you know what has been happening, musically, with me as things are moving very quickly. In 2014, I woke up thinking that I had never seen a bass player and vocalist in the blues world. I called up a young man that I had worked with at various times and asked if he would be interested. He said yes. We entered the International Blues Challenge, won the right to represent British Columbia and were finalists in Memphis. We, each, were also inducted as a Master Blues Artist in the Blues Hall Of Fame. What an honor and powerful acknowledgement. At 69 years of age...this is my 70th year..it is very gratifying for me and for the music that I create. We have just completed recording our new cd and are planning its release. The title is, "I Been Around A While". We will let you know when it will be released. In the meantime, please take care and if you can attend any of the upcoming shows, we would love to see you there. Please come and say "hello" if you do attend. in peace,Dalannah


Hi to all, It has been some time since I entered any information here and I "thank you" for checking in. It has been an amazing year so far and I have been involved in so many things happening around town. Summer was full of events, singing and ceremonies...all good. I have returned as executive director of the Downtown Eastside Centre for the Arts and am excited about new possibilities for this important organization. A musical story to tell. I woke up one morning thinking that I had never heard a blues singer with a bass player. I called up a young bassist who I think is very talented and asked if he would be interested in partnering with me and he said yes. So....we entered the International Blues Challenge for BC in the solo-duo category and we won. We now will be heading to Memphis in January to compete at the International Blues Challenge...love it I have added dates for the next two months and hope that some of you can attend. We really would like for you to attend one of the Memphis fundraisers. WOMEN IN THE ROUND with Renae Morrisseau, Sandy Scofield, Niska Napolean and Dalannah 1 East Hastings 7:30 free Nov 6 SWITCH Community Arts Council Fundraiser The Imperial 319 Main St $200.00 with Simon Kendall Nov 29 White Rock Memphis Benefit Rhumba Room/Pacific Inn Resort 1160 King George 7:30 $20.00 Nov 30 WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS Pat's Pub 403 E Hastings tba Fundraiser for Memphis with Steve Kozak, The Bobcats and many more Wishing you all the very best ...in peace, Dalannah Gail Bowen


Hi to all and "thanks" for checking this out. I am so happy to announce that I have been named the winner of the White Rock Blues Society's International Blues Challenge for solo-duo act. This means that I will be going to Memphis in January to compete at the international competition..I'm still smiling..to be continued


Another opportunity for free downloads as I work on new tunes for new cd...enjoy!! in peace, Dalannah


Hi to all and "thank you" for checking in. This Sunday grammy-nominated keyboardist Michael creber and I will be at the Lux Lounge...1180 Howe st..doors 11:00 a.m. and show are 11:30 and !:00. Call 604-559-5533 for reservations.

I am so happy to announce that one of the groups that I sing with EVM will be releasing our new cd "OLD OLD WOODSTOCK on Thursday May 29 at Pyatt Hall 843 Seymour. Tickets available at Northern Tickets http://northerntickets.com/events/evm-cd-release-old-old-woodstick or call 604-5569-1144. This group pays tribute to the songbook of Van Morrison and features wonderful musicians Karen Graves/sx/flute...Simon Kendall/piano...Paul Bergman acoustic bass and myself on vocals...we hope to see you there

Dalannah & Mother's Day shows

H i to all, This coming weekend is Mother's Day. I believe that Every Woman is a mother in some way whether she has a family, contributes to community, takes care of a sick friend, gardens...you get the idea. Please take care of yourselves.

I am so happy to let you know that grammy-nominated keyboardist Michael Creber and l will be at the Lux Lounge 1180 Howe both Saturday and Sunday for the Mother's Day weekend. We invite you to come and join us for this special weekend with two shows both days. Saturday Doors 11:30 shows 11:30-12:30 1-2:00 Sunday Doors 11:00 Shows 11:30-12:30 1-2:00

We will be sharing the music of Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson, Van Morrison and more plus some originals.

We have an excellent brunch menu with some extra special selections.

For reservations, please call 604-559-5533 take care and we hope to see you there. in peace, Dalannah


Hi to all, A reminder that today, Simon Kendall and I will be performing for our Sunday brunch with two shows 11:30-12:30 and 1-2:00. We invite you to come down, enjoy a selection from their excellent menu and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the Lux Lounge 1180 Howe St. For reservations, please call 604-559-5533...take good care...Dalannah

Dalannah & Sunday Bluezzy Jazz Brunch

Hi to all, Hope you are enjoying your Saturday. I wanted to let you know that I will be singing On |Sunday April 27 at the Lux Lounge as part of our new Sunday Brunch series at the Lux Lounge 1180 Howe St here in Vancouver with doors at. 11:00 and two shows at 11:30-12:30 .and 1:00-2:00.

I am fortunate to have wonderful pianist Simon Kendall with me and we willl be performing the songs of Van Morrison, some originals and some blues... We would love to see you there.

For reservations, please call 604-559-5533. in peace,Dalannah


Hi to all, Hope that you are having a great easter weekend. Please check out one ofmy favorite recording as it is a free download.

Also, if you are in Vancouver, we are presenting a special Easter Gospel Brunch on Sunday April 20 from the Lux Lounge at 1180 Granville St. 11:00-3:00. I am fortunate to have Will Sanders, Joani Bye and Simon Kendall with me. Call 604-559-5533 for reservations..hope to see you there and hug somebody!!!!

Dalannah & 2014

"Thank you" for checking out my site.

We had a wonderful 2013 and really looking forward to what 2014 will bring.

Our performances of 2013 allowed us to work with some incredible musicians and play at some incredible events.

I want to take the time to thank the many people who supported me, hugged me, loved me volunteered for my community projects or helped in any way as I continue my journey with my music and my community service.

I continue to explore opportunities to create new programs/opportunities for those who live in poverty and the related issues that come in that climate.

I will be recording a new cd in 2014 and have completed writing all of the songs so I am getting excited about that. I also will be working with a new group this year and will be sharing more about that in the coming months.

One of my bands, EVM which performs the music of legendary Van Morrison.....our way....has just finalized our cd and I can share with you that when I heard it......I cried. I am so grateful to Simon Kendall, Paul Bergman and Karen Graves for sharing in this project. We all love Van's work and we all felt that we could do something different with the songs..I will let you know when we have social media availability for the new cd called "'Old Old Woodstock"

2014 Calendar February 5 HomeGround Festival 6:30 Vancouver,BC

February 15 Tribute to Martin 7:30 SFU/World Arts Centre

February 19 Black History Month 7:00 Carnegie Community Centre

February 21 Speaking of Freedom 7:30 St. Andrew's Wesley Church

April 13 Sisters of Soul tba Kay Meek Theatre