Juno award winner Brian Doerksen makes an appearance in Smithers this weekend. (Contributed photo)

Juno award winner comes to Smithers

Brian Doerksen is a contemporary Christian artist playing Smithers Saturday.

A Juno award winning artist makes an appearance when singer Brian Doerksen appears at the BV Exhibition Grounds this Saturday.

Doerksen, from Abbotsford, is a multiple Covenant Award winner from the Canadian Gospel Music Association and in 2008 was a Juno award winner in the Contemporary Christian/Gospel Album of the Year category.

The concert will include classics and covers by some of his favourite artists such as Bob Dylan and Bruce Cockburn.

“The music that goes into your soul when you’re a teenager marks you for life,” says Doerksen who is a second-generation performer — his father sang in a gospel quartet.

As much as his work is influenced by classic rock, performances focus on sharing his story and his perspective to those that want to listen. “Our audiences range from teenagers to grandparents,” Doerksen adds with many having a spiritual hunger, but he also sings about just the human circumstances of emotion, kindness and love.

Doerksen notes that his band, drummer Calum Rees, childhood friend and guitarist Brian Thiessen and vocalist Teresa Trask are friends as well as co-workers.

“That’s one of the comments people have had after seeing us, they say that they feel the friendship, the fun and comradery that we have together. It’s just who we are,” he said.

Doerksen and the band take to the exhibition grounds stage Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. Look for tickets at www.briandoerksen-smithers.eventbrite.com.

Just Posted

Great news for Indigenous youth program in BC

The federal government came through with over $1 million in funding for Indigenous youth program

CMTN unveils renovated House of Cedar

$18.4M upgrade and renovation cited as key to modern trades training

Any style, any medium, any artist

The 6x6 Smithers Art Gallery fundraiser is taking work from artists of all ages over the next month.

This mountain of ours

An exhibit at Smithers Art Gallery explores Hudson Bay Mtn with paint and prose.

RCMP confirm death of Jessica Patrick

No details on cause were given. Case is under criminal investigation and police are asking for tips.

Environment Canada confirms Ottawa area hit by two tornadoes Friday

At one point more than 200,000 hydro customers were blacked out

B.C. man fined $15,000, barred from trading securities for fraud

Larry Keith Davis used money from an investor to pay personal bills

Emergency crews investigate small sulphuric acid spill in Kootenays

IRM states a small volume of less than one cup and three dime-sized drips were leaked from carrier

Family, friends of B.C murder victim want killer sent back to max security facility

Group wants convicted murderer Walter Ramsay sent back to a maximum security facility

B.C. VIEWS: Looking under the hood of ICBC’s war on crashes

Is our accident rate really soaring, or is it inefficiency?

B.C. tent city residents have three weeks to clear out: Supreme Court

Fire risk, criminal activity in neighbourhood cited as reasons for judgment

Coaches, players on Alberta university rugby team buckle up for the Broncos

16 people died when Humboldt Broncos bus collided with a semi-truck in rural Saskatchewan

The Vatican ‘owes God an apology,’ activist says in letter to Pope Francis

Letter came after a report on sexual abuse of more than 1,000 children in six Pennsylvania dioceses

Most Read