Duo performs that folky music at the Donkey

Trevor Caswell joins Jayme McKillop for a night of acoustic song and storytelling at the Talkin’ Donkey Friday.

  • Mar. 14, 2012 3:00 p.m.
Vernon’s Jayme McKillop performs at the Talkin’ Donkey coffee house  Friday with Kamloops’ Trevor Caswell.

Vernon’s Jayme McKillop performs at the Talkin’ Donkey coffee house Friday with Kamloops’ Trevor Caswell.

Two strong voices in the B.C. Interior folk-roots scene are about to combine.

Singer-songwriter Trevor Caswell joins Jayme McKillop for a night of acoustic song and storytelling at the Talkin’ Donkey coffee house Friday.

Caswell has released four well received CDs of original music spanning styles from folk to acoustic blues to 1960s’ pop.

Based in Kamloops, he has toured around B.C. and Ontario, appearing in cafés, theatres and festivals, wherever he can.

Said to be “an absolute pleasure to hear live,” Caswell’s performances have a wide range, from intimate solo shows to appearances with a full band including violin and cello.

With the addition of a National Steel guitar and an ever present harmonica, Caswell also brings soul and blues to his live shows.

No stranger to Vernon audiences, McKillop is a singer-songwriter whose soulful voice and emotive lyrics have captivated many in and around the Okanagan.

Born and raised in the valley, her roots in the Vernon music community run deep.

With influences ranging from Joni Mitchell and Janis Joplin to Ryan Adams and Jeff Buckley, she performs a rich mixture of acoustic folk, blues, rock, indie, and alt. country.

Her impassioned renditions of classic favourites, along with her own songs of human connection and social critique, make for a remarkable listening experience that is not soon forgotten.

The evening of folky fun at the Talkin’ Donkey, 3923-32nd St., Vernon, starts at 8 p.m. Cover is $5 at the door.