Twist and shout in Ashton Creek

  • May. 20, 2011 10:00 a.m.

Those who like to jump, jive and wail may want to swing by Ashton Creek on the weekend when Vancouver band The Twisters takes the stage at Lorenzo’s Café Sunday.

Known as Canada’s premier jump/swing/blues band, The Twisters has found its way to stages around the world, and will be coming to the wilds east of Enderby for the first time.

The band is known for its “roots cuisine” that takes them down deep in the Mississippi Delta to early Chicago shuffles, from infectious Texas grinders to West Coast jump, funky swamp-soaked Louisiana rhythms, to blues-a-billy swing.

Founded in 1994 by harmonica player/vocalist Dave “Hurricane” Hoerl, (originally from San Francisco), The Twisters have released five CDs, the last two on the NorthernBlues label.  They have been nominated for a Juno and won a Canadian Independent Music Award in 2003 for Blues Album of the Year.

Their current album, Come Out Swingin’, was released in 2009 and has expanded the band’s rootsy sound and material to include some reggae, R&B, and gospel, along with swing and blues.

The Twisters are at Lorenzo’s, located at 901 Mabel Lake Rd., Sunday at 8 p.m. Cover is $15. Call (250) 838-6700 for reservations.