Windmills (Vernon’s Cory Myraas) plays his first public hometown show

Windmills (Vernon’s Cory Myraas) plays his first public hometown show

Vernon’s Windmills is back in motion

Windmills (Cory Myraas) gives his first public concert in his hometown of Vernon since his computer was stolen with all his music files.

It’s been a while since Vernon-raised musician Windmills, aka Cory Myraas, has performed in his hometown, but he’s back full tilt to play a show Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Vernon’s newest live music venue, Record City.

This is Windmills’ first public concert in his hometown since he had his laptop computer,  with all his music files, programming and marketing materials, stolen while he performed at the Sunshine Festival.

“While I’ve played a few house concerts, this is actually the first big show, right downtown, that I get to share with everyone since it happened in June,” said Windmills, a live looping singer-songwriter-instrumentalist whose music is described as “swoon pop.”

The Vernon concert comes halfway through a tour Windmills is taking through B.C. and Alberta to support the one-year anniversary of his third album, Measures.

“It’s been a hectic year, to say the least, after returning from travelling for four months, just getting started and having my gear stolen, to the community rallying behind me in such a beautiful and incredible way,” he said, alluding to a GoFund Me account that raised $3,175 to recover the loss of his computer and software.

Windmills has been on the road since early August, playing all over B.C. including Victoria’s  Rifflandia Music Festival. This weekend he is in Canmore for the last leg of the tour.

“I’m so excited to share these songs live with everyone again,” he said.

Joining Windmills will be Vernon’s very own //AMISTAD//, who have a new album out (Talk  Peace to a Wolf), with singles Radikal and Human gaining notice (the latter was featured in a locally produced and filmed video funded by Telus’ Storyhive program). The band has also kept busy playing shows around the province.

“This is marking a true showcase of local talent, and almost a one-year anniversary show for our charity show we put on last October, raising $3,200 for the JESS 4 KIDS fund,” said Windmills.

Doors to Wednesday’s concert at Record City, 3127 30th Ave., open at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 and the show is all ages.