Double Bill at The Kami Explores the Rootsy Side of Kamloops Music


Justin Bentley, Marie Jackson, Gerry Sherk, Kelly Bartsch and Keith Elliott


Matt Cardinal violin, Dave Maccuish banjo, Sean Poissant guitar, Kelly Wright ukelele,  Jeff Dinely double bass

On Saturday Feb 23rd the Kami Inn hosted the Yale County Jug Band and Lost in the Woods. YCJB is one of the premiere country rock acts in the region. This is my first time seeing Lost in the Woods. I wasn’t aware that there is a blue grass community in town, but they were out in force that night. Both bands kept the dance floor full and beer flowing throughout the night. Yale County Jug Band played the first set.


It was bandleader Gerry Sherk’s birthday and everyone celebrated with him. He had quite a running conversation and good rapport with the audience.


The crowd sang along, danced and wildly applauded their favourite songs from YCJB’s self-titled album.

The good times continued with the last band of the evening, the bluegrass band, Lost in the Woods. They may be lost in the woods, but they sure know their way around all their instruments. Not often you get to hear a banjo, ukelele and violin together in Kamloops.


Lost in the Woods kept the dance floor full and the audience jumping for the rest of the night. It is great to see that other genres of music are arranging gigs and getting good attendance at their shows. It was another fun night at the iconic Kami Inn.


You don’t see these every day. Keith Elliott’s washboard and special gloves and  Kelly Wright’s ukelele.