Countdown to Larlee Creek Hullabaloo – Interview with Gary Sappier

Larlee Creek Hullabaloo is known as the “little festival that could”, and it’s not hard to see why when you see the immense talent that it offers. Larlee Creek Hullabaloo takes place in Perth-Andover, NB and brings out the best of the best when it comes to East Coast talent! We are excited to team up with the festival to present you with a series of interviews that we conducted with some of the performers. To start things off, we chatted with Halifax based Christine Campbell, then Toronto based Samantha Martin of Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar, Halifax based, HillsburnThe Kendra Gale Band and Erin Costelo! Though the festival is this weekend, we still have one more interview to present to you! Today we chat with Gary Sappier! Enjoy!

First off, care to introduce yourself to the Canadian Beats readers?

My name is Gary Sappier Jr, A Maliseet Indigenous person from Tobique First Nation. I am 48 years old and father of 4 children. Married for 10 years and residing in Tobique.

Larlee Creek Hullabaloo may be a “little” festival, but it’s jam packed with talent, what does it feel like to be involved in this particular festival?

It feels great to be able to perform for your hometown crowd. I am very happy to perform amongst great talent from the east coast. It’s always a pleasure to as well to catch up with other artists you see on the road as well.

Are there any specific artists/bands that you’re excited to see at Larlee Creek Hullabaloo?

I am a lover of music so I would want to see just about everyone I can!

Are you performing at any other festivals this summer that you’d like to tell us about?

I have been fortunate enough to be able to perform at the Harvest & Jazz Blues Festival in Fredericton NB this year. It will be my first time and this venue is considered to be one of the best in the Maritimes. I am very excited!

If someone has yet to see you live, how would you describe your live show?

Our show has lots of sax, piano and guitar. Put your feet up, grab a glass a wine and relax to the music of The Gary Sappier Blues Band. I take my musicians through their paces though, hard blues right out of your local tavern as well!

If you were only able to recommend ONE song for a new listener, which would you choose?

It would have to be “Money For You”.

Here at Canadian Beats, we’re all about Canadian talent, who are some of your favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

April Wine, Trooper, Rush, Conrad Simon.

What’s up next for you?

The Harvest and Jazz Blues Festival in Fredericton and Canada 150 in Moncton Riverfront Stage.

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