Desert Live brings eclectic sounds to Gyro Park

By on July 3, 2014
Shawn Hook, from Nelson, engaged the audience at Desert Live as the headliner Saturday evening. He played rock on electric and acoustic guitar and keyboards. (Richard McGuire photo)

Shawn Hook, from Nelson, engaged the audience at Desert Live as the headliner Saturday evening. He played rock on electric and acoustic guitar and keyboards. (Richard McGuire photo)

Sometimes the sun shone beautifully. At other times, the audience at Osoyoos’ first Desert Live Music Festival was soaked by rain.

Just as the weather changed from sunny to rain, the eclectic music itself varied greatly in quality. Some performers such as Nelson rocker Shawn Hook  and Kelowna electric bluesman Poppa Dawg delivered first-class performances. Others should probably not have been hired.

For the King had to be removed from the stage on Sunday afternoon, with local singer-songwriter Kansas-Lee being called up to fill their spot.

Audience attendance over the first three days of the festival was sparse at times, though many attending appeared to be enjoying themselves. (Richard McGuire photos)Jory Kinjo

Jory Kinjo, from Calgary, entertained the audience with an eclectic mix of blues, ska, reggae and soul, played on acoustic guitar, often accompanied by electric bass. (Richard McGuire photo)

Jory Kinjo, from Calgary, entertained the audience with an eclectic mix of blues, ska, reggae and soul, played on acoustic guitar, often accompanied by electric bass. (Richard McGuire photo)

Teresa Carroll of Kamloops dances with a hula hoop while listening to music at Desert Live on Saturday evening. (Richard McGuire photo)

Teresa Carroll of Kamloops dances with a hula hoop while listening to music at Desert Live on Saturday evening. (Richard McGuire photo)

As the sun gets lower, the audience gets bigger at Desert Live on Saturday evening. Earlier rains failed to deter music fans. (Richard McGuire photo)

As the sun gets lower, the audience gets bigger at Desert Live on Saturday evening. Earlier rains failed to deter music fans. (Richard McGuire photo)

Shawn Hook, from Nelson, engaged the audience at Desert Live as the headliner Saturday evening. He played rock on electric and acoustic guitar and keyboards. (Richard McGuire photo)

Shawn Hook, from Nelson, engaged the audience at Desert Live as the headliner Saturday evening. He played rock on electric and acoustic guitar and keyboards. (Richard McGuire photo)

Shawn Hook, from Nelson, engaged the audience at Desert Live as the headliner Saturday evening. He played rock on electric and acoustic guitar and keyboards. (Richard McGuire photo)

Shawn Hook, from Nelson, engaged the audience at Desert Live as the headliner Saturday evening. He played rock on electric and acoustic guitar and keyboards. (Richard McGuire photo)

Shawn Hook, from Nelson, engaged the audience at Desert Live as the headliner Saturday evening. He played rock on electric and acoustic guitar and keyboards. (Richard McGuire photo)

Shawn Hook, from Nelson, engaged the audience at Desert Live as the headliner Saturday evening. He played rock on electric and acoustic guitar and keyboards. (Richard McGuire photo)

Poppa Dawg, of Kelowna, played a powerful show of electric blues Sunday afternoon at Desert Live. (Richard McGuire photo)

Poppa Dawg, of Kelowna, played a powerful show of electric blues Sunday afternoon at Desert Live. (Richard McGuire photo)

Poppa Dawg, of Kelowna, played a powerful show of electric blues Sunday afternoon at Desert Live. (Richard McGuire photo)

Poppa Dawg, of Kelowna, played a powerful show of electric blues Sunday afternoon at Desert Live. (Richard McGuire photo)

Poppa Dawg, of Kelowna, played a powerful show of electric blues Sunday afternoon at Desert Live. (Richard McGuire photo)

Poppa Dawg, of Kelowna, played a powerful show of electric blues Sunday afternoon at Desert Live. (Richard McGuire photo)

Uno Mas of Vancouver played a blend of jazz with influences of soul, reggae, blues and other styles Sunday afternoon at Desert Live. Shown is Dino DiNicolo on bass. (Richard McGuire photo)

Uno Mas of Vancouver played a blend of jazz with influences of soul, reggae, blues and other styles Sunday afternoon at Desert Live. Shown is Dino DiNicolo on bass. (Richard McGuire photo)

Uno Mas of Vancouver played a blend of jazz with influences of soul, reggae, blues and other styles Sunday afternoon at Desert Live. Shown are Kelly Brown on guitar and  Dino DiNicolo on bass. (Richard McGuire photo)

Uno Mas of Vancouver played a blend of jazz with influences of soul, reggae, blues and other styles Sunday afternoon at Desert Live. Shown are Kelly Brown on guitar and Dino DiNicolo on bass. (Richard McGuire photo)

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