Winnie Brave performs Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. at Tractorgrease. (Submitted photo)

Winnie Brave, Compassion Gorilla at Tractorgrease

A musical duo in a Winnebago and a six-piece band are up next on the Tractorgrease stage

A musical duo in a Winnebago and a six-piece band are up next on the Tractorgrease stage.

Winnie Brave is a highway-stormin’, Americana/soul duo. This husband-and-wife, internationally-touring team is travelling across Canada in their 1976 Winnebago in support of their new record and will be in Chilliwack on Saturday, Sept. 23.

The duo features Amy McIsaac on guitar and vocals, and Brad McIsaac on bass, keys, and suitcase drums. They played in Chilliwack last summer, and will be returning with their Cheap Gin Tour this weekend.

Winnie Brave performs Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. at Tractorgrease.

On Sept. 28, Compassion Gorilla takes the stage.

With their third studio album, Coalesce, Compassion Gorilla offers up a unique interpretation of diverse and worldly musical styles, weaving together earthy and folkloric sounds with sophisticated and punchy modern sensibility. The album was released Sept. 14.

Compassion Gorilla’s current sound, as presented on their newest album, Coalesce, has evolved over years of shifting membership, diverse collaborations and worldly travel. On tour promoting this new release the band boasts a six-piece lineup that includes Daniel Cryderman (trombone and vocals), Chris Fretwell (guitar, charango, requinto and vocals), Dan Beer (drums), Suzanne Stirling (trumpet), Ariel Palacio (accordion), and Brin Porter (bass).

Compassion Gorilla performs Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets $12 and available Thursday to Sunday at 604-858-3814 or email:

Both shows take place at Tractorgrease Cafe (48710 Chilliwack Lake Rd.).


Compassion Gorilla at the Robson Valley Music Festival in 2015. (Frank Kyjonka photo)

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