Marc Atkinson Trio with Cameron Wilson

Wednesday October 20 7:30 to 8:45 pm
Thursday October 21 7:30 to 8:45 pm

Trail & District Arts Council presents the Marc Atkinson Trio at the Rossland Miners Union Hall.

After more than two decades of musical output, Marc Atkinson is both difficult to define
and readily identifiable. He is first and foremost a masterful acoustic guitarist who
combines lyricism, rhythmic precision, and technical mastery into a distinctive guitar voice.
That voice is further defined by Atkinson’s significant talents as a composer of lush and
melodic original works. His virtuosity and compositional strengths are showcased in the
recordings and live performances of the Marc Atkinson Trio, the internationally renowned
acoustic trio described by Jurgen Goethe as “one of the top ten of the world’s working string

The current Trio includes Jody Rutherford (guitar), Scott White (bass). And for this performance they’re being joined by Cameron Wilson, a violinist and composer known for his genre-crossing virtuosity and near-limitless musical creativity. Wilson plays with the National Broadcast Orchestra, Van Django, and Mariachi del Sol (amongst other ensembles); his compositions have been heard on the CBC, NPR, and the venerable BBC; and he’s recorded with everyone from Bryan Adams to Spirit of the West.

Atkinson is arguably as well known for his contributions to Canada’s roots/acoustic music
super group, The Bills, where he “explores his mandolin personality,” while also
contributing guitar instrumentals, vocals, and original compositions. One of the group’s
founding members, Atkinson is featured on all five of
The Bills’ CDs, including two Juno
nominated albums.

Along the way, Atkinson has emerged as a skilled record producer, taking the helm on
recordings not only for the Marc Atkinson Trio, and the Bills, but also for a growing list of
international music artists. Atkinson has earned producing credits on dozens of CDs, most of
them recorded at The Barn Studio on Hornby Island, the professional sound studio he
opened in 2010.

While Atkinson is distinctly uncomfortable discussing music awards, he is the recipient of
many of them. He is a Juno nominee and winner of two Western Canadian Music Awards,
including a nomination for Outstanding Album Award. His CD, The Marc Atkinson Trio II,
was voted one of the top five albums in North America by Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and his
music has been published in Guitar Player Magazine.

Marc received the 2021 Instrumental Solo Artist of the Year at Canadian Folk Music

Atkinson lives, writes and records music on Hornby Island, one of the beautiful Gulf Islands
on Canada’s West Coast.

“It’s not just that Atkinson is so technically proficient that he can spin out seemingly impossible-to-play, breathtaking lines at will, it’s the emotional nuance and sense of humour in his work that are so engaging. Drawing on classical, jazz, roots, and even some rock traditions, he dips into a deep well he has visited many times to surprise and delight his audience with new takes on old tunes and sensitive renderings of his own highly melodic compositions.” Rick Gibbs, Island Jazz

With  funding support from the BC Arts Council, the Government of British Columbia, and the BC Touring Council. This project is funded [in part] by the Government of Canada. / Ce projet est financé [en partie] par le gouvernement du Canada.

Single Ticket $25

All tickets are general admission.  75 minutes.  No Intermission.

COVID Protocols


  • Anyone 12 years-old or over must have two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine to enter the venue. We will only accept the Vaccine Passport as proof of vaccination in either digital or printed format. We also require a piece of valid government photo ID to be presented, such as a B.C. driver's licence or BC Services Card, a Passport, or Photo ID issued by another province or territory. Youth aged 12-18 years-old are not required to show valid government photo ID as well as their vaccination proof.
  • Exterior doors will open 30 minutes prior to show time.
  • Patrons will be seated as a pod. Our ushers will assist.
  • All shows are capped at 100 audience members as per BC Provincial Health Orders.
  • Masks are mandatory at all times for attendees, staff and volunteers while inside the building and the performance hall.
  • COVID protocols are subject to change depending on the COVID Climate and BC Provincial Health Orders.
  • Not feeling well? Please stay home. Call us in advance and we will refund your ticket.


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Town: Rossland, BC
Venue: Rossland Miners' Hall
Address: 1765 Columbia Avenue, Rossland, BC V0G 1Y0