When we are children we are told to never talk to strangers. Now that I am an adult, I must share with everyone tht if you ask, you shall receive. The only way this happens is by talking to strangers. If it was not for us all talking to strangers then we wouldn't ever have any friends. Speaking of friends. Have you heard about our new friend of Variété D'arts Society, Brent Braidwood? "Braidwood clearly wears his inﬂuences, such as The Beatles, Nick Lowe, Matthew Sweet, Squeeze, Nilsson, Emitt Rhodes, The Odds, cheezy 60’s pop, Klaatu, Ian Gomm, innumerable one-hit wonders, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Marshall Crenshaw, Queen, and many, many more. Braidwood brings 40 years of musical experience to the table. Like a perfectly aged wine, his songs have mellowed into ﬁne & fun, highly melodic pieces of classic-style pop rock ready to pour. It's clear Braidwood understands melody and pop song construction, with strong melodies and lyrics that are clever and catchy. Well crafted melodic rock tailored to a more discerning, mature audience. As a singer-songwriter, Braidwood’s songs fall within the classic pop rock genre, but stylistically, they’re pretty varied — a little bit of something for everyone." We look forward to hearing more from Brent. He will be taking the stage at Countryfest in Maple Ridge this year on July 24th 2016. If yo saw the show, please feel free to comment below. We love what this community can do. We are pretty tight here in Maple Ridge / Pitt Meadows. Anything is possible.