Bella Cat takes soul to Anarchist heights

First Alan Bleiken brought music to Jojo’s cafe. Now he’s taking it to the mountain.

The Osoyoos small-concert promoter has arranged a show at Almighty Summit Estates — an indoor mecca of music at the summit of Anarchist Mountain — this evening featuring Bella Cat.

Admission is by donation for the 7 to 9 p.m. show; the trick is finding the Almighty.

Fortunately, there’s a map for that.

“It was actually her idea once she saw the place I lined up for her and the band to stay,” Alan says in a Facebook posting.

“Bella and band put on a very good show, and the venue up the mountain is something you might want to get introduced to. Simply amazing does not quite describe it.”

Bella Cat sold out Jojo’s when she performed October 12. The 25-year-old singer from a small town in Quebec was keen to do a second show in the Osoyoos area and also plans to shoot a music video in the area.

So, what is the Bella Cat sound? As her bio puts it, “Try and imagine two of the world’s most soulful and unique voices — Janis Joplin and Eartha Kit. Now imagine them producing a beautiful love child and that would be as Clyde Stubblefield dubbed her “The Princess of Soul.”

Better, though, you have a listen. Live.

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