Please listen to the entire interview with Prairie Joe member, Russell Thiessen, and CJRB's Barry Lamb at the bottom of this page.

Southwestern Manitoba's country gospel band, Prairie Joe, will be heading west in a few weeks to share more from their newest CD 'Our Favorite Gospel Songs'.  The first concert of their summer tour starts right here at home in Wawanesa!

Band member, Russell Thiessen, says the Thiessen family is excited to kick off their series of concerts at the Neil Friesen farm, just north of Wawanesa, to share fun, family time in fellowship.

"It's going to be a really fun evening of family time, fellowship time, and it would be great to see as many from the communities as can get out there," shares Thiessen.  "Neil has been very gracious about opening his yard, the location for this, and he's been a great supporter of Prairie Joe for quite a number of years.  We really appreciate him and thank him for partnering with us for this!"

'Our Favorite Gospel Songs' has been in the works for the past few years, and is a combination of hymns and songs that Prairie Joe have sang in past performances, "and will continue to perform, and is a large foundation of who we are," adds Thiessen.   "We're finally able to release it and enjoy watching people's faces as they listen to some of their own favorite songs as well!"

The evening concert is free to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.  "We're wanting to show our appreciation to our friends, families, neighbors, here in Manitoba to show how much we appreciate them, so there is no charge for it at all.  If people do want to make a donation, obviously we would gratefully accept that but we just want to have an opportunity to just fellowship with people and enjoy the evening together and enjoy each other's company," he shares.

Following the Wawanesa evening concert, Prairie Joe will head west to make their way to Alberta starting with the Willow Creek Gospel Jamboree.  Concert performances include the Strathmore area, Three Hills and Beaver Lodge, AB

All are welcome to join Prairie Joe at the Neil Friesen Farm 2 miles north of Wawanesa (49°37'15.4"N 99°40'29.4"W) at 7:00 pm.

"We are looking forward to our 2022 Concert Tour. Come join us by Wawanesa on July 20th for an awesome family event full of music, fellowship and fun!   Please bring lawn chairs as this will be an outdoor event.   There will be a large tent set up and outdoor bathrooms on site.   If you have further questions please feel free to email or message us.   We want to thank Neil for hosting us and look forward to seeing you there!" ~ Prairie Joe

For more info visit Prairie Joe's Facebook page ... or click here:  Prairie Joe - Summer Tour 2022 | Facebook