Saturday Edge host, Steve Edge, is also founder and artistic director of The Rogue Folk Club and will be recognized for his efforts in Vancouver’s folk music community with an award from the Canadian Folk Music Awards on December 3rd.
Steve is one of the founding members of Vancouver’s Rogue Folk Club, which became a hugely important initiative to develop and support live folk music. Prior to the arrival of Expo 86 to Vancouver, the local pubs were closed on Sundays. Steve, who had started to host Saturday Edge here at CiTR, had also noticed that the thriving Canadian folk music scene needed more venues to perform in the city. Once Expo 86 was finished, he started to book folk bands at The Savoy in Gastown and the Rogue Folk Club was born. The gathering then moved to The Railway Club, and later to East Vancouver’s Wise Hall, and finally to Kitsilano’s St. James Hall.
Along the way, Steve and the Rogue Folk Club were founding members of Folk Alliance International in 1989 (the destination North American conference for folk music) as well as being a founding member of the Vancouver Alliance for Arts & Culture. Steve is also a regular MC at the Island MusicFest in Courtenay, BC, as well as Mission Folk Festival and occasionally the Vancouver Folk Festival and Edmonton Folk Festival. He co-produces the Shorefest stage with LG104.3 FM.
We would like to congratulate Steve on his lifetime of achievements! Tune in to Saturday Edge every Saturday morning from 8AM-12PM.