Live Music Monday: The Halfsacks


The Halfsacks

The Halfsacks started at a picnic table on Falcon Drive in Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, where Christopher Howse and Steve Laurendeau used to get together after work to sing songs. Joined soon enough by Chris’ brother Jon, the Halfsacks came together to play the first annual Morfee Mountain Music Festival, with Ian Borenheim on bass. It was here that their music was defined as Canadiana Roots Rock. The line-up was completed with Peter Harding on drums and Scott Ivers on guitar. With Ian and Steve mostly showing up on the first 2 records, the four main guys are almost done their third. On the verge of breaking out, the Halfsacks hope to see you soon at a venue near you.


Band Members:

Christopher Howse
Jon Howse
Scott Ivers
Peter Harding
Ian Borenheim
Steve Laurendeau


Live Music at the Horsethief

The Horsethief Creek Pub & Eatery has a vibrant live music scene.  Live Music Monday has continued weekly for over 4 years, and we do dozens of other music events through the year including our Summer Saturday Music and special events like Radium Days and the Columbia Valley Classics annual Show & Shine.

We host a variety of bands and musicians at the Horsethief, from local bands

to groups traveling through from all over the world.  If you have a band that is interested in performing, please send an email to Larry Newman, Music Director, at  Your email should include links to your website, music samples, and any social media you have, and potential dates you are available.

The Venue & Village

The Horsethief Creek Pub & Eatery hosts many great events all through the year, including Yuk Yuk’s Stand Up Comedy, Magicians, Burlesque & Live Music every Monday. Great seating and viewing options for guests and a full dinner and bar menu.

The Village of Radium Hot Springs is a peaceful mountain village in British Columbia’s Columbia Valley in the heart of the Kootenay Mountain Ranges. Only 2h45m West of Calgary, Radium Hot Springs borders on Kootenay National Park.

While visiting Radium, stay with one of our many boutique accommodators, and plan on visiting the Radium Hot Springs Pools, the new Zipline, one of the great courses on the Columbia Valley Golf Trail, or this list of many other things to do.  Radium is neighbours to communities in the Columbia valley like InvermerePanorama, Windermere, Fairmont Hot SpringsCanal Flats, and Edgewater.

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