Country band Lost n Found members from left to right: Zach Glanz, Jordan Dubyna, AJ Carlson, Mitch Glanz, and Andrew Glanz are competing at this year’s Rockin River Music Fest in Merritt. - Credit: Contributed

Country band competes at River Fest

Kelowna’s Lost n Found is competing in the Road to Rockin’ River Music Fest

Jordan Dubyna found his love of country through a scratchy radio and his family’s church.

He could relate to the songs, he said, as they revolved around working hard and living in the bush.

“I remember driving around on the property doing chores. It ignited my love for country music because I live the life. Everything I sing about is stuff I do daily.”

From Armstrong, the guitarist/vocalist is competing Aug. 2 to open for Brent Kissel and The Band Perry as part of the newly-formed Lost n Found at this year’s Road to Rockin’ River Music Fest.

The members of the country band—now based in Kelowna—met on opposite sides of the same competition last year in Merritt.

Together they formed Lost n Found, which consists of Dubyna, guitarist/vocalist Mitch Glanz, mandolin player Zach Glanz, bassist Andrew Glanz and drummer AJ Carlson. The band will face off against 11 other contestants at the contest in Merritt.

“One day we said ‘why aren’t we working together?’ We have the same music, the same style, we like the same songs and we enjoy hanging together,” said Dubyna.

Their first show together was at the Lumby Barn dance in April and they nailed their setlist, he said.

The Glanz brothers come from a large Kelowna family in which Dubyna can relate to with his own family. They also learned music from singing in the choir and being involved with the church in their childhood.

“I’m the high strung one,” said Dubyna. “The rest of the guys are even steel.”

Their childhood’s also influence their lyrics, he added. Dubyna writes about the struggle of being a Christian kid as well as about heartbreak and lost love.

He loves sitting down and creating music with the band.

“You know when you’re with good musicians when you can go into a room and sit down with a song and everyone by ear, sits down and plays it and adds their little spice to it,” he said.

The band will also play a fundraiser Thursday at the Ok Corral in order to help wildfire evacuees.

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