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3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
GARY COMEAU www.garycomeau.net Gary Comeau is a singer/songwriter of unusual diversity and talent. Playing a range of instruments including guitar, mandolin, fiddle, accordion and piano, he delivers originally crafted, high energy, New Orleans - style rockin' roots and blues. Although Gary's own roots are French/Acadian (he was born and raised in Nova Scotia) his soul seems to have taken a long inspiring detour though Louisiana and the Mississippi delta. And while Gary does not consider himself to be a cajun or zydeco artist per se, those styles certainly influenced the music he's written and recorded.
TIM HEARSEY www.timhearsey.com One of Canada's finest blues guitarists, Tim has been a fan favourite on the Vancouver music scene for well over three decades. During that time, alongside his longtime friend and bandmate Chris Nordquist, he honed his skills performing with some of the greatest blues players of our time. From Lowell Fulson to Hubert Sumlin, Taj Mahal to Eddie Shaw, Eddy 'the Chief' Clearwater to Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson, it's been a lifelong affection and affliction with the blues! Co-writer and performer with Jim Byrnes on the 1996 Juno award winning album 'That River', Tim continues his writing, producing and performing today with Gary Comeau and Chris Nordquist in their new collaboration 'Cannery Row'.
CHRIS NORDQUIST www.thewrist.com Chris "The Wrist", as he is known to many, is a much respected and internationally recognized drummer, composer, actor and educator. A nominee for both 'Drummer of the Year 2011' by the Toronto Maple Blues Society and 2012 Juno Award, he is currently artistic director for the Pender Harbour Blues and Roots Festival. With a credit list of recordings and performances that reads like a veritable who's who and crosses multiple genres, he is always in demand for his versatility, experience and musicality.
What you will see and hear when coming to a Cannery Row performance is #1... the diversity of instruments played... from piano, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, accordion, washboard, lap steel, percussion drums, 3 part vocal harmony, sometimes tenor banjo or harmonica & the list goes on... #2... the style of Cannery Row's music evolves from the roots and blues of Memphis to Mississippi, the bayou rhythms from New Orleans and central Louisiana, the latin percussion piano guitar sounds of Cuba, and they stretch all the way back to the east coast of Canada for some fiddle jigs. Sometimes all that happens in the same song.... Cannery Row, always changing, never the same way twice. There's nothing like a night of Cannery Row.... Enjoy!