ST JAMES HALL i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
For the last thirty years, singer and songwriter Jez Lowe has taken his songs of life in his native North East England to audiences across the world, sometimes solo, sometimes with his band The Bad Pennies, and sometimes in a variety of collaborative and commissioned musical enterprises, all of which have made him one of the most hard-working and popular acoustic/folk artists of the present day.
A prolific producer of recordings, Jez continues with a successful series of stage shows, a fistful of outstanding reviews, and a renewed interest in his brand of pointed, poignant and powerful musical epistles from the North, that have brought him a nomination for Folksinger of the Year in the BBC Folk Awards, Album of the Year" Award in the US-based Indie-Acoustic Awards, and a Sony Radio Award for his contribution to the prestigious Radio Ballads series for the BBC, all over the last decade alone.
Jez and fellow Brit singer/songwriter Steve Tilston are currently in the studio recording a joint album for release later this year. There have been suggestions that the pair would be recording versions of their various well-known, previously released individual compositions for the project, many of which have been the backbone of their joint concerts, but now the rumour is that there will be new songs included too. Indeed, some new songs were featured in their last live show together.
As well as his own performances and tours around the globe, featuring Jez accompanying himself on guitar, cittern, mandolin and harmonica, Jez's songs also travel independently, thanks to cover versions by the likes of Fairport Convention, The Dubliners, Cherish The Ladies, The Tannahill Weavers, The McCalmans, Bob Fox, The Black Family, The Clancys and scores more folk acts around the world.
"One of the folk scene's great unsung heroes." - Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2
"Lowe has earned the right to be counted among England's finest contemporary songwriters." - Daily Telegraph, UK
"An excellent matching of old and new" - Q Magazine
"Some of the greatest contemporary English folk songs since early Richard Thompson are coming from the pen of Jez Lowe" - Boston Globe
"The best songwriter to come out of England in a long time" - Richard Thompson
Please note that the admission price for this concert includes a $2 Venue Improvement Fee that we are required by the St. James Square to collect from every patron. Starting in September 2016, the proceeds from this temporary fee will be used for construction projects such as air conditioning that will make the hall a nicer place for you to visit in the future. If you wish, you can make a secure donation of any amount over $5 (NOT $100 as it says) by clicking on the big blue button at the bottom of the page at www.sjcommunitysquare.org. For information on donating by phone or post, please contact the St. James Square office at 604-739-9373.