Pharis & Jason Romero
ST JAMES HALL i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
Pharis and Jason Romero live in the tiny town of Horsefly, BC, where they raise two small kids, make handmade banjos as the J. Romero Banjo Co, and write, play and teach old and new roots music. They’ve won a Juno Award, Canadian Folk Music Awards, and a Western Canadian Music Award for their three releases as a duo so far, and have toured near and wide with their heartbreakingly harmonic live show in an ever-evolving and never-ending quest for good songs and beautiful sounds.
This Rogue Folk show is to celebrate a CD release tour for Pharis & Jason’s newest album (and the first of all original songs), Sweet Old Religion. The record is adventurous in the couple’s love of early folk music, with light, love and time as the leading themes. It’s a record that sounds like over a decade of playing and listening together. The songs, written over the past three years, explore the work-love-life-relationship balance while being work-at-home parents and bringing two young children on the road, losing loved ones, optimism for the future, and deep gratitude for a loving community following a disastrous fire. Part duets and part featuring guests, it’s Pharis & Jason at their very finest, their most open, and their most givin’ ‘er.
And special for this show - they’ve got a band! Marc Jenkins on pedal steel and Patrick Metzger on bass will join them for this much-anticipated evening.