8 - 464 Island Highway East, Parksville (behind Kerry's Car and Truck Centre next to Boston Pizza)
WHAT'S COMING UP?
Friday July 27th
ASTRID LYRE TRIO
SATURDAY JULY 28TH
SUNDAY JULY 29TH
RICK SCOTT AND NICO RHODES
RICK SCOTT and NICO RHODES w/ guest Tom Neville
Infamous folkie and
young keyboard ace join forces
for an intergenerational smorgasbord
of roots, rhythm and groove!
What do you get when you combine
a veteran roots artist with a rising star,
seasoned expertise and youthful exuberance,
old school groove with Broadway chops?
in a word, they cook!
THURSDAY AUGUST 2ND
Victor Nesrallah in concert
One of the most versatile performers on the stage today, singer songwriter and producer Victor Nesrallah has been entertaining audiences with his original blend of “Roots World Jazz and Blues Fusion “. appearing at festivals, concert stages and club venues throughout eastern Canada. An award winning and performing singer songwriter his compositions have been acclaimed as “finely tuned songs”, praised for their originality and hard-hitting message. A multi-instrumentalist and guitarist with a fluid and resonant vocal style, performing as a soloist or with his band Victor draws from the roots and world traditions to inspire his engaging and energy Driven live performances.
A studio professional with a degree in Jazz performance, Victor has produced and arranged a number of Canadian independent releases rooted in the traditions of folk, Jazz and world cultures..
FRIDAY AUGUST 3RD
THE LONG WAR BAND
The Long War Band
SAT AUGUST 4TH
Oliver Swain has spent the last fifteen plus years honing in his craft, and this effort has taken him on a remarkable musical journey. He’s always been a bit of a music geek, collecting old wax cylinder records as a teenager, and being the only kid in school who claimed Robert Johnson as his favorite musician, in a time when grunge rock was on top. Oliver joined The Bills back when they were known as the Bill Hilly Band in Victoria, and played with them until he decided to split town for the musical splendor of Winnipeg, Canada’s musical export city. There he joined Scruj MacDuhk and with them released “The Road To Canso” prior to the band continuing on as The Duhks. Winnipeg also introduced Oliver to fiddler Jeremy Penner, and singer Ruth Moody, and the three went on to form Moody, Penner and Swain, releasing “Southbound” and kicking off a series of pilgrimages south of the Canadian border to the heart of the Appalachians. It was on this journey Oliver solidified his love for traditional southern folk music, and he later moved to Louisiana to perform with the well known Red Stick Ramblers for a years tenure. Swain then decided to bring the music back home to Victoria, where he helped form popular folk group Outlaw Social, releasing two critically acclaimed albums, and touring extensively for several years. Since Outlaw Social’s demise, Oliver has invested the last several years in playing solo shows across Canada, building an enormous fan base, and finally releasing his solo debut, “In A Big Machine”. Oliver still enjoys life in Victoria, keeping busy as a respected session player, playing shows and planning his next jaunt across the country. He’s also recently toured internationally as a sideman with Juno Award winner Toni Childs, and lends his time to being Artistic Director with the Lower Island FolkFest Society, creating the up and coming Victoria music festival; FolkWest.
Swain’s career on the stage has seen him tour through much of North America, Australia and Europe, highlighted by appearances at Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg Folk Festivals, Mountain View Music Fest, and the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, and sharing stages with the likes of Ridley Bent, Dustin Bentall, and Marc Savoy, among others. He’s a two time Prairie Music Award recipient (The Bills) and shared a 2008 WCMA nomination for Outstanding Roots Group with Outlaw Social.