Jack Connolly & Genevieve Charbonneau
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17th
Already lauded as “Cowichan Valley’s hottest new folk duo”, award-winning singer-songwriters Jack Connolly and Genevieve Charbonneau share a stunning vocal blend, musical chemistry and appealing charisma. Their folk and roots-based songs are clever, intimate and accessible and they skillfully back each other up with powerful harmonies and skillful guitar. Both are recording and co-producing new albums at the Shawnigan Lake Studio, due out in Spring 2019.
Jack Connolly grew up playing coffee houses, concert halls, and folk festivals on the West Coast of British Columbia. His unique voice, genuine warmth and passion for songs and songwriting earned him fans across the west, from church basements to big city music clubs to small town fairs. Jack’s reputation as a gifted songwriter and dynamic performer has won him invitations to play venues across the country with some of Canada’s best known performers, including David Foster, Tom Cochrane, Colin James, Spirit of the West, 54-40, Johnny Cash's Tennesee Three, Wide Mouth Mason, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, and James Keelaghan. Jack's fourth album "Move Me" will be released late spring 2019.
Genevieve Charbonneau is a Cowichan Valley based singer-songwriter, crafting tales of love, loss and rural living in between raising her three sons, harvesting veggies from the garden and hauling firewood to fuel her earthen home. From rollicking political hootenannies to poignant and perceptive love songs, Genevieve’s folk and roots-based songs tell stories. As a trained actress and dancer and long-time member of the multi-award-winning Balkan Babes, she is an experienced singer and performer, bringing a lively presence and charisma to the stage. Genevieve’s song “Down Down Down” won the 2017 BC Musicians Songwriters Contest and was a finalist in the International Acoustic Music Awards. She is releasing her third studio album "Heart is a Tower" in March 2019.