Welcome back

Well everyone, we are finally back after wandering in the covid wilderness for 2-½ years. We hope to see you at the Chinese Bunkhouse once again.

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Show time 7.30pm, 3rd Thursday of each month. $12.00 at the door
Chinese Bunkhouse at Britannia Shipyard

Thursday Sept 15th. Chinese Bunkhouse at Britannia Shipyard

Darryl Klassen

A true musical Road Warrior with loads of folkie songs from the ‘60’s and lots of original songs to boot. The 1960’s and the folk music revival, were a big influence on Darryl, with exposure to major names like Doc Watson, J.J. Cale, and Hoyt Axton to name a few.

His music (his own words) is a ragtag collection of original songs about boats, trains, coffee (and some women too), old cowboys, foot stomping guitar and banjo tunes. Darryl calls it “Highbrow Hillbilly“music.

Darryl has several cd’s to his credit,"Coal Train", and "Waltz with the Wind", exclusively his own songs. His recent love is the banjo and he loves playing old time styles ,with their wonderfully weird tunings. With friend Joe Klingler, he formed J.D Miner back in 2008, and a lot of good songs came out of that partnership including the cd “Ain’t No Ordinary Hillbilly”.

With a love of building wooden boats and some scary sailing on the West Vancouver Island coast, and work with First Nations communities around B.C the last 25 years, Darryl has done it all. His music will set your feet a tapping.

Thursday Oct 20th. Chinese Bunkhouse at Britannia Shipyard

John Bowman

We welcome John Bowman back to SFG. John, a local singer/songwriter based in Port Moody, is a veteran guitar player, who incorporates a finger-picking style of playing to showcase his songs, in styles calling on a variety of folk and blues.

John has released four CDs to date, “Beach on the Ocean” in 2011 and “Alone on a Saturday Night” in 2013 and “Tourist Town” in 2016, and “Love, Grace, and Gratitude”, in 2020, and another one currently in the works.

With musical influences including James Taylor, Harry Chapin, Bruce Springsteen and Jackson Brown, John covers a wide spectrum of musical styles. He is a regular performer at various Farmer’s Markets throughout the Lower Mainland, and continues to work at his song writing craft, co-writing with other songwriters, and helping them with feedback to enable them to improve their writing. We are very happy to see John back at SFG, and we know you will enjoy listening to him.