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

Thursday September 21st. Chinese Bunkhouse at Britannia Shipyard

Chris Ronald

It has been a few of years since Chris graced the boards of Steveston Folk Guild. Chris, originally from England, has earned his place as being a fine singer-songwriter creating and performing contemporary folk music. His standout signature is steeped in his British background, poetic lyrics, and a fusion of Roots and Americana music.

He received a nomination at the 2014 Canadian Folk Muis Awards (no mean feat), and to date has released three albums, all which were well received, the latter two albums achieved the top 10 on the FAI Folk Radio chart.

Chris Ronald is an international touring artist giving concerts ranging from solo to a full band, although he often appears as a duo with multi-instrumentalist John Ellis. Whatever the lineup, Chris always draws on his abilities as a fine singer, storyteller and musician, to deliver a show that is both captivating and unique.

Thursday October 19th. Chinese Bunkhouse at Britannia Shipyard

Jes Trio

"JES TRIO" is Jane Slemon, Ellen van der Hoeven, and Susan Larkin. A tight braid of voices backed by a tapestry of instruments, the members of this musical friendship often can’t help but get themselves mixed up with one another. Whether playing for concerts, coffee houses and garden parties, "JES Trio" cultivates a diverse repertoire that includes celtic, folk roots, and original songs.

Some of you will remember Ellen, she has performed at SFG many times over the years, on her own and with her man Tom Rawson (the banjo man).

“JES TRIO” is three fine strong voices with an ear for harmonies, and a taste for lyrics. All three are accomplished musicians, each a skilled multi-instrumentalists in her own right. Their repertoire is diverse and interesting, and includes a mixture of celtic, folk roots, and original songs. Come hear Jane, Ellen, and Susan for your selves.

Thursday November 16th. Chinese Bunkhouse at Britannia Shipyard

Soda Crackers

Sue Malcolm-vocals and guitar

Sue has performed bluegrass, country, old time, western swing and children’s music for many years, and lately has started to include more jazz into her repertoire.A founding member of Vancouver’s Pacific Bluegrass and Heritage Society in 1980, Sue has been leading her legendary Slow Pitch James for beginners since 1995 at venues in BC, Alberta, Washington, and Oregon. She has helped scores of adult students get started playing music through classes and jams.

Don Fraser-vocals. Lead guitar and resophonic guitar

Don’s abilities run the gamut from country and bluegrass to swing and gypsy jazz. Don’s numerous awards include a first at the Western Canada Guitar Championship, and is well respected as a teacher, performer, and arranger and is a regular instructor at the Georgia Strait Guitar Workshop, BC Bluegrass Workshop and Vancouver Island Guitar Workshop.

Stu MacDonald-vocals and upright bass

Stu, a well known “bassist in the Vancouver music scene, having played in bands such as Crawfish Fiesta, Helen Gone and the Beverly, and more recently Highrise Lonesome prior to becoming part of the Soda Crackers. Possessing a great sense of humor, Stu keeps the band and audience in stitches with his razor-sharp wit. The Soda Crackers provides even more opportunity for Stu to utilize his vast musical knowledge, which can include singing on occasion.