Show time 7:30pm, 3rd Thursday of each month. Tickets $10.00 at the door.
Britannia Shipyard, 5180 Westwater Drive, Steveston BC
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Thursday October 20th.. Chinese Bunkhouse at Britannia Shipyard
"Don Alder" Show time 7:30pm
"Dynamic guitarist comes to SFG"
As winner of the 2015 Domenic Troiano Guitar Award (CDN), 2011 Worldwide Guitar Idol (held in London, UK), 2010 Guitar Superstar contest (LA, USA) and the 2007 International Fingerstyle Championships, Don Alder has earned his place as one of the top acoustic guitarists in the world and is the only guitarist to win all of the top prestigious guitar competitions armed with just an acoustic guitar. In May 2016 Don was nominated again for a Western Canadian Music Award. His singing is soulful and heartfelt and his story telling and guitar playing is highly entertaining. His music is a unique combination of deeply textured melody and story. Lyrical and compelling, his original songs are notes of exploration -some passionate and haunting, some hard-driven, others light and teasing. In quiet pieces or pushing right to the edge, Don's phenomenal finger style playing and rich voice captivate. Don is also recognized as one of world's top harp guitarists.
Thursday November 17th Chinese Bunkhouse at Britannia Shipyard
"Lonesome Town Painters" Show time 7:30pm
"Bluegrass comes to SFG"
The Lonesome Town Painters are Vancouver s traditional bluegrass standard-bearers. Having gravitated toward each other in late-night local jam sessions, and by way of their mutual adoration for the Stanley Brothers, these fellas' harken back to the raw and ragged edge of the genre. Their high-lonesome harmony singing and melodic instrumentation pay homage to bluegrass pioneers, while their spirited performances kick the dust off of golden-era favourites, and bristle with emotional honesty. Playing an eclectic mix of songs about love and loss, the odd original, and gospel, The Lonesome Town Painters would be equally at home in the barroom on Saturday night and the next morning 's church service, comfortable treading that fine line between perdition and salvation. The Lonesome Town Painters are: Patrick Bartel on vocals and banjo, Fred Beach on upright bass and vocals, Angelo Eidse on vocals and guitar and Jeremy Freeman on vocals and mandolin
Thursday December 15th Chinese Bunkhouse at Britannia Shipyard
"Sarah Jane Scouten" Show time 7:30pm
"The Honky Tonk ways of Sarah Jane"
Raised on Bowen Island, Sarah Jane grew up on a solid musical diet of bluegrass, gospel, and folk, singing around the dinner table with her father and sister Anna from a young age. Sarah Jane was nominated for both "Traditional Artist of the Year" in 2014, and her latest release, "The Cape" , was nominated "Album of the Year", both at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, a testament to her recognizable talents, sweetly unembellished, and unique voice, and her blunt, cheeky and clever songwriting. With flavours of Lucinda Williams and Nanci Griffiths, and calling on her background of old-time and bluegrass music, her songs remain faithful to a long standing folk music tradition. No moment is too small or trivial to make into a Scouten song, from the price of a railway ticket, to taking a moment to feed a bird. Based in Toronto, Sarah Jane and her band "The Honky Tonk Wingman" tour cross Canada extensively, with frequent trips to Vancouver and BC.