Pharis & Jason Romero
(From Horsefly, BC)
Singing vibrant duets, writing deadly songs, playing handmade banjos and loving old acoustic guitars, Pharis & Jason Romero have a classic story. When some scratchy old records and a custom banjo led to their meeting in 2007, they quickly knew they were in for the long haul. Now married and raising a family in Horsefly, BC, they’ve since released five records – three as a duo – and toured across North America and the UK. They’ve won a Juno award, been featured on NPR Music, CBC, BBC, and Folk Alley, and have performed on A Prairie Home Companion and CBC’s The Vinyl Cafe. They are passionate teachers and believers in many things folk, and their heartbreakingly harmonic live show is an ever-evolving and never-ending quest for good songs and beautiful sounds. Their deeply rooted Americana music is intimate, soulful, and impeccably delivered.
Stephen Fearing came on the scene in the late 1980s as part of a generation of exciting folk musicians that included Spirit of the West and James Keelaghan. His skillful fingerstyle guitar accompaniment and poetic, sometimes dark-toned songwriting evoked elements of British singer songwriters such as Richard Thomspon and John Martyn, with hints of jazz and blues stylings. Since then, he has gone on to develop a prolific career as both a solo artist and member of the acclaimed trio Blackie and the Rodeo Kings with Colin Linden and Tom Wilson. Raised in Ireland, he has lived a life of travel and relocation, a fact that contributes to the storytelling at the heart of his writing.
Date: Thursday, July 13th at 8:30pm
Location: Memorial Hall
Adult $28.00 ($25 till June 23)
Student/Senior $25.00 ($23 till June 24)