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Event Archive - Kiltlifters, Eugene Smith, Barley Wik, Geoff Berner, country dave and friends, First Born Sun, And Many More

Sat. August 6th 2005 10:30 - 10:00 Sooke River Flats (All Ages) 10:30 - 10:00
$20
Presented by: Sooke Folk Music Society
sooke river music festival with the kiltlifters, eugene smith, barley wik, geoff berner, country dave and friends, 200K, shumba, guy woods and casper cullum, first born sun, sooke nation

Kiltlifters (Van Isle ska/reggae/rock)

If you’ve forgotten how to party then take a crash course from these Nanaimo-based musical dervishes, who deliver a wacky version of west coast ska that has been accessorized with hilarious vocals, a four-man horn line, and a mandate to get the whole crowd going crazy. The band consists of drummer Brodie Ketelsen, vocalist/saxman Matthew Carter, ... more info

Eugene Smith

Four string tenor guitar, djembe, harmonica, Jew's Harp, finger piano and trumpet are some of the instruments Eugene Smith uses to deliver a humorous and entertaining show. Playing for over four decades, Smith has shared the stage with some of the greats: Bo Diddley, John Lee Hooker and Gordon Lightfoot to name a few. Eugene will be appe... more info

Barley Wik (Bluegrassy folky jazzy fun)

Barley Wik sing like angels and play an array of acoustic instruments like they sold their souls to the devil. The all-female band reinvents old-time music with an impressive collection of well-crafted original songs that reshape folk and country with a little twist of bluegrass. The band’s name comes from the 15th century term bailiwick, a re... more info

Geoff Berner (Klezmer Punk)

Geoff Berner writes peculiar, witty, sometimes heartbreaking songs with way too much insight into human nature. When he sings them, he stands alone on stage, playing his accordion, Estella. The music is a unique mix of folk, punk, and klezmer. The effect can be at times haunting, confrontational, or just absurd. Sometimes all three at the same t... more info
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