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Event Archive - Come on up to the House: The Gruff, The Relative Minors, Taylor Ashton, Shade Tree, shayne avec i grec, David P. Smith, glenna g, ODDitory Presence

Sat. February 17th 2007 The Solstice Cafe & Lounge (All Ages)
7:30 - 10:30 doors at 6:30
Presented by: pedestrian ! productions
A night of weepers and creepers, ballads and brothel tunes, madrigals and tarantellas, moaners, stompers, bruisers and melodramatic popular songs from the master of clank, boom and steam, the legendary Eyeball Kid, the one and only Tom Waits...brought to you by a deranged host of haunted tunesmiths (appearing in forms both spectral and corporeal) from the island and abroad...more details to come. Bring yer stompin' boots, it's gonna be a loud one... (a Solstice Cafe funraiser) .............featuring: The Gruff, The Relative Minors, Taylor Ashton, Shade Tree, shayne avec i grec, David P. Smith, Megan Boddy, Cort, glenna g, Jolene Pollard, Ollie Swain, Odditory Presence & The Vacant Lot.


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The Gruff

Howdy, and welcome to Gruff Country. And it is not a standard "country". In fact, this inspired and talented young band out of Victoria, BC challenges you to pin a label on their music. The Gruff filter numerous folk traditions through the sieve of modern experience to create a truly unique sound. From old-time to country; from bluegrass to good o... more info

Shade Tree (faery tale folk music)

My real name is Jeff Andrew. Shade Tree is my all-purpose stage name for me and whoever else is playing with me (usually the mellifluous Meg Iredale - they called her Maggie Irish, in the old country...). Could be just guitars and harmonica and stompin' boots, but could also be fiddles and banjos and double bass and accordion and whatever else we c... more info

shayne avec i grec (enabler of awesome)

shayne avec i grec was born in the cold and raised in the wet, developing a fond admiration of feet, poetry and public tomfoolery. he has spent the past few years developing a campaign to become victoria's first official hug laureate, and loving to learn the stage. more info

David P. Smith

other sites: myspace
David P. Smith has been writing songs, performing and recording for 20+ years with various configurations of musicians you can explore on his Live Victoria profile. He has established himself as one of Victoria’s most captivating and original songwriters. Sad, savage, slapstick, surreal songs, vivid spaces where humour and despair battle on a d... more info
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