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Event Archive - 3 time world slam champion Buddy Wakefield, with local folk music power house Fish & Bird!!: Buddy Wakefield, Fish & Bird

Fri. May 16th 2014 Alix Goolden Performance Hall (All Ages)
General: $22 Student $15
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Presented by: Morgan Purvis, City of Victoria Youth Poet Laureate
Spoken-word artist Buddy Wakefield is back from a two-and-a-half year hiatus where he took time to lay roots in the Northwest and write a book (HENHOUSE… based on Penthouse, but for chickens and their lovers). Now the three-time world champion is uprooting to embark on his 2014-15 world tour Riled Up and Wasted On Light.

Buddy will be joined on stage by folk music explosion, Fish & Bird, rooted in Victoria BC. The show is likely to dip the audience in a pool of lyrical genius and molasses flavored shivers, as they revel in the experience of spoken word's eternal marriage to folk music magic.

Audiences, buckle in — Wakefield’s energetically disarming delivery and humorous knack for baptizing failure into fireworks promises to drop jaws and warm hearts. Having moved away from the competitive world of Poetry Slam in 2008 his startling command over language has continued to afford him the privilege of being himself for a living, speaking to practical metaphysics, life after survival and calling out tragedy addicts everywhere, Buddy Wakefield throws his cards on the table for a big-me-big-you experience not often offered from the stage.

Fish & Bird are one of the most exciting folk acts in Canada. The five-piece indie-folk powerhouse seamlessly marries traditional and contemporary influences for a sound that is at once familiar and fresh. In 2011 the band performed to a sold-out CBC studio audience for a concert that was aired on radio and television nationwide.They have weird vocal improv sections, they rock out in 11/8, sometimes it seems like they're playing bluegrass, and they might make you cry.


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Fish & Bird

Fish & Bird are Taylor Ashton and Adam Gray, though not necessarily in that order. These tunesmiths hail from the west coast of Canada and compose melodious concoctions steeped in folk, brewed in the dense coniferous backwoods of their strange minds. Between them, they play banjo, fiddle, mandolin, upright bass, and even guitar. They are currently ... more info
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