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Event Archive - Come celebrate Skagway's latest CD - "Thought and Memory": Skagway

Fri. June 1st 2012 Orange Hall (All Ages)
8:00 - 10:30 doors at 7:30
Tickets at: 250 886 7108
Presented by: Hello Stranger Productions
Skagway is a modern bluegrass duo that is steeped in tradition. In the relatively short time the band has been together, they have become a mainstay of the Vancouver Island bluegrass and folk music scene.

Skagway delivers an energetic and fun performance rife with soaring vocal harmonies, and blistering solos. These boys play an assortment of original songs and instrumentals mixed with traditional and even modern music.

Skagway is known for their powerful original songs and instrumentals, their fast picking, and their energetic stage presence. As the core of the band, Ira Pelletier and Tad Ruszel have a hard driving rhythm, that they mix with their own brand of soulful harmony. They engage audiences with their witty banter and bountiful stage presence.

Whether you are a fan of bluegrass music, enjoy great acoustic music, or just love to listen to people having fun singing and picking, this is a band you do not want to miss.

Their first album “Wine in the Cupboard” was realeased in July 2011.

Skagway has been invited to play such festivals as the Coombs Country Bluegrass Festival, The Sooke River Bluegrass Festival, The Lighthouse Bluegrass Festival, and the Islands Folk Festival to name a few.

“Bringing lots of young energy to the stage, they arrive complete with their own audience. Mixing traditional bluegrass and newgrass together, they have created their own sound. An act not to be missed, there's some hot pickin’ coming from this band.” Linda Thorburn - Coombs Country Bluegrass Festival

"I can tell you hand on heart that I think it's STUNNING. You boys should be mighty proud of what you've achieved here, as it's a wonderful contemporary bluegrass/roots album that can stand up to anything released in this arena in recent years. The playing from all concerned, especially you two wizards, is exemplary; the songs are really beautiful, and I love the balance between the vocal tunes and the instrumentals. The production is clean and crisp, and the packaging is just perfect to enhance the content. Seriously, we love it, so colour us very impressed indeed."

David Morrison


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