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Event Archive - 2nd Annual Mighty String Thing!: Celso Machado, Josh & Max Baca, Cecile Doo-Kingue, Doug Cox and Sam Hurrie

Fri. April 21st 2017 - Fri. April 21st 2017 First Church of Christ Scientist (All Ages)
8:00 pm doors at 7:30 pm
$30 advance | $35 at the door
An ecclectic group of string wizards (and the Tex Mex world's hottest accordion player!) come together to present an evening of ear candy from various roots music traditions. This is guaranteed to be an exciting evening of music you don't want to miss!


Grammy Award Winners Max and Josh Baca - together they created Los Texmaniacs, the new masters of Bajo Sexto and Tex Mex Accordion.

Multiple Juno Award Nominee and Leo Award Winner Celso Machado is a virtuoso Brazilian guitarist, percussionist, multi-instrumentalist and singer.

Multiple Maple Blues Award Nominee, Cecile Doo Kingue is one of Canada’s most electrifying and versatile guitarists / singer-songwriters blending blues, afro-roots and soul.

With nearly a century of music making between them, Doug Cox and Sam Hurrie are avatars of pretty well every style of blues/roots/acoustic music that ever made you want to tap your toes or clap your hands and shout for joy.

For more information visit:

Advance tickets $30 at Ivy's Bookshop (on Oak Bay Ave) and Lyle's Place (downtown)
or online at


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Celso Machado

Celso Machado (Solo) There are few performers in the world today as versatile and fascinating as guitarist/singer/percussionist Celso Machado. Brazilian-born and Vancouver-based, Machado delights his audiences with his subtle mixture of musical inspiration, irresistible rhythm, and inspired lunacy. He is a highly respected multi-instrumentalist an... more info

Cecile Doo-Kingue

"Full of sophisticated musicianship and striking lyricism" - Living Blues Magazine An exceptional stage presence, guitarist / singer-songwriter Cécile Doo-Kingué blends blues, afro-roots and soul to create a unique sound. Born and raised in New York City, first generation from Cameroon, she has lived in the USA, France, and is now an adopted M... more info