The Victoria Americana Festival f. Twin Bandit Annie Lou & Jess Cobb
Sat. February 1st 7:30pm - 10:30pm doors at 5:30pm (All Ages) $20 ADV / $30 Will Call & Door
From the Mississippi Delta to the Mountains of Appalachia, Americana in all it's diversity is the bread basket of modern music. Join Oliver Swain and some of BC's top Singers, Song-Writers and Instrumentalists to celebrate this vast tradition!
Twin Bandit - Hannah Walker and Jamie Simard are that rare combination of brilliant, near-sibling vocal blend with songwriting that carries on the great tradition of story telling with a distinctly modern edge.
over the past few years they racked up over 13 million Spotify streams and impacted popular platform playlists, including Acoustic Covers, Acoustic Spring, The Pulse of Americana, Happy Folk, and more. The world got to meet the girls on the critically acclaimed 'For You', which garnered praise from The Bluegrass Situation, Folk Alley, Exclaim! and many others. Between standout festival appearances and tours with The Paper Kites and Joshua Hyslop, they’ve performed to passionate crowds across Europe and North America.
Annie-Lou - With a palette of old folk, oldtime, and country and bluegrass music Annie Lou paints a vibrant landscape, delivered with a vocal warmth evocative of the sweet tones of Kate and Anna McGarrigle blended with the raw emotion of Hazel Dickens. We laugh, cry, dance, reflect and connect with ballads, tunes, and songs inspired by our lives and times and ups and downs. Although Annie Lou draws deep from the well of tradition, this is new music, relevant to a modern audience, that finds its inspiration in a time when there was little separation between performer and audience - where everyone played something, or danced to it - and where music was deeply connected to the everyday lives of the people who played it.
Jesse Cobb - Founding member of the Grammy winning Bluegrass group The Infamous String Dusters, Jesse' Mandolin Playing is beyond compare.
"Oliver Swain's BIG MACHINE" (Folk-Noir, Americana)
Oliver Swain, a Juno and WCMA nominated Americana and Folk-Noir musician from Victoria BC spent a dozen years in some of North Americas most loved roots bands(Outlaw Social, The Duhks, The Bills) before releasing 'In a BIG MACHINE' in 2011 to rave reviews “Oliver Swain's brilliant vocals and genre-agnostic style make 'In a BIG MACHINE' one of the... more info