Friday, Aug. 2 – Petunia and the Vipers – Americana/Alt. Country/Dance
8 pm – The Farm – doors at 7 pm
After touring for the past decade to the UK, Canada and parts of the USA, world acclaimed Petunia and the Vipers make it to Hornby Island, with their last four album releases all going to #1 on the Canadian Folk/Blues/Americana charts. Louis Armstrong was once asked what his favorite kind of music was, and his response was simple; “Good music”. Petunia & the Vipers’ sound may not sit comfortably in one certain genre, but “Good Music” describes it well. Together with his band the Vipers they play original music combining elements of classic 1920’s, 30’s 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s country, country blues, western swing, alt country rock, Mexicana, French cabaret, Romanian, ragtime, jazz, punk and folk music’s. Tom Waits meets Elvis at Woody Guthrie’s Hobo junction… Avant-Country night club scene music… One of the best bands in the world today, of any kind… hillbilly-flavoured-swing inflected-ragtime-goodtime-thunderously rolling-one-of-a-kind-you-don’t-want-to-miss-this-sort-of-a-show… A new music that springboards off of music of the past and jumps into the present day, left with only echoes of the past.
“REAL UNDERGROUND MUSIC. Foot-tapping country & western laced with rock and jazz.” – The New York Post
“one of Canada’s best indie bands” – CBC
Friday, Aug. 2 The Farm Opening Act – 7:30 pm Gates at 7 pm
Kadence is a versatile band consisting of two members, Micaela Pereira and Quin Etheridge-Pedden. These two young musicians create their unique celtic/contemporary/jazz sound with two fiddles, guitar and piano. It is Kadence’s goal to share their love of music with everyone they can, and to continuously reinvent the ordinary. Both these musicians are graduates from the Hornby Festival School for Emerging Musicians.
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