Noon Dennis Atkins - guitar/vocals-Manitoban country folk
1pm Paul Ruszel - guitar/vocal -original folk
2pm Kent Ball - guitar /vocals- singer songwriter folk/rock
3pm Teacher /Student Showcase - Kathy White Dancers
4pm open mic - if you have a tune you would like to perform on stage, now is the time
5pm Rockland Moran - his slide capabilities and knowledge of the blues genre gives us a fine evening of the acoustic guitar defining the blues
6pm Curl – based out of Victoria these ladies perform stellar electric blues, many original, with a confidence that comes with capabilities
7pm Blue Dog Ramble – trio of blues vets calling the Nanaimo blues scene home these days giving us covers and originals
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Paul Ruszel (singer/songwriter)
Paul was born in Toronto on April 16, 1953.
He is an accomplished singer-songwriter who, over the course of the last 40 years, has written hundreds of songs. Paul embraces the old-time storytelling tradition, where his lyrics are as much poetry as they are music. He is a mainstay of The Islands Folk Festival where he has been ... more info
Lead singer for "Blue Haze" 1970's band
Singer-songwriter composer, Recording artist.
Recent recording in Nashville.
Single recording "On A Rock"
My goals are to write songs that have meaning.
My biggest Influences are my family, friends and my fans. Words that I live by are: "My best has yet to come" Cheers! more info
Shawnigan-based bluesman Rockland Moran used to play “Fusegrass” style on his guitar, then shifted to open-tuned acoustic and made some physical adjustments to his instrument that gave him a spooky sound akin that of a steel guitar. Whether singing or performing instrumentals, Moran has a fusion of jazz and “roots blues” that is evocative a... more info
CURL (Original Music)
CURL is a west coast based blues band operating out of Victoria, British Columbia.
CURL consists of Helen Davies on lead vocals and guitar; Dee Cooper on keyboards and vocals; Susan Johnson on bass guitar and vocals; and featuring Jazz Fouladianpour on guitar and Andy Okell on drums
CURL has two CDs: All My Fault (produced in 2013 at One To... more info