Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Entertainment

The Best of the Blues

Byrnes and the Sojourners to play Harrison May 11

Released by Ed Stenson, Harrison Festival Society

 

oin us for the second annual Harrison Festival Society fundraiser featuring the music of legendary bluesman Jim Byrnes and his band with special guests The Sojourners.

 

This event takes place Saturday, May 11 and will provide much needed support to the Harrison Festival Society as well as offer a great evening of entertainment. There are only 200 tickets available for this evening.

 

A multiple Juno Award winner Jim Byrnes is one of Canada’s best known bluesmen and always puts on a great show in Harrison. The Sojourners, originally put together to back up Byrnes on his award winning album House of Refuge, have gone on to become an in-demand group. Their music captures echoes of doo wop, R&B, country and blues woven together with gospel to create a unique sound.

 

For more than thirty years, Jim Byrnes’ instantly recognizable gruff as sandpaper, sweet as honey voice has been an essential part of this country’s musical landscape. Now a blues legend he notes, “Deep down, blues is an acceptance of life. You stand in front of life and life says, ‘that’s the way it is baby’.  To play the blues, you take all the bullshit that’s been piling up and you channel it through your guitar and voice. You let the pain go and turn it into a good feeling. That’s the blues – pure and simple.”

 

 

The Sojourners (Marcus Mosely, Will Sanders and Khari McClelland) are a rock solid unit and proof positive that faith can move mountains. But, don’t let that scare you away. Sinner or saved - wherever you are on your own personal journey, you should listen to The Sojourners. You’ll feel better for it.

 

Tickets for this great evening are $75.00 plus tax. A $30.00 tax receipt will be issued with each ticket.  With the purchase of eight tickets your table will be reserved; all other seating is general admission.

 

In addition to the music the evening will include a silent auction, raffle and door prizes.  Appetizers and refreshments will be served.

 

Gather your friends and join us for an evening of fun with great blues and gospel music in the Harrison Memorial Hall Saturday, May 11 starting at 7:30pm but do not delay the limited number of tickets are going fast.

 

Tickets are available by calling 604 796-3664 or online at www.harrisonfestival.com.

 

 

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