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Drummond back at Harrison for one show only April 30

Bryan Cutler, Harrison Festival Society

 

 

he Harrison Festival Society will be presenting rising BC singer songwriter and roots rocker Greg Drummond with his five piece band in Harrison’s Memorial Hall on Saturday April 30, 2016.

 

Greg Drummond’s musical style shows the influence of traditional Appalachian folk music with a modern southern rock transformation. Known for his deep, distinguishable voice and a style of songwriting that combines fun, infectious melodies with stories of a slightly darker tone, Greg Drummond writes songs that tell stories of struggle, adventure, and the crazy experiences of life. He tackles a wide variety of subjects including sleepless nights, drinking alone, finding redemption in love, soul searching, and pushing forward in the face of ongoing challenges.

Greg Drummond is a young musician who is steadily constructing a career on the road through steady touring, dedication, and commitment to his audiences. Drummond’s music is a bit of a departure for the Festival Society, which presents a lot of world and traditionally-based music.

 

His performance at the Memorial Hall represents a means of reaching out to draw on younger audiences and also on the crowd who first experienced him in Harrison, many of whom may not be regular festival goers.

“This will be Greg’s second performance here in the past year, following on his show for the country music Bands on the Beach event organized last labour day by Tourism Harrison,” says artistic director Andy Hillhouse. “During his performance, I could hear these great sounds from outside the hall where we had a craft fair going on, and when I went outside to listen closer I had several audience members tell me ‘you have to book this guy!’”

On his 2015 album “Drive”, Drummond has beautifully accompanied his storytelling through the tones of old hollow body guitars, gorgeous group harmonies, rolling train beat percussion and a section of horn players that elevates the entire album. Greg’s songs are guaranteed to inspire self-reflection and contemplation of some of life’s wonder, mystery, and despair.

 

He is also known for a commanding stage presence that draws audiences in to listen closely to what he has to say, or brings them to their feet in celebration. Come hear this talented young songwriter who is garnering a significant buzz throughout BC and across the country, with his strong band of players.

The show will begin at 8PM, April 30th in the Harrison Memorial Hall. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased online at www.harrisonfestival.com, over the phone at 604.796.3664, Agassiz Shoppers Drugmart, or at the door. E-mail here or call 604 796 3664 for more information.

 

About the Harrison Festival Society
Known worldwide for its professional artistry and small town hospitality, the Harrison Festival Society has long been a beacon for growing acceptance of diversity and purpose fuelled programming.

 

Each July for more than 35 years the Society has produced the internationally acclaimed Harrison Festival of the Arts, a 9 day, cross disciplinary, multicultural art event set amidst the small town atmosphere and breathtaking scenery of Harrison Hot Springs, BC.

 

A non-profit, grass-roots organization, the Society also presents an annual Season of the Performing Arts from September to May and works closely with a number of Fraser Valley partners in continuing to bring high quality, inclusive and accessible performing arts into the area.

 

 

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