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Extravagant Signals: The Underdog Instrument Open Mic: Jack Garton

Sat. June 22nd 2013 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM doors at 8:00 PM @  Gallery 1965 (All Ages) 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM doors at 8:00 PM
Tickets at: Zulu Records, Red Cat Records, Highlife Records
Presented by: Extravagant Signals, Accordion Noir Society & Barbara Adler
Extravagant Signals - Accordion Noir Society Presents: The Underdog Instrument Open Mic

The Accordion Noir Society presents The Underdog Instrument Open Mic. Featuring Jack Garton of Maria in the Shower. Hosted by Barbara Adler (Accordion) + Paul Silveria (Banjo). Welcoming misunderstood instruments of all stripes: including banjos, squeezeboxes and even ukuleles 
Doors + Sign Up 8:00 PM Show 9:00 PM $5-$10. On Sale at Red Cat, Zulu + Highlife and

Over the last 10 years, Jack Garton has been a growing presence in the Vancouver performing arts stagescape. While co-producing Thundering Word Heard with the late T. Paul St. Marie (voted the city’s best open mic four years running), Jack learned his craft on-stage with Vancouver’s best performers, steeped in the spirit of multimedia collaboration. Jack continues to make a career of producing ground-breaking performances, working with the most exciting and playful members of the Vancouver music and theatre communities. As a co-founder of Maria in the Shower and Playmore Theatre, he is honoured to have worked with the Nucleus Collective, Blackberry Wood, In the House Festival, Mind of a Snail Puppet Co., the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret, Walking Fish Theatre Festival and the Vancouver Fool’s Society to produce some of Vancouver’s most entertaining and interactive musical theatre.

About Barbara Adler

“Barbara Adler guides her audience with the easy charm of someone who loves what they do.” CBC

“(Adler) writes smart, funny, and often deeply moving poetry around questions of history, identity, and self-image.” The Georgia Straight

Barbara Adler doesn't faze easily. In over a decade of touring, she has told stories, performed poetry, and played her accordion all over North America and Europe. She’s appeared in every conceivable variation of bar, night club, high school, coffee shop, theater, folk festival, hockey rink, living room, elementary school classroom, jail and converted art gallery\church\tattoo-parlor. Her revolving deck of business cards have pegged her as: writer, storyteller, accordion squeezer, songwriter, MC, teacher, DIY organizer, graphic design hack, web wrangler and amateur interviewer. She is proud to note that she recently added "blogger" to that list, and may even get into pod-casting. Better late than never. Quick-witted, warmly funny, and charmingly adventurous, Barbara Adler keeps it interesting.

About Paul Silveria

Paul Silveria has a passion for sharing traditional music and dance with a wide range of audiences.

Paul is an old-time banjo player who covers a variety of intriguing Americana: mountain ballads, country blues, jug band tunes, and originals, all with a ready wit and engaging delivery. Most notably he plays for kids and their banjo-loving parents as Professor Banjo in a show that features sing-a-longs, dancing games, and more!

He also plays for grown-ups as "Professor Banjo: Detention Hall," where he gets to dip into the rich musical well of inebriation, homicide, and heartbreak.

Paul has been calling traditional Square Dances with live music since 2002. His energetic delivery and beginner-friendly teaching have made him a regional favorite!
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