Vancouver Steel Guitar Festival
Contact DetailsKat Wahamaa
ShinyB Music, Zula Productions & The Wise Club present
The 3rd Annual Vancouver Steel
September 21, 22, 23 @ the Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac Ave.
Kat Wahamaa & Tony Rees of ShinyB Music are delighted to announce that they’re teaming up with Cem Zafir of Zula Productions to produce the 3rd Annual Vancouver Steel Guitar Festival September 21, 22 & 23, putting it all together with the support of the Wise Club. The festival brings steel players and lovers together to revel in the sliding, sinuous, sometimes sacred, sometimes seemingly from outer-space sounds of the steel guitar.
Doug Cox (Ken Hamm, Chuck Brodsky, Long John Baldry, Amos Garrett), Steve Dawson (Zubot & Dawson, Jim Byrnes Acoustic Band, Great Uncles of the Revolution), Michael Dunn (Hot Club of Mars) and Scott Smith (Bottleneck, Terminal Station) are all on the bill this year with more to be announced in the next few weeks!
Kat & Tony put on the first fest in 2002 at the old Carnegies as a one day event featuring 9 different acts. It was a sell–out show, but as life happens when you’re busy making other plans, it wasn’t till 2005 that they mounted the 2nd festival, held over three days at Rime and highlighting the release of Steve Dawson’s acclaimed release We Belong to the Gold Coast.
After having a warm fuzzy connection with Cem, a fellow proponent of music that sits firmly outside the cereal box, Kat & Tony decided it was a natural to co-produce this year’s festival with him at The Wise Hall with the generous support of the Wise Club. The Thursday night show on the 21 will also be a part of the WISE UP! fund-raiser series to assist with renovations of this venerable Vancouver performance space.
Tickets go on sale August 25 and will be available at Highlife Records, Not Just Another Music Shop, Rufus Guitar Shop, and Zulu Records.
ShinyB Music [email protected]
Listing last confirmed: Aug. 16, 2006