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Fri. March 8th 2019 @  Blue Dog Guitars (All Ages)
Presented by: Bluedog Concert Series, Horizon School Of Music
. Friday, March 8th Bluedog Concert Series presents EARLY SPIRIT Album Release Party (featuring Spirit of the West's Jay Knutson) @ Bluedog Guitars, #121 - 60 Orwell Street, North Vancouver / Show 7pm / Get your tickets @

EARLY SPIRIT - Featuring progressive arrangements with deep grooves and powerful violin leads, Early Spirit's unique approach to folk music incorporates everything from swing and jazz influences to dance-heavy reels. The band unites the stellar talents of Jay Knutson (vocals, guitar) who co-wrote, arranged and performed Celtic folk-rock music as a member of the acclaimed Spirit of the West; Gabriel Dubreuil, a Franco-Canadian violinist with a passion for independent, genre-bending music; Will Chernoff, one of Canada’s finest jazz musicians on bass; and Ben Kelly, a versatile drummer and son of Spirit of the West's Geoffrey Kelly. "A unique blend of rock and roll energy, of folk lyrical conventions centered around various facets of Canadian life" -- The Province

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