Black Spruce Bog straddles the tree line that separates the last of the boreal forest from the arctic tundra; it rides the rails west to Rupert with the Lorne Creek Mountain man; and it shares a brew, a laugh, and a deep sigh with a pulp mill broke hustler.
There are many people who choose not to live in this limbo-like space between wilderness, traditional territories, and industry. But those who do have the most kick ass stories to tell.
With roots set deep in the northern soil, Black Spruce Bog brings a sound and tells the stories of people and the land they live on. The mossy floor of a spruce bog is not an easy place to thrive; but with the right mix of rhythm, rhyme, and ruckus, any sapling can find the light.
A five-piece electric acoustic posse of friends who truly enjoy spending time and creating sound with each other, their chemistry floods off the stage and makes it nearly impossible not to jump, dance, tap and at the very least grin big.
Special opening act
Starting the evening is a special treat from Cumberland’s own Josie Eileen – who isn’t yet old enough to actually go to the Waverley if she’s not performing, but is destined to be a regular on its stage… and many others. Her unique, fierce and quirky musical meanderings and vocal shenanigans leave no one wondering who she is. Joined by her dad, Tim Patterson, on banjo and guitar, and a couple more surprise guests, be sure and arrive on time so you can say you saw her when…
Join Cumberland Village Works and Tinshack Creative in welcoming Black Spruce Bog to the Valley for their first visit. Tickets available online and at the door. www.CumberlandVillageWorks.com for details. Friday Nov. 7, Waverley Hotel, Cumberland. Doors 9:30, tickets $10 advance, $15 at the door.