Blast in new year at Little Red Church

Blast in the new year Jan. 3 with some bluegrass, country and old time music at the Little Red Church in Comox.

Blast in the new year Jan. 3 with some bluegrass, country and old time music at the Little Red Church in Comox.

Join North America’s top bluegrass mandolin player, John Reischman, and his new band, the Pine Siskins, as they raise the temperature of the hall a few notches with their hot, hot, playing.

Local musician Trent Freeman is the fiddler with John’s band and he has some impressive licks to demonstrate, having just come from Toronto where he has been the fiddler with the Foggy Hogtown Boys.

John and the band are doing a mid-winter tour of the Pacific Northwest and the Comox Valley has lucked in as one of the stops.  The Pine Siskins are a top-flight band delivering a truly fresh blend of original songs and instrumentals, old-time heritage, and bluegrass power.

Joining John and Trent are guitarist Eli West from Seattle, and Vancouver’s Patrick Metzger on bass. Eli has been touring throughout the Americas with Chaplain Morrison doing energetic acoustic songs of rock, bluegrass and country with American and British folk influences.

Morrison and West have a warm musical chemistry and add soaring vocal harmonies on all their tunes.

Patrick is an outstanding musician who tours and records with several groups, most notably the popular Vancouver bands Headwater, Cousin Harley and the Leah Abramson Singers. He brings a solid swinging sound to his playing that instantly propels people onto the dance floor.

The Pine Siskins’ live show at the Little Red Church will feature original songs, instrumentals, and newly arranged traditional material.

Add to that the fun of watching elder statesman John Reischman set the pace for his younger counterparts and you’ve got a very entertaining experience. There will be space in the back of the hall for all those who wish to dance to some frenetic music so bring your dancing boots, just in case you feel the urge.

On Jan. 3 the Little Red Church will be the site of fast-paced, old-time bluegrass and country that’ll send the winter blues packing. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30.

You can get tickets at the door or by calling Craig at 250-339-4249.

— Fiddlejam

Just Posted

Comox Valley libraries have plenty to offer during Family Literacy Week

Colleen Nelson Special to The Record Do you have a young reader… Continue reading

Strong winds up to 100 km/h for parts of Vancouver Island

Wind warning in effect for north, east and west Vancouver Island into Saturday morning

Comox Legion celebrates Robbie Burns day

The Comox Valley Pipe Band Society is celebrating Robbie Burns on Jan.… Continue reading

VIDEO: École Puntledge Park Elementary celebrates winter solstice

The event was a part of the school’s Indigenous education curriculum

Valley company reaching out to women near and far

Three Comox Valley business women know firsthand what good menstrual products can… Continue reading

Self serve doggy-wash poised to change dog grooming industry

Add money, start spraying to wash dog in the K9000

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Comox Valley libraries have plenty to offer during Family Literacy Week

Colleen Nelson Special to The Record Do you have a young reader… Continue reading

Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people

Federal Liberals announce former B.C. MLA as new candidate in byelection

Richard Lee will face off against federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh

No winning ticket in $10 million Lotto Max jackpot

No win in Friday night’s draw means the next Lotto Max draw will be approximately $17 million

Scientists ID another possible threat to orcas: pink salmon

For two decades, significantly more of the whales have died in even-numbered years than in odd years

Burnaby byelection turmoil sparks debate about identity issues in politics

The Liberals still have not said whether they plan to replace Wang, who stepped aside Wednesday

B.C. woman planned to donate a kidney to her husband, then found out she has cancer

Richard Stuart needs a kidney, his wife Tracy has been diagnosed with cancer

Most Read