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 medical cannabis business growing despite impending legalization

With nearly a month to go until new cannabis legalization laws come… Continue reading

Humpback whales visit Cape Lazo

Peter Hamilton with Lifeforce Ocean Friends snapped these photos of some humpback… Continue reading

Valley Father-daughter duo share a special bond over a kidney

Annual kidney walk is set for Sept. 23 at Simms Park

Stolen Victoria vehicle crashes in Black Creek

On Sept. 15, 2018 at approximately 10:45 p.m., the Comox Valley RCMP… Continue reading

Courtenay getting a tool library

New facility allows do-it-yourselfers to borrow tools

VIDEO: Messages of hope, encouragement line bars of B.C. bridge

WARNING: This story contains references to suicide and may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Scheer pushes Trudeau to re-start Energy East pipeline talks

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer questioned the Prime Minister over Trans Mountain project

Mistaken identity: Missing dog claimed in Moose Jaw belongs to another family

Brennen Duncan was reunited with a white Kuvasz that was found in Saskatchewan

Abandoned kitten safe and sound thanks to B.C. homeless man

‘Jay’ found little black-and-white kitten in a carrier next to a dumpster by a Chilliwack pet store

Police chief defends controversial marijuana seizure

Advocates said cannabis was part of an opioid-substitution program in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

VIDEO: B.C. deer struggles with life-preserver caught in antlers

Campbell River resident captures entangled deer on camera

Trans Mountain completes Burrard Inlet spill exercise

Training required, some work continues on pipeline expansion

Supporters of B.C. man accused of murdering Belgian tourist pack courtoom

Family and friends of Sean McKenzie, 27, filled the gallery for brief court appearance in Chilliwack

Most Read