Fiftieth Parallel at Zo Saturday

Fiftieth Parallel again hit the studio recording their new CD Open Sky.

With a second summer of festival performances under their belt, Fiftieth Parallel again hit the studio recording their new CD Open Sky.

During October 2012 on the Oyster River, songs performed and honed during the summer on Cortes and Quadra islands and beyond were put to tape to create the new all-original CD.

Fiftieth Parallel has been forming its own unique style of progressive acoustic music,  drawing inspiration from artists such as John Butler and the late Michael Hedges.

Despite being only a duo — Phil Marchand (acoustic guitar), Jonathan Hinds (acoustic guitar and percussion) — Fiftieth Parallel have made a name for themselves with their Island-infused West Coast acoustic sounds.

This Saturday marking the final countdown to spring, Fiftieth Parallel will perform at the Zocalo Café in downtown Courtenay, filling the room with harmonic sounds and djembe rhythms. Music will start at 7:30 p.m.

Open Sky can be found along with Weapon Of The Future (first full-length release) at any Fiftieth Parallel show and at locations across Vancouver Island. Fiftieth Parallel are working with vocalist Ben O’Connor and have just released a five-track EP, which is also available at events.

More information and videos can be found online under Fiftieth Parallel.

— Fiftieth Parallel

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