Fourteen shows in eight weeks have kept the four-piece band Backporch Banjo busy.
“Bluegrass music with an old-time sound” is one description of the music they make.
The combination of Scruggs-style and clawhammer banjo, finger-picked guitar with standup bass, mandolin and vocal harmonies keeps toes tapping.
The repertoire includes traditional bluegrass, old-time
and original tunes.
Earl Purvis and Linda Thorburn hail from Qualicum Bay. Bob Slater
and Kazimea Sokil live in the Comox Valley.
Last seen on the stage at the Coombs Bluegrass Festival, Backporch Banjo will play in Courtenay at the Zocalo Café this Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Admission is by donation.
— Backporch Banjo