Guthrie celebrating release of locally grown album

June 17 finds Luke Blu Guthrie and band at the Waverley Hotel celebrating the release of the locally grown and harvested album titled LBG.

June 17 finds Luke Blu Guthrie and band at the Waverley Hotel celebrating the release of the locally grown and harvested album titled LBG.

After consistent gigging throughout the south coast of the province, Guthrie and band are excited to be back home playing at one of the Valley’s best live venues. 2011 has been kind to Valley native Luke Blu Guthrie and has found him playing steadily to ever-growing crowds of fans who have been intrigued by his thoughtful lyrics and soulful guitar/vocal style.

The March 2011 independent release of the “LBG” has already seen significant radio play and is gaining momentum. This recording finds Luke in the company of an unusual mix of Vancouver Island based talent.

Jack Roland (fiddle) has deep roots on Salt Spring Island and a strong bluegrass background. This influence is heard on songs like “Get that stump out my yard”, a fiddle tune which was co-written with Luke.

Jim Guthrie (bass) is Ontario born and has a wide musical history that includes forays into funk and sojourns into soul. Jim’s playing was an anchor in the live sessions that took place during the making of this record.

Joining Luke on vocals is the master of the kazoo and glockenspiel; Jenn Forsland. Schooled in Alberta, Jenn’s experience working with choirs and jazz ensembles brings another, sweeter element to this group of three J’s and a blu.

Also joining the band will be local percussionist Jim Stepan, who has been a key player and supporter in the growth of the Comox Valley music scene.

The evening will be kicked off by singer/multi instrumentalist Archie Pateman. Archie is a founding member and songwriter for the stellar Canadian band The Breakmen.

Pateman also works as a side man in various other musical projects including the Island based bluegrass duo Skagway. Archie will be joined by Skagway on June 17, making this a memorable night of Island-based talent.

Music starts at 9:30. Tickets ($10) are available through Cumberland Village Works and Bop City Records in Courtenay. The new CD titled LBG is available in the Comox Valley at Bop City Records, Seeds Grocery in Cumberland and through

— Luke Blu Guthrie


Just Posted

Y2K Spitfire comes home

Stocky Edwards guest of honour at banquet

Crown Isle acquires Longlands Golf Course

The Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community just got a little bit… Continue reading

Heliports certified at Comox Valley, Campbell River hospitals

Both sites should see heliports up and running by late summer

115 new wildfires burning across B.C. due to 19,000 lightning strikes

More fires expected to start today, says BC Wildfire Service officials

Three small wildfires burning west of Courtenay

The blazes are the result of a brief thunderstorm last night

B.C. BMX kid wows GoPro with homemade video

Eight-year-old Rex Johnson wins award for inventive video

Take a look at K’omox National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations

With performances, workshops, artisan vendors and traditional foods filling the day Thursday,… Continue reading

Second Narrows Bridge collapse survivor remembers tragic day

Kelowna’s Norm Atkinson remembers what it was like to survive B.C. ‘s worst industrial accident

Lions need to focus on football after disruptive fan incident: coach

Wally Buono says his players need to focus on football after defensive back Marcell Young hit a fan

Liberals set hiring, procurement rules for federally-funded projects

Indigenous Peoples, recent immigrants, veterans, young people, people with disabilities and women to be hired

Get your hot dog water, only $40 in Vancouver

‘Hot Dog Water’ seller in Vancouver gets laughs, sales with savvy marketing

Privacy questions linger two years after Canada-U.S. terror list deal struck

Two years after Canadian and U.S. security agencies signed an updated agreement officials consider privacy risk

Manitoba MP was allegedly abusive at Red Cross shelter

Canadian Red Cross has filed a complaint that Liberal backbencher MaryAnn Mihychuk ignored protocol

Rescued Oregon family simply unprepared for adventure, RCMP say

Agencies now helping the group of four get to their destination in Alaska

Most Read