WEB EXTRA: Fiftieth Parallel playing Friday night in Courtenay

With a second summer of festival performances under their belt 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 of 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 have been forming their 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) and  Jonathan Hinds (acoustic guitar and percussion) — Fiftieth Parallel have made a name for themselves with their Island-infused West Coast acoustic sounds.

On Friday, April 5 Fiftieth Parallel will perform at Rewind Coffeebar in Tin Town, Courtenay, filling the room with harmonic sounds and djembe rhythms. Rewind Coffeebar is located up 26th Street on Rosewall Crescent and will offer usual coffee service. Music will start around 7 p.m. with entrance by donation.

Fiftieth Parallel CDs can be found at any of their live events, at Rewind Coffeebar and Bop City Records in the Comox Valley.

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

— Fiftieth Parallel

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