An intimate concert and event venue on Gabriola Island
Bob Blair, Dawn Jackson, and Kimberley Macgregor
Bob Blair brings another evening of fantastic music to Birdsong. If you were here for "Steel Amigos", you will remember what a treat it was to hear some great songwriting and some really phenomenal steel guitar. Well, Bob is back, and bringing two more incredible musicians with him. It is worth sharing a little background on each of these folks. Pretty sure when you read about them, you will be as excited as we are.
Dawn Jackson grew up plucking strings on the guitars hanging on the walls of her grandfather’s Sho-Bud Guitar Company in Nashville, Tennessee. A branch off the pedal steel pioneering Jackson family, which has produced some of the most artistic and emotive instruments in the world, she followed the string pulls of her music-woven DNA strands to continue the tradition of creating music that expresses both heartache and hope.
Her authentic storytelling style of songwriting paints lyrical images, braided with melodic and atypical chord progressions, all complemented by lush, full and moody vocals, topped with a hint of inescapable twang.
A reformed bank manager, Kimberley realized she was doing a successful job of living someone else’s life—and a poor job living her own. In 2013, she launched her original songs into the world and took centre stage.
She has since released two full-length albums and was awarded Female Artist of the Year at both the 2015 and 2016 Edmonton Music Awards.
She lovingly crafts and passionately performs songs that will move your heart, change your mind and stomp your feet. Weaving seamlessly between blues, folk and rock, her common threads are strength, vulnerability and badassery, always sizzling with soul.
Bob Blair divides his time between Edmonton, Alberta and Gabriola Island, British Columbia. A multi-instrumentalist and singer, Bob regularly performs on guitar, pedal steel guitar, dobro and Weissenborn. As a pedal steel guitarist Bob gained his early experience playing steadily on the Eastern Ontario and Toronto club circuit. In addition to live performances across Canada with numerous artists as well as solo appearances, Bob has been a session player on a number of CD’s and jingles. He has performed frequently at steel guitar shows in Canada and the United States and in particular appears frequently at the annual Texas Steel Guitar Association Jamboree in Dallas.
One more for the Fall concert series! Super happy to be able to bring Seth Anderson here. This guy is turning heads and winning praise as one of Alberta's outstanding songwriters and performers, and it is easy to see why. Just check out the videos linked below, or listen at http://sethandersonmusic.com and we are sure you will want to be here.
Seth is a folk musician with east coast roots and a passion for adventure.
Blending elements of folk/rock with alternative country and the spirit of punk rock, he is most recognized for his high energy performances, and catchy, truth laden, heart driven lyrics; Strongly connected to the community and surroundings of his Rocky Mountain home of the last decade, Canmore, Alberta.
Seth has joined Joey Cape's (Lagwagon, Me First and the Gimme Gimme's) One Week Records roster based in San Francisco, CA to reveal his fourth full length effort which was released in June, 2016.