New Orleans-flavored roots trio returns to Harrison

Vancouver-based trio Cannery Row will be returning to Harrison with their rollicking, blues influenced New Orleans gumbo on September 26.

Cannery Row follows up on a successful 2014 Festival appearance

Vancouver-based trio Cannery Row will be returning to Harrison with their rollicking, blues influenced New Orleans gumbo on Saturday, September 26 at 8 p.m. in the intimate Harrison Memorial Hall.

“Harrison audiences are well acquainted with the wonderful fiddler, piano player and singer  Gary Comeau, first through his Voodoo Allstars and most recently through Cannery Row’s grooving 2014 performance on the Festival Beach Stage, ” says Hillhouse.

With diverse musical backgrounds but a common love of roots Americana styles, Comeau and his bandmates, veterans Tim Hearsey (guitar) and Chris Nordquist (drums), stir up  an eclectic mix  of original tunes. In their music, one can hear the influence of Mardi Gras in New Orleans, the blues from Memphis and the Mississippi Delta, the Latin rhythms of Cuba and a sprinkle of the early roots of jazz.

Hillhouse states that “these are three fine players- as fine as you will find in the musical heartlands of the southern states to which they pay homage in their music. If you can’t travel to the bayou, we can have a taste of it right here.”

Alongside Gary Comeau, Tim Hearsay is one of Canada’s finest blues guitarists, and has performed with several blues legends, including Taj Mahal, Lowell Fulson, and Hubert Sumlin, as well as Jim Byrnes, with whom he partnered to produce Jim’s 1996 Juno award winning album “That River”. Chris “the wrist” Nordquist provides the effortless groove on the drums. Chris is simply one of Canada’s most prolific and versatile drummers, with a list of credits that reads like a who’s who of Canadian music.

Cannery Row’s slogan is “laissez les bon temps roulez!,” which translates as “let the good times roll!” Indeed, these three highly accomplished players know how to bring on the good times with the  deep grooves of American roots music, and there is no better place to boogie down than the historic Harrison Memorial Hall.

Tickets for Cannery Row are $22.00 and can be purchased online at www.harrisonfestival.com, by phone at 604-796-3664 or in person at the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison and Agassiz Shoppers Drug Mart on Pioneer Ave.

Just Posted

Housing concerns prompt decline in Fraser Cascade’s student enrolment

This year saw lower than projected enrolment, likely because of families moving out of the district

‘Re-emerging’ artist takes on Harrison’s Ranger Station residency

Painter Ava P. Christl will be the gallery’s newest artist in residence

Kent wastewater plant gets $7,500 grant for improvement study

The district will be looking at modifications to its digester system

Fantasy Farms told to stop holding special events on farmland that go against agricultural rules

The Morans say it might spell the end of their seasonal events like Reapers Haunted Attractions

New event invites Agassiz to meet museum’s resident ghost

The Haunted Museum Tour will take place on Oct. 26 and 30

VIDEO: Agassiz lights candles in memory of missing, murdered Indigenous women

The Sisters in Spirit vigil took place at the Agassiz United Church

Man who orchestrated Mission murders gets day parole after serving less than three years

Victims’ parents express grief, outrage over parole board decision

Woman, 24, faces life-altering injuries after being dragged 4 blocks by vehicle in Vancouver

A gofundme account says the woman will have to undergo multiple complex surgeries

Fatal overdoses down by 33% in B.C., but carfentanil deaths continue to spike

Carfentanil, an illicit drug more powerful than fentanyl, causing more deaths than ever

A year after pot legalization in Canada, it’s a slow roll

It’s one year into Canada’s experiment in legal marijuana, and hundreds of legal pot shops have opened

ELECTION 2019: Climate strikes push environment to top of mind for federal leaders

Black Press Media presents a three-part series on three big election issues

Most Read