Victoria Bluegrass Association Logo: Bringing People together for the Preservation, Enjoyment and Advancement of Bluegrass and Related Acoustic Music.
Tuesday February 28th 9:00pm First Church of Christ Scientist (map)
Feature Act: Hardly Handsome

Hardly Handsome got their start playing music scores in fourth-rate movie theaters and orchestra pits of Alberta's underground theater scene. Rarely heard and seldom seen, the boys fatefully burst into the spotlight during a show in Canmore when their tarpaulin/orchestra pit came crashing down halfway through the second act.

From the far back row of the crowded basement, a woman was heard to scream, "They're hardly handsome but I'll spare a loonie to hear them play on!"

Now on the other side of the curtain, Hardly Handsome is gaining a following in Western Canada's off the beaten path bluegrass scene.


- The Underground Gazette

Over the past six years, Hardly Handsome has played at bluegrass festivals throughout select parts of North America, wowing fans with their wide ranging song selection, vibrant harmonies, dance moves, bass solos and BBQ'd tri-tip. The core members, Bill Humby on guitar and vocals, Gord Higby on mando and vocals, and Nico Humby on bass, vocals, and dance moves are pleased as punch to have fiddler fantastico Ivonne Hernandez joining them for this performance. Come for the tri tip, stay for the tunes...

Doors open: 7:30 pm
The evening starts with an Open Stage from 7:45pm to 8:45pm. You can sign up for a spot on the Open Stage by contacting Jeb Gordon at 778-678-4570 or email openstage@victoriabluegrass.ca

Admission: suggested donation $7 general, $5 for VBA members and open stage performers
Tuesday March 28th 9:00pm First Church of Christ Scientist (map)
Feature Act: Tracy Lynn and Annie Savage

Annie Savage is a seasoned and vibrant fiddler who grew up studying with the likes of Bobby Hicks and Blaine Sprouse. She is a founding member of Jeff Scroggins and Colorado and recently released her latest CD project with her band The Savage Hearts. Since it's release, Playing It Forward has been in the top 5 of US Americana / Bluegrass Charts.

Tracy Lynn is a Vancouver Island-born singer songwriter who has just completed touring her 2014 CD The Young Old Woman.

Annie and Tracy bring a show filled with plenty of energy, laughs, and great music.

Doors open: 7:30 pm
The evening starts with an Open Stage from 7:45pm to 8:45pm. You can sign up for a spot on the Open Stage by contacting Jeb Gordon at 778-678-4570 or email openstage@victoriabluegrass.ca

Admission: suggested donation $7 general, $5 for VBA members and open stage performers