Victoria Bluegrass Association Logo: Bringing People together for the Preservation, Enjoyment and Advancement of Bluegrass and Related Acoustic Music.
Tuesday February 27th 9:00pm First Church of Christ Scientist (map)
Feature Act: Roxeen & Dalrymple

For 25 years, Gary Dalrymple performed as part of The Spinney Brothers, a Nova Scotian bluegrass band with international recognition. But when the band retired from the road last year, he decided to reunite with an old friend and hit the stage once again with a new act: Roxeen & Dalrymple. Roxeen Roberts also performed as part of the original Spinney Brothers band 25 years ago, before she left to pursue other opportunities.

After the Spinney Brothers stopped touring full time, Roxeen and I started talking about putting something together. We got together with a musician or two, but it didn't feel right, so we decided to just break it down to what we were doing in the beginning - a duo.

Their performances borrow heavily from early country and bluegrass sounds, featuring both originals and two-piece covers of classic bluegrass, country and gospel tunes. "In a nutshell, our goal is to have a song selection that means something to us but brings something to the audience as well," said Dalrymple. "Even if it is new songs the audience hasn't heard or original tunes by us, it still keeps with the traditional sounds of the old days of country. There will be some instrumental breaks in there as well with some mandolin or fiddle-heavy 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