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Tuesday September 26th 9:00pm First Church of Christ Scientist (map)
Feature Act: Riverside Bluegrass Band

Here we are again. Something old. Something new. With most of the original members of The Riverside Bluegrass Band getting together for the evening, and with the addition of one of our newest members, this should prove to be a high-energy, fun and fabulous show! Lineup includes Mike Kraft on banjo, Larry Stevens on dobro, Paul Lange on guitar, James Whittall on mandolin, Eric Adams on bass and Ivonne Hernandez on fiddle.

If you are unfamiliar with all of these great players then you must be from out of town. We're in for a great show!

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
Sunday October 15th 7:30pm Location TBA
House Concert: Eli West

Eli West is a Seattle-based musician whose music has been featured by Rolling Stone, NPR, BBC and more. His recent debut solo album, The Both, has him taking the lead on electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, and pedal steel, whilst remaining a thoughtful collaborator with some of his close friends and personal heroes, like jazz great Bill Frisell, new Americana discovery Dori Freeman, and Anna & Elizabeth.

Eli is well-known for his work with Norwegian fiddler Olav Mjelva, Cahalen Morrison (their duo headlined the Anchorage Folk Festival in 2013), Tim O'Brien, Jayme Stone and more.

The singer and multi-instrumentalist oozes understated talent.

Doors open: 7:00 pm
Admission: $18 general, $15 for VBA members.
Email your reservation request to colleen@victoriabluegrass.ca. You'll be given the location when you reserve a ticket.

Tuesday October 31st 9:00pm First Church of Christ Scientist (map)
Feature Act: Miriam Sonstenes and Jeff Dill

Miriam Sonstenes and Jeff Dill have been playing music together for over a decade. With a fiddle, a guitar and two voices in harmony, their music reveals a deep love of bluegrass, old time and old country.

Their musical travels have taken them to North Carolina, Louisiana, Ireland, and across Canada on VIA Rail's Artists on Board Program. As well as studying and performing the music they both love, Miriam is a member of The Unfaithful Servants, and a founding member of the award-winning roots trio The Sweet Lowdown. Jeff is a member of Riverside Bluegrass Band and both are founding members of Victoria bluegrass band Flash In The Pan.

With a tight vocal blend on classic duets of love, heartache and longing, and compelling fiddle tunes from many traditions, this duo brings a warm and inviting sound, infused with the pure joy of making music together.
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