Hornby Island Blues Workshop

May 7th through 11th, 2012




JONATHAN BYRD

with Johnny Waken on electric guitar,
mandolin and harmonica




Hornby Hall October 4th, 2014
Doors Open 7:30, Show 8:00 p.m.
Tickets $20 Available at the Gas Bar and
on the Co-op Porch September 27

JONATHAN BYRD is “one of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years,” says Rich Warren of WFMT in the Chicago Tribune.
Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe says, “This rootsy North Carolinian may be the most buzzed-about new songwriter in folkdom.
He displays John Prine’s gift for stark little songs that tell big, complex stories, Guy Clark’s lean melodicism, Lyle Lovett’s wry
mischief, and Bill Morrissey’s knack for the revealing image.” Byrd grew up singing in the Southern Baptist church, where his
father preached and his mother played piano. After four years in the Navy, he returned to home to play in rock bands. It was at
an old-time fiddle festival in the mountains of southwest Virginia where his writing began to change. Assimilating the sounds
of southern traditional music, Byrd wrote new songs in an ancient style. He has been on the road for10 years as a full-time
touring songwriter and has produced 7 albums.

One of Canada's premier
Blues instructional camps

The Hornby Island Blues Society believes that music creates community, and Blues and Roots music energize the spirit and inspire attitude. In 2013 we continue our unique workshops where we invite a dozen or so of the finest Canadian Blues and Roots musicians around to share their knowledge and inspiration with those 70 students fortunate enough to have successfully registered for the camp. Our workshops cover a variety of instruments and blues playing styles and with our small class sizes, students get a hands-on instruction that is at the heart of all successful learning.




For more information contact:

Hornby Island Blues Society
3500 C Shingle Spit Rd
Hornby Island BC
Canada V0R 1Z0
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