The Rogue presents Orville Johnson, John Miller & Grant Dermody plus Suzie Vinnick

The Rogue presents Orville Johnson, John Miller & Grant Dermody plus Suzie Vinnick

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Date: 5/9/2013 12:06 pm
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Date of event Sunday May 12th, 8pm
Location of event St James Hall 3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano 

Johnson, Miller & Dermody have played together for over a decade and a half and this trio has been one of the Pacific Northwest's best-kept secrets until now. All three have busy solo careers but have found time to gather together to play this rootsy, bluesy, soulful music that they love. They sat down at David Lange's studio and played the music found on Deceiving Blues all together in the same room, in real time, no headphones, no studio gimmicks, and no attempts to fix things later. Honest, immediate, heartfelt and real, in the tradition of the artists and music that inspired them. They repeated the method with their latest offering, We Heard the Voice of a PorkChop.

They first played as a trio when all three were on staff at the Centrum Blues Workshop in Port Townsend, WA. They are known among afficionados of country blues as three of the finest teachers as well as players. Orville Johnson is a renowned blues and old time singer, guitarist, mandolinist, dobro player and lyricist with a penchant for the obscure, the wacky and the weird! John Miller is a brilliant guitarist best known in these parts for his duet work with mandolinist John Reischman. Grant Dermody is a stunning harmonica player, who has accompanied Eric Bibb here in Eric's most recent concerts. Together these three Washington State musicians have recorded two amazing CDs of pre-war country blues and blues-infused originals. Expect to be charmed, entertained, and gobsmacked!

Suzie Vinnick, winner of the 2012 CBC Saturday Night Blues Great Canadian Blues Award had a busy 2012 with festival appearances at the Harrison Festival of the Arts in British Columbia, the Canmore and Edmonton Folk Festivals in Alberta, Summerfolk in Ontario and more. She supported her new 2012 album entitled Live At Bluesville, a collection of roots, blues and gospel tunes featuring Suzie and her parlour guitar, Mabel.

Live At Bluesville features Suzie and her parlour guitar, Mabel, and will appeal to fans of her album Me 'n' Mabel and her earlier, roots-music based album, Happy Here.

One of the greatest voices in Canada!! – Elaine Overholt; vocal coach to Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Her solo work jumps genre barriers with the ease of an Olympic hurdles champion…she's equally at home in folk, blues, pop and country – Kerry Doole, Exclaim Magazine

… combined with her amazing guitar chops, Vinnick is just a blue note or two away from turning into a legend. Music By the Bay Concert Series