The Wild Suns began in 2011 as a folk three piece named Merlin's Beard. The current line-up includes multi-instrumentalists and co-song writers Ben McCullough and Ben Robinson accompanied by Isaac Redinger on strings and Miranda Crocket who provides vocals and keys. In the spring of 2012 with a brand new name they recorded their first full-length album, Count Trees. Blending many genres to create a "down home feel", the album features nine tracks that each signal that the band has found their sound. Set for a May 1st release The Wild Suns are hitting the road for a Canadian tour to support the record.
You can hear "Tomorrow Morn", the first single from Count Trees, by clicking on the video to the right.
Vancouver’s Reid Jamieson is starting to become known for his incredible voice, therapeutic lyrics and a magical way with melodies. He can be heard with some regularity on CBC’s Vinyl Cafe. A gifted interpreter of classic and cult tunes, Reid is also a inspired songwriter whose latest CD of all original music Staring Contest features guests Samantha Parton (Be Good Tanyas), Anne Lindsay (Blue Rodeo) and John Sheard (Vinyl Cafe, Dan Hill). Garden gnomes, unstoppable trains and no less than three proposals (!) can be found within the lyrics of this unabashedly romantic collection. Well known for his compelling covers and impressive guitar style, don't miss one of his rare live performances.
Sir Run Run's Tiny Dynasty is an opportunity to hang out in the early evening, drink some nice beer (or your preferred equivalent), socialize a bit, and also hear great performances by a wide range of exceptional artists.
Every Wednesday, 6pm onwards in the newly transformed and cozy-ified lobby of the Rickshaw Theatre.
Entry is by donation, and all proceeds go to the WISH Drop-in Centre Society, a non-profit society that provides a variety of services within a nurturing and non-judgemental environment.
To learn more about WISH visit: www.wish-vancouver.net/index.cfm
Thanks to Steamwhistle Brewing, the Georgia Straight, and Offseason.
+19 Doors: 6:00 PM
By donation proceeds to WISH drop-in centre