Get ready to jamboree! Musicians welcome

Eric Day is hosting a series of jams and jamborees in Sooke

The Aaron Murray Project will be performing at the first Jamboree on September 27.

Jams will lead to jamboree

 

Get out your fiddle, dust off your guitar and come out and play.

Eric Day is inviting musicians out to a jam on Saturday, September 27.

“I’ve invited every musician I know to come to the jam,” said Day.

The idea behind the jam is to have it turn into a jamboree where some of the jammers are picked to perform with the Aaron Murray Project and The Sooke River Boys later on in the evening.

“If there’s a singer they can back up the musicians,” said Day.

The jam is from 6 to 7:30 p.m., the jamboree is at 8 p.m. at the Sooke Legion.

“I’ve never done this before,” said Day. “I’m going to try three of them — that’s the plan, and this is the first one.”

The Aaron Murray Project plays East Coast flavoured Canadiana.

Moncton, New Brunswick singer/songwriter/guitar player Aaron Murray’s music reflects his folk-country roots. and his warm vocals transports the listener  to the heart of Acadie.

Guitarist and mandolin player Murray comes with a whipcrack band that includes Aaron Ellingsen on fiddle, Alan Law on National resophonic guitar, Dave Klassen on upright bass, Larry Statland on rhythm guitar and Rodrigue Dechaine on Cajon and hand percussion.

They will be joined by The Sooke River Boys who are: Eric Day, Ron Brown, Gerry from Sudbury, Brian Thompson, Steve Harrison and Mary Day.

Most of the players with the Sooke River Boys play a lot of instruments. “Ron Brown plays everything,” said Day. “He’ll decide what to play when we all get together.”

Gerry from Sudbury also plays everything. He lives in Mill Bay and is a new boy in the area

Brian Harrison also plays everything and also lives in Mill Bay.

Steve Harrison, said Day plays banjo and guitar and Day met him when he started coming to the Vancouver Island Bluegrass Association. They performed together in Coombs this summer.

They will be joined by Day’s wife Mary on bass.

One of the reasons for holding these jams and jamborees is so money can be raised for a new stage at the Legion. Admission is by donation. For more information call Eric Day at 250-642-3553.

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