Heartwood, a folk-roots duo, will be the featured performers at the Java Jive, located at Metchosin Community House, 4430 Happy Valley Rd. from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. Entrance is by donation ($7 suggested). (Facebook/Heartwood)

Folk-roots duo play Metchosin’s music coffee house

Event takes place at 4430 Happy Valley Rd. from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22

A feisty folk-roots duo is coming to the Java Jive, Metchosin’s music coffee house on Saturday, Feb. 22.

Heartwood is the combination of Genevieve Charbonneau and Jack Connolly, both Island musicians who have grown their separate careers.

Connolly is a singer-songwriter who has played venues across Canada alongside Tom Cochrane, Colin James and Spirit of the West to name a few. He was named songwriter of the year at the 2004 Vancouver Island Music Awards at the age of 18. When he’s not performing, Connolly teaches music at Shawnigan Lake School.

Meanwhile, Charbonneau comes from a performance background, with experience in acting and dancing. She’s a long-time member of Balkan Babes, a women’s vocal ensemble focused on acapella folk music. They took home first place in the World Music category at the 2014 Vancouver Island Music Awards.

READ MORE: Music coffee house returns to Metchosin with new name

ALSO READ: The man behind the figure skating music at the Olympics

Her own song, “Down Down Down” won the 2017 BC Musicians Songwriters Contest, and she was named a finalist for the 2017 International Acoustic Music Awards.

The two most recently worked together on Charbonneau’s third studio album “Heart is a Tower” in March 2019.

There will be an open mic at 6:30 p.m. and Heartwood will begin shortly after.

The Java Jive takes place every fourth Saturday of the month, at the Metchosin Community House, 4430 Happy Valley Rd., from 7 to 9 p.m. The suggested $7 donation admission is split between the community house and the featured performer.

aaron.guillen@goldstreamgazette.com


@iaaronguillen
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

coffeeLive music

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

UPDATED: Crash snarls early morning Malahat traffic

Incident backed up commuters near Okotoks Drive

Three rescued after canoe capsizes near Oak Bay

Private vessel finds canoe, brings people ashore

COVID-19: Access school resources with new virtual education hub

Shaw and EVERFI create online learning resource for Canadian youth

Greater Victoria charities organize physically distanced tent, sleeping bag drive

Neighbourhood Response Team accepts sleeping bags, mats and tents Saturday in Victoria

West Shore podcast highlights COVID-19 pandemic and local businesses

Westshore Business podcast to look at how businesses handle COVID-19

First Nations, remote communities need special attention in pandemic, Freeland says

Health-care workers, seniors, Indigenous Peoples some of people most at risk, health officials say

B.C. records five new COVID-19 deaths, ‘zero chance’ life will return to normal in April

Province continue to have a recovery rate of about 50 per cent

No April Fool’s jokes from Black Press Media

Only factual stories to be printed, despite day calling for hilarity

High cost, limited coverage for asthma medicine a concern during COVID-19 pandemic

B.C. man says he skips puffs to save money, but others have it worse

Vancouver Island’s ‘Project Draw Breath’ expands and diversifies to battle pandemic

Grassroots team working to up supplies of ventilators, other equipment during COVID-19 crisis

Trudeau says Parliament needs to sit to pass expanded COVID-19 benefits

Wage subsidy program has been greatly expanded since it was first approved

UPDATE: Anti-tax group calls for MPs, senators to donate scheduled pay raises to charity

Bill C-30, adopted 15 years ago, mandates the salary and allowance increases each calendar year

Liberals delay release of 75% wage subsidy details, costs: Morneau

Program will provide up to $847 per week for each worker

World COVID-19 update: NATO suspicious of Russian military drills; Cruise ships ordered to stay at sea

Comprehensive update of coronavirus news from around the world for Wednesday, April 1

Most Read