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.

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

Just Posted

Food safety a good practice amid COVID-19 concerns

BC Centre for Disease Control offers useful food safe information for households

Sidney’s top emergency official says he is not aware of any COVID-19 cases in the community

The public Sunday also heard of future plans to help local businesses through tax deferments

Digitization of Peninsula News Review by Sidney Museum and Archives preserves historical legacy

Searchable database will ease research and preserve integrity of records

COVID-19: Victoria plumbing company dedicates van for grocery delivery

The Super Plumber uses van to pick up groceries for those in need during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: A message from the publisher

We will be making some changes to our print editions during these unprecedented times

Evening world update: U.S. restrictions extended 30 days; NY deaths near 1,000

Comprehensive world update, with the latest developments in the COVID-19 crisis

‘Nothing concrete’: Tenants, landlords lack details after B.C. unveils COVID-19 rental aid

Single mom in Golden says she’s already going to the food bank after being laid off

Canada will make sure masks sent by China meet quality standards: Trudeau

Chinese Embassy tweeted that China was sending 30,000 medical masks along with gowns, gloves and goggles

B.C. issues guidelines about distancing, reusable bags to grocery stores amid COVID-19

Hand sanitizer and markers to keep lines two metres are apart are needed, province says

No plans to call in military right now to enforce COVID-19 quarantine: Trudeau

Trudeau unveils $7.5M for Kids Help Phone, $9M for vulnerable seniors amid COVID-19

QUIZ: How much do you know about the Olympics?

Put your knowledge to the test with these 12 questions

B.C. is seeing the highest rate of COVID-19 recovery in Canada, and there’s a few reasons why

British Columbia was one of the first to see rise in COVID-19 cases, and has also switched up testing

Most Read