The Rickshaw and Petunia & the Vipers present
Petunia & The Vipers
The Crow Quill Night Owls, The Burying Ground
254 E. Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC, V6A 1P1
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 19 and over
Petunia & The Vipers
With a piercing gaze, Petunia looks into the collective soul of the audience, then launches into some high and lonesome vocals that conjure up the ghost of Jimmie Rodgers. Not content with mesmerizing the crowd, Petunia's tapping boot propels the band into a snarling fire and brimstone rave-up as a wave of frantic jitterbuggers compete for space on the hardwood dance floor.
He loves to keep you guessing.. often throwing a Spanish Ballad or Chanson a la Edith Piaf into the set. I believe it's the spirit of adventure that attracted the high calibre musicians that make up The Vipers. Jimmy, Stephen, Marc, James, Patrick and Sam have decades of experience working their magic with some of the most exciting names on the country and rockabilly circuits.
Petunia & The Vipers thrive on the challenge of adding Latin rhythms to a country blues tune, or gypsy flavouring to a rockabilly standard. Petunia defies convention and yet there is some conservancy to his music. His honest, cut to the heart songwriting and multi-syllabic narratives would leave a lesser singer tongue-tied and breathless. I know, I've tried it. One of the many themes running through Petunia's lyrics relates to living life on one's own terms – fearlessly and without regret.
The Crow Quill Night Owls
The Crow Quill Night Owls are a band that plays jug band, jazz, and string band music of the 1920's and 1930's. They were formed in 2007 by guitarist Kit "Stymee" Stovepipe and tenor banjoist Windy City Alex. they've since added Baylin Adahere on washtub bass.The group fluctuates from a duo to a six person band and often features members of other bands in similar genres.
The Burying Ground
The Burying Ground has a lively and gritty sound with tight harmony and a driving rhythm section reminiscent of the music of the juke joints and jazz halls of the 1920's and 30's. The band moves effortlessly between toe-tapping dance music, the yearning of country blues, and the embellishments and energy of ragtime and jazz. The Burying Ground will also be celebrating a the release of their self-titled album (their second in two months) at this show.
Tickets Available at the Door