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Rick Fines

RickFines

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  • Organizer: Tree House Cafe
  • Date: Sunday May 13th - Mothers Day
  • Start Time: 6:30
  • Event Length: 3 hours
  • Location: Tree House Cafe - Ganges
  • Expires: 20 days, 21 hours

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  • Item listed by: on May 12, 2018

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    Rick Fines is doing his annual May Vancouver Island Tour!
    For 19 years, Rick’s tour has centred around the Hornby Island Blues Workshop. 2018’s solo tour starts in Vancouver, with dates stretching for 3 weeks.

    Steeped in roots music, Rick Fines crafts a unique blend of warm-hearted blues, juke joint folk, and dockside soul.

    here is a sample https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qo9VqS_6viw

    As a veteran of the North American blues and folk circuits, he engages audiences with captivating songs, diverse guitar styling and his signature vocal growl.

    Rick’s storied career has seen him working in stellar collaboration and as a successful solo act. First gaining attention as part of the legendary Jackson Delta, he’s since released four solo albums, another with his own Rick Fines trio, and a critically acclaimed disc with fellow troubadour, Suzie Vinnick.

    His 15-year stint with Jackson Delta received both Juno and Handy award nominations. His partnership with Suzie garnered a Maple Blues Songwriter of the Year Award.

    On his own, he’s pulled in two more Maple Blues Awards (for Solo Act of the Year), as well as an astonishing eight other nominations. While his songwriting chops won him a 2003 International Songwriting Competition, he’s equally proficient on guitar – having played for legendary blues piano player Pinetop Perkins, songstress Colleen Peterson, folk icon Penny Lang, and many others.

    Rick has performed everywhere from the National Gallery and Governor General’s Garden Party to Montreal Jazz, Ottawa BluesFest, the Edmonton Folk Festival, and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. International tour highlights include visits to France, Italy, Scotland, Newfoundland, BC’s Gulf Islands, and the Northern Arctic.

    His newest album, Driving Home, is his most eclectic and electric to date.

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