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Bluebird North Vancouver

Event Date: 
Single day event: 11/6/2012 7:30:00 PM
Cost: $15 and S.A.C. members receive a discount at the door.
Where to buy tickets: At Door.

Shari Ulrich - Host
Melissa Bandura
Roger Marin
Rick Scott
Gordie Tentrees
Fall is upon us, but Bluebird North: Where Writers Sing and Tell offers the ideal antidote to grey chilly days: a one-of-a-kind evening of stellar songwriting from Canadian writers as colourful as the falling maple leaves.  On November 6th, Shari Ulrich hosts local rising indie star Melissa Bandura, country/folk road warriors Roger Marin and Gordie Tentrees (all the way from Whitehorse), and Canadian folk icon Rick Scott on the Roundhouse stage. No two Bluebird concerts are alike, but audiences can always expect a relaxed, acoustic atmosphere, great stories and amazing musical surprises. This evening is not to be missed.

Bluebird North: Where Writers Sing and Tell is produced by Shari Ulrich for the Songwriters Association of Canada. The SAC gratefully acknowledges the support of the SOCAN Foundation and the Government of Canada through the Creators' Assistance Component. For more information on the SAC’s mandate, activities and membership programs.

About the Performers

Melissa Bandura is a Vancouver-based independent folk musician and multi-instrumentalist. Strikingly original in her songwriting, melodies and production, listeners find themselves captivated by her pure musicality, vocals, and fine song crafting.  Melissa is a collaborator at heart and has been seen playing with the likes of Bow and Antler, T.Nile, Reid Jamieson, The Colorifics, Lily Come Down, Kent McAlister, and Blackberry Wood.   Her debut solo album, Dark Dreams: Day, was released at the 2012 Vancouver International Jazz Festival and is the first of three albums she will release in 2012-2013.

Roger Marin spent his youth accompanying his roaming country musician father, and years after that touring the world non-stop with Canadian alt-country luminaries Fred Eaglesmith and Willie P Bennett, and working with acts such as Willie Nelson, Junior Brown, Del McCoury, Hayes Carll, Adam Carroll and Delbert McClinton. Now pursuing a solo career, Roger delivers his own distinctive voice and an honest, razor sharp sound that cuts through the manufactured pretense of commercial music.

Rick Scott, Canada’s leading proponent of the Appalachian dulcimer, has released 19 recordings and performed his lively, original music in nine countries, both solo and with iconic folk trio Pied Pumkin. His gift for combining wacky humour and poignant human commentary has earned him a devoted following of all ages. Kudos for his 8 children’s CDs include 3 Juno nominations and Parents’ Choice, NAPPA Gold and Canadian Folk Music Awards.  Rick is Goodwill Ambassador for the Down Syndrome Research Foundation. Last month he released The Great Gazzoon, a 4-CD musical audio novel with illustrated songbook, co-written and produced by Valley Hennell.

Gordie Tentrees calls Whitehorse, Yukon home. He is an international touring artist with five albums to his credit, and has been an International Song Competition Finalist as well as being nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award. He is currently in the middle of a five-month, eight-country world tour in support of his latest release, North Country Heart. Gordie has also toured with Fred Eaglesmith, Kelly Jo Phelps, and Ray Wylie Hubbard.  

Host Shari Ulrich took up the Bluebird North torch from Ron Irving 16 years ago and is committed to bringing great songwriters to Vancouver audiences.  She recently released Find Our Way – her 7th solo album and her 19th overall, including her work with Pied Pumkin, UHF, and her trio with Barney Bentall and Tom Taylor.

Venue:The Roundhouse
181 Roundhouse Mews
Vancouver British Columbia