Written jan 2014.
This past year, Victoria country musicians have been busy with recording projects.
John McNeil, “Ole Sweet Dream” which i won a copy of at the Kings Creek Orin Smith Memorial Jam. It was a pleasure to see John Pimm and his wife of 17 years, Corrine, Harvey and Vicki Wanless, Cliff Chudy, Clint Hanson, and newcomer, Rob Jeffrey.
i quickly grabbed John to get it autographed. A collection of originals with the added bonus of his daughter’s and a host of talented musicians.
“Clint Hanson EP”, self titled http://clinthansonmusic.com/home What can I say. It’s been a pleasure to witness to his development over the years.
“Yesterday’s Wine” Tom Gough recently produced cd includes a collection of country classics supported by his band, Yesterday’s Wine and produced by Dennis Ferbey. Tom has plans for more, so join them any Saturday at the Esquimalt legion country jam 2-6. No charge for musicians and 5 dollars for public
It has been my pleasure to have shared stages with him since his return to Victoria in the 80s. With my old bandmate, Doc Jenkins on pedal steel. Don Peterson’s tasteful lead guitar. The consummate drummer/entertainer, Randy Cross. Clayton O’Howe on bass and sound. Tom Gough and his lovely wife, Glenda Lea lead up this classy country collection of musicians.
Ron Jenkins “Back in the Day” a country music history of South Vancouver Island which provides 4 discs of Victoria country from 1948 – 2013. I am honoured to have been included. Ron is such a gentleman and inspiration for all of us as he continues to get out to play. Ron is hosting a jam on the last Sunday of each month at the Langford Legion.
Thank you John, Tom, Clint and Ron for keepin’ it country in Victoria and gracing us with your talents.