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We’re back again with our yoga night. There will be two classes, 630-730 and 8-9 (arrive 15 minutes early for class to get your drink). We are doing this one in memory of Bryan Hemmerling and partial proceeds goes towards the Starfish Pack Program. Tickets are $20 and includes mat, class, and beer, wine, or cider. Please bring cash. To book your spot email Chelsea at email@example.com. Tickets go fast!
Stick a pin in a map somewhere between the California hills, Motor City and Nashville, and there you’ll find TrailerHawk. Blasting out haunted melodies, country-soaked Americana and jagged rock n’ roll, this northern band digs at the roots of a rich, southern sound.
And the roots go deep. Long-time fans of the Canadian music scene may recognize the branches on the band’s family tree: Trailerhawk boasts members of legendary Canadian groups Matthew Good, Sons of Freedom, Grapes of Wrath, Ginger and Sunday Morning. You’ll find Don Binns on bass fiddle, Don Short on drums, Lanny Hussey on pedal steel, vocals, and guitars, Rod Bruno on lead and rhythm guitars, while the incomparable Carmen Bruno sings her tales of life, liquor, laments and love on the run.
But if you don’t recognize those names, not to worry. You will recognize these: famed guitar legend and producer Colin Linden (The Band, Bob Dylan, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, T-Bone Burnette Robert Plant) produced TrailerHawk’s debut EP, Half Up Front. Charles Esten, star of the Nashville TV show and acclaimed musician lends his booming voice to “Church of Jim Beam”, a swampy gospel-blues track straight out of Tom Waits’ basement. Kevin McKendree (Brian Setzer, Tinsley Ellis, Delbert McClinton) pitched in on organ and piano on “Shy” and “Thing About You”. Canadian Gary Craig (Big Dave McLean, Bruce Cockburn, Tom Cochrane) added percussion on “Church of Jim Beam, Shy and Car” while five-time, Grammy Award-winning Ray Kennedy (Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson) mastered the EP.
So you can clearly see why Half Up Front jumped to #36 on iTunes Canada’s country chart in less than 24 hours of its global release, and why you’re going to want to give it a spin.
“If you want to feel like your Mazda is a muscle car, roll down the windows and turn up TrailerHawk on the stereo!” – Colin Nairne (manager for Elvis Costello and Ry Cooder)
“Nobody sounds like TrailerHawk” – Colin Linden (Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, Bob Dylan, The Band…)
“It was a pleasure to master the record. Love the songs, sound and vibe. Can’t wait to do it again!” – Ray Kennedy (Grammy Award winner, Steve Earl, Lucinda Williams…)
“I wanna play in this band!” – Matthew Good (multiple award winning recording artist)
“I loved getting to sing background for [TrailerHawk] on this killer track!” – Charles Esten (Star of the hit series Nashville)
Carmen Bruno – Vocals
Don Binns – bass fiddle
Don Short – drums
Lanny Hussey – pedal steel, vocals, and guitars
Rod Bruno – lead and rhythm guitars
Tickets $15.00 advance. $20.00 at the door. 19+
Victoria’s newest tap room is opening its doors and Victoria Beer Society members get exclusive access to mark the occasion. Come down to Refuge Tap Room for a pint of BC craft beer, have some complimentary snacks, and enjoy the company of your fellow members in this cozy new space.
What’s more, as an ongoing members perk, VBS card-holders get 10% off BC Craft Beer at Refuge Tap Room when you show your membership card. That includes this event, too!
**The event is free to attend for Victoria Beer Society members, but you must have your card and RSVP through our website. If you are not a Victoria Beer Society Member, sign up here: victoriabeersociety.com
July CASK NIGHT at our North Van store is fast approaching!
Come and sip a featured beer brought in from a local brewery, and enjoy a delicious food pairing!
Cask Night will run on Thursday, July 18th from 4:00PM to 8:00PM or until the cask runs out (whichever comes first). Happy hour prices will run for the entire duration of Cask Night for the feature beer only.
JULY FEATURE: Yellow Dog Brewing “Take a Walk” infused with ginger & peach
Enjoy a pint (16oz) of the feature beer and a food pairing for $10!*
Must be 19+ with govt. issued ID. Event runs until cask runs out.
*Price does not include tax. North Vancouver location only.