Blue Moon Marquee will be joined by Ryan McNally for a Saturday, Feb. 2 performance. (Photo by Lindsay Dakin)

Blue Moon Marquee will be joined by Ryan McNally for a Saturday, Feb. 2 performance. (Photo by Lindsay Dakin)

Doubleheader kicks off February at Osborne Bay Pub in Crofton

Black Angus on stage Friday followed by Blue Moon Marquee and Ryan McNally Saturday

February promises to be a blockbuster month for entertainment at Crofton’s Osborne Bay Pub.

It all gets going with Black Angus Friday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Black Angus is about good songs, good humour, good friends and good whisky.

Gareth Hurwood is the voice, the guitar, the poetry and the passion; Alex MacCuaig is the driving force on bass and harmonies; Sarah Tradewell on fiddle brings traditional fire and grace; and Tom Salter on drums ties up the package with his focused drive and irresistible beat.

A doubleheader weekend continues Saturday, Feb. 2 with Blue Moon Marquee and special guest Ryan McNally at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

Blue Moon Marquee is a Gypsy Blues band born of the wild rose country. They currently make their home in an island shack on the coast of the Salish Sea.

A musician since the age of 10, Ryan McNally is a master of finger-picking blues. He puts all his energy into studying acoustic blues, jazz and old time music.

Other events on the schedule for the month include: the Neil Young Show Feb. 8; It’s All About Love with the Edie Daponte Quartet on Valentine’s Day Feb. 14 at 7 p.m.; Quadra Sound with guest Boy Leadfoot Feb. 16 at 9 p.m.; and Russell Marsland & The Chosen Few Feb. 23 at 8 p.m.

Pat’s House of Jazz features additional shows every Sunday at 2 p.m. under the sponsorship of the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society.

The Valentine’s show promises to be a love fest and feast. Entertainment will be paired with a three-course dinner prepared by chef Philippe Lavoie.

This will surely sell out fast with limited seating so anyone wanting to attend is urged to make a reservation pronto at 250-709-1928. The cost is $60 per person.

“We have another fabulous live music lineup for the Cowichan Valley to enjoy,” summed up Patricia Berry of Berry Music Company Ltd.

“It is truly wonderful the warm welcome that the valley has given all the exceptional musicians stepping on our stage. They are so excited to play here and just love the amazing response from the public. I am receiving positive feedback from the music industry all over North America, and people from other countries are applying as well.

“We had six sold out shows in less than two months. It was a heck of a ride the last couple of months. Looking forward to continuing this trend.”