Crofton’s Osborne Bay Pub is following a September to Remember with what’s sure to be an unforgettable October music lineup.
“We are very excited to have some really special shows this month,” noted Patricia Berry of Berry Music Company.
“Valdy will be performing with some highly-accredited friends in the industry. And the very talented up-and-coming Lindsay Elzinga will be performing with the lovely Jaimey Hamilton.
“We are very honoured to continue to host so many incredible musicians.”
Mark Crissinger, with a full band, gets the October program underway Friday, Oct. 4 with a ‘Believe in Love’ CD release. Crissinger is a 2017 Maple Blues Award nominee who has been entertaining music audiences since 1987.
The highlight show of the month features legendary Valdy with special guests Saturday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance at Eventbrite or the Pub or $30 at the door.
Paul Valdemar Horsdal, commonly known as Valdy, needs no introduction. His name is immediately synonymous with Canadian folk and country music and whose solo career began in the early 1970s.
Valdy’s ‘Rock and Roll Song’ was a huge mainstream hit. He is the winner of two Juno Awards for Folk Singer of the Year and Folk Entertainer of the Year, and has received seven additional Juno nominations.
Valdy’s 16 albums have achieved sales of nearly half a million copies, including four that are certified gold.
He’ll be joined for this special performance by Karel Rossingh and Ryan Tandy. Roessingh is a composer, arranger, producer and musician who has written scores for more than 500 television episodes, and many award-winning films, documentaries, and promotional videos while Tandy’s bass playing is inspired by Ray Brown, informed by Christian McBride, and influenced by Ken Lister, but the solid time and visible enthusiasm he brings to the bandstand are all his own.
The Soul Shakers take the stage Saturday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. They’ve entertained Victoria area audiences for more than a decade with their own brand of funky rhythm and blues dance music.
The following weekend is a doubleheader with Terrazetto Trio Friday, Oct. 18 and R&B Kingpins Saturday, Oct. 19. Terrazetto provides a musical world tour while the R&B Kingpins deliver a high-powered horn-driven sound.
Cowichan Valley hometown talent Elzinga and special guest Hamilton bring their amazing talents to the pub Friday, October 25 at 8 p.m.
Elzinga, who performs a range of styles from country to pop and indie rock, started her career playing local venues like the Duncan Showroom and evolved onto the main stage of the Sunfest country music festival.
She’ll be performing a set consisting of covers and original music with her band, and accompanied by Hamilton, who’s among the new generation of exciting, up-and-coming Canadian country/pop artists.
The month wraps up Saturday, Oct. 26 with La Familia, providing an upbeat Latin experience of body and soul.