Kathleen Nisbet (Can) / Jack Garton (Can) / Matt Joe Gow (NZ)

7:30 pm



Jack Garton Enchanting audiences in British Columbia for many years as a musician and theater artist, Jack Garton’s show is a rocking, sultry and fresh blend of folk and roots, steeped heavily in the rockabilly and doo-wop that were his first musical loves. Jack has performed solo and with many beloved bands and theatre companies throughout North America and Europe, featuring soon in the Firehall Arts Centre’s production of Chelsea Hotel: The Songs Of Leonard Cohen (Feb 2024). Fresh from recording a new original full-length album with Vancouver surf legends Kitty and the Rooster, to be released December 2023, Jack is excited to be bringing this strong, honest and vulnerable collection of songs to audiences everywhere.

Kathleen Nisbet Kathleen Nisbet is a fiddle player, multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer from Vancouver, BC Canada. Classically trained early on, she returned to her Métis roots, pursuing more traditional fiddle music. Since then, she has worked with artists in a variety of genres. A collaborator and regular accompanist with V’ni Dansi, Métis traditional dance, and Acuhko Simowuk Collective. Composing and performing credits include recent work with Savage Society, Pacific Theatre, Mortal Coil, Citadel Theatre and Mascall Dance. Kathleen is an active member of Vancouver’s thriving bluegrass, old time and folk scene, She has performed and toured internationally with her band Viper Central and has numerous recording credits to her name. She is known for her live music productions including the annual East Van Opry at The Rio Theatre in Vancouver.

From large festivals to boutique gatherings, from supporting Chris Isaak to Justin Townes Earle, Matt Joe Gow has built a reputation as an earnest performer to go alongside the authentic Alt country tones. Also a producer and consistent songwriting collaborator, Matt grew up in the deep south of New Zealand in a town with bad weather and good music: Dunedin. Surrounded by music, he was encouraged to pick up a guitar at an early age. After traveling the world, Matt moved to Melbourne, Australia, drawn by its vibrant music scene. In 2009 he released his debut record The Messenger, produced by multi-Aria award-winner Nash Chambers. As Alternative Country continued to grow in popularity, Matt toured and supported acts such as Chris Isaak, Justin Townes Earle, The Jayhawks, Kasey Chambers, Grant Lee Phillips, Melissa Carper and Marlon Williams.

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