Sat, Jul 15th, 8-10pm, Concert – David Simard – Minimalist Folk Singer & Dark Country Crooner - Vinyl Release Show
Born in a small fishing town in northern British Columbia, David Simard is a singer, storyteller and multi-instrumentalist who imbibes his songs with a generous sense of space, a certain nostalgia in time, and reflections on the theme of place. As a singer, David showcases a versatility and range that is not just impressive, it's profoundly moving. As a performer, his calm demeanour can transform swiftly into a smouldering dark energy before climbing back up to more airy and joyful places as he leads his audience to the edge of the ravine and back. The intensity of Simard's solo shows is as palpable as it is memorable, while adding his heavy-weight band to the mix brings the show up in energy without losing any of its intimacy.
Press for The Heavy Wait: https://davidsimard.bandcamp.com/album/the-heavy-wait
"eleven tracks of satisfyingly unadorned simplicity ... there's an eclectic feel to the whole album" – R2 Magazine (Four Stars)
“A set of lush, twangy tracks that range from wistful to whimsical” – Exclaim!
“poignant artistry” – Canadian Beats
“An atmospheric, brooding, and compelling collection of dark-yet-pretty folk songs that artfully wend their way into one's brain, and lodge there.” – Folk Radio UK
“Fascinating Album” – Americana Roundup by Country Music People (UK)
Tickets $10 now @Char’s from 4pm daily, charge by phone (778) 421-2427, online http://bpt.me/3003340