Join an Evening with Roy Forbes to celebrate the release of this long-awaited album Edge of Blue on February 21st. The new songs all grew from Roy and his Gurian guitar and that’s how you’ll hear them at this special event. One guy, one guitar.
An Evening with Roy Forbes
When: Friday, February 21, 2020 doors at 7:00pm
Where: Mel Lehan Hall at St. James (3214 West 10th Ave, Vancouver)
Tickets: $32 / $28 Rogue Folk Club members, available online now or by calling (604) 736-3022
A new Roy Forbes recording is a rare occurrence, he takes his time, working slowly to get it right. Edge of Blue may just be the Vancouver singer-songwriter’s best yet- a summation by an artist who has been doing this for a long time. On this album both Roy’s roots and routes are showing; the influences he’s absorbed and where he’s been. Edge of Blue is 10 songs full of wisdom, confessions, vulnerability, sensuality, self- reflection and celebration. More of a soul album than country or folk; it has nothing to do with what is ‘hip’ and ‘happening’ in the mainstream music business. This is art song – memorable words, compelling compositions, spare production and a voice every bit as original as when the “Kid Full of Dreams” first came to town almost fifty years ago- pure Roy Forbes.
Roy Forbes (formerly known as “Bim”) is one of Canada’s best known and best loved songwriters and performing artists. He’s been at it for almost fifty years and has picked up some tokens of appreciation from his peers. There is a street named after him in his hometown of Dawson Creek in Northern BC and a star on Vancouver’s Granville Street where the names of the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame members are enshrined.
Roy has made his mark for generations of listeners as a solo, band leader, ensemble member, interpreter and songwriter. This is not to mention his work as a record producer, radio host at CBC Radio & CKUA, and popular music historian of 78 RPM records.
I have a pair of tickets to give away to this special event, here’s how you can enter to win:
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, January 31, 2020. For more show info, follow Rogue Folk Club on Twitter and Facebook.
UPDATE The winner is Linda M