An Evening with Roy Forbes: Win Tickets

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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

Roy Forbes
Roy Forbes, photo by Riley Forbes

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.

Win Tickets

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

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  1. LindaMMonday, January 27th, 2020 — 4:45pm PST

    I’ve loved listening to Roy Forbes ever since he was Bim. Would love to win.

  2. Shelley ButcherTuesday, January 28th, 2020 — 2:56pm PST

    This show will be amazing! Would love to win!🎸

  3. JasonThursday, January 30th, 2020 — 4:36am PST

    Musical

  4. ValerieFriday, January 31st, 2020 — 10:28am PST

    I would love to see Roy Forbes, who is an amazing singer and songwriter.

  5. Richard CableThursday, February 6th, 2020 — 8:01pm PST

    Been listening to Roy Forbes for years. Listening to him now. I’d live to get to him in person.

  6. Richard CableThursday, February 6th, 2020 — 8:05pm PST

    Been listening to Roy Forbes for years. Listening to him now. I’d love to get to hear him in person.

  7. Irene NelsonThursday, February 6th, 2020 — 8:08pm PST

    Roy Forbes is not only a wonderful person to know because I’ve met him, but he also produces the best music. I have been a fan for many years.

    I have seen him perform with UHF in the 1990’s. I would be so honoured to see him in concert again.

  8. Irene NelsonThursday, February 6th, 2020 — 8:14pm PST

    Roy Forbes is a wonderful person to know because I’ve met him. Anf he also produces the best music. I have been a fan for many years.

    I have seen him perform with UHF in the 1990’s. I would be so honoured to see him in concert again.

  9. Irene NelsonThursday, February 6th, 2020 — 8:17pm PST

    I have seen Roy Forbes perform with UHF in the 1990’s. I would be so honoured to see him in concert again.
    He is not only a wonderful person to know because I’ve met him, but he also produces the best music. I have been a fan for many years.

  10. Irene NelsonThursday, February 6th, 2020 — 8:18pm PST

    I have seen Roy Forbes perform with UHF in the 1990’s. I would be so honoured to see him in concert again.
    He is not only a wonderful person to know because I’ve met him.

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