OLIVER SWAIN'S BIG MACHINE
Saturday, January 25 8:00pm
Harrison Memorial Hall
“His music is full of silence, thought, and deep emotion.
It's the Zen rock garden of American old-time music.” – Hearth Music
Hailing from Victoria, BC, nearly the farthest west (or left) one can be, Oliver Swain is Canada's quintessential folk and traditional musician. He eats, sleeps and breathes music. With his pure, finely tuned vocals that have an astonishing range, and his undeniable skill behind a banjo or upright bass, Oliver grabs the attention of all who hear him, and holds it with his enormous sound and stature.
Over the last fifteen plus years Oliver has been honing his craft, and his efforts have taken him on a remarkable musical journey. He’s shone at the forefront of the WCMA nominated group Outlaw Social, held up the bottom end of The Bills, and even completed a one year stint with Louisiana’s popular Red Stick Ramblers.
Oliver’s career on the stage has seen him tour through much of North America, Australia and Europe, highlighted by appearances at Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Winnipeg Folk Festivals, Mountain View Music Fest, and the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, and sharing stages with the likes of Ridley Bent, Dustin Bentall, and Marc Savoy, among others. He’s a two time Prairie Music Award recipient (The Bills) and shared a 2008 WCMA nomination for Outstanding Roots Group with Outlaw Social.
Since the release of his solo debut, “In A Big Machine” Oliver has built an enormous fan base and undisputable reputation as a contemporary folk music titan. From the most vulnerable and innocent sounding banjo ditties to the brave and imposing bowed bass, Oliver delivers his own brand of alternative folk and traditional music to the masses with a smile and a twinkle in his eye.
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by phone: (604) 796-3664