Chic Gamine- Nov. 27-18 – Chic Gamine just released their new Christmas EP, and they’re on tour now as part of the Vinyl Café Tour. Hailing from Winnipeg and Montreal, the JUNO Award winners chose their yuletide favourites as well as some fresh originals for the EP that was recorded on Hornby Island at The Barn Studio as well as Empire Recordings in Winnipeg. You can catch them live as part of the Vinyl Café Tour when it carols its way to the Royal Theatre on Nov. 27-28.
Lisa LeBlanc, Dec. 3 – This 24-year-old Acadian’s Americana sound infused with the spirit of the Maritimes perfectly suits singer Lisa LeBlanc. She plays in support of her new EP Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted at Lucky Bar, 19+, 8pm.
John Reischman and the Jaybirds, Dec. 6 – This Bluegrass power band present their Annual Christmas Concert and Benefit for Our Place Society in Victoria at the Cordova Bay United Church, 813 Claremont at 8pm.Tickets available atvictoriabluegrass.ca. $5 from each ticket sold will be donated to Our Place Society. Co-produced by the Victoria Bluegrass Association and the Sooke River Bluegrass Festival.
Headwater, Dec. 7 – Freewheeling and fierce, sentimental and sexy, the Vancouver band was formed in 2003. The group’s leader and songwriter, Jonas Shandel, grew up next to Lynn Headwaters Park, from which the band takes its name and from whose rugged Pacific wilderness he draws his inspiration. Norway House, 1110 Hillside, 7:30pm.
Oliver Swain’s Big Machine, Dec. 7 – Oliver Swain has been collecting traditional Christmas and holiday spirituals for a special presentation along with new original works to be performed at Hermann’s Jazz Club, 8pm.