Sooke Folk Music Society first coffee house of the season will feature UK clawhammer banjo player Dan Walsh.
The coffee house is Sept. 15 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 1962 Murray Rd., 7 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Nominated for best musician at last year’s BBC Folk Awards, Walsh combines “virtuoso playing and winning songwriting.”
Describing what Walsh does is no easy task but at the heart of it is British, Irish and American folk music delivered with a healthy dose of funky grooves – all performed with his unique clawhammer-style banjo helping to challenge all preconceptions about the instrument.
Add to all that poignant songs, musical departures and humour and the result is a live show which has wowed audiences across the world from intimate seated rooms to huge dancing crowds in festival fields.
Verging on the Perpendicular is Walsh’s fourth solo album and has received much critical acclaim and is accompanied by a hectic touring schedule taking in the UK, U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
His eclectic and innovative approach has led to many exciting collaborations alongside his solo work and the Urban Folk Quartet. The latest is with fellow banjoist John Dowling. Other work has included tours with North East concertina legend Alistair Anderson, Indian sarangi player Suhail Yusuf Khan and Canadian country singer Meaghan Blanchard.