On Saturday, June 20, 2009, the Blues Underground, 10 Lois Lane in downtown Nanaimo, will present singer, songwriter Gerry Barnum, a seasoned musician with over 30 years of performing experience at diverse venues. Barnum describes his style as” soulful roots/original.” After a dozen years steeped in the Vancouver music scene, along with some cross Canada touring, Gerry returned to his hometown of Parksville. Gerry has recorded three CD’s since being back on the island and divides his time between teaching and performing solo as well as with his band.
Gerry Barnum is often referred to as a musician’s musician. He plays guitar and harmonica, and his vocal style is smooth yet visceral and soulful. Gerry’s deep feeling for blues and gospel are the anchor for much his songwriting, and his songs range from tender to footstompin. He’s one of Vancouver Island’s top local musicians.
Gerry’s shows are packed with great finger picking and lots of energy. This rocken’ concert will be a filmed for a live television pilot called LloydLive. It should be great fun and audience support in the form of clapping and cheering will be encouraged. This is a perfect opportunity to find out what’s going on down at the Blues Underground. Doors open at 7:30 pm and the show starts at 8 pm. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door ($12 with a non-perishable food donation), available at the Blues Underground or by reservation. For more information call 250-740-2583 or 250-616-6242.