Musical trio coming to Alberni Valley

Trio promises musical treats to Port Alberni listeners.

Folk roots tune man John Pippus is sharing the stage with Ivan Boudreau and local songstress Birgit Kuit. The trio are performing at Char's Landing on March 12.

A trio of Canadian songwriters is coming to town.

John Pippus, Ivan Boudreau and Birgit Kuit are coming to Char’s Landing in Port Alberni, Saturday March 12.

The trio is teaming up with local songstress, Birgit Kuit to perform acoustic folk-roots music. 

The three songwriters  have shared the stage with musical luminaries such as Jackson Browne (John) , Prairie Oyster (Ivan) and Queen Latifa (Birgit).

Pippus and Ivan are on a cross Canada tour. Birgit met John as a performer at Vancouver’s Trees Coffee House.

He heard Birgit and invited her to ‘tag along’ on the Vancouver Island portion of the tour.

Pippuss recently completed recording in Brian Adam’s Vancouver recording studio.

Music critics have declared him to be “…a folk/roots gem”  and  “….a refined tunesmith with serious pop hooks”.  Pippus is situated somewhere between the musical influences of John Hiatt, Tom Waits and Kris Kristopherson.

He’s performed in Nashville at the famous Blue Bird Café, known as the place, where today’s country stars got their start.Ivan Bourdreau had several musical influences, Nova Scotia’s Acadian heritage, Boston’s musical influences, Toronto’s thriving 70’s and 80’s scene and finally the West Coasts bursting country circuit.

Boudreau has blended a life and variety of music, into honest and well crafted songs, about many of the simple emotions and gut wrenching feelings we all experience.

Kuit just completed her 3rd CD “I Feel A River” recorded in Port Alberni.

“Birgit captures your soul and ear with her strong well controlled vocals, stellar production and musicianship,” said Bryon Tosoff of IAC Music Radio.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and concert time is 8 p.m.

Tickets $15 (or $17 at the door) available for purchase at Serious Coffee, Triangle Music and Dolce Vita Bar and Grill. For more information call 7780421-2427.

Char’s Landing, Port Alberni’s newest dance, music and performance venue, located at 4815 Argyle Street.

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