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Filling the room with harmonic sounds and djembe rhythms

With a second summer of festival performances under their belt Fiftieth Parallel again hit the studio recording their new CD Open Sky.

During October of 2012 on the Oyster River, songs performed and honed in the summer on the likes of Cortes and Quadra Islands were put to tape to create the new all-original CD.

Fiftieth Parallel have been forming their own unique style of progressive acoustic music: drawing inspiration from artists such as John Butler and the late Michael Hedges. Despite being only a duo – Phil Marchand (acoustic guitar), Jonathan Hinds (acoustic guitar and percussion) – Fiftieth Parallel have made a name for themselves with their Island-infused West Coast acoustic sounds.

On Saturday, Fiftieth Parallel will be performing at River City Grill in Campbell River – downtown in Mariner’s Square beside Save On Foods – filling the room with harmonic sounds and djembe rhythms. Music will start at 8 p.m.

Open Sky can be found along with ‘Weapon Of The Future’ (first full-length release) at any Fiftieth Parallel show and at locations across Vancouver Island. Fiftieth Parallel are currently working with vocalist Ben O’Connor and have just released a 5 track EP which is also available at events.

More and videos info can be found online under Fiftieth Parallel.

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