David Sinclair and Keith Bennett each have extensive solo backgrounds

Herons hosts two renowned artists for ‘rootsy-blues, jazzy folk’ show

David Sinclair and Keith Bennett play Quadra Island this weekend

David Sinclair and Keith Bennett both have extensive backgrounds as solo artists, sidemen and top-call studio musicians, but on the urging of mutual fans, they came together for their first concert in 2010 – a sold-out event in Deep Cove.

The response was amazing, so they kept at it, having since done many concerts together both in B.C. and have even toured Europe together.

Their current tour takes them to Quadra Island.

Their style is a rootsy blend of blues, jazz and folk; they both bring a wide range of skills to the duo.

Rocking instrumentals, featuring Sinclair’s percussive acoustic guitar playing and Bennett’s soaring chromatic harmonica are mixed with vocal tunes featuring both artists. As well as chromatic and blues harps, Bennett incorporates some specialty harps and his excellent guitar playing into the show, resulting in an incredible variety of sounds from just two guys.

Sinclair has toured extensively in North America, Europe, and Japan as a member of both Sarah McLachlan’s and K.D. Lang’s bands.

As a studio guitarist, he has worked with artists including McLachlan, Michael Buble, Gary Fjellgaard, Rita MacNeil, Valdy, BTO, and was guitarist and vocalist with CBS recording bands Straight Lines and Body Electric, composing several Canadian hits.

Bennett has played on hundreds of CDs, TV and film scores, and placed in the top 10 in both chromatic and blues harp events at the 2013 World Harmonica Championships in Germany. His melodious harmonica playing has been featured with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and for eight years he was featured as the ‘Harmonica Man’ at NHL Vancouver Canucks home games. As a singer, he has recorded several CDs and appeared in theatre productions as a singer/actor.

This rootsy blues duo is performing in Herons at the Heriot Bay Inn tomorrow night (Oct. 22).

Seats for the two course dinner and show are $54; show-only seats are $35. Reservations strongly recommended; seating at 6 pm for dinner. Call 250.285.3322 to reserve seats and enjoy this rootsy-blues jazzy-folk evening.

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