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Lance Canales with special guest Rob Moir Late Show (double bill)
March 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm$20
Lance Canales and Rob Moir (double bill)
Friday, March 17
Doors 8:00 Show 9:00
Tickets $ 20 at Bozzini’s or call 604 792 0744 to reserve
Two great artists for only $ 20. Come and discover California’s Lance Canales and Ontario’s Rob Moir.
Having grown up in an agricultural community in San Joaquin Valley, California, Lance Canales was brought up in a tradition of hard work, folk and blues. Drawing on this background for inspiration, Canales wrote his new album The Blessing & The Curse, due out later this month, encapsulating the spirit of his work ethic. Learning guitar at a young age, Canales thrived in listening to blues and folk music, where he expresses that there is “no room for pretension in that music…it’s so raw and real.”
Lance Canales & The Flood are a roots-blues influenced Americana trio from California’s breadbasket, where Canales lived the life that so many songs have been written about since the birth of roots music – hard labor, one room shacks and taunting ghosts whispering of a better life. Canales’ guttural vocals combine a hard-edged storytelling approach beneath a stripped down, foot-stomping, acoustic instrumentation.
Now, signed to Music Road Records, Canales is able to share his music with the world and plans on touring in support of the album. However, he has no intention of quitting his day job as a janitor, but will instead continue to write music.
“Lance Canales seems to summon the spirits and ghosts that travel with the migrant workers in California’s Central and San Joaquin Valleys. Other writers like Tom Russell and Dave Alvin have created some vivid observations about these people and this area in their material, but, having grown up there, Canales delivers first-hand observations, and in doing so, puts forth one of the grittiest, sweatiest vibes you’ll hear on any record.” Jim Hynes- Elmore Magazin
Since then, he’s toured Europe with Neko Case and shared the stage with fellow alt-folk artists such as Frightened Rabbit, Frank Turner and The White Buffalo. With past solo performances at international festivals; NXNE, CMW, BIGSOUND and multiple successful tours in Australia, Canada, Europe, UK and USA, Rob has proven his ability to silence rowdy audiences with his intimate performances, quick humour, and captivating stage presence.
Perpetually on the lonesome road, Rob continues to expand his audience as he perform his songs across the world, making fans the old fashion way, one dedicated believer at a time.