The Concert is on Friday June 9th 2023 at Holy Trinity Church,
6234 Spartan Road, Nanaimo (off Metral Drive)
The Doors open at 6pm; it is “open seating” and the concert starts at 7pm
Tickets will be available at the door $25 or $10 for Under 19/Students
THE CONCERT FOR 2023 WILL FEATURE
Canadian blues artist Manitoba Hal is a ukulele master and singer-songwriter. He is known for his expressive voice and mastery of his instrument; his trusty baritone ukulele; Manitoba Hal takes his audience from the deep south to the islands with songs that are mournful, hopeful, silly, romantic and introspective. His original songs have become modern classics and his take on standards and popular blues songs of the past have brought him to festival stages worldwide.
He began his career as a guitarist but began to play the ukulele when he inherited a 1955 Martin uke from his beloved grandfather who told him “you can have it if you learn to play it”. And so, he did, continuing to master the tiny instrument, proving that the ukulele can be small but mighty as he pulls out powerful riffs and melodies adding background beats with looping technology showcasing the blues in all its passion and groove.
Featuring Cynthia Kinnunen on ukulele and Ben Coulson on Ubass. With a love of everything from rockabilly to old-timey tunes, pop, folk and some trusty rock & roll for good measure, this ‘ukulele/bass duo will keep you entertained in those in-between moments, easing you into the next leg of your journey.