The COVID pandemic and streaming services have taken their toll on performing musicians, but writing, rehearsing and recording is what keeps musicians going.
Road Poets, as well as opening act Brian Green, have kept busy through the tough times and will perform original songs at Gabriola Community Hall this coming Friday, March 18.
Road Poets are made up of Dave Teichroeb on guitar and vocals, Kelly Field on bass, Andreas Kahre on the drums and Fraser Gabbott playing guitar and harmonica. They have spent the past two years writing and recording songs for a full-length album of “bluesy, riff driven songs about the complexity of living in 2022 – a secret diary from the pandemic about aging, lost youth, climate change and trying to keep love’s spark alive,” according to a press release.
Green, who has been songwriting and recording with local and international musicians, opens with his “alt-country,” occasionally old-school folk and sometimes rootsy rock ‘n’ roll style. His EP emerged from a collaboration with Nashville-based guitarist Nicky V. and his latest album, Never Was That Way, draws upon songs written during the pandemic in the summer of 2021. Green’s opening set will feature Victoria musician Tyler Lieb.
For more information and to buy tickets, visit http://gabriolalive.ca.