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The Burying Ground

Pull those winter boots on & liven up the night with Burying Ground, a 4-peice band on tour from Vancouver.

Tickets at the door on a sliding scale from $10 - $20. 

Doors open at 6:30pm.

The Burying Ground has a lively and gritty sound with tight harmony and a driving rhythm section reminiscent of the music of the juke joints and jazz halls of the 1920's and '30s. The band moves effortlessly between toe-tapping dance music, the yearning of country blues and the embellishments and energy of ragtime and jazz.

Listen to them here:

"Filled with elegant musicianship, authentic themes, heartfelt vocals (including a guest appearance from Candice Roberts on the closing track), The Burying Ground deliver the goods with heart and soul and affection. Beautifully recorded at The China Cloud and Monarch Studios by their go-to producer Mark Lawrence, this self titled collection of eleven originals from The Burying Ground resonates with emotion and gleam with authenticity." - Dave O Rama, BC Musician Magazine

"The Burying Ground is the trio’s second album in six months, following on from the self-explanatorily titled Country Blues and Rags, and their third since June 2015, when the 15-song Big City Blues debut was issued. Across the three releases Woody Forster (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Devora Laye (vocals, washboard, singing saw) and Joseph Lubinsky-Mast (double bass) have established a sound that, should the fuzz, crackle and hiss of a well-loved 78 RPM record be added, would feel directly transported from the juke joints and speakeasies of the Prohibition era. This is beautifully realised, pure roots music created in the same spirit of contemporaries such as the Carolina Chocolate Drops...The Crow Quill Night Owls, or fellow Vancouverites, Petunia & the Vipers. And, frankly, I cannot get enough of this wonderful stuff!
...I will look forward to anything The Burying Ground offer up from here on in. While they may be devoted to the precious music of a long gone golden era, they still have an awful lot to offer the present and future, as music this good is evidently timeless."
---David Morrison, FRUK

Woody Forster - guitar, vocals
Devora Laye - washboard/saw, vocals
Bonnie Northgraves - trumpet
Wynston Minckler - upright bass

Earlier Event: November 25
Dan Challis Music
Later Event: February 9
Art Opening: Patience