Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM PDT
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Pender Island Community Hall 
4418 Bedwell Harbour Road
Pender Island, BC V0N 2M1

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Colin Hamilton 
Stoney Pocket Productions 

Stoney Pocket, The Songs of Hank Williams 

Tickets 15$ in advance at Talisman Books & Gallery or Southridge Farmstore, $20 at the door, teens $10, 12 and under free. Doors open at 7:00pm. For just $5.00 more, you can also buy a ticket to see the Kerplunks. If you want to buy tickets for both, we advise you to purchase them directly from Talisman Bookstore and Art Gallery or Southridge Farmstore.

THE SONGS OF HANK WILLIAMS: THREE DAVIDS DO HANK brings together David Chenery, Dave Harris, and and David P. Smith together in a shifting line-up – trios, duos, and solo – that broadly covers the Hank Williams songbook. You’ll hear the defining hits, obscure hidden gems, weepers, and stompers. This is not a museum piece. The Three Davids are not recreating the sound of Hank Williams and the Drifting Cowboys, they are interpreting the music with love, vitality, respect, energy, and emotion.

DAVID P. SMITH is a multi-discplinary artist who jumped from visual art, Dadaist performances, and slam style poetry into the Victoria musical scene with the irreverent hillbilly punk band The Dogbreath Brothers. For 8 years David hosted the country and western radio show Hillbilly Heaven on CFUV campus community radio and he is the leader the Golden Country Clan, a shifting collective of musicians with a wide repertoire of hardcore C&W and western swing. He is an unflinchingly original songwriter who in the past 18 years he has released six full length recordings and led a variety of musical projects that have consistently defied convenient genre classifications.

Weaned on Sabbath and The Stooges, nurtured on Nirvana and springing from the fiercely independent DIY punk scene in BC’s interior, DAVID CHENERY is a charismatic performer and prolific songwriter - a punk at heart - whose projects reference a wide spectrum of musical styles including heavy metal, hardcore punk, surf, country, and folk. His keening expressive voice was a perfect fit and brings an intense and emotional edginess to the songs of Hank Williams.

DAVE HARRIS is a career musician, professional busker and a masterful one man band. A multi-instrumentalist and accomplished songwriter, Dave plays a variety of guitars, fiddle, mandolin, foot drums and is an iconic fixture in downtown Victoria and the inner harbour where he can be found spring through fall performing songs from his encylopaedic repertoire. He is the subject of an award-winning documentary, Crowded At The Bottom, as well as the author of a comprehensive book on one man band practitioners titled Head, Hands, and Feet. Dave is steeped deeply in blues, folk, rock, and country traditions and has a long and storied career in the Vancouver Island roots music scene.

Converging from very different paths, the common ground these three musical forces inhabit is the songs and music of the performer and writer who more than any single person defined what country and western music is: Hank Williams. This year, 2018, marks sixty-five years since Hank’s untimely and tragic death, brought on by acute alcoholism, powerful pain-killers prescribed by a quack doctor, and his own fatal personality flaws and self-destructive nature. Dead at the age of 29 years, he left behind a compelling and affecting body of work. Many of Hank’s songs have become standards of the American songbook and have crossed the boundaries of popular music. They can be acutely sad, seriously silly, or the swinging soundtrack to a party. The rawness of the emotion is real, rarely maudlin, and deep enough to sometimes be unsettling. The imagery is poignant, the humour is sly and irreverent, and this stuff swings baby. These are great songs that continue to be relevant and continue to be discovered by new generations.