Two Much Guitar
Pender Harbour Music Society announces their season opener featuring Two Much Guitar, with Bill Coon and Oliver Gannon on guitars, backed by Darren Radke on bass and Dave Robbins on drums. Sparks fly between Gannon and Coon, documenting the conversational quality and intimacy this duo achieves. Gannon is the high water mark in the instrument’s modern tradition in Vancouver. He’s a direct, earthy, fabulous foil to Coon’s breathtaking dexterity. They are a delight to hear and see perform.
To quote Speakeasy, 2002 from the review page at www.billcoon.com
“… the double guitar quartet in jazz is less common but a similar opportunity to enjoy two voices that complement rather than compete with each other. Bill Coon and Oliver Gannon are two of Canada’s most popular guitarists, straight-ahead partners in a duo that is reminiscent of the great pairing of Herb Ellis and Barney Kessel. Crowned king of Canadian guitarists, Gannon has a number of recordings to his credit including a 1998 Juno Award for a duo recording with the late Fraser McPherson and Live @ The Cellar (2002); he was named Canadian Guitarist of the Year in 2002. Bill Coon has studied with Jim Hall and was a long-time member of the Andre White Band in Montreal. After moving to Vancouver in 1995, Coon worked extensively with Denzal Sinclaire.”
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Tickets $25 available at Harbour Insurance, Madeira Park; John Henry’s Marina, Garden Bay; Visitor Info Center, Sechelt, Gaia’s Fair Trade, Gibsons Landing