The COVID pandemic and streaming services have taken their toll on performing musicians, but writing, rehearsing and recording are what keep musicians going.
Road Poets, along with opening act Brian Green, have kept themselves busy through the tough times and will be performing original songs at Gabriola Community Hall this Friday, March 18.
Road Poets consists of Dave Teichroeb on guitar and vocals, Kelly Field on bass, Andreas Kahre on drums and Fraser Gabbott on guitar and harmonica. They’ve spent the past two years writing and recording songs for a full album of ‘bluesy, riff-rending songs about the complexity of life in 2022 – a secret pandemic diary about aging, lost youth, climate change and try to keep the spark of love alive,” according to a press release.
Green, who has written and recorded with local and international musicians, begins with his “alt-country” style, sometimes old-school folk and sometimes roots rock ‘n’ roll. His EP was born out of a collaboration with Nashville guitarist Nicky V. and his latest album, It was never like that Wayis inspired by 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 purchase tickets, visit http://gabriolalive.ca.