Live Music Thursdays with Alex Archibald

Addresse1494 Old Bridge Street, Granville Island
AtThe Liberty Distillery
CountyCanada @ (CA)

1494 Old Bridge Street, Granville Island
The Liberty Distillery
Canada @ (CA)
Tel 2018-03-29
Categoria Events

Join us Every Thursday for our Live Music Series - musical engagements at The Liberty Distillery featuring incredibly talented local artists in the intimate setting of our bar and lounge. Featuring the mesmerizing Alex Archibald, whose unique sound of Canadian Primitive is the perfect pairing with True Craft Cocktails at the heart of Granville Island. Also starring our Late Night Happy Hour from 8pm-Close - this is the perfect way to end your day. ------------------------------------ A review of Alex's last album from BC Musician Mag: "...The music is rooted in the traditional blues finger picking style of the early twentieth century and then infused with abstract and fractured avant-jazz sensibility. It’s a delicious blend that Archibald delivers with great skill and ease.

Like roasted root vegetables dusted with smoked paprika and cayenne there’s an underlying earthiness here enlivened by gently sizzling bursts of melody and dissonance. The inventive complexity of Archibald’s playing targets the pleasure centres of the brain with its constant attempts to surprise. Other than a touch of bass and piano and a tiny fragment of vocals on the very last song, Trying Too Hard, the compositions are primarily interpreted through steel string guitar and open-backed five string banjo. The music on The Ferryman’s Fee meanders like a gentle mountain stream taking on the complexity of the terrain over which it travels. Delicate and alluring while at the same time jagged and crystalline, Archibald serves up a beautiful mess of country blues steeped in mushroom tea."

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