Folk Thief, My Boy Rascal playing at Snoring Sasquatch

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Folk Thief and My Boy Rascal play at the Snoring Sasquatch on Aug. 22.

Creston’s Snoring Sasquatch will hosting a joint concert by Folk Thief and My Boy Rascal on Aug. 22.

Fresh off successful tours of the B.C. Interior and Western Canada, Folk Thief and My Boy Rascal are now headed all the way across Canada and back, making a stop at the Snoring Sasquatch along the way.

Folk Thief (Vancouver-based indie singer/songwriter Dave Hadgkiss) has gone from relative obscurity to having his debut album, Love, Heartache and Oblivion, make the top 10 (folk/roots/blues) on college radio charts across Canada and the critics are loving it.

“Undeniably intimate and likable. … Like a young Leonard Cohen,” said Tom Harrison of Vancouver’s Province.

“An absolute delight,” said Nereida Fernandes of Exclaim.ca. “Love, Heartache and Oblivion is worth a spot in anyone’s new fave playlist.”

Hadgkiss has teamed up with Colby Ramsay, who performs under the name My Boy Rascal. The singer-songwriters met while playing on the folk radio show, Melodies in Mind (CJSF), and discovered that they had complementary but unique acoustic folk-pop styles — the tour was on!

“Touring is great because we get to really connect with our audience — talking to people at our shows and finding out a little bit about them makes it more personal,” said Hadgkiss.

“A positive crowd response is huge,” ageed Ramsay. “Knowing that people are really into what we’re doing just makes us that much better.”

The musicians are on the road promoting their critically-acclaimed debut albums: Love, Heartache and Oblivion (Folk Thief) and The Study of Animal Magicality (My Boy Rascal). Both albums are available on iTunes and will be on sale at the show.

Doors to the Aug. 22 concert open at 7:30 p.m.; the show starts at 8:30. Tickets are $8 in advance at Kingfisher Used Books and Black Bear Books, and $10 at the door.