The Snoring Sasquatch will host the Clover Point Drifters on Aug. 18.
“We take our name from a magnificent point of land that overlooks the Strait of Juan de Fuca near ‘Mile Zero’ in Beacon Hill Park, the first marker on a trek from Canada’s west coast to the east.,” say the Clover Point Drifers. “Oh — and that’s where our sewage pumping station delivers its load to the ocean.”
With a fresh CD in hand and fresh smiles on their faces, Vancouver Island’s own Clover Point Drifters are heading to the continent for a short tour.
The music is traditional bluegrass in the style of Flatt and Scruggs, the Stanley Brothers or Reno and Smiley — lots of close duet and trio vocal harmonies mixed with energetic instrumental solos. Their shows are warm and friendly, keeping the rhythm going while they weave around a single microphone.
The new CD, their second recording and the first in five years, shows their dedication to the craft, and it has been very well received. Produced and engineered with Adrian Dolan (the Bills), it is a sparkling addition to the traditional bluegrass catalogue.
“These fellows are able to nail the high, lonesome harmonies that makes this style of music so compelling,” said Adrian Chamberlain of the Victoria Times-Colonist. “In an unself-conscious way, the quintet captures the authenticity and honesty of old-time bluegrass music.”
The doors open at 7:30 p.m.; the show starts at 8:30. Advance tickets are $10, available at Kingfisher Used Books and Black Bear Books, or $12 at the door.