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Bluegrass Brunch

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Bluegrass Brunch at the Waverley Rides Again

Kitchen opens at 10:30AM;
music from 11am-1 pm.

The Details

The Waverley Hotel in Cumberland will be inaugurating the third year of Bluegrass Brunch on Sunday September 29, 2013. The Brunch features delicious home-style food, live music, and good times.

Fast becoming a local institution, the Brunch was initiated by Cumberland musician Archie Pateman in November 2011. Pateman, co-founder of Vancouver roots band The Breakmen and local favourites The Cumberland Brothers, approached the Waverley Hotel with the idea after having started a similar event in Vancouver (still going strong after many years). Known for its support of local arts and culture, the Waverley signed on with enthusiasm, and patrons now enjoy great food while they listen to a mix of bluegrass and old-time classics, standards, oddballs, and originals.

The Bluegrass Brunch band features Pateman on banjo and guitar, Jack Roland of The Cumberland Brothers on fiddle, Anne Louise Genest of the Juno-nominated band Annie Lou on clawhammer banjo and guitar, and Tammy Fassaert of Shearwater and the Laurie Lewis band on upright bass. All four sing lead and harmony vocals and contribute a variety of material. The music is often spontaneous – band members will introduce a new tune on the spot, and these seasoned professional musicians, all of whom are steeped in roots, bluegrass, old time and country music, welcome the opportunity to jam on stage.

This joyful spontaneity combined with strong musicianship is part of what makes Bluegrass Brunch a favourite event in Cumberland and the surrounding communities. People travel from Nanaimo, Campbell River, and beyond to enjoy great breakfast and great music. Come on down!

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About Cumberland Village Works

The Village Works People symbol A few years ago we invited 2000 people to our 'front yard' for a big party, a wonderful celebration of music, culture and community. That event has since evolved into many outdoor festival style events and Cumberland Village Works has become a year-round host to some of the world's best performers.


Programming & general info (tel. 250-898-1056)
info at cumberlandvillageworks dot com