A Celebration of the Music of Ry Cooder & Taj Mahal featuring Doug Cox, Sam Hurrie, Colin Nairne & Mick Sherlock

Event Location: 

Sports View Lounge - Oak Bay Recreation Centre

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 7:30pm
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It’s hard to think of any musicians in the roots music world more influential or revered than Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal. Both are master multi-instrumentalists and song interpreters.  It’s a safe bet to say if you are a current Roots Musician either you or your teachers have been influenced by the prolific work done by these two music giants.

So it’s no wonder when discussions began about starting a tribute show celebrating their music, many BC musicians were wanting to be part of the show. “When Mick Sherlock suggested we do this,” says Roots Musician/Producer Doug Cox, “I jumped on it as an opportunity to share some of the songs and styles I learned by studying both Ry and Taj. The sheer joy of playing this music, along with the lessons that come with it, are my reason for taking part.” Cox is both a slide guitarist and a Dobro player and has been involved in many of his own successful collaborations with musicians from Tibet, India, Africa, The UK and beyond. He has spent 30 years as a side person and session player leaving a musical resume as long as your arm. Cox is a multiple Juno Nominee as Artist and Producer and recently played on a Grammy Nominated album for Los Texmaniacs on their version of a song penned by Ry Cooder and John Hiatt, Across The Borderline. The Circle continues.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and doors open for dinner service at 6:00 pm.

Tickets are available through Oak Bay Recreation Centre or Beacon Ridge Productions.

"Rising Sons" A Celebration of The Music of Ry Cooder & Taj Mahal