THE GEESE with PINEAPPLE WITH CAMERON DILLWORTH and STEVE ELLIOT AND LUCIE WALKER BAND at the Railway Club

It’s Wednesday night and Vancouver City Limits at the Railway Club. I step into a country music experience with Steve Elliott and Lucie Walker Band, and they were fun. They’re going on a cross-Canada tour soon, sponsored by Organic Lives, as a duo playing house concerts. This will support their soon-to-be-released third album, so look out for that!

Before the next band, I met two nurses from California who were taking in the sounds at the Railway Club. We enjoyed the 50s music of Pineapple and lead singer Cameron Dillworth. His voice reminded me of Buddy Holly, and all four band members were singing backing vocals which gave the music a very rich tone. They just finished a tour of Alberta and look forward to spreading their sweet and juicy Pineapple music across the rest of the country soon.

Closing the evening was The Geese, formerly known as The Family Band. The members of this band all met in New Brunswick while attending school, and two members are originally from Minnesota. All of them are songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, so their live show was a game of musical chairs as they switched around. They never lost the flow of the show, and each switch added new flavours to their musical pie. Most of the songs were from their new album Small Boat, which sounds like blues, country and folk all mixed into one. The Geese will be touring Western Canada and the States this summer, so if you spot a caravan travelling in a V formation you’ll know it’s them.

I leave the Railway Club with another smile, having shared some great new music with Californian girls. Eat your heart out, Beach Boys!

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  1. Just one question though. Have you made composing this blog as your career or do you do this in your free time? Just curious..