You can enjoy the talents of an acclaimed singer-songwriter at the next Burnaby Neighbourhood House open mic night.
The session is set for Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Burnaby Neighbourhood House Community Hall, 5024 Rumble St.
The events are designed to offer a showcase for local talent – singers, poets, songwriters, musicians, comedians and more – and also include a performance by a featured musician.
This month, the featured artist is Chris Ronald, a British-born, Vancouver-based singer-songwriter whose latest album hit the top 10 on Stingray and now sits at No. 9 on the Roots Music Report. Ronald’s music has been described as “Canadian folk with British roots,” drawing influences from British and North American artists of the 1960s onwards.
He self-produced his first two albums, Pacific Time in 2004 and Turning Tides in 2011. In 2014, he hired producer and multi-instrumentalist John MacArthur Ellis to work on his album Timeline – which earned him a nomination for Songwriter of the Year at the 2014 Canadian Folk Music Awards.
His latest album, Fragments, was released in 2017 on the esteemed Canadian folk label Borealis Records.
If you want to just listen to the community performers and Ronald, you can drop in by donation (suggested donation of $4 per person). If you’d like to share your talents at the open mic night, you can call 604-431-0400 to register.