The last time I saw such a group of talented performers was in New York at the Tony-award winning musical, Once.
Now on at the Firehall Arts Centre is Good Timber, Songs and Stories of the Western Logger. Seriously, these are the kind of people you want to bring camping with you. I could just imagine crowding around the campfire and listening to them sing tales of a logger's life in BC back in the day. This show is an enriching evening out! Not only do you get song, but you also get poetry, and archival footage of logging in BC. And did I mention that all the performers also play their own instruments, from banjos to spoons to a saw! The country style songs are the perfect soundtrack to depict the life of a logger.
And if you live in the Downtown Eastside, make sure to find out more information about the V6A Pass, which is a discounted rate for residents in the neighbourhood!
Good Timber is musical Canadiana at its finest! Stars Ross Desprez, Sarah Donald, Colleen Eccleston, Kelt Eccleston, John Gogo and Mark Hellman. Playing now until August 19th at the Firehall Arts Centre.