March 21st

Vancouver and Mission area recording artist, Michael Jantzen, carves out his own space between folk and country. Existential ponderings, the beauty of the present, hope deferred or found — these are the themes of Jantzen’s debut EP, The Road Unknown, released September 2015. “Sometimes people tell me about a memory or experience that my music evoked. That’s the kind of connection I love to see happen. I want my songs to be accessible, to mean something to others, not just to me.” Better known artists like Neil Young, Bruce Cockburn, Blue Rodeo, and Patty Griffin, have certainly made their mark on his style, but his greatest influence has been the Northwest’s Indi-folk scene, which all started with his dad taking him to the local folk festival every year. Michael Jantzen has a gift for weaving introspection into poetic narrative and stick-in-your head melodies. Combined with his nuanced baritone and delicate guitar playing, he creates a distinct and inviting brand of roots music. This is a pass-the-hat event supporting live music! ???? Reservations recommended. Call#604-462-8877.