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Apr 12, 2019
Roots & Grooves with Rick Scott & Nico Rhodes
Apr 12, 2019
Roots & Grooves with Rick Scott & Nico RhodesRoots & Grooves with Rick Scott & Nico Rhodes

Hillbilly concertos, Appalachian grooves! In 2017 veteran folk artist Rick Scott joined forces with young keyboard ace Nico Rhodes for an inter-generational smorgasbord of roots, blues and humour. In their first year as a duo they played 30 concerts to ovations around BC and released a Roots & Grooves CD recorded live from the floor in a single day.

Since pioneering rogue folk with iconic BC trio Pied Pumkin, Rick has performed in 9 countries and released 19 recordings honoured with 3 Juno nominations, Parents' Choice, WCMA and Canadian Folk Music Awards. He's Goodwill Ambassador for the Down Syndrome Research Foundation, curator of the Protection Island Museum and Canada's leading proponent of Appalachian mountain dulcimer. Rick says "Nico Rhodes is on fire! Not since the Pumkin have I experienced such unfettered creativity."

At 29, Nico Rhodes is in constant demand as arranger and musical director for long run stage shows, when not touring with his own jazz trio or his mother, Joelle Rabu. Nico's childhood soundtrack was Bach, Piaf and Rick Scott. Age 8 he wrote Rick a fan letter and age 23 he arranged Rick's music for symphony. Nico says, "Playing with my childhood hero is more fun than I ever could imagine, we shake each other up and the audience gets to come along for the ride."

Make this one of your Pick 6 Package choices if you purchase before March 8th. Visit our website for details.
Date:Apr 12, 2019
Address:133 McMillan Street, Parksville, BC
Location:The MAC - McMillan Arts Centre
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Cost:$18 ($15 OCAC members)
Name:McMillan Arts Centre
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