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Verandah Folk and Roots

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Perth Folk and Roots Club is back with the Victoria Park Centre for the Arts in presenting Verandah Folk and Roots, on Sunday 14th April 2019 with Town of Victoria Park support.

The performances are from 4pm to 7pm at the Victoria Park Centre for the Arts, 12 Kent Street, East Victoria Park and all are welcome. For this event, the Perth Folk and Roots Club has Kerry B Ryan, the Magnolia Duet, and John McNair and Matt Stapleton.

‘The Perth Folk and Roots Club has more great musicians assembling at the Victoria Park Centre for the Arts for Sunday 14th March ‘, said Keith Anthonisz, President of the Perth Folk and Roots Club.

Kerry B Ryan is a blues guitarist, born in North Queensland and now living in the hills outside Perth WA. Kerry first picked up a guitar at age 13, performing his original blues songs as well as covers inspired by Freddie King, Jimi Hendrix, B.B King, Albert King, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Robert Johnson. Kerry started his working life as a stockman at 14, working on cattle stations in North Queensland and carrying a guitar with him from place to place, playing with bands from the age of 16.

After moving to Western Australia, he started working in a local music store and played in blues bands for 15 years as well as doing the country circuit for 8 years. Kerry stopped traveling to raise a family and went back to handling horses and making saddlery. Returning to music in 2010 he released his first CD called Blues for My Sweety and has been playing at many venues around WA as well as over east. Kerry has been running regular blues shows at Ellington’s Jazz Club. Kerry’s 2nd CD Crazy Blues which has been getting airplay across Australia on blues programs and also airplay in the USA.

Magnolia is a new duo to the Perth scene, comprised of Siân McMillan and Nicola Chambers, who blend sultry, soft guitar work and capture a gentle beauty with complicated harmonies in their original folk style music. Sian McMillan is a Kalamunda based musician on a mission to develop a thriving live music scene in the Perth Hills that will rival Fremantle and the city. In 2016 Sian started Ladybird Music Productions as an independent record label tailored for smaller artists and she has had a number of her acts perform at Perth Folk and Roots shows including Boobytrap, Little Tree and Danse Macabre.

‘The Perth Folk and Roots Club looks forward to the next Verandah Folk and Roots at the Victoria Park Centre for the Arts with Kerry B Ryan and the Magnolia Duet’, said Keith Anthonisz.

When?

4.00 - 7.00pm Sunday, 14 April

Where?

Victoria Park Centre for the Arts
12 Kent Street
Victoria Park, Western Australia

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