In the harmonizing and gospelizing tradition of the Monroe, Stanley, and Louvin Brothers comes Andrews and Lawrence. They've put together an old time gospel show tailor-made for your festival stage, theater, church hall or coffeehouse.
You don't have to know a lot about gospel music to get caught up in the sing-along atmosphere, with enough story-telling to bring the folk, country, and bluegrass audiences along for the ride. In addition to the main show, Andrews and Lawrence host a gospel workshop full of opportunities for unison and harmony singing, as well as pointers on musical arranging and historical background to really bring this musical genre to life. Andy Ruszel sings lead and plays rhythm guitar. His songs have been performed by Juno award winning artists Charlotte Diamond and the Rovers.Larry Lawrence plays lead guitar and sings tenor. He is also a well known producer, arranger, and choral singer.For Andrews and Lawrence, it's about giving each performance their all, and making it a good time had by all. They look forward to seeing you at the show."Brothers in song. Andrews and Lawrence transformed the hall into an authentic old time gospel showcase on Friday night. Andy Ruszel and Larry Lawrence wove their own version of the close-knit vocal harmonies and exacting flat-pick guitar runs that characterize the superlative sound of duos like the Monroe, Louvin and Stanley Brothers. The audience joined in on renditions of old standards that would have done an Appalachian church choir proud."- Gabriola Sounder
a classic debut album by island songwriter Andy Ruszel
"bluegrass, reggae and other musical traditions blend to make this original cd one of the finer musical products to come from Vancouver Island. One of my all-time favorite songcrafters" Ric LafontaineCd Isle
Originating from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, The Flying Accusations are the Island's SuperHeros of Torch and Twang! Their combination of Roots, backwoods, newgrass, altcountry and original tunes, will appeal to the most discriminating Hillbilly. They have risen to feature act status at musical events throughout British Columbia. One song may have you in hysterics, while the next one may leave you with a tear in your eye. Yes, this band can, and will, draw out your emotions. They specialize in down-home, full frontal, emotionally charged, in your face music; The less politically correct - the better. Mix in five part vocal harmonies that will raise the small hairs on the back of your neck and you've got the idea. Git ready to start yer toes atappin' and yer hands aclappin' - The Flying Accusations are here. YeeHaw!
Your new favorite Americana, Alt Country, Roots Newgrass band. Great tunes and harmonies. A stellar debut CD from the west coast of Canada.
Produced by David Essig.
This Valley tunesmith applies the same passion, commitment and artistry to his music that he does to that finely hewn willow furniture that he fashions in his spare time. Strong vivid lyrics. Sturdy melodies. A robust voice to keep away the rain. They're more than just a good place to visit. Joe Charron builds songs you can live in."Joe Charron is a gifted story-teller with a strong clear voice and a worldly-wise view of human nature..."Times Colonist, Victoria B.C. "...a novelist's eye for detail and the soul of a honky-tonk poet" Country Wave Magazine "Joe Charron show at he Opera House was mesmerizing...the line up for his CD was longer than the one at the bar" The Times, Gravenhurst Ontario Discography... The Somenoes Sessions: Vol.1, 1997 Born in Winter, 1996 Train Wreck on the Dance Floor, 1994