Charming audiences with gospel

The duo also mixes in some story-telling and some humour

Andrews and Lawrence will play the Acoustic Cafe in Qualicum Beach on Friday night.

Andrews and Lawrence will play the Acoustic Cafe in Qualicum Beach on Friday night.

A unique musical act will be performing at the Qualicum Acoustic Cafe this Friday, March 7.

The Victoria duo of Andrews and Lawrence have been charming and captivating audiences in coffee houses, churches and festivals across B.C. and will bring their old time gospel music to Rotary House this Friday night.

In the harmonizing tradition of the great brother duets like the Stanley Brothers, Everly Brothers, and the Smothers Brothers, Larry Lawrence and Andy Ruszel AKA Andrews and Lawrence deliver down-home finger pickin’ and two part harmonizing.

You don’t have to know a lot about old time gospel music to get caught up in the sing-along atmosphere, with enough story-telling and humour to bring along  folk, country and bluegrass audiences alike for the ride.

In addition to their reputation as performers of traditional material the duo also features the original songs of Ruszel who also sings lead and plays rhythm guitar.

Ruszel grew up on an old dirt road just outside of Toronto and went to a little white church on Sundays.  His gospelating compadre Lawrence grew up and has deep musical roots in Kansas City.  He plays lead guitar and handles the tenor harmony lines.

Tickets for the Qualicum Acoustic Café (QUAC) can be purchased at the Vintage Candy Shop, Qualicum Beach.

Doors for the March 7 open stage and feature act open at 7 p.m. with the show at 7.30 p.m.

 

— NEWS Staff