Coombs welcomes Boney Fingers to rodeo grounds

Event should be a rockin' good time

Although they’ve only been together for about a year, members of the group Boney Fingers are well known in the community, and this means their concert in Coombs this weekend will sell out, said Doug Calder with the Coombs Community Organization (CCO).

“This is going to be a sell out dance because they have so many followers and such a unique sound,” he said.

Members in the group include lead vocalist and acoustic guitar player Norm Surrette, Sherry-Lynn Blanchard on bass and harmony, Ron Stewart on lead guitar and harmony, Grant Girodat on drums and Tim Griffin on steel guitar.

The group plays a variety of country music from slow to upbeat, and many of their songs people haven’t heard before, Surrette said.

Surrette has been playing music in the area for about 40 years and is a country boy, he said, where Blanchard is a blues singer and Ron, a rocker.

“We kind put it all together and it comes out sounding not half bad,” Surrette joked.

Boney Fingers plays Saturday, May 28 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Coombs Community Hall, located at the Rodeo Grounds. Tickets are $15 available from the Coombs General Store, Back Road Java in Errington, the Shoe Inn in Qualicum Beach and Cranky Dog Music in Parksville. Tickets will be $20 at the door. 

Free overnight camping is available.

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