Local country band Asleep at the Steel is back at the Shady Rest Pub this weekend, playing classic and contemporary country, and this time they have a special guest.
“We have a special treat this weekend,” said singer, dobro and steel guitar player Tim Griffin. “We’re going to have twin steel (guitars).”
The group consists of Griffin, Pat Hetu on drums, Mike Jarvis on bass and Mike Vaira on guitar, and for an extra punch this weekend Henry Crevier will sing and play steel guitar with the group. Griffin said Crevier is not only a great steel guitar player but a great country singer and one people won’t want to miss.
“This guy Henry is, I think, one of the best country voices in the country, and certainly all of Western Canada,” he said.
Asleep at the Steel plays covers like George Jones, Merle Haggard, Brad Paisley and George Strait.
All the other musicians in the group are seasoned professionals, Griffin said, and when they come together they always have a good time.
Asleep at the Steel plays at the Shady Rest Pub in Qualicum Beach this Saturday, Aug.27 from 7-10 p.m. There is no cover charge.
For more information about the Shady Rest visit www.shadyrest.ca.