Debbie Ryan plays Acoustic Café

Local troubador set to entertain with her latest musical offering

Multi talented musician Debbie Ryan has performed on many stages in Oceanside over the last 10 years and while she has all the right moves on the dance floor, don’t expect her to twist and shout when she performs this week at the Qualicum Acoustic Café.

It’s not that she doesn’t want to break out some dance moves, the problem is she has a broken foot. She said despite the setback, the performance will go on.

Known for her eclectic blend of folk, blues and country music, Ryan said she took a bit of a break from performing last year but now she is ready to pick up her instruments and do what she loves most.

“It’s my joy and I am excited about the future,” Ryan said.

It will be just Ryan and her guitar on the Rotary House stage this Friday night. The audience can expect a humorous approach to her bright and lively vocal performance as she sings some originals and some cover tunes.

During the day you can find Ryan at The Shoe Inn, where she provides fashionable footwear in Qualicum Beach.  The business owner said while her air cast makes it difficult to get around these days, she is on the mend and is looking forward to performing.

Ryan who grew up in Coombs had her first debut on the stage of the Errington Coffee House when she was 13 years old and over the years has dabbled in different bands.  She performed ‘50s music with Jack Stevenson for four years as the Rockin’ Rebels and had a blast performing in two ECHO Players musicals.

You can catch the local singer songwriter this Fri., Jan. 6. Prior to her performance on the Rotary House stage in Qualicum Beach there will be the open stage. Anyone who would like a 10-minute slot on the open stage can email the hosts at: jbeaton@shaw.ca.

The Acoustic Cafe happens on the first Friday of the month. Admission to the Cafe is $5, the doors open at 7 p.m.