Get that Voodoo into you

Voodoo Allstars set to rock the Errington War Memorial Hall

Gary Comeau will be on hand with the Voodoo Allstars

Gary Comeau will be on hand with the Voodoo Allstars

Gary Comeau & the Voodoo Allstars will bring their hot and spicy New Orleans rockin’ roots & blues to the Errington Hall for a Halloween costume dance Saturday, Oct. 29 that is guaranteed to

have all ghosts, goblins, and assorted ghouls shaking their chains.

Take the rhythm of the Maritime Acadian music, season well with Louisiana zydeco blues, add a twist of Highway 61 era Dylan, and you’ve got a potent musical cocktail that is certain to fill the dance floor.

Gary Comeau is a singer-songwriter and musician of exceptional diversity and talent.

Playing a range of instruments including guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and piano, he delivers originally crafted, high energy, New Orleans-style rockin’ roots and blues.

Although Gary’s own roots are French-Acadian, he was born and raised in Nova Scotia and his soul seems to have taken a long and inspiring detour through Louisiana and the Mississippi Delta.

And while Gary does not consider himself to be a cajun or zydeco artist per se (“it’s just the vibe that runs through the tunes I write”) he’s probably the most southern-sounding player around.

Gary and the Voodoo Allstars have been tearing it up for years with their original brand of swamp, roots, and bayou blues. Since 1997, Gary has released three CD’s: The Hunger, 1997; Gary Comeau, 1998; and Letters From Eve, 2001.

Joining Gary and his band for this show are local guitarist and recording artist Gerry Barnum and drumming legend Pat Steward from the Odds.

Tickets for the October 29 show at the Errington Hall, are $20  and can be purchased at Cranky Dog Music in Parksville and Heaven on Earth in Qualicum Beach. This is an adult only event and there will be no tickets available at the door.

For details visit www.erringtonhall.bc.ca.

 

— The News