Black Spruce Bog and Sober Becky in concert

The Safety Meeting concert series presents Black Spruce Bog and Sober Becky this Friday, May 8 at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre.

The Safety Meeting concert series presents Black Spruce Bog and Sober Becky this Friday, May 8 at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre.

“Black Spruce Bog played the Gecko Tree last Halloween and left a sweaty mess,” says promoter Brandon Hoffman. “I’m sure they will do the same on May 8 at the Arts Centre.”

Since the Halloween show he says the group has rocked the stage of Cold Snap at the Canada Winter Games which put them on network television across the country.

“Since then they’ve taken off,” Hoffman says. “They’re sure to be a huge hit on the festival route this summer.”

A five-piece roots revival band from Prince George, Black Spruce Bog  brings a sound and tells the stories of people and the land they live on.

The mossy floor of a spruce bog is not an easy place to thrive; but with the right mix of rhythm, rhyme, and ruckus, any sapling can find the light, states their biography.

Their music straddles the tree line that separates the last of the boreal forest from the arctic tundra; it rides the rails west to Rupert with the Lorne Creek Mountain man; and it shares a brew, a laugh, and a deep sigh with a pulp mill broke hustler, states their biography.

Hoffman says Sober Becky is probably one of the most charmingly cynical individuals he has ever met.

“I can’t help but giggle like an idiot at her totally endearing punk-folk-pop gems,” Hoffman says.

Sober Becky has played at Artswells, Hootstock, Sweetwater905, Music on the Mountain and has opened the stage for many rad bands including but not limited to, Ford Pier Vengeance Trio, the Invasives, Impeders of Progress, Passenger Action, Jeff Andrew, the Rebel Spell, Drum and Bell Tower, Tom Holliston of Nomeansno, Les Taberfucks, Hoffman says.

Doors open Friday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and available at Red Shreds.


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