The Staggers and Jaggs (above) along with Samson’s Delilah are playing at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre

The Staggers and Jaggs (above) along with Samson’s Delilah are playing at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre

Staggers and Jaggs headline Friday Safety Meeting concert

The Staggers and Jaggs along with Samson’s Delilah are on stage at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre Friday, Feb. 10.

The Staggers and Jaggs are the kind of band I would expect to see busking in New Orleans, or tucked into the corner of some back-alley speakeasy; hard working, blue-collar folks, who come together to make beautiful, soulful music that’s straight from the heart.

I found them through associated bands like High Society, CR Avery, and specifically the Burying Ground.

They happened to be in the neighbourhood when I was helping the Bean Counter organize the summer “Sunday Biscuits” music series, and they were a perfect fit.

The gig they had the night before went late, so they raced into Williams Lake that morning to play at the Bean Counter.

I went out to catch them at their show the night before, so I was in a similar state (let’s say it felt a lot earlier than the clock was reading that particular Sunday).

The wistful sounds of the strings and harmonies was just what I needed.

It felt like the kind of replenishment you would get in some southern church.

Food for the soul.

Friday, Feb. 10 we are excited to welcome the Staggs and Jaggs for a murky, grab-your-partner-jug-band rendition of the Safety Meeting concert series.

Opening the night are Samson’s Delilah, hailing from Robson Valley, B.C.

This will be a more intimate take on the band, that has a reputation around B.C.’s interior festival scene for their particular brand of epic medieval shred-folk.

They will be playing as a three-piece, with interlocking vocal harmonies, virtuosic classical guitar, percussion, and violin.

As usual, bar for the concert on is provided by the Cariboo Festival Society, helping with their excellent programming for the young musicians of our community (and adults too).

The Staggers and Jaggs with Samson’s Delilah are playing at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre, on Feb. 10. Doors are open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are suggested $20, and available at Red Shreds.