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The Unfaithful Servants

Saturday, Mar 23, 2024 / 7:30 pm

Door 6:00 pm for dinner service

upstairs Lounge, Oak Bay Recreation Centre, 1975 Bee Street, Victoria, BC V8R 5E6

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The Unfaithful Servants have gained a reputation in Western Canada as a must-see act. With an original and exciting approach to acoustic music, the group serves up explosive instrumentals, compelling story-telling and high-powered vocals. As Kelly Nakatsuka (Islands Folk Festival, CBC host) describes “The Unfaithful Servants are one of the most exciting bands from Vancouver Island in some time…gorgeous harmonies and fine song writing, beautiful instrumental interplay and some seriously rippin’ solos.” With critically acclaimed performances under their belt (Vancouver Island MusicFest, Salmon Arm Roots & Blues, The Islands Folk Festival) and a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination (New Group of The Year) they continue to build upon that buzz.

American born mandolinist Jesse Cobb could be described as a virtuoso on his instrument. He is a founding member of the critically acclaimed bluegrass group The Infamous String Dusters and he received a Grammy nomination for one of his original compositions, Magic #9. Jesse has recorded and performed with Bela Fleck, Lee Anne Womack, Dirks Bentley, John Cowan, Jim Lauderdale and others. He’s held residency on the historic stage of The Grand Ole Opry and has toured the world. His exceptional talent is widely recognized in the bluegrass world and he is an innovator of the instrument.

Shortly after Jesse’s move to Vancouver Island singer/songwriter Dylan Stone identified Jesse’s depth as a musician and began a collaboration. Stone is a restless songwriter who is constantly pursuing new sounds and collaborations. An interesting and storied career has led him to share the stage with Alejandro Escovedo, open for Keith Urban at BC’s largest country music festival, play onstage with Robert Randolf & The Family Band, and perform his songs for Lou Reed in Nashville, Tennessee. A modern-day troubadour, Dylan has lived and toured across Canada and toured the West Coast extensively

The Servants are working on new music and a new chapter, this includes the addition of two new members to the group; Quin Etheridge & Louis Rudner. The band is glowing with anticipation to introduce these new members to its audience. On fiddle, Quin Etheridge(Quin With One N) has already made a big impact on Western Canadian music while still in his early years. Quin is a multi-instrumentalist who started his journey with the fiddle at age 6, some years later, he continues to grow as an artist and performer. He has worked with notable Canadian artists including The Fretless and Daniel Lapp. His skill and talent bring a fresh new addition to the Servants sound and help elevate the band to new musical heights and pathways. Louis Rudner joins the band on bass and his ease and experience has helped him find an immediate belonging in the group. Louis’ technical skill and masterful ear adds a new edge to the Servants sound and helps to drive the band even further sonically. The Servants are very excited to begin performing and touring with this new assemble. After a near 3-year hiatus the band is now poised to push the limits of their capabilities in the Canadian musical landscape.

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