Pharis & Jason Romero
MEL LEHAN HALL AT ST. JAMES i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
Sorry this event has been cancelled.
Weather and road conditions have made it impossible for the artists to travel to Vancouver.
Please note that livestream ticket sales will end at 7pm on the day of the show.
They’re nice people who play folk music.
One of them laughs a lot, and one of them is a bit mysterious.
They’ve won some awards.
They’ve played a lot of nice places, and taught a lot of enthusiastic people.
They have two great kids and a house in the woods.
Pharis and Jason have been quietly connecting with audiences since their first record release in 2011. They started out together playing mostly traditional music – banjo, guitar, and sometimes fiddle in an early old time trio The Haints, and backing up their favorite west coast old time fiddlers on a quirky and hard-to-find but well-loved release. Over the years they’ve moved their original songwriting and nuanced singing into the forefront, and have found their intimate performances embraced by audiences around North America and Europe. Their songs, voices, rhythmic playing, and the rise and fall of their harmonies have evolved together to become the centerpieces of the five records they’ve released as a duo. Three Juno awards and seven Canadian Folk Music Awards later, they continue to tour and teach with love and care and two adventurous kids.
They make their home in Horsefly, BC, where they also build beautiful instruments as J. Romero Banjos. At home they're building banjos, rejoicing in the outdoors, eating food they’ve raised, and playing music in the kitchen.
On their most recent record: Bet On Love
Take a listen here. ‘Bet On Love’ won a 2021 Juno for Traditional Roots Album of the Year. It takes you on a wonderful trip, recorded mostly live with guests John Reischman (mandolin) and Patrick Metzger (bass). Producer Marc Jenkins came on board to help bring an album of plain feelings and acoustic instrumentation to lush, love-affirming life.
Their newest record Bet On Love follows up on 2018’s Sweet Old Religion (also produced by Marc Jenkins) - which won a 2019 Juno Award, two Canadian Folk Music 2018 Awards, was the #1 most played record of 2018 on Stingray Folk-Roots, and was included on a bunch of Best of 2018 Lists. Their 2015 A Wanderer I'll Stay was called "sublime" (NPR) and "brilliant" (BBC), and won a 2016 Juno Award and a Western Canadian Music Award; the title track was 2015's #1 most-played song on the Folk-DJ Charts.
COVID-19 Policy: We will be operating in full compliance of all BC Health restrictions. Dancing is not permitted. The wearing of masks when not seated is required. Everyone in attendance must have proof of being fully vaccinated. Volunteers, staff and performers will be as well. (If you haven't been vaccinated, the concert will be streamed.) Restrictions may change if more BC Health announcements are made. We are operating at 70% of normal capacity.