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Singing vibrant duets, writing deadly songs, playing handmade banjos and loving old acoustic guitars, Pharis & Jason Romero have a classic story.
When some scratchy old records and a custom banjo led to their meeting in 2007, they knew quickly they were in for the long haul. They’ve since released four critically-acclaimed records and toured across North America and the UK. They’ve won two back to back Juno awards, been featured on NPR Music, and have performed on A Prairie Home Companion and The Vinyl Cafe. They are passionate teachers and believers in many things folk, and their heartbreakingly harmonic live show takes listeners deep into the unbelievably beautiful world of old country, old time and bluegrass.
Raising a family while developing an ever-growing demand for custom J. Romero Banjos in their hometown of Horsefly, BC, Pharis and Jason keep making time to carve out new songs and to put their singularly recognizable stamp on old songs. Their song writing is striking and original, an ever-evolving and never-ending quest for good stories and good sounds. Called “sublime” (NPR) and “brilliant” (BBC), their releases continue to attract audiences and radio play globally.
Pharis and Jason will be performing with John Reischman (The Jaybirds) on mandolin and The Sweet Old Band featuring Marc Jenkins on pedal steel and Patrick Metzger on upright bass. The band members add creative depth, texture, and pulse while leaving space for Pharis and Jason to stay front and centre.
“Sweet Old Religion”, the newest release from Pharis and Jason, won a 2019 Juno Award for Traditional Roots Record, Traditional Singer and Vocal Ensemble of the year at the Canadian Folk Music 2018 Awards, was the #1 most played record of 2018 on Stingray Folk-Roots, and was included on a number of Best of 2018 listings. Light, love and time lead the themes, with the duo at the forefront in their most beautifully gritty, honest and sweet record yet. “Sweet Old Religion” follows up on the critical acclaim of 2015’s “A Wanderer I’ll Stay”. Called “sublime” (NPR) and “brilliant” (BBC), “Wanderer” won a 2016 Juno Award, a Western Canadian Music Award, and was nominated for an International Folk Music Award and four Canadian Folk Music Awards.
Tickets available online at ErringtonHall.Tickit.ca. Alternatively tickets are also available at the following locations approximately 30 days before each event… Cranky Dog Music, Heaven on Earth and the Errington Store. Home baked goodies, ginger tea and Creekmore’s coffee are available from the kitchen.