Victor Anthony is bringing his contemporary, southern roots music to the Comox Valley for the first time, in an acoustic concert on May 3.

Born in 1952, Victor has worked as a musician, an actor and a photographer, occasionally all in the same week. A native of Nashville, he immigrated to Canada in 2007, settling on an island in the Salish Sea.

To date, he has released four CDs of original material including his latest, Mystery Loves Company. His musical style is firmly based in the roots tradition of the American South but the lyrics are up-to-date vignettes of life and love, full of rich visual imagery and simple truth. He evokes the feeling of a humid June afternoon, on a porch swing with a glass of lemonade, a hound dog at your feet, who is too hot to chase the squirrels.

Plan to experience this feeling in an intimate acoustic concert, Wednesday May 3, at 7 pm, at Rhodos Coffee and Bistro on 8th Street in Courtenay.

Tickets are $15, available at Rhodos, or by calling Howard at 250-941-1598.