Vancouver Island home grown songwriter and storyteller John Gogo will be hitting the stage on Friday November 15th at the Cumberland Masonic Hall with his new “Coal & Wood Show”. This engaging one-man show written and performed by Gogo revisits the gritty mining and logging towns of Vancouver Island on Canada’s rugged western coast.
Haunting folk tales told by four generations of a Nanaimo pioneer family offer a fascinating look beneath the surface of history unfolded from 1895 to 1995. Their songs explore the unique and layered lives of heroes and villains: the visionary Finns of Sointula, the notorious Dunsmuirs, labour martyr Ginger Goodwin, the ghost of Clarence Ballance and the infamous Brother XII of De Courcy Island”.
The Victoria Times Colonist called John “one of the most talented singer/songwriters this area has ever produced”. Doors open at 730 and the show starts at 8 pm. Tickets $15 at the door. Partial proceeds support the Cumberland Museum and Archives.