The Hokum Steamers Presented by The Victoria Folk Music Society
Sunday, March 10th, 2013
Early, Ragtime Blues, Hokum, Jug Band Songs and Gospel
After recording and playing separately for more than 45 years, Mike Ballantyne and Rick Van Krugel have joined forces to form the vibrant, and dynamic, ragtime blues duo The Hokum Steamers.
These seasoned entertainers deliver good-time, authentic and definitive renditions of 1920s & 1930s ragtime blues, hokum, jug band songs and gospel, and give their songs historical place, time and context.
It’s great fun, and wholesome music, suitable for all.
Mike accompanies his warm, rich, bass-baritone voice with dexterous playing of both 6 and 12-string guitars; Rick is a master musician who plays a wide variety of mandolins. He also sings, interjects and plays guitar.
The Victoria Folk Music Society (VFMS)
Every Sunday at 7:30 PM at “Norway House”, 1110 Hillside Ave. Victoria, BC (between Quadra St. and Cook St. on the #4 bus route)
$5.00 on Feature Nights,
$3.00 on our occasional
All Open Stage Nights;
16 yrs. & under, Free;
VFMS members, volunteers, and performers: No Charge
Memberships and Monthly Newsletter (N/L):
$17.00 N/L only