The Life Cycles of a Touring Musician
Cycling 750 kilometers is not an easy feat for the average person. But riding those same 750 kilometres while towing a double bass, an accordion mandolin, two guitars, sound equipment, merchandise, sleeping gear and clothing and you approach the realm of the highly unusual (and possibly slightly crazy). The daily ride is challenging enough but then add to the equation a concert performance every night and you will have a snapshot of the life of a cycle-touring musician.
The Bikes, Barns, and Beers Tour created by Sunshine Coast singer-songwriter Brett Wildeman and Victoria’s indie-roots group West My Friend will be hitting the road this August. The two musical acts combine their talents from August 17th to 22nd, at which point Wildeman will continue the journey thru August 31st.
‘I hope the tour inspires people to become more involved in their local food systems while considering alternative modes of transport when running day to day errands, or embarking on multi-day trips. We live in an society extremely dependent upon motor vehicles. This tour demonstrates there are viable alternatives’- Brett Wildeman
Pursuing and promoting environmentally sensitive touring methods while connecting with their audiences at unique, small scale, and environmentally focused venues (primarily organic farms), illustrates that that these young musicians are committed to their artistry while living in harmony with the planet.
August 17 | Mayne Island, BC @ Camassia Café
August 18 | Duncan, BC @ Birds Eye Cove Farm
August 19 | Salt Spring Island, BC @ Duck Creek Farm
August 20 | Nanaimo, BC @ Green Lake Farm
August 21 | Thetis Island, BC @ Jollity Farm
August 22 | Duncan, BC @ Providence Farm #
August 24 | Lantzville, BC @ Lantzville Farms Market #
August 27 | Hornby Island, BC @ Hornby Island Farmers Market #
August 28 | Courtenay, BC @ Ripple Farm #
August 29-31 | Quadra Island, BC @ Quadrapalooza #
# Brett Wildeman (solo)
The tour is proudly sponsored by Sitka, Ethical Bean Coffee & Overgrow The System
RSVP on Facebook -> HERE
Visit their websites for more information: http://brettwildeman.com/ & http://westmyfriend.com/