Slackwater Sessions #34 // Vagabond (Duo)
April 4th, 8 pm
The local rock covers band Vagabond will be rockin' out the last of this year's shows, but never fear, we're back in January - the shows never stop!
Vagabond is a Penticton based acoustic trio specializing in “rockabilly, blues, and country soul.” The group comprises veteran lead guitarist Lindsay Mitchell, lead vocalist Leslie Thompson, and double bassman Stefan Bienz. An eclectic repertoire features radio hits from the 1950s and 60s, plus original tunes penned by Mitchell as founder and principal songwriter for the classic 1970s Canadian rock band PRiSM.
Lindsay Mitchell Bio
Mitchell began his career in the mid 1960s as lead guitarist and songwriter with the notorious Vancouver-based rock band the Seeds of Time. His 1969 composition My Home Town (Coast Records) was a nationwide hit. In 1977 he formed the multiple
Juno Award winning group PRiSM (GRT Capitol) for whom he composed numerous multi-gold and platinum hits including Armageddon, Young & Restless, and A Night
to Remember. Along the way he has shared the stage with a host of rock celebrities:
Rod Stewart, Tom Jones, the Byrds, Meatloaf, Heart, Roy Orbison, kd lang, and AC/DC just to name a few. He has also performed with many blues and R&R legends: T-Bone Walker, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Del Shannon, Willie Dixon, Pinetop Perkins, Big Joe
Duskin, Albert Collins, and many more. But the musical memories he holds most dear involve old friends: the late Billy Cowsill and Long John Baldry, and celebrated BC bluesmen Kenny Wayne and Jim Byrnes.