Here’s an interesting concert coming up. It’s Vancouverite Jeremy Fisher, who is probably quite well know to those in the sustainability circles. Here’s a YouTube video of one of his latest singles.
Anyway, a couple CDs ago he did a bus-less tour:
To support his 2001 independent debut album, Back Porch Spirituals, Fisher spent six months touring from Seattle, across Canada to Halifax, Nova Scotia by bicycle. The tour, dubbed “One Less Tourbus”, travelled 7500 kilometers, included 30 performances, and worked with the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy to raise funds for the “Tour des “, promoting access to bicycle transport and to education for girls in Africa. Fisher has also performed as a sidewalk busker.
He’ll be at the Chan Centre for only an hour, but that hour will be recorded for CBC. (Telus Studio on Thu, Oct 11, 2007 Doors open and drinks at 4pm. Concert goes from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM). Ticket info can be found here (it’s only $10 for students).
I’ve also put a few other of his YouTube videos below the fold for you to check out. Worth going to if you’re into a Neil Young, Paul Simon and J.J. Cale sort of thing.