Date(s) - 11/05/2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
McMillan Arts Centre
John Ellis is an award-winning producer and multi-instrumentalist from Port Alberni who flits effortlessly between guitar, dobro, mandolin, banjo, and more. He has worked with top Canadian talent such as Colin James, Ferron, and Jane Siberry and produced Ronald’s last two albums.
Originally from Alberta, Mike Sanyshyn has been named BC provincial champion four times as well as fiddle player of the year at the Canadian Country Music Awards. He also placed in the top three at the Canadian Grand Masters Championship. A first call studio musician, his fiddle features heavily on Ronald’s new Fragments album.
Influenced by countless British and North American artists of the 60s onward, Ronald’s music has been described as “Canadian folk with British roots,” and The Province likened it to “the country and folk that came out of Laurel Canyon and the British Isles in the mid-seventies.” Chris Ronald is an international touring artist. In live performance, he draws on his abilities as a highly skilled singer, storyteller and musician (guitar, harmonica, ukulele) to deliver a show that is captivating and unique. And in 2017, Ronald added another batch of “refreshingly original” songs to his repertoire with his latest album, Fragments, released on esteemed Canadian folk label Borealis Records.