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Give Them Their Flowers: Norm MacPherson, Hank Leonhardt, Norm Piercy, Bob Lesher, Phil Rossner, Ron Flatman

Sat. March 14th Distrikt (No Minors)
2:00pm - 6:00pm doors at 1:30pm
Tickets at: Tba

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Music: Jazz / Blues
Inspired by a song written by Dave Harris, Sharon Wadsworth and Dave decided to create a yearly event to commemorate living Victoria blues musicians. Each year a select group will be honoured. The Honourees are chosen based on history in the scene, seniority and their accomplishments. Also remembered at these events are those who have passed in the past year and/or who put the blues scene together including Ken Preston, Roy Rhymer, Robbert Smits, Maureen Rhymer, Ed Kirmsie, Keith Bennett and Charlie Gowen. The event is held in March in remembrance the Godfather of Victoria Blues, the late John Fisher. The Honourees will perform, as will others from the scene. A slide show is presented and a silent auction helps fund the event. A CD of Victoria Blues is given away as part of the admission fee.

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Norm MacPherson

Victoria Music Hall of Fame Inductee 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award *Norm Macpherson is a musician and recording artist. Norm’s reputation as an outstanding guitarist began with his lead guitar playing in Victoria bands like Blues X Five and Moxie. His recording and touring credits include The Poppy Family (Terry Jacks & Susan Jacks) Skylark (... more info

Hank Leonhardt

Started his Musical career in High School in 1965 . His first first band was from Edmonton and was called The Wayne Williams Band, they rehearsed for 3 months then did one gig and never got paid the promoter. In the same year 1965 moved to Seattle to go to Art School at the Burnley School of Professional Art. While at Art School he sang with a band... more info
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Norm Piercy (Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Classic Rock, and Jazz Stan)

A true born and raised Victorian, Norm's first foray into music was growing up with an accordion in his home and learning to play by correspondence. But it wasn't until his high school years in the fall of 1963 when his interest in music was peaked by a young teacher who had just moved to Victoria from England and told him about the Beatles and oth... more info

Bob Lesher

Photo from 1975 Currently lives in Fullerton, Calif. and is still playing, currently with 2120 Blues Band. Recorded a well-received CD in 1999 with Tupelo Blue. Also recorded a CD with The Lifters in 1994. Will be turning 60 years old in Aug. 2006. Working with two bands in Calif., 2120 and, recently re-formed Tupelo Blue. Also working on an acous... more info

Phil Rossner "Boz Roz" (Original Blues-Rock)

Guitarist, vocals. 35 years experience - over 20 bands - my own band (The Boz Roz Band) since 1995. 3 CD's. www.bozroz.com more info