Victoria BC’s Jesse Roper is magnetic. With an explosive live show, the genuine quality and charisma of his versatile blues rooted soul, rock and country funk is as approachable as his charm. Since the release of his sophomore album ‘Red Bird’ in 2015, Jesse Roper has been riding a surge of momentum that has kept the wheels on his faithful van turning as he becomes a major festival draw, securing direct support to artists including Keith Urban, Steve Earle, Booker T, Beth Hart, Lee Brice, Colin James and Spirit of the West. Besides his success with touring, Jesse Roper was chosen to compete at the 2016 International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN and became a finalist favorite in BC’s Peak Performance Project. The nostalgic may appreciate his throw-back vibe akin to Stevie Ray Vaughan and vintage Texas blues, however, Jesse Roper’s music remains current, his fiery energy captivating audiences while his knock out live performance blows them away.
2017 is set to be another busy year for Roper and his band mates. Having just finished recording at Vancouver’s famous Warehouse Studio with UK producer Ian Davenport. The new album, titled “Access to Infinity”, gives a modern treatmnent to the blues a la Jack White and The Black Keys. Due out spring 2017, expect to see Jesse performing at venues and festivals across the country.
THE RYDER BACHMAN BAND
The Ryder Bachman Band have been touring the Island and fine tuning their act and are ready to take their show on the road, with a pocketful of great original songs and some classics too. Funky, Blusey RnB, Rock n Roll!!
Ryder Bachman was raised by musicians and was continually exposed to the best music by Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Freddie King, Leon Russell, George Benson, Steely Dan, The Beatles and many more. Paxton’s first major musical experience was recording backing vocals for a Doug and the Slugs song produced in Little Mountain Sound Studios, which was pressed on vinyl 45 rpm. After this, he was hooked!
Paxton has toured Canada as guitarist and musical director for Texas blues legend, Sonny Rhodes. He has toured across Canada with Sonny and opened for such Blues Icons as 10 Years After, Robert Cray and Jeff Healey.
Paxton has performed on stage rawkin’ out with his famous Uncle Randy in arenas & clubs as well as with the Doobie Brothers, playing a whole encore with them in the USA. He has had guests appear on his stage, such as Marc Ford (Black Crowes, Ben Harper) and the Booker T Band.
Tickets will also be available at the gate (unless sold out).
Jesse Roper: $30 ($25 FHLPA Member Price*)
Delhi 2 Dublin w/Black Swan Fiddlers: $30 ($25 FHLPA Member Price*)
Ashley MacIsaac: $30 ($25 FHLPA Member Price*)
Children 12 and under are FREE, when accompanied by a ticketed adult.
Best Value! For a limited time until July 1, 2017:
3-Concert Package: $75
3-Concert Package plus 4-Day Filberg Festival Pass: $120
Service fee will be added at the point of purchase. No tax. All tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
Please, no dogs in Filberg Park
No ATM on site
The Filberg Summer Kitchen will be open during the concerts for dinner, snacks and drinks.
Joining us from out of town? As our 2017 Hotel Partner, the Westerly Hotel is offering a 10% discount off of regular priced rooms to concert attendees. Please let hotel staff know at the time of your reservation.
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