Tea à Tempo – Marianne Grittani & Friends – August 14, 2019 @ 2:10 PM

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 2:00pm

On Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Tea à Tempo will feature the lively music of singer/songwriter, Marianne Grittani and friends at All Saints by-the-Sea in downtown Ganges.
Grittani returned to Salt Spring Island 6 years ago after 32 years on the Mainland. During her time here in the mid-70s, she became known as a musician and songwriter, playing and touring the islands with other musicians, including fellow Salt Springers Valdy & Kathy Stack. Prior to that, she toured throughout BC and other points east crossing Canada and back.
Marianne has made some great musical friends, since her return to the Island, who have become a part of her performing quartet. They are Tyler Lieb on guitar and harmonies, Rose Birney on mandolin, harmonica and harmonies, and Bob Delion on bass. Her shows often include special guests as well, this time Kate Bragg on harmony vocals.
Tyler Lieb’s tasteful accompaniment adds great depth to Marianne’s material. And he plays with such palpable joy, it’s hard not to smile. To see and hear him play, and to play with him, is truly a treat.
Rose Birney is a two-time songwriting delegate to the BC Festival of the Arts and winner of the North Island Talent Search in acoustic group category. She has played most of the festivals on Vancouver Island, as well as the CBC’s Madly Off In All Directions, with her many groups from Victoria, BC. Rose brings a lot to the table with her versatility on harmonica, mandolin and harmony. Not to mention her humour!
It is not a stretch to say that Bob Delion has played bass with nearly every musician on Salt Spring Island since his permanent arrival here in October of 1996. He has been on stage with Harry Manx, Bill Henderson, Marianne Grittani, Brent Shindell and Valdy among many, many others. He was the bassist on three songs from Raffi’s children’s album “The Love Bug”. He came on board with Marianne in 2016 and has been holding down the bottom end ever since.
Marianne will be performing mostly original material, some of it from her West Coast Music Award-nominated CD “Into the Shimmering”, and some written more recently since her return to the Island. Her set will also include some new songs from her California road trips she does each winter. Marianne is primarily a guitar player, but she will be doing some songs on her beloved ukulele. She may also include a few songs from other songwriters she admires.
Concert begins at 2:10 pm. Donations provide the honoraria for the performers and contribute to the running of the Tea à Tempo series.
Tea and Treats, for $3.00, are provided by the Anglican Caterers immediately following the concert.
So bring a friend or visitor to the Island, enjoy a wonderful concert with some of Salt Spring’s talented musicians, and then have a delicious treat afterwards.
Food, friends, and music! What more could you ask for? Hope to see you there.
The Music Makers

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