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Cowichan Performing Arts Centre presents

Eugene Smith

Rent a replay video of a concert recorded at CPAC with Duncan musical legend, and roots-soul crooner, Eugene Smith will serenade audiences from CPAC’s beautifully lit stage with a delicious 60-minute blend of old favourites, new songs, and stories designed to entertain and delight audiences of all ages.

Audiences can also hear a fascinating interview with Smith on CPAC’s podcast available at cowichanpac.ca/podcast.

A familiar sight around Duncan with his trademark waist-length white dreadlocks, Smith was discovered in the ’60s by Rompin’Ronnie Hawkins and hired as a singer. He enjoyed five years of great success as a soloist and backup singer with Ronnie Hawkins and the Hawks, touring extensively throughout Canada and the United States. Later his band, Eugene Smith and the Warm-Up Band, shared the stage with exceptional musical talent as The Beach Boys, B.B. King, King Curtis, Gordon Lightfoot, Ian and Sylvia Tyson, k.d. Lang, and Bo Diddley, to name just a few!

Whether picking his rare Gibson 4-string tenor guitar, playing his harmonica, plucking his kalimba, humming on his jaw harp or drumming on his djembe, music oozes out of him. When he adds his powerful and unique voice to the mix, it’s pure magic.

Rentals are 25$ and you have 72 hours to enjoy!