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Bob Bossin's Farewell Concert. Honest.
The WISE Hall
Vancouver, BC
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Bob Bossin's Farewell Concert. Honest.
Bob Bossin's Farewell Concert. Honest.

With Stringband's Marie-Lynn Hammond, Ben Mink, Calvin Cairns, Paul Gellman and Dinah D.

After a half-century of performing, Bob Bossin is hanging up the banjo. Over 50 years, Bob founded Stringband, authored Davy the Punk, brewed Bossin's Home Remedy for Nuclear War and made the videos "Sulphur Passage" and "Only one bear in a hundred bites but they don't come in order". Now Bob is giving up the road or, as he describes it, "getting out of town ahead of the posse."

But not without one last, memorable concert reuniting some of his old Stringband-mates.

Pete Seeger, one of many to cover Bossin's songs, called Bob funny, informative and inspiring at the same time. (For songs like "Show Us the Length", "Dief Will Be the Chief Again", "Ya Wanna Marry Me" and "The Secret of Life According to Satchel Paige".) Said Stuart Maclean, "Like Gordon Lightfoot or Monique Leyrac, like Margaret Atwood or Robertson Davies, Stringband made you proud to be Canadian. They skated through the coffee houses and concert halls with the grace of Bobby Orr and the passion of Rocket Richard."

Why farewell? Says Bob, "I figure Sandy Koufax had it right: I want to retire at the top of my game. Well, almost at the top. And I want a grand going-away party! Great musicians, new songs, old friends, and a good cause. What could be better?"
The concert is in support of BROKE (Burnaby Residents Opposed to the Kinder-Morgan Expansion). No pasaran!


The WISE Hall (View)
1882 Adanac St.
Vancouver, BC V5L 4E5


Music > Folk

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Bob Bossin
On BPT Since: Dec 01, 2017
Bob Bossin

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