Musicians Pharis and Jason Romero return by popular demand

It seems as though Lillooet Music just can’t get enough of Pharis and Jason Romero and their old-time, down home music.

The Romeros bring their strong voices, superb harmonies, humorous banter and expert  musicianship to St. Andrew’s/St. Mary’s Church on Friday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m.

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The show will be the Dessert Concert for the 2018-2019 season.

This will be the third time Pharis and Jason Romero have performed here for Lillooet Music. Their first concert was in March 2012 and they returned in November 2015 for an encore.

Their vibrant duets, toe-tapping songs and finger-pickin’ on homemade banjos and vintage Gibson acoustic guitars have been featured on the CBC, NPR in the U.S., the BBC, Folk Alley, the Vinyl Café and A Prairie Home Companion. And know this - a homemade banjo is anything but humble when played with the virtuosity of Jason Romero.

The husband-and-wife duo from Horsefly won the Juno Award for Traditional Roots Album of the Year in 2016 for their CD “A Wanderer I’ll Stay.”

Horsefly features in their own compositions, including “Ballad of Old Bill,” a song about a reclusive backwoodsman who lived off the land, only venturing into town a few times a year. When he did, the lonesome bachelor left bouquets of wildflowers on the porch of every unmarried woman in Horsefly.

In a review of the Romeros’ 2015 concert, the News wrote, “An evening with Pharis and Jason Romero is akin to sitting in a comfortable rocking chair on a porch and reminiscing with two longtime cherished friends.”

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