Vernon’s Headbones Gallery presents the country-blues sounds of venerable performer, Herald Nix Friday, June 17 at 8 p.m.
Nix is a legend amongst music lovers. Ten years before people started talking about alt. country, he was writing and playing music that drew on deep roots.
“He hits a chord of authenticity,” said Headbones owner/artist Julie Oakes. ”His words are simple and honed so that they awaken vague and similar sensations. He addresses the major themes – love, heartbreak – and then turns it upside down with an alternative twist. He is enigmatic yet clear, attractive while being down to earth, elegant and rough.“
Using fingers and slide together, Nix evokes bottleneck blues and pedal-steel guitar styles. His recent solo work winds psychedelic loops of abstracted fiddle tunes into acoustic guitar originals. In music, Nix is self-taught. His formal training is in visual arts from what is now Emily Carr University in Vancouver. Nix has a painting practice that parallels his musical ability and style.
Tickets for his show are $20. Call Headbones at 250-542-8987 to reserve.