Penticton's Lucas Penner performs as a duo with Tavis Weir at two North Okanagan venues this week. They will be at the Cliffs Café in Enderby Friday and at the Talkin’ Donkey in Vernon Saturday.

Peach City boys to share acoustic vibe

Two up-and-coming singer-songwriters have joined forces to bring a little acoustic love to fellow valley dwellers.

Not all peaches and beaches, Penticton has a strong arts community with a voice all its own.

Make that two voices.

Two up-and-coming singer-songwriters, who call the South Okanagan city home, have joined forces to bring a little acoustic love to fellow valley dwellers.

Lucas Penner and Tavis Weir, who is actually originally from Toronto, are two independently successful artists who have created a new duo they say sounds greater than the sum of its parts.

Both musicians/composers have brought their unique sensibility to the local stage, resulting in a full-blown musical and storytelling experience, and now they are wanting to share it when they perform in the area this week.

“We’re doing three shows this week,” said Penner, who with Weir will be in Enderby Friday and in Vernon Saturday. “The Vernon show is the end of our North Okanagan-Shuswap tour.”

Influenced by all kinds of music, from grunge, classical, alternative, punk and even musical theatre, Penner is a trained vocalist who has played in both an alternative rock band and as a solo acoustic artist.

He describes his present musical style as a unique form of alternative in that it’s introspective like Cat Stevens, grooves like Dave Matthews, crescendos like Jeff Buckley, and is soft as Bon Iver.

Adding Weir to the mix has only heightened Penner’s emotionally charged sound.

“Tavis has a degree in jazz guitar, but possesses a song-writing capability that cannot be taught. His expansive guitar parts and simple poetry transform the walls of a room into trees, seascapes and mountain ranges in the mind of the listener,” said Penner.

Those compatible yet contrasting personalities have made them an exciting stage presence, and together, the duo creates an energy that would not be possible without the other.

See for yourself when the Penticton boys hit up Enderby’s Cliffs Café Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Vernon’s Talkin’ Donkey Saturday at 8 p.m. Admission to both shows is by donation.

 

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