an eclectic band whose members bring together
influences from the folk, blues, mountain,
traditional and bluegrass genres. Add this
altogether and you have an original sound best
defined as "Acoustic Roots".
harmonies and great instrumental work combine to
make their music enjoyable, almost addictive.
Photos - Jaclyn Rosenau Gagnon
band consists of Jean Cook on upright bass and lead
& back-up vocals, Jack Cook on rhythm guitar,
mandolin, blues harp and back-up vocals, Wayne Sheridan on lead guitar, resonator guitar, melodica, mandolin, lead & back-up
vocals and Daniel Talstra on fiddle, guitar and back-up
Jack & Jean
were a musical team originating in the Maritimes. They
were influenced by songwriters like Leonard Cohen, Ian
Tyson, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon. As they moved across
Canada they were introduced to bluegrass and Appalachian
mountain music. They performed with such greats as
of the CBC TV program “Country Time” and Jason Homey,
most recently with the “Clumsy
Lovers”. Later, their music grew ‘beyond bluegrass’,
their music was influenced by
Gillian Welch, Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt and John
at Jack@CMSB.ca or
Photos - Nancy Stone-Archer
is well known in the northwest as
instrumentalist extraordinaire and has performed
with various bands including
Borderline, Sugarfoot and
freelanced as lead for various performers
including Ronnie Prophet and Marcel Gagnon.
In addition to his incredible guitar
and mandolin work Wayne is an accomplished singer and
songwriter. CMSB's first CD, 'Midnight Train' has 7 of Wayne's
compositions on it.
From the beginning, Wayne’s
versatility was a perfect fit for Copper Mountain
Stringband's eclectic sound.
Photo - Nancy
is a fiddler extraordinaire and the
most recent addition to the Copper Mountain Stringband.
He grew-up in Terrace but has rambled around some too.
He has played music in the folk and bluegrass tradition
with countless bands both in the Terrace area and in, of
all places, Cambodia where he cut his teeth as a
When asked for a comment to put in his
bio, he demonstrated that he might just be another
songwriter for the band. He wrote:
“Throw me a song and I’ll play along
Play it in ‘G’, I’ll do it with glee
Throw me another; I’ll play like a mother
But throw me a beer; I’ll look at you queer
‘cause I really don’t like beer.”
Contact Daniel at
Photos - Meg Hoole
Theatre Terrace BC - "All Folked Up"
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