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Six String Nation - 64 Pieces. 6 Strings. 1 Canada. 1 Guitar named Voyageur

  • Feb 6, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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"64 Pieces. 6 Strings. 1 Canada. 1 Guitar. Six String Nation is centered around the creation of a guitar nicknamed Voyageur. 

Peabody Award winning broadcaster Jowi Taylor tells the story of the 64 pieces of Canadian history used to build this single acoustic guitar. A piece from Paul Henderson’s stick from the 1972 Summit Series, a bit from Pierre Trudeau’s canoe paddle, a sliver of the legendary Golden Spruce of Haida-Gwaii - this unique instrument is the embodiment of Canada’s history, culture, spirit and soul.

Praised by musicians for its voice, tone and playability, Voyageur is embraced by Canadians of all backgrounds and walks of life. It has been played on Parliament Hill on Canada Day, around campfires, in school gymnasiums, churches, television studios and festival stages by some of Canada’s best loved musicians, students to superstars and everyone in between. Every Canadian should meet and experience both Jowi Taylor and Voyageur."

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Tickets are $22.19 (with fees) via the info link above or
$25 at the door

Let's meet in the atrium to the left past the concession stand at 6:30-6:45pm

To find us: Look for the friendly group trying to teach a large sunflower to play the guitar named Voyageur ;-)

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  • Steve G.

    8 stars for this performance. Stories about the 64 pieces of wood that are the guitar named Voyageur were awesome. Music performance was amazing. The spirit of our Canada is inside and comes out of this guitar!

    This show should have been at the Winspear. It's so good, will modify travel plans is see it again if it's playing somewhere I'm traveling to in Canada!

    February 9, 2014

  • Steve G.

    Guy la Flower can't make it tonight. Please look for my smiling face...probably assuming groupie position close to Voyageur the guitar ;-)

    February 6, 2014

  • john k.

    Just saw the piece on Global on this guitar, so would love to see this unique instrument in person. Hopefully they'll do another tour with it when I'm not working. Plus go see The Command Sisters play it. Take lots of pics, if you can.

    1 · February 6, 2014

  • john k.

    Jowi Taylor is going to be on Global this morn about 6:40 and on CTV in the last 1/2 hr of the morn news, to talk about the guitar. Edmonton's own, newly Juno nominated Chloe Albert, has RSVPed on the FB event page. I saw her with The Carolines last Saturday at The Empress Ale House. Another great Edmonton talent!

    1 · February 6, 2014

  • Steve G.

    Howdy SixStringers :-) Corrected a typo...performance starts at 7pm. Let's meet in the atrium to the left and past the concession stand at 6:45. Doors open at 6:30pm...I'll be there shortly after 6:30...see ya there!

    February 5, 2014

  • Steve G.

    Thanks John for this info...learning about the performers is icing on a Canuck cake. They had me at telling stories about our Canada through song. Hope the work gods send a miracle your way and you can join us for this special event!

    February 1, 2014

    • john k.

      Thanks Steve. I'm grateful I have a job, but would probably be more so, if it had what most people consider 'normal hours'.

      February 1, 2014

  • john k.

    Glad you posted this, Steve. I would be going if I didn't have shackles and chains on my ankles aka work. Mike McDonald(Junior Gone Wild), The Command Sisters and guitar wizard Bobby Cameron have been invited to play this guitar. I used to work with Mike back in the 80's just as he started JGW. The Command Sisters, Charlotte and Sarah, are these 18 and 16 yr old sisters from Spruce Grove that resurrected my love for live music 19 months ago. Amazing harmonies and Sarah, the 16 yr old, is already a guitar wizard. They were in LA last week receiving the 1st John Lennon Songwriting Award. I encourage anybody that can make it to the show, to do so.

    1 · January 31, 2014

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