'The Resurrection of Folk' sounds like a pretty cool idea. What does it mean to you guys?
The resurrection of folk is about songs and stories, good folks gathering to share them with each other over a cold glass of beer or a strong glass of whisky.
We created a gem of a night called For The Sake Of The Song Sunday's which was a monthly folk night held at Elliot's vintage clothing shop on Commercial Drive called The River Vintage. Since the closure of the shop we have been looking for any opportunity to bring folks together to listen to good music with strong roots.
How did the collaborative evening come about?
We have been fans of each others music since we met. Elliot started a production company called Moonshinin' Productions and has been booking Bob's band, The Sumner Brothers for years including having them three years running at his Moonshinin Music Festival.
Elliot also fronts the rock n' roll band, The Wild North. We have become dear friends and have worked and played together on lots of different projects and are always looking for new ways to spread the good word.
Biggest musical influences?
We both have one man on the top of our lists, Townes Van Zandt.
Other than Townes, the list would be vast, but to boil it down, let's say anything honest.
(We are both really diggin Waylon Jennings hard these days too).
Who are some of your special guests onstage?
We are coming up on our second night. The first guest we had was the lovely Ms. Sarah Jane Scouten, a Vancouver Native now living in Montreal.
On February 4th, we'll have the incredible A.P. Dugas, originally from Texas. (See his video above or here).
If you were going to be at Guilt for a night other than your own, what night would it be, and what would you be sipping?
Any night of the week is a good night to find yourself at Guilt & Co. With good staff, good drinks, good food, and a good atmosphere you really can't go wrong.
How do those Monday nights usually go down there?
We kick off around 9pm with Elliot playing old country, folk and rock and roll records from his personal collection. Bob plays a bunch of heartfelt folk songs, old and new, originals and covers, often with a little help from his friends. Then we have our special guest for the evening, some more vinyl from Elliot, and then another set of folk from Brother Bob followed by tasty jams spun by Elliot to wind down the evening.
Good folks, good music, good times.