Fraser-Henderson is: Barb Fraser and Dennis Henderson, singer-songwriter duo, who perform acoustic/electric folk/pop music in Vancouver, BC. Before they met, Barb and Dennis each had a background in various styles of music. They performed, toured, and recorded, folk, blues, country, rock, and more! Sparks flew when they were playing and recording in an original rock and pop dance band in Vancouver. As their personal and musical lives blended -voila!- the musical duo Fraser-Henderson was born.
The music they create together ranges from haunting references of the natural world to advice on the simple pleasures of life: memories and reflections of what comes our way in the "every day".
Using driving rhythms or the sweet interplay of guitars and voices, they conjure moods and tell stories- drawing us to the places that we all share. Whether writing songs beside lonely lakes, in Mexican hotel rooms, or late at night beside the kitchen table, Barb and Dennis create music that speaks to the heart...
“Every song has a story- every story, a song!”
The eternal now of current events
Here is an introduction from Karla Mundy, our wonderful choir leader:
"I teamed up with the incredible Elizabeth Larsen - a long time friend and amazing person from Hazelton who takes the most beautiful pictures. I figure this song is a balm and a call to remember the beauty in the world. I asked Beth for some photos that remind you of how beautiful the world can be and she sent me these. The more I worked on it, the more it felt like a meditation - on the words, the singers in this choir, these photos, the feelings of beauty, awe and safety. Here is a little meditation for you all - Sleepers Awake - with Rhythm 'n' Roots Choir."
More from Karla:
"Through Village Harmony's amazing and visionary summer programs, I was able to "go to Corsica" this summer for the first time! Patty Cuyler and Mollie Stone created these incredible virtual programs that brought the world to our living rooms and through this, I got to meet and study with Frederic Vesperini from Corsica. I loved the program and the music so much that I brought it to Rhythm 'n' Roots choir and we were able to have a Zoom class with Frederic on a Sunday back in Sept. We continued to study the resources that he put together with Patty and we learned this beautiful Corsican lullaby called Dormi, Dormi. We were so grateful for this opportunity! "
Mostest current of events:
We had a fantastic on-line get together with the members of our choir - Rhythm and Roots (led by the amazing Karla Mundy)! Everyone had a chance to perform, and perform they did- it was very entertaining and also very moving.
These two videos are our contribution- performed by Lynn Wittenburg, Doug Thordarson, and us- Barb and Dennis. Songs are by two Canadian treasures, Cara Luft and David Francey.
Kind of Current Events:
Well, we managed to get away from the house and perform for an outdoor crowd of completely distanced (physically, that is) people in beautiful Tofino! The weather was perfect, and so was the hospitality. Thanks to Cindy, Luke and Lee of the "Gust of Wind Street Animation Project" for welcoming and helping with setup. Thanks to the Common Loaf Bake Shop for offering storage for our gear, and coffee, and breakfast sandwiches, and sweets- yum! Much thanks to Maureen Fraser for once again boating us out to stay on Wickaninnish Island at her cabin perched on the edge of the beautiful waters.
Here are some pics from the trip: