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!”
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:
Sort of Current Event (Art in the Garden Video)
We were so disappointed that North Van Arts "Art in the Garden" had to be postponed this year- it is a fun time to meet artists , gardeners, and folks from North and West Van. But wait! They are embracing the new normal with an innovative plan. Here it is and we are involved!
"Due to current risks brought on by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) North Van Arts are transforming Art in the Garden 2020 into an online platform to provide artists and musicians the opportunity to reach out to their audiences in this disconnected and uncertain time. The virtual event will feature 3-minute videos of musicians performing and artists doing demonstrations of their practice throughout the month of May from the comfort of their own balconies/gardens/homes. Videos will be available to view on the North Van Arts website.
Show your love for local artists by following @NorthVanArts on social media or visit northvanarts.ca. And be sure to check out the Art in the Garden live-stream on May 30 and 31 on Instagram."
"Stay at home" tunes!
We are staying at home but we still want to perform for the public, so we are making music on our porch and sharing it here! Here are a couple of starter videos from our solitude to yours..