Victoria Folk Music Society: Stanton Paradis, after Open Stage, 7:30pm at Norway House (1110 Hillside), $5.
Joe Stanton and Simon Paradis met on the Sunshine Coast around the turn of the century. From their ensuing musical collaboration have sprung songs of love and loss, of sleeping dogs and broken-down trucks, late-night songs and early-morning ones too. Their album Sometimes You Win has been called “the perfect soundtrack for the dog days of summer” (BC Musician Magazine).
Five days before the CD was to be unveiled at the Islands Folk Festival something terrible happened. Simon fell from a scaffold and sustained life-threatening injuries. He spent twenty days in a coma and then awoke to begin the arduous work of rehabilitation. Week after week, Joe helped Simon to relearn the music they had once created together and, eventually, to create new music reflecting the shared experience of Simon’s remarkable recovery.