54-40’s Neil Osborne is coming to Providence Farm Chapel.

Neil Osborne of 54-40 is coming to the Cowichan Valley. [submitted]

Neil Osborne of 54-40 is coming to the Cowichan Valley. [submitted]

Neil Osborne is coming to the Providence Farm Chapel on Friday, March 31 for a solo show in the intimate confines of this acoustic gem.

As lead singer and chief songwriter of 54•40, Neil Osborne has achieved critical acclaim, released a dozen albums and weathered the fickle music business for more than three decades.

He is known primarily as a rock musician but is also an accomplished producer, often taking the production reins of 54•40 albums and is a songwriter as well.

After 30 years in the musical trenches, the band have varied their sound and earned proven commercial success via impressive record sales from 10 studio albums, two greatest hits packages and a double live album.

As a songwriter, Osborne has penned such signature 54•40 songs as ‘I Go Blind’, ‘One Gun’, ‘Since When’ and ‘Ocean Pearl’ which have crossed from the realm of rock to a broader base.

His lyrics range from the most politically astute observation to the most innocent love song and everything in between.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25 advance, and if any remain will be $30 at the door.

It’s a small venue so tickets are only available in limited numbers at Duncan Music, Providence Farm General Store, and online at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/an-evening-with-neil-osborne-of-54-40-tickets-32388465773