Folk Guild Coffeehouse duo gospel-inspired

Andrews & Lawrence are the feature act Saturday, June 11, at the last Cowichan Folk Guild Coffeehouse before a summer break.

Andrews & Lawrence are the feature act Saturday, June 11, at the last Cowichan Folk Guild Coffeehouse before a summer break.

Organizers describe the duo as putting together “a traditional old time gospel show with the close-knit harmonies and rhythmic flat-picking that captures that old time feeling.

“This duo’s gospel roots are deep. Andy, whose daddy was a railroad man, went to a little white church on Sundays and grew up on a dirt road outside of Toronto, while Larry absorbed the musical traditions of Kansas City, his childhood home,” a press release for the event reads.

“They deliver down-home finger picking and two-part harmonizing in the tradition of the Monroe, Stanley and Louvin Brothers; and some folks say the Smothers Brothers too. As well as traditional material, the duo’s repertoire also features original songs by Andy Ruszel.”

The show is at Duncan United Church (246 Ingram St.). Doors open at 7 p.m., with an open stage starting at 7:30. Admission is $10 or $5 for CFG members.

This is the final coffeehouse of the summer for the Folk Guild. The next coffeehouse will be Sept. 10.

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