Steve Dawson and Jesse Zubot put the soul in the Spirit Merchants

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, DEC. 15, 1994 Seems like every year of late I’ve come across one particular release from a local band that’s been head-and-shoulders above the other Vancouver discs sent my way. Last year, it was Two Trains’ Too Many Faces; the year before that, She Stole My Beer’s Sparks Against … Continue reading Steve Dawson and Jesse Zubot put the soul in the Spirit Merchants

Guitar ace Lance Reegan-Diehl gives thanks to Vancouver’s great musicians

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, JULY 8, 1993 A few months back, a home-made tape by a local musician named Lance Reegan-Diehl found its way onto my desk. I’d never heard of the guy before, but from the photo on the tape’s cover—of a smiling longhair in a studded leather jacket, dangling a custom-made … Continue reading Guitar ace Lance Reegan-Diehl gives thanks to Vancouver’s great musicians