Photos of Travelling musicians, and small town store front courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
As a host of a local music radio program and as the emcee of a music night at Trees Organic coffee house, I hear from a lot of musicians who are frustrated with Vancouver's music scene. They cite a range of issues that make it challenging for a musician to be successful in Vancouver. Much less often do I hear from musicians like John Pippus, Glenn Chatten, and Jen Miller who are actively working to make the solutions that will help their career in the city. But it sure is refreshing when I do. It is up to musicians, promoters, fans and venues to create their own healthy vibrant music scene as it will not materialize without any involvement.