Nathan Tinkham and Grant Simpson at house to play music

Nathan Tinkham describes himself as a grizzled veteran of the North American music scene.

He has performed all over the continent and in Europe — from clubs in New York City to bars in the Yukon, from theatre productions to folk and country festivals and from Legions to concert halls.

He has played with luminaries such as Ian Tyson, Quartette, Cindy Church and a host of others.

Also an accomplished songwriter, many of his compositions have been recorded by other artists. Though primarily a folk and country musician he has had a longtime love affair with swing music.

"I can't wait to hit the stage with Grant (Simpson)," he says. "We will swing like monkeys."

Nathan Tinkham and Grant Simpson appear in a house concert March 19 in Cumberland at 7:30 p.m.

Born at an early age, Simpson deduced that making a living as a musician and composer was preferable to getting a real job. He has been a professional musician, songwriter and Vaudevillian all his life.

Influenced by the likes of Fats Waller, Marty Grosz, Fred Astaire and a host of others, he was destined to end up in a life of Hot Jazz and Vaudeville. In 1980 he was recruited into the cast of the World famous Frantic Follies Vaudeville Revue in the Yukon, where he continues to perform throughout the summer every year.

This will mark the shows 45th year, making it the longest running Vaudeville show in North America.

For more information or tickets, contact Karen at 250-218-1689 or homeroutesvi@gmail.com.

— Home Routes

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