A man rooted in as much talent as mystery, Petunia is a Canadian country treasure. His illustrious career began with busking his way through Canada and the NYC subways, playing over 150 shows a year to enthralled audiences stumbling on the next best musical gem. Since then, he has racked up the achievements with several celebrated solo releases and frequent tours spanning continents. Alone, Petunia is a talent unapologetically shocking fans with shocking versatility. Together with his Vancouver-based backing band, The Vipers, he is a fireball ripping and roaring with eclectic instrumentation and an energy only attainable through big band camaraderie.
On the band’s latest full-length record, Dead Bird On The Highway, you will find a whole slew of genres — blues, hillbilly country, rock ‘n roll, avant-garde — that come together for a late-night party teeming with moonshine and a good old jam session. The album, which was independently released, highlights every ability of Petunia’s adaptable voice: growls, howls, yodels, and everything in between. Setting the stage for him are The Vipers’ skillful arrangements with stand-out solos from upright bass, lap steel guitar, mandolin, and trumpet.
Don’t miss your opportunity to catch Petunia and his world class band as they ramble far and wide from small towns to big city festivals and everything in between. No matter what you can be assured that they will never disappoint and will always leave their audiences soaked in astonishment and crying for more.