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Dogs Do Dream & Sick Boss

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A night of brilliant new music as these two wildly talented and experimental groups celebrate their album releases

A veritable who’s who of Vancouver’s most talented multi-band, jazz-influenced, free form playing artists, two groups – Ron Samworth’s Dogs Do Dream and Sick Boss – took to The China Cloud’s stage.

Ron Samworth’s Dogs Do Dream

Dogs Do Dream at China Cloud. Photo by Eileen Gubar.

Dogs Do Dream at China Cloud. Photo by Eileen Gubar.

and

Sick Boss

SICK BOSS Album Release Party at China Cloud. Photo by Eileen Gubar.

SICK BOSS Album Release Party at China Cloud. Photo by Eileen Gubar.

The artists

Dogs Do Dream is:
Ron Samworth – Guitar, Compositions, Text
Barbara Adler – Narration
Peggy Lee – Cello
JP Carter – Trumpet
Elisa Thorn – Harp
James Meger – Bass
Skye Brooks – Drums
special guest – Bill Clark – Trumpet

Sick Boss is:
Cole Schmidt – Guitar
Jeremy Page – Saxophone
Peggy Lee – Cello
JP Carter – Trumpet
James Meger – Bass
Dan Gaucher – Drums
special guest – Debra-Jean Creelman – Vocals

The music

If you weren’t at the release party, listen to a taste of Dogs Do Dream, “a suite of compositions and texts inspired by the dream life of dogs.”
and buy the album here.

Sick Boss’ self titled album, with “sinuous melodies and complex rhythms… the record broadcasts conceptual urgency, decisively pulling the ear through lush chamber landscapes to unrepentant psych-rock.”
Listen here

and buy here.

The record label

Both released on local record label Drip Audio, who have also recently released albums by Peregrine Falls and Fond of Tigers. Check out more Drip Audio at their site here.

More about Sick Boss

Read more about Sick Boss in our article about their residency at The Lido.

Presented by

This night was presented by Sawdust Collector. Read more about this weekly performance series here.

Dogs Do Dream & SICK BOSS Album Release Party at China Cloud. Photo by Eileen Gubar.

Dogs Do Dream & SICK BOSS Album Release Party at China Cloud. Photo by Eileen Gubar.

Photography

All photos by Eileen Gubar.

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