Pharis and Jason Romero perform for Performances in the Park 'Listen Live' 2021. Presented by the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society, 'Listen Live' brings you the best of local and regional talent, like three-time Juno Award winners Pharis and Jason Romero.
Filmed on location by the Little Horsefly River in Pharis and Jason's re-finished barn, the duo play songs from their 2020 release, Bet on Love, as well as a selection of new and old-time favorites. Join us for powerfully timeless folk from two of the Cariboo's best-loved performers and creators.
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Artist Bio: Pharis and Jason are a sentimental anchoring, and the perfect antidote to this sped-up life. Some scratchy old records and a custom banjo led to their meeting in 2007, and they quickly knew they were in for the long haul. They've since won two Juno awards and multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards, released six records, toured all over, and performed on A Prairie Home Companion and CBC's The Vinyl Café.
The sound of their two voices together is quietly show-stopping. The songs are inspired by the world they live in, with a powerful dose of the early country and folk they so dearly love. Balancing a bustling boutique banjo business and two young kids with the busy life of active musicians, the balancing act itself becomes an art form. Pharis and Jason use the creative spark from that balancing to take the listener on a trip through their distinctive songwriting, singing and playing. Their newest record, ‘Bet On Love’, featuring guests John Reischman on mandolin and Patrick Metzger on bass, joined with producer Marc Jenkins to bring an album of plain feelings and acoustic instrumentation to lush, love-affirming life.