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Barely North Entertainment is pleased to present Vancouver Rock 'n' Roll troubadour Rich Hope and His Evil Doers, for what will prove to be a legendary show,  at the Hub at Cowichan Station on Friday Oct. 18

Doors: 7 Show: 7:30

It’s said around town that seeing Rich Hope is an essential rite of passage. In a city that often obsesses over ephemeral trends, Hope’s explosive rock ’n’ soul man revue proved as enduring as the coastline. For over two decades, he’s filled, and sanctified, an impressive string of beloved venues, many now gone but not forgotten like the Railway Club where bar-receipts records were smashed during one of his sets. And he’s still going strong!

Rich was born and raised in Edmonton Alberta Canada where his first band was the Taxicrabs, who were named by the none other than the late, great Country Dick Montana of the Beat Farmers. Relocating to Vancouver, he released his first full-length album Good To Go in 1998. Soon afterward, he joined the band John Ford, recording two albums and touring extensively with them.

Eventually, he left the group, taking drummer Adrian Mack with him to perform as a two-piece garage act. Over the next six years, he’d be the opening act of choice for a long list of distinguished rabble rousers including The Flamin’ Groovies, Black Crowes, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Charles Bradley, The Sadies, Social Distortion, Reverend Horton Heat, and Big Sugar among others.

Throughout his long, notorious career Rich Hope has been exploding on stages big and small, from downtown booze cans in Madrid to Vancouver’s Rogers Arena. Now it’s all on record for your home listening pleasure.