Parksville's Emma Plant will play the Queens Hotel on Wednesday. as the opening act for Vince Vaccaro The Victoria-born, Parksville folk-roots rocker will roll out some samples of her original songs accompanied by her acoustic guitar.
Plant, 20, started playing standup bass at age 10. She picked up the guitar at 12 and now has a collection of 20 original songs.
She's been playing professionally for a year, having performed at the Shambhala Festival in Salmo, in August, and numerous smaller gigs at south Island venues. She has a hard time describing her music.
"A lot of people think of reggae," Plant said, and while she acknowledged "there's a lot of reggae feel" to her music, it has a rootsy, folksy feel to it.
She counts such artists as the Slackers, Cat Empire, and "a lot of indie artists" among her influences. Audiences can expect her to be on stage for up to an hour, giving mainly originals, mixed with a few covers.
Both artists play the Queen's Hotel, at 34 Victoria Cres., Sept. 25. Doors 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door, on sale now at The Queen's and online at ticketzone.com.
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