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Folk and blues concert coming to Digby

Donovan Thorimbert is bringing his traditional vocals and five-string clawhammer banjo to Digby on May 16.
Donovan Thorimbert is bringing his traditional vocals and five-string clawhammer banjo to Digby on May 16. - Submitted

DIGBY, N.S- Donovan Thorimbert and Jesse Ens will take the stage at the Sydney Street Pub in Digby on May 16.

With traditional vocals, a five-string clawhammer banjo and a guitar, the artists will take the audience back in time, touring the country and blues of the 1920s and 30s.

“Take audiences back to the old times, when there were no cells phones to check and music was the entertainment of the day,” Thorimbert said in a press release.

The music appreciates the styles of Mississippi John Hurt and Dock Boggs.

“I like to explore, and I love the East Coast, so I’m really excited about coming to Digby.”

The pair is taking part in their first Eastern Canadian tour together.

“I hope we make a good duo.”

Thorimbert visited the Maritimes for the first time in 2014 and since then, he’s been looking forward to coming back and performing.

Thorimbert has been playing the five-string clawhammer banjo for the last 10 years and Ens has a degree in music.

Both artists are originally from Saskatchewan but are currently living in Quebec.

The concert is from 6-8 at the Sydney Street Pub on May 16 and it’s free.

“We’re hoping for a good turn out.”

The pair is also making stops in Antigonish and Halifax.

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