Chance encounter finds Ward with Gold and Shadow

David Ward and Gold and Shadow play Duncan Thursday. -
David Ward and Gold and Shadow play Duncan Thursday.
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A fateful meeting between two musicians set them on the road to a Vancouver Island tour that stops in Duncan tomorrow.

The elements have aligned for Vancouver singer-songwriter, David Ward and Nanaimo-based band Gold & Shadow to team up on a four-date Vancouver Island tour in pursuit of great musical chemistry.

"I heard David Ward a year ago when my friend passed on his EP trilogy, The Arrival,"  Dane Letourneau, student of environmental chemistry and leader of the art-rock band Gold & Shadow said in a media release.

"I was actually in Calgary at a conference, wanted to go out to see some live music one night, flipped through the listings and came across David's show at the Ironwood — wild times and a very cool aligning of circumstance."

"It was kind of mind blowing to me to have someone from Nanaimo come to my show in Calgary having heard about me through someone from Vancouver," said Ward who has been compared to artists as wide-ranging as Radiohead and Michael Jackson.

"As a DIY musician you are always pushing your music through the maze of modern marketing channels, so it's refreshing when something unexpected happens."

The pair caught up after the show and bonded over their similar musical tastes and influences like Radiohead and Jeff Buckley.

They play together Feb. 21 at the Duncan Garage, starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 advance, $15 at the door.

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