The History of Westcoast Music

An archive of names and media of contemporary bands, musicians, venues, promoters, artists and technicians, from the 1800's up to and including 1999.

2023 celebrates our 20th year capturing British Columbia & Westcoast music history with our award winning website online since 2003. 

Featured Artist

Craig Morrison

Craig Morrison is a Montreal ethnomusicologist and musician. Raised in Victoria BC, he bought his first guitar in 1966 and played in coffeehouses see the article "I Was a Teenage Music Head in the Land of the Newly Wed and Nearly Dead". As a teenager, seeing concerts of blues (beginning with Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee), jazz (including Louis Armstrong), and rock (including Janis Joplin) led to an interest in music history. Playing in bands gave him a deeper appreciation of music styles. He sings, plays guitar, keyboards, and lap steel guitar, and h...

Latest Bands

Go Cat Go
from Langley BC
circa 1989 - circa 1990
from Langley BC
circa 1992 - circa 2008
The Blue Shadows
from Vancouver BC
circa 1992 - circa 1996

Latest Musicians

Emmet McCusker
from Cowichan Valley BC
Julian May
from Victoria BC
split circa 2023
Ross Friesen
from Vancouver BC

Latest Resources

Skyline Airport Hotel
1956 - 2013
Mrs. Danielle's
Fun City
60s - 70s

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