Snake Island Railroad

Sun Jul 4, 2021
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Snake Island Railroad

July 4 – 7:30pm
Tickets $20 – Limited Seating
Live Stream Tickets $15
Reservoir Stage

Snake Island Railroad
Gabriola Island
Alt Country Band

Erik Johnson, Gary Holmes and Bruce Hartridge are the founding members of the band Snake Island Railroad. Originally from Toronto, singer-songwriter Erik is a veteran performer in the folk and alt-country genres, and is the composer and lyricist of the Jim Byrnes hit “That River,” which earned Jim a much-deserved Juno award. When Gary retired from his lifelong work as a locomotive engineer with the railway, he took up the guitar more seriously and shortly after, along with Tim Runkle, the Snake Island Railroad started performing around Gabriola, most often at the Skol Pub. Their repertoire consists of originals and covers of artists such as Rodney Crowell, Merle Haggard, Fred Eaglesmith, Delbert Mclinton , Gram Parsons, Butch Hancock, Townes Van Zandt.