This week we had the chance to sit down and chat with Rich Hope, the BC-based singer/songwriter, electric guitarist, and front-runner of the band "Rich Hope and His Evil Doers," an electric country, blues and rockabilly-style group set to appear at the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival on Canada Day, July 1, 8pm at Granville Island's Railspur District Stage...
Rich Hope's no-nonsense, straight-up-and-honest style infiltrates into every aspect of his professional sound, be it within one of the tracks on any of this three published records, or during one of his crowd-rousing live performances.
Throughout his 20-year career, Rich Hope has established himself as a strong solo blues and country artist, as well as the headliner of multiple musical arrangements such as Rich Hope and His Evil Doers, as well as his country-music alias the Blue Rich Rangers..
At one of Rich Hope's shows, he creates music that is both audacious and bold, as well as heartfelt and moving for his fans. Hope’s many North American tours and performances have gathered him huge popularity throughout all pockets of the continent, and his home-grown sound has proven to be hugely approachable as well as relatable for Canadians country-wide.
Hope’s album “Rich Hope is Gonna Whip it on Ya" '09 was nominated for Best Blues Album at the 2010 Western Canadian Music Awards, and just this past year in 2016, he released his latest album “Can’t Get No Lovin” which is sure to gain similar recognition.
Rich, we are very excited to have you and Your Evil Doers join us this summer for what is sure to be a killer rock ‘n roll outdoor party, just around sunset on Canada Day. Personally, I can’t think of a better way to wrap up the outdoor festival on July 1.