Celebrating a strong, creative, resilient Lunenburg County
NOW, MORE THAN EVER...
Story by Tina Hennigar
A listener of the band Caribou Run might have trouble pin-pointing their genre. And that’s ok with them. But if you had to narrow it down they’d suggest they’re a 6-member neofolk band inspired by 70’s rock with a little jazz and folk mixed in. However you classify them, to see them live is to experience something special. We’re lucky to have them as one of our many “house bands” with their home base in Mahone Bay.
Its members are Danielle Noble - Keys/Vocals, Drew Moores
- Guitar/Vocals, Mark Gillis - Drums, Peter Visser - Bass, Corey Thorpe - Lead Guitar/Vocals, Mike Brunelle - Trombone, Guitar/Vocals
“Why Lunenburg County,” I asked in a phone interview. Their answer was unequivocal.
“It’s the best spot in the world.” I’m not sure who said it first. They all chimed in in unison. The Nova Scotia music scene appears to be bringing people here. Bandmate, Corey, for example, came for a visit and has been here for three years now.
“We are never bored here,” Danielle explained. “There is always something cool happening.” The band hopes to do a West Coast tour once they’re able, and they have a music video in the works. Like all musicians, they’re anxious for music festivals to get started again. Everyone is missing live music, they said. The band credits a resurgence of young artists moving to the area who are inspired by the creativity. “More young people are able to work remotely, so we tell our friends, come here, work from home and play music.”
To learn more, go to: www.caribourunband.com