South Canal Street Band
From left to right in picture above:
Ken Pennington-vocals, guitar and keyboard. Ken lives in Central Virginia and for many years has lead praise groups in church. A native of the deep South, Ken also toured with a large horn band that played from Mississippi to Chicago. Ken brings an uncanny ability to sing soul songs with all the feeling needed to perform like the original artist.
Tom Nicholson-vocals, guitar, percussion and keyboard. Tom spent many years in the Charlottesville area performing in local bands such as Reflex and Witness in the early 90’s. Playing guitar and keyboards, arranging vocals and band bookings left him with a lot of band experience.
Ron Ganz-vocals, guitar and bass. Ron also spent quite a bit of time playing in the Charlottesville area in local bands such as Nightwatch and Reflex. Later years had Ron performing as a solo artist.
Road Crew-Morgan Babecki, Bree Nicholson and Brooke Nicholson-band photographer, videos and social media content. Thanks to friends and family for all your support!
South Canal Street started as an acoustic vocal group in February, 2016. Our goal has always been to provide an alternative musical style by focusing on good harmonies and selecting songs from our past that we have always enjoyed.
In April, we added a new dimension to our group with a Beat Buddy drum pedal that sounds like a real drummer without taking up any extra room on stage and “he” can perform quietly. With the addition of percussion, South Canal Street branched out musically to play a wider variety of musical styles.
So, depending on our playing environment, we can play acoustically or as a full sounding band. But our musical mission has stayed the same-we focus on good harmonies and great songs!
Our ever changing song list includes songs by The Beatles, Chicago, Motown, Eagles and top hits from the golden era of music, late 1950’s to the 1970’s. See the next page for a full listing of our current songs.
Want to hear us? Go the Video page on this site, you will hear us just as we play. No studio editing!
See Us At Vineyards:
South Canal Street is a 3 piece vocal group playing hits from the late 50’s thru the 70’s with a lineup of musicians that bring years of playing experience to your next function. If volume is a concern in your venue, our condensed lineup does not use a drummer. Instead, we rely on “Buddy” our percussion pedal that keeps the beat at any volume he needs to be.
Check out our mission below, who we are and listen to us by clicking on the sound clips on this page. We look forward to making your wedding, class reunion, retirement party or any event you have in mind special!
South Canal Street-our band name came from Ken’s hometown of Natchez, Mississippi.
Upcoming 2018 Shows:
Stone Mountain Vineyards March 17 2-5pm
Bald Top March 31 6-9pm
Cunningham Creek Winery April 7th 6-9pm
Stone Mountain Vineyards April 14 1:30-5pm
Bald Top April 21 6-9pm
April 27 and 28 unavailable
May 4 unavailable
Private Party in Madison May 5th
Pro Re Nata May 12 6-9pm
May 18 and 19 unavailable
Private Party in Madison May 27th
Stone Mountain Vineyards May 28 (Date Change)
Bald Top June 1 6-9pm
Rassawek Spring Jubilee Saturday June 2nd 2:30-5:30
Mountain Run Vineyards June 9 Time TBA
Pro Re Nata June 15 6-9pm
Stone Mountain Vineyards June 16 1:30-5pm
Cunningham Creek Winery June 23 6-9pm
Cross Keys Vineyards June 24-Sunday 1-4pm
June 29 and 30/ July 1 we are unavailable.
Graves Mountain 4th Of July 4-8pm
Bold Rock Barrel Barn Stage July 7 5-8pm
Stone Mountain Winery July 21
Bald Top July 27 Time TBA
Cross Keys Vineyards July 29 Sunday 1-4pm
Cunningham Creek Winery August 4 6-9pm
DuCard Vineyards August 11 6-9pm
Stone Mountain Vineyards August 18
Bald Top August 25 6-9pm
Stone Mountain Vineyards August 26
Mountain Run Vineyards September 1 Time TBA
Bold Rock Barrel Barn Stage September 8 5-8pm
Cunningham Creek Winery September 15 6-9pm
September 21 and 22 we are unavailable.
Cross Keys Vineyards September 28 5:30-8:30
Bald Top September 29 6-9pm
DuCard Vineyards October 6 2-5pm
Mountain Run Fall Festival Oct 13, Time TBA
Stone Mountain Vineyards October 20
Cunningham Creek Winery October 27 6-9pm
Bald Top November 10
Stone Mountain Vineyards November 24
Bald Top December 15
Stone Mountain Vineyards Christmas Party Dec 22
New Year’s Private Event In The Works
If you are planning an event such as a birthday party, class reunion or wedding reception and would like to book us-please plan ahead as we already have a 2019 date!
We now accept credit cards at our gigs for purchasing merchandise or for getting us to play longer! Fees may apply.
South Canal Street Band LLC
PO Box 638
Ruckersville, Va. 22968
434-481-3432 answering machine
Text to: 434-996-7768
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