SOUTH CANAL ST
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, social media manager, and video editor. Thanks to friends and family for all your support!
South Canal Street started as an acoustic vocal group in February, 2016, but have evolved into a full sounding dance band. 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, 2016, 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.
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 to the video page on this site, you will hear us just as we play. No studio editing!
Our Favorite Venues:
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 musical mission below, who we are and listen to us by watching the videos on the video page. We look forward to making your wedding, class reunion, retirement party or any event you have in mind special!
Our band name, South Canal Street, comes from Ken’s hometown of Natchez, Mississippi.
Cunningham Creek Winery April 6 6-9pm
Stone Mountain Winery April 13 3-6pm
Wilderness Run Vineyards April 19 5-8pm
Mountain Run Winery presents: Montpelier Wine Trail Festival-April 20, multiple vineyards will be there, we play from 3-6pm
Private Event April 21 in Madison 3-5pm
April 26 and 27 we are unavailable
King Family Vineyards May 1 5-8pm
Private Party in Madison May 4 6-9pm
Crosskeys Vineyards May 10 5:30-8:30pm
Bald Top May 11 6-9pm
Greene County Community Event, free to all, food truck, wine from Stone Mountain Winery-335 William Mills Drive-Stanardsville, Friday May 17 5-8pm
Cunningham Creek Winery May 18 6-9pm
Stone Mountain Winery May 25 3-6pm
Private Party in Madison-May 26 Time TBA
DuCard Vineyards June 1 2-5pm
Private Event June 2 6-9pm
Brix and Columns Vineyards June 7 6-9pm
Wedding June 8th in Madison
Wilderness Run Vineyards June 14
Bald Top June 15
Prince Michael Vineyards June 16 2-5pm
Crosskeys Vineyards June 21
Stone Mountain Winery June 22 3-6pm
June 28 and 29 we are unavailable
King Family Vineyards July 3 5-8pm
Lydia Mountain Private Event July 5
Cunningham Creek Winery July 6
Crosskeys Vineyards July 12
DuCard Vineyards July 13
July 19 and 20 we are unavailable
Chile’s Peach Orchard July 26 5:30-8:30
Stone Mountain Winery July 27
Brix and Columns August 2
Bald Top August 3
Private PartyLake Monticello August 9 6:30-9:30
Cunningham Creek Winery August 10
August 14 we are unavailable
Chile’s Peach Orchard August 16
Mountain Run Winery August 17
August 18 we are unavailable
Wilderness Run Vineyards August 24
Crosskeys Vineyards August 30
Stone Mountain Winery August 31
September 6 and 7 we are unavailable
Pool Party In Greene County September 13 6-9pm
Stone Mountain Winery September 14
Keswick Vineyards September 18 5:30-8:30pm
Bald Top September 21
Crosskeys Vineyards September 27
DuCard Vineyards Oyster Festival September 28
King Family Vineyards October 2 5-8pm
Blue Mountain Brewery-Afton October 4 5:30-8pm
Private Party October 5 at DuCard
DuCard Vineyards October 12 2-5pm
Stone Mountain Wine Release Party Sunday, October 13
Wilderness Run Vineyards October 18
Bald Top October 19
Brix and Columns Vineyards October 25
Stone Mountain October 26-Halloween Party
Wedding in Gordonsville-November 2
Stone Mountain Winery November 16
Bold Rock, main taproom November 29 6-9pm
Bald Top Christmas Party December 14 8-11pm
Stone Mountain Winery Christmas Party December 21 Time TBA
Private Party New Year’s Eve December 31 in Madison 9-12:30pm
January 14-21 we are not available
January 25th Private event at Lake Monticello
Friday February 14 Valentine’s Day at Bald Top!
March 27 and 28 we are unavailable
April 3 and 4 we are unavailable
April 24 and 25 we are not availalbe
Mountain Run May 9, August 1 and October 17
May 24 Private Party in Madison
July 10 and 11 we are not available
Private Party New year’s Eve December 31 in Madison
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