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!

Who We Are....

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!

Our Musical Mission....

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.

For Bookings:

South Canal Street Band LLC

Tom Nicholson

PO Box 638

Ruckersville, Va. 22968

434-481-3432 answering machine


Text to: 434-996-7768

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