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!

Who We Are....

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 Musical Mission....

Our Favorite Venues:


The new deck at Stone Mountain-awesome view at 1700 feet!

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.

2019 Dates:

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

Private Event In Greene  June 28  6-9pm

Stone Mountain Member’s Event June 30  Time TBA

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

Chile’s Peach Orchard August 16

Mountain Run Winery August 17

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

Grace Health Stanardsville October 11 5-8pm

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

2020 Dates:

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 May16,  August 1 and October 17

May 23 and May 24 Private Parties 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.

For Bookings:

South Canal Street Band, LLC

Tom Nicholson

PO Box 638

Ruckersville, Va. 22968

434-481-3432 answering machine


Text: 434-996-7768