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!
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. Pictured to the right is a group shot of us on South Canal Street in Mississippi.
King Family Vineyards October 2 5-8pm
Blue Mountain Brewery-Afton October 4 5:30-8pm
Private Party October 5 at DuCard
Blue Quartz Brewery October 11 5-8pm
DuCard Vineyards Vines & Bines Festival with Bald Top October 12 2-5pm
Stone Mountain Wine Release Party Sunday, October 13
October 18 is available
Bald Top October 19
Brix and Columns Vineyards October 25
Stone Mountain October 26-Halloween Party
Prince Michel November 1 6-9pm
Wedding in Gordonsville-November 2
Bald Top November 9 6-9pm
Private Event November 15 in Culpeper
Stone Mountain Winery November 16
Bold Rock, main taproom November 29 6-9pm
Bald Top Christmas Party at Walden Hall December 7 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
February 7 Bold Rock main taproom
Friday February 14 Valentine’s Day at Bald Top!
February 21 Pro Re Nata 7-10pm
Private Event in Madison
February 28 and 29 we are unavailable
March 14 St Patrick’s Day Celebration at Stone Mountain Vineyards
March 17 St Patrick’s Day Celebration at Cunningham Creek Winery
March 20 Cross Keys
March 21 Bald Top
March 27 and 28 we are unavailable
April 3 Prince Michael
April 10 Brix and Columns
April 11 Cunningham Creek Winery
April 17 Brix and Columns
April 18 Stone Mountain Vineyards
April 24 and 25 we are not available
May 2 Bald Top
May 6 King Family Vineyards
May 8 and 9 we are unavailable
May 15 Cross keys
May 16 Mountain Run
May 23 and May 24 Private Parties in Madison
May 30 Cunningham Creek Winery
June 5 and 6 we are unavailable
June 12 Brix and Columns
June 13 DuCard
June 14 Member’s Event at Stone Mountain Vineyards
June 17 King Family Vineyards
June 20 Culpeper HS Class Reunion at Mountain Run 5-8 pm
June 26 Cross keys
June 27 Stone Mountain Vineyards
July 3 and 4 we are unavailable
July 10 and 11 we are not available
July 18 Bald Top
July 25 Stone Mountain Vineyards
August 1 Mountain Run
August 7 Brix and Columns
August 8 Cunningham Creek Winery
August 14 Music In The Park-Madison 6-9pm
August 15 DuCard
August 21 and 22 we are unavailable
August 29 Bald Top
September 12 Cunningham Creek Winery
September 16 King Family Vineyards
September 18 Prince Michael
September 19 Stone Mountain Vineyards
September 25 Cross Keys
September 26 DuCard Fall Oyster Festival
October 2 Brix and Columns
October 10 DuCard
October 11 Member’s Event at Stone Mountain Vineyards
October 14 King Family Vineyards
October 17 Mountain Run
October 23 Cross Keys
October 24 Cunningham Creek Winery
October 31 Halloween Party at Bald Top
November 6 Bold Rock, main taproom
November 14 Stone Mountain
November 26, 27 and 28 we are unavailable
December 5 Stone Mountain Vineyards
December 12 Member’s Event for Bald Top at Walden Hall
Decemeber 25 and 26 we are unavailable
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
We are a dance band and like to bring fun to all the events we play at! This video is from Brix and Columns this past summer.