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.
The entire month of January is devoted to learning new songs!
January 25 and 26 we are unavailable anyway
Bald Top February 2 6-9pm
Natchez Mississippi February 8 and 9-Road trip!
Wilderness Run Vineyards February 14 Valentine’s Day
Crosskeys Vineyards March 1st
Bold Rock, main taproom March 8 6-9pm
Stone Mountain March 17th-St Patrick’s Day
Wilderness Run Vineyards March 22
Bald Top March 23
Cunningham Creek Winery April 6
Private Event April 12
Stone Mountain April 13
Wilderness Run Vineyards April 19
Mountain Run April 20
April 26 and 27 we are unavailable
King Family Vineyards May 1 5-8pm
Private Party May 4
Crosskeys Vineyards May 10
Bald Top May 11
Cunningham Creek Winery May 18
Stone Mountain May 25
Private Party in Madison-May 26
DuCard Vineyards June 1 2-5pm
Brix and Columns Vineyards June 7
Wedding June 8th in Madison
Wilderness Run Vineyards June 14
Bald Top June 15
Crosskeys Vineyards June 21
Stone Mountain June 22
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 July 27
Brix and Columns August 2
Bald Top August 3
Cunningham Creek Winery August 10
Chile’s Peach Orchard August 16
Mountain Run August 17
Wilderness Run Vineyards August 24
Crosskeys Vineyards August 30
Stone Mountain August 31
September 6 and 7 we are unavailable
Stome Mountain September 14
Bald Top September 21
Crosskeys Vineyards September 27
DuCard Vineyards Oyster Festival September 28
King Family Vineyards October 2 5-8pm
Private Party October 5
DuCard Vineyards October 12 2-5pm
Stone Mountain Wine Release Party October 13
Bald Top October 19
Brix and Columns Vineyards October 25
Stone Mountain October 26-Halloween Party
Stone Mountain November 16
Bold Rock, main taproom November 29 6-9pm
Bald Top December 14
Stone Mountain December 21
Private Party New Year’s Eve Dec 31
September 26, 2020 Wedding in Palmyra Va
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