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.  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.

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 next event special!

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Upcoming 2017 Shows:

Pepper’s June 23rd 8-11pm

Bald Top June 24 6-9pm

E&J’s Pub-Waynesboro  July 1  7-10pm

Pro Re Nata July 8th 6-9pm

July 14 and 15 we are off!

Bald Top July 22nd

Pepper’s July 28th

Cunningham Creek Winery July 29 6-9

Private Event July 30th

Mountain Run Winery August 5  5-8pm

Stone Mountain Vineyards August 12 1-5

Pepper’s August 25th

Bald Top August 26th

Mountain Run Winery Sept 1  4:30-7:30pm

Devil’s Backbone Sept 2   3-7pm

Bald Top September 16

Pepper’s September 22

Stone Mountain Vineyards September 23

Bald Top Oct 7th

Mountain Run Winery Oct 14  Time TBA

Cunningham Creek Winery Oct 21st

E&J’s Pub-Waynesboro  Nov 4th

Bald Top Nov 25th

New Year’s Eve: TBA

Note: SCS only performs in smoke free environments.

Where venues are located: Bald Top on Thrift Road in Madison County, Pepper’s in Culpeper (Best Western), Devil’s Backbone on route 151 in Nelson County, Mountain Run in Culpeper, E&J’s Pub-Waynesboro, Stone Mountain in Dyke, Va. Pro Re Nata in Crozet

News about the band: click   here  to read about the band. Publication is N2 Nelson and Neighbors: March/April 2017 issue.

For Bookings:

Tom Nicholson

PO Box 638

Ruckersville, Va. 22968


Nominated as a best band in Charlottesville area-May, 2017.

Rassawek Spring Jubilee-2017

Want To Hear Us?  Click the CD’s. Recorded live at a rehearsal, with no editing.