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.
King Family Vineyards July 3 5-8pm
Lydia Mountain Private Event July 5
Cunningham Creek Winery July 6
DuCard Vineyards 2nd Saturday Concert July 13 6-9pm
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 6-9pm
Bald Top August 3 6-9pm
Private PartyLake Monticello August 9 6:30-9:30
Cunningham Creek Winery August 10 6-9pm
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
Private Event September 20
Bald Top September 21 6-9pm
Crosskeys Vineyards September 27
DuCard Vineyards Fall 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 Vines & Bines Festival with Bald Top 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
Prince Michel November 1 6-9pm
Wedding in Gordonsville-November 2
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
Friday February 14 Valentine’s Day at Bald Top!
March 14 St Patrick’s Day Celebration at Stone Mountain Vineyards
March 21 Bald Top
March 27 and 28 we are unavailable
April 3 and 4 we are unavailable
April 6 Wilderness Run
April 10 Brix and Columns
April 11 Cunningham Creek Winery
April 18 Stone Mountain Vineyards
April 24 and 25 we are not available
May 2 Bald Top
May 16 Mountain Run
May 23 Stone Mountain Vineyards
May 23 and May 24 Private Parties in Madison
May 30 Cunningham Creek Winery
June 12 Brix and Columns
June 13 DuCard
June 14 Member’s Event at Stone Mountain Vineyards
June 20 Culpeper HS Class Reunion at Mountain Run 5-8 pm
June 27 Stone Mountain Vineyards
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 15 DuCard
August 22 Stone Mountain Vineyards
August 29 Bald Top
September 12 Cunningham Creek Winery
September 19 Stone Mountain Vineyards
September 26 DuCard Fall Oyster Festival
October 2 Brix and Columns
October 3 Wilderness Run
October 10 DuCard
October 11 Member’s Event at Stone Mountain Vineyards
October 17 Mountain Run
October 24 Cunningham Creek Winery
October 31 Halloween Party at Bald Top
December 5 Stone Mountain Vineyards
December 12 Member’s Event for Bald Top at Walden Hall
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