Viper Central (BC) www.vipercentral.ca
At the forefront of a rising wave of new local talent in bluegrass and old-time music, Viper Central has created an original niche in an otherwise traditional style and yet appeals to audiences both young and old. Hailing from Vancouver, they approach their music with the sense of creativity and adventure found in early bluegrass and old time recordings. While all members contribute original songs, the band won’t hesitate to deliver their take on an ages-old mournful waltz or bring the house down with a barn-burning bluegrass standard. They even wrote a song that tells of the “discovery” of a young Loretta Lynn in 1960 in a South Vancouver club called The Chicken Coop.