Writing songs about ageless characters, hard lives, loss and love, Pharis’ songs
have been played on radios around the world, and she was called a “historical treasure”
by the BC Folklore Society. Jason was a fixture on the Arcata, CA bluegrass and old-time
scene before coming to BC, and is deft in banjo styles from early fingerstyle to
clawhammer to bluegrass. When not playing banjo, his resophonic and acoustic guitar
playing is a distinct texture, melodic and percussive. His singing and his playing
has been called both seductive and badass.