The History of Westcoast Music

An archive of names and media of contemporary bands, musicians, venues, promoters, artists and technicians, from the 1800's up to and including 1999.

2023 celebrates our 20th year capturing British Columbia & Westcoast music history with our award winning website online since 2003. 

Photo by: Mark McTaggart

Featured Musician

Cam MacInnes

Cam’s had a diverse musical career. He’s performed in
venues around the world including London, Cardiff, Nashville,
and all across Canada. Performing with such Toronto bands
as: Drastic Measures, Perfect World, Mary Jo Eustace,
Melanie Doane, Besharah, Bill Colgate, Hush and Rust, Moby
Grape’s Don Stevenson. Also Edmonton bands Sun and Hot
Cottage and Nancy Nash.
Cam’s been a feature film and TV composer and performer.
He has played on numerous television and radio shows and
Films including “Who the _____is Arthur Fogel” and “Highway
61”. Cam also has extensive experience as a recording
engineer / session guitarist. Co-producing / composing and
performing on Bill Colgate’s “Waiting For Simon” and “Boomer
Bust”, Mary Jo Eustace’s “Bone and Marrow” , Nancy Nash’s
“Long Live the Blues”, and Gayle Ackroyd’s “Give It All You
He released his solo instrumental album “Mushroom Dirt” in
.....”On his album Mushroom Dirt you can hear a deep and
eloquent musical vocabulary, real respect for musical
traditions and the hint of a lifetime of acquired technique, now
abandoned in the spirit of pure spontaneity. You can also hear
something more valuable: what’s not there....

Latest Bands

from Vancouver BC
circa 1978 - circa 1979
The Coastmen
from Vancouver BC
circa 1964 - circa 1968
from Vancouver BC
circa 80s

Latest Musicians

Cam MacInnes
from Victoria BC
Glenn Thomas
from Rockhampton Australia
Lisa McLellan
from Victoria BC

Latest Resources

The Big Mother
1968 - 1969
The Parlour

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