Vic comes from a very successful musical family: Uncle Djordje [George] was a well-known, world-wide nightclub singer and brother is the great "Harmonica Zeke." Vic has always followed harmonica music, first learning to play from his mother who taught him simple melodies. Vic incorporates the styles of Doc Watson, Sonny Boy Williamson I and II, Paul Butterfield, Jimmie Fadden and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, etc. into his performances. He has shared the stage with Canada Juno winners, such as Dutch Mason and Vann "Piano Man" Walls, and has played regional festivals (Thomas Homestead Festival and Knowlton's Got the Blues [the forerunner to Mont Tremblant Blues Festival], and with country artist Jimmy Kaye, Harmonica Zeke, and legendary piano man Stan Szelest. Vic sang on stage with Legendary "Odetta." He has led harmonica workshops. He was in Built for Comfort. Vic always puts 150% into his playing, whether the harmonica or the guitar, and he really masters his harp. He may look very serious, but he is happiest when he is performing!
Vic's son is singer/songwriter, instrumentalist and amazing recording artist, "Chris Nathan."
Cindy provides lead vocals and woodshedding harmonies, along with a little bit of rhythm guitar, on a diverse compilation of songs from artists such as Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, Odetta, Linda Ronstadt, Doc Watson, Little Walter, Brownie McGhee, Hank Williams Sr., for example. Cindy got involved with singing at a very young age, and achieved success in all-county and all-state chorus, church choir, and then went on to sing in alt/rock/country bands. She has been a soloist for weddings, plays, and has also provided backup vocals at several local music studios (BCMK Records and Mark Records). ♥ Vic met Cindy later in life and he began to teach her how to play rhythm guitar at the age of 49 to accompany him, and they collaborated on their music and became "♪ark roa♪." Vic opened up an entire world of folk and bluegrass music to Cindy which has helped her grow as a musician and as an artist.
Cindy's son Bradd is an amazing poet/lyricist and powerful vocalist (Apex Down) when you can coax him to sing.
Harmonica Vic & Cindy (nicknamed "The BluesBirds ©")
Both being survivors of all kinds of life's adversities, bring a unique perspective and artistic expression into their performances and into their own compositions. "We are doing what we love, especially because we share it together." They chose the name "Dark Road" after a song written by legendary bluesman, Mr Brownie McGhee. Life is after all a road....and through its ups and downs, twists and turns, good and bad it leads us to ever ponder "what is light without dark..." (Legend 1985)
Keep the faith!