Date(s) - June 12, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cedar Farmers Market Stage
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Ranjit “Ranj” Singh makes music with a distinct Indian-Western flair that draws on the singer-songwriter and self-taught guitarist’s love for rock music and heartfelt lyrics. He refers to his unique blend of music as “Indo-Canadian Folk”.
In the mid 80’s, Ranj started his career performing with many folk-Punjabi and Hindi artists in the Vancouver area. In the 90’s he helped form — along with his talented brothers — the influential and critically acclaimed group Dal Dil Vog (a.k.a. DDV). The group went on to win numerous awards — including CFOX‘s “Vancouver Seeds 9” battle of the bands in 1994 — and performed with artists such as Jan Arden, 54-40, Mathew Good. DDV’s unique style of bhangara/rock music led to tours throughout North America and India, a live performance on MuchMusic, 3 videos on MuchMusic, and one on MTV Asia.
After Dal Dil Vog disbanded, Ranj recorded a solo album titled Simple Man in 2008. He later brought together a group of talented musicians to form his next band, The Discriminators, with whom he recorded and released 2011’s Found a Way Home. The album delivered thoughtful lyrics and music that were inspired by Ranj’s life and his legendary mentors, Neil Young and the late Indian ghazal singer Jagjit Singh.
More recently Ranj has returned to music as a solo artist, following his recovery from a serious vehicle collision. He’s stronger than ever and happy to be pursuing his passion for music again, often collaborating with former band members and other talented musicians to meet the needs of a given venue, event, or project.
In 2015 Ranj released his third album, the acoustic The Man Cold featuring his signature melodies and distinctive “up-stroke” riffs from his 12-string guitar.