Read the Bastard!
Whitehorse / Cameron Latimer
Rio Theatre, Vancouver BC January 20
By Alan Ranta
There's a lot of puppy left in Cameron Latimer, the 30-year-old singer-songwriter from Ladysmith, BC. Performing songs from a songbook that he had for sale at the merch table, he can play a solid yet understated acoustic guitar. Yet it seemed as if Latimer was too polite to take any serious risks with his guitar or his lyrics, and his voice wasn't the most distinctive. With a little more dirt under his fingernails, gravel in his voice and a chip on his shoulder, though, he may soon distinguish himself.
This show almost didn't happen for Whitehorse, the husband and wife team of Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland. Doucet was wicked sick, and only mustered the strength to continue thanks to regular doses of NeoCitran…