Builder & the Banshee will take to the stage at 6 p.m. on Aug. 31 at Bean Around Books, 22626 Lougheed Hwy. in Maple Ridge. (Contributed)

Builder & the Banshee will take to the stage at 6 p.m. on Aug. 31 at Bean Around Books, 22626 Lougheed Hwy. in Maple Ridge. (Contributed)

Builder & the Banshee will be playing a rare intimate set at Bean Around Books in Maple Ridge

Concert starts at 6 p.m.

The Nanaimo acoustic duo Builder & the Banshee will be playing a rare intimate set at Bean Around Books this Friday.

Woodworker-guitarist Mike “Builder” Harding and singer-songwriter Laura “Banshee” Kelsey write a unique blend of soulful folk rock. Their spirited performances are peppered with the stories behind the songs. Harding has spent a lot of time in the trees; and Kelsey brings her background that includes a Western Canadian Music Award nomination as a vocalist and hundreds of cafe, bar and festival performances with bands and as a solo artist.

The duo is currently working to record their first album, The Hand Holding the Matchbook.

The musicians were supposed to play Williams Lake’s Rock Stock festival over the long weekend, but it was cancelled due to wildfire risk and excessive smoke in the area.

Builder & the Banshee will take to the stage at 6 p.m. on Aug. 31 at Bean Around Books, 22626 Lougheed Hwy. in Maple Ridge.

The concert is for all ages and admission is by donation.