Blackberry Wood has kicked up dust in towns all over Western Canada, the United Kingdom and parts of the United States and will bring its alternative country-gypsy-circus music to the Grizzly Plaza this Friday, Aug. 17. Vancouver’s Blackberry Wood puts a high-energy cabaret spin on old and modern music adding juicy flavours like jumpin’ ska, skiffle, folk, punk and many other foot stomping delights to their original and timeless down-home music. Blackberry Wood comes down the road like a travelling caravan with all kinds of wondrous instruments, vocal melodies, and fantastically costumed characters. Some have describe their music as Tijuana-Hillbilly-Ska. Their sound slips from gypsy folk to ragtime to country and, when you least expect it, in slides a bit of hip hop and world beats. Fit to compete with the cast of Moulin Rouge with their zany costumes, Blackberry Wood seems ready to strike up a burlesque hoedown just about anywhere you plunk them down. The motley crew is led by front man Kris Wood and the fun loving band is making a name for itself on both sides of the Atlantic. Veterans of the UK’s prestigious Glastonbury Festival — they have appeared twice — Blackberry Wood plays all over B.C. and Alberta.