John Gogo in character as (left to right) his great-grandfather John Gogo Sr., grandpa John Gogo Jr. & dad John ‘Ken’ Gogo, in his ‘John Gogo Coal & Wood Show’.

Please watch for a remounted JOHN GOGO COAL & WOOD SHOW tour in the Spring of 2025!

John Gogo - Coal & Wood Show
This engaging one-man show written and performed by John Gogo revisits the gritty mining and logging towns of Vancouver Island on Canada’s rugged western coast. Haunting folk tales by four generations of a Nanaimo pioneer family offer a fascinating look beneath the surface of history unfolded from 1895 to 1995. Their songs explore the unique and layered lives of heroes and villains: the visionary Finns of Sointula, the notorious Dunsmuirs, labour martyr Ginger Goodwin, the ghost of Clarence Ballance and the infamous Brother XII of De Courcy Island.

Please go to ‘shows’ ( for a complete list of up-coming performances of ‘John Gogo - Coal & Wood Show’, plus some solo ‘Singer/Songwriter’ shows, and maybe even some more shows with my singing/songwriter daughters Jena & Jeri, aka ‘J. Gogo & Sons’. Thanks!

PS There are two formats of the illustrated ‘Coal & Wood Show’ poster available on the photo page here on my website: high resolution for printing plus a format for online use.