07/06/2015 04:59 EDT | Updated 07/06/2016 05:59 EDT

CBC Musical Nooners July 7: John Welsh Band

The John Welsh Band takes the stage on Tuesday for the CBC's Musical Nooners series, hosted by the Early Edition's Rick Cluff.

With a guitar in one hand and a suitcase in the other, world traveller John Welsh got his start in the college house party scene playing songs to which everyone could sing along.

His catchy lyrics and upbeat melodies are inspired by his travel experiences and blend elements of folk, surf rock, reggae and Latin music.

Born in the Fraser Valley, Welsh draws influences from artists such as Ben Harper, Michael Franti, Sam Roberts and Joel Plaskett.

Have a listen to his new EP "On the Road"

The CBC Musical Nooners are a series of free, live music concerts from noon to 1 p.m. on the CBC Vancouver Plaza on Hamilton Street (between West Georgia and Robson). 

While we do control the lineup, we can't control the weather. Follow us on Twitter at @CBCVancouver or #musicalnooners in case of changes to the schedule due to inclement weather.