Date: Saturday 28 April 2018
Saturday April 28, 2018, at 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:30)
Suggested donation (100% goes directly to the artists): $15-$20 per person
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It’s hard to believe its almost spring! That means its time to start getting ready for our 2018 season! Which, even harder to believe, IS OUR 5th SEASON!! It brings us an immense amount of joy to be able to share our home and out favorite artists with you (and to share our favorite audience with them of course). This time around we are welcoming our friends Raine Hamilton from Winnipeg and Nick Sherman from Sioux Lookout to our little stage! Both of these fine folks have been on our list for a few years now, and we just know that you’ll love the show!!
Resonant, acoustic chamber folk with an otherworldly edge, and a lyric presence that cuts deep. Prism-clear vocals and strings; A combination of vocal agility and power.
AWAKE. LISTENING. PRESENT.
Raine’s new album, Night Sky, tips between the earthly and the otherworldly; it is anchored in relatable lived experience, while reaching into the space just beyond, thinning the veil between here and there, affording safe passage to the rough and beautiful places.
Raine’s ethereal voice and lyrics are at the forefront of these powerful and relatable tunes, written both in English and in French. Alongside cello + double bass, and with Raine on violin or guitar, these songs have a moving string quartet feel with a cosmic reach.
Raine is also a charming and funny storyteller, pairing her vulnerable tunes with engaging story intros. Raine believes that music is for everyone, and that we all have something to share. An experienced educator, Raine offers workshops in songwriting and fiddle tune writing (EN/FR). Raine also offers concerts with American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, to help make live music and the community that comes with it accessible to the Deaf community.
Raine has toured Canada extensively, driving, flying, and floating her way coast to coast. Highlights include: Performing songs with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (3 times!), playing a concert in a cave (10 stories below the earth!), playing festivals across Canada (Home County, Filberg Fest, Lilac Fest, The Works, Harvest Sun, Harvest Moon, Trout Forest), playing for her passage on Via Rail, and meeting so many amazing humans along the way. She reports a full and smiling heart <3.
SOUNDS LIKE: A string quartet + Sarah Harmer + Joni Mitchell
“There is beauty in simplicity and that is exactly what
Nick Sherman brings to the table with his second fulllength
album, Knives & Wildrice. Sherman’s lyrics
prove that he is nothing short of a great songwriter.”
“Sherman has the unique talent of being able to take his
smoky, raspy vocals and pairing them with mostly
acoustic elements and thoughtful lyrics, while managing
to avoid the pitfalls of the corny “Cafe Radio”, satellite
channel-styled associations most often made with
Singer-songwriter Nick Sherman gives new meaning to “the voice in the wilderness,” or rather, the voice from the wilderness. While he still calls his rural birthplace of Sioux
Lookout home, Sherman spent much of his youth out on the land, moving between his hometown, the small First Nation community of Weagamow Lake, and his family’s trapline on North Caribou Lake.
Nick is not only inspired by his memories of those early trapline sounds—the timeless hymns of celebration and lamentation on his reserve—but by great songwriters
including William Elliott Whitmore, Ray LaMontagne, Sam Cooke, and Elvis Costello. His gentle voice is rich with honesty and the vitality of youth, but tempered with worldweariness, atop his strong, simple guitar. Nick’s new album, Knives & Wildrice, is inspired by the lives of people in his community, his own upbringing, and life experiences as he now raises his own family in Canada’s north. His Indigenous heritage resonates with soul-brushing candour as he sings the boreal forest blues.