ST JAMES HALL i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
If the Indigo Girls and Lucinda Williams had a love-child (or two) and they were Canadian, they would be Madison Violet (Curve magazine)
Finding the good in goodbye is always bittersweet. JUNO nominated roots duo Madison Violet can attest to that with their latest release, The Good in Goodbye (True North Records). An album born from their growth, both together and apart, The Good in Goodbye is an open diary of their personal and professional experiences together as friends and musicians, two unique relationships that affect each other in profound ways. Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac (Ashley's sister) met in a Toronto green room in 1999. They were working on separate musical projects and began talking about their lineage. They soon discovered that not only did their families know each other, their fathers sat next to each other at High School! Brenley & Lisa began a musical and personal partnership. The latter ended a year ago, but they continue to tour and record together.
Since releasing their last album, No Fool for Trying (2009), Madison Violet won the 2009 John Lennon Songwriting Contest for their track "The Ransom," took home the 2009 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, and were nominated for multiple East Coast Music Awards and a 2010 JUNO Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year (Group). As a follow-up to their breakthrough successes in 2010, The Good in Goodbye captures the duo's growth and musical maturity. Their distinct take on iconic Americana-inspired up-tempo melodies beautifully contrasts with their breathtakingly sweeping and personal lyrics, creating songs that blend nods to Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welch with radio-friendly flecks of The Court-Yard Hounds.
They made their Rogue debut in 2010 in a Shore 104.3fm co-presentation at St. James Hall, and we've been fans ever since. They gave such a powerful, soulful performance! Don't miss their return engagement.