April Verch Trio
MEL LEHAN HALL AT ST. JAMES i
3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
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Extraordinary fiddler April Verch was born to traditional music, in Canada's hard-working, hard-dancing Ottawa Valley. She was a local star at four, step dancing with her sister and winning awards at contests. The fact that they were for "Youngest Competitor" didn't dampen her child-eyed enthusiasm. She became the first woman in history to win both of Canada's most prestigious fiddle championships: the Grand Masters and Canadian Open.
April Verch returns with a great new CD - That's How We Run - and two brilliant accompanists: Clay Ross on guitar and Cody Walters on upright electric-bass and banjo.
On her eighth CD, That's How We Run, April explores the Southern mountain traditions known as old time music, but always brings her Northern roots with her. Plucky, straight-backed Canadian tunes fit so snugly beside ancient Appalachian airs that you'd think they'd been neighbors for centuries. She's enjoying a new lease of life and her music really flies on this new CD!