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3214 West 10th Ave, Kitsilano
Accessible All ages
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Sarah MacDougall is a rising star on the Canadian folk music scene with strong songs, powerful guitar chops and a captivating voice. She's been earning rave reviews and topping major music writers' Top Ten albums of the year lists as a songwriter with her official debut album Across the Atlantic (2009), all the while producing and engineering her own music. Born in Sweden, she was described by 24 hrs Vancouver as "one of the most promising exports out of Sweden since Abba" and has received four-star reviews in such notable publications as Q magazine, The Irish Times, No Depression and many more.
MacDougall ’s songs have been chosen for onboard entertainment on Lufthansa airplanes twice, on the Fox TV drama 15 Love, and she’s been a semi-finalist on the International Songwriting Competition with her song "Crow’s Lament." She's performed live on the Bob Harris BBC2 show in the U.K., played several Canadian and international festivals, and performed with such notable artists as Mary Gauthier, Todd Snider, Kimmie Rhodes, and toured with Po’Girl.
Her next release The Greatest Ones Alive (2011) was recorded in Vancouver and Whitehorse. It features ten melodic, well-crafted, epic, and touching songs that showcase the growth in Sarah’s songwriting and performance skills. It covers themes such as storms (literal and metaphoric), success, growing up, love, friendship, and dying. The album also features guest appearances by Kim Beggs, Kim Barlow and Gordie Tentrees, among others. Grand Canyon came out in 2015.
All The Hours I Have Left To Tell You Anything was released in the fall of 2018. It is a record about strength, identity, death, the breakdown of relationships, birth, and the ghosts we honor and carry throughout. It is my fourth record. It was written in the midst of the death of my grandparents, the birth of my niece, and a break up. The nine songs are influenced by the vastness of the Yukon landscape and the dark beauty of Scandinavia. The recording was produced, recorded and mixed by Montreal-based Marcus Paquin (Stars, The Barr Brothers, Timbre Timbre, Arcade Fire, The National), with additional production and recording by Rich Jaques (Lisa Loeb), Nygel Asselin (Half Moon Run), and Bill Lefler (Royal Wood).
“As she reflects on love, life, and loss, she does so with a delicate balance of soft vocals and powerful instrumentals – intertwining together to bring us something truly special.” - Canadian Beats,
Ivan Coyote will perform a short opening set. Ivan is the award-winning author of eleven books, the creator of four short films, and has released three albums that combine storytelling with music. Ivan is a seasoned stage performer, and over the last twenty years has become an audience favourite at storytelling, writer’s, film, poetry, and folk music festivals from Anchorage to Amsterdam.
Ivan often grapples with the complex and intensely personal issues of gender identity in their work, as well as topics such as family, class, social justice and queer liberation, but always with a generous heart, a quick wit, and the nuanced and finely-honed timing of a gifted raconteur. Ivan’s stories remind of us of our own fallible and imperfect humanity while at the same time inspiring us to change the world.
The Globe and Mail newspaper called Coyote “a natural-born storyteller” and the Ottawa Xpress once said that “Coyote is to Canadian literature what kd lang is to country music: a beautifully odd fixture.”
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