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Winsome and then some! Great Canadian music at The Rogue this weekend!
Thursday November 6, 2014

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Sublime harmonies on Friday and Quebecois trad. on Saturday

We have two great concerts for you this weekend! Hope you can make it to at least one of them

Friday November 7th, 8pm
Winsome Kind (BC)
w/ Colin Bullock (Australia)
St. James Hall (3214 West 10th Avenue)

“The folk-pop affair is rife with vibrant harmonies, and there's a candy store's worth of sweet melodies.” --    Andrea Warner, CBC Music
“The crunchy, toe-tapping This Much is True is particularly rapturous, as the pair’s voices rise to angelic heights.”  --   Alex Hudson, The Georgia Straight
"There’s a decided maturity attached to Winsome Kind’s debut. These are not two people attempting to portray a fairy tale existence; they’re comfortable enough in their own skin to let an audience view both the bliss and the blemishes of relationships. This is elegant folk-pop for adults."  - Carolyn Dixon

Winsome Kind is quintessentially Canadian, connecting with audiences through an endearing essence and zest for life. With deep roots in the Prairies, it was on the East Coast where the seeds were sown, and on the West Coast where the music blossomed, and they’ve embraced it all every step of the way. Scott Perrie met Leora Joy on stage in the Buddy Holly Story. They have been together ever since, and now release their debut CD at The Rogue. It was produced by Tom Dobrzanski (Said The Whale, The Zolas), who also plays piano and keyboards. Musicians Samual Cartwright on drums and Marcus Abramzik on bass round out the stellar band, along with Scott on guitars and mandolin, and Leora on melodica. Scott's former band, Redgy Blackout, won a Shore 104 Best of BC award a while back; Leora sings with the Vancouver Chamber Choir. They make beautiful music together, full of engaging melodies, lyrical hooks, and infectious rhythms. Locally-based Australian songwriter Colin Bullock will open for them.

This just in from Scott: "
We arrived home yesterday from 3 sold out shows on the prairies in Regina, Oxbow and Winnipeg.  We returned by train making music onboard VIA Rail from Winnipeg to Vancouver.  Our album was part of the CBC FIRST PLAY and has been getting great reviews.  It was produced by the Juno-Nominated Tom Dobrzanski who grew up in Kits."

As soon as I heard them sing I was hooked. If you like good songs well sung you'll love them too!
Saturday November 8th, 8pm
De Temps Antan
St. James Hall (3214 West 10th Ave.)

It is remarkable just how much energy and enthusiasm these three guys from Quebec can generate! They are all phenomenal musicians, they all sing, and they all rattle the boards, Quebecois-style, with their dancing feet while they play. All three have featured prominently in the stunning ensemble La Bottine Souriante over the years - indeed, Eric Beaudry(vocals, guitar, bouzouki, mandolin) is still a member of both bands. The other band members are Andre Brunet (fiddle, vocals) who has also performed at The Rogue with the Celtic Fiddle Festival, and Pierre-Luc Dupuis (accordion, harmonica, vocals) - the band's most voluble spokesperson.

Their 3rd CD, Ce Monde Ici-Bas, won the Quebec Adisq Award (equivalent to a Juno) for Best Roots & Traditional Album of 2014. At times when they are playing a fast medley of crooked tunes it's hard to believe there are only three of them! 

If you've seen them before you already know how much fun you will have at this show. If you haven't, come along and experience their unique joie de vivre for yourself! You don't have to speak French, you don't even have to dance French to enjoy this band! But you just might have to dance, and you will smile a lot - in both languages!
Irish Music Films Tonight!
Tonight, Thursday November 6thThe Gloaming and Aisling Gael, two films about Irish music at Pacific Cinematheque, 1131 Howe Street at 7pm. The Gloaming is a film about the Irish-American supergroup of the same name, featuring Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill, Iarla O'Lionaird and co. (the band plays The Chan centre on Nov 15th, by the way.) Aisling Gael is about a group of Irish women determined to preserve the sean-nos / traditional style of Irish song.
Radio Waves
On this week's Edge On Folk I'm hoping to have some live music and / or a chat with De Temps Antan, and will also have a Remembrance Day segment - including a song by Acker Bilk, Somerset clarinettist, who passed away the other day.) Plus some new music by Eric Bibb, Eddi Reader, Jez Lowe, Stray Birds, Adonis Puentes, Annie Lou, Peggy Seeger, and Doug Seegers. Also CFMA-nominated music by Sweet Alibi, and Moustafa Kouyate & Romain Malagnoux, as well as concert previews of Oh Susanna, Caleb Klauder, Viper Central, Martin Simpson, The Gloaming, Frazey Ford, and The Marigolds. All this and more on CiTR fm 101.9 and on Saturday from 8am to noon
I do hope you can join me!

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