A six-piece ensemble from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Royal Canoe give you everything, but on their own maniacally hybrid terms. It's one thing to reference a particular style, or even a range of styles. It's another thing entirely to grab huge handfuls of sounds from pretty much anywhere, throw them all together and come up with something both cohesive and totally distinctive-something that also happens to ripple and crack with energy. This is what Royal Canoe does best.Location: The ExchangeDoors open at 7:30 PMShow starts at 8:00 PMAdvance tickets - $15.00Tickets at the door - $20.00
Fred Eaglesmith is a hardcore Canadian troubadour. A relentless road warrior, he is in perpetual motion in his bio-fuelled tour bus, criss-crossing North America to perform for a loyal following. He also writes and records prolifically, as shown by the fact that his most recent release, Tambourine, is his 20th full-length album. It's a rock'n'roll record, inspired by the sounds and records of 1966.Location: The ExchangeDoors open at 8:00 PMShow starts at 8:30 PMAdvance tickets - $25.00Tickets at the door - $30.00
Armed with a sack of harmonicas, a mess of foot percussion and a road - worn Telecaster, Shawn “The Harpoonist” Hall and Matthew “The Axe Murderer” Rogers kick out raw and primal blues; continuing in the tradition of a ‘decades-deep blues style’, while electrifying the genre a with a lightning bolt of new life. Early on, Hall and Rogers chose to limit their sound to whatever they could play between them, using only their mouths, hands and feet, and eventually the sound became larger than the band itself. Hall provides soul-tinged vocals and blues harmonica, while Rogers rips on the guitar and foot percussion simultaneously.
Opening the night will be Miss Quincy. From the high mountain hunting grounds of northern BC emerges Miss Quincy; knife strapped to her leg and guitar slung over her back, ready to rock ‘n’ roll like the bad ass…excuse me, Lady, she is. Trusty sidewomen in The Showdown at the ready, Quincy gives a sly glance and launches into a raunchy blues riff, promising the expectant audience, “This one’s gonna hurt…” You won’t find them singing pretty pages out of their diaries, this is down and dirty roots & blues and straight up rock n’ roll.Location: The ExchangeDoors open at 7:30 PMShow starts at 8:00 PMAdvance tickets - $15.00Tickets at the door - $20.00
The music of Jill Barber transcends time and trends. This singer-songwriter has drawn raves for her warm voice, which recalls that of great song divas like Édith Piaf. With her retro flair, sultry vibrato, and on-stage charm, Jill Barber is an authentic jazz chanteuse. What makes her even more delightful is her sly musical sensibility that is expressed in deft and original musical arrangements.Location: Royal Sask MuseumDoors open at 8:00 PMShow starts at 8:30 PMAdvance tickets - $25.00Tickets at the door - $32.00
Richard Terfry is Buck 65. Buck 65 travels the world alone and collects books and movies and stories that haven't been told yet. What he has seen has depressed and inspired him. Buck 65's music started out as hip hop. There's still a strong whiff of that tradition, but it has evolved into something else. Sometimes it sounds rural. Sometimes it sounds like something fished out of a drain pipe. He wishes it sounded like a Terrence Malick film or a Max Ernst painting. Now no one knows what to call it.
Special offer! A digital download of Buck 65’s new album, Neverlove, is included with every pair of tickets you order for this show. You will receive an email with instructions on how to receive your download following your purchase.Location: The ExchangeDoors open at 7:30 PMShow starts at 8:00 PMAdvance tickets - $25.00Tickets at the door - $30.00
Black Umfolosi is a self taught Acappella (Imbube) singing and traditional dance group that was formed in 1982 by the then school age members who wanted to develop themselves and contribute to their community. Specialising in Imbube music, gumboot dance and Zulu dance, Black Umfolosi has toured extensively nationally and internationally, including Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Asia. They have represented Zimbabwe at international events such as Expo 1992 in Seville, Spain and the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Canada.Location: The ExchangeDoors open at 7:30 PMShow starts at 8:00 PMAdvance tickets - $18.00Tickets at the door - $25.00