Joy Kills Sorrow @ Sunset Saloon, July 25!

Another amazing opportunity has come our way, and it was too good to pass up. So, making for our most ambitious show and most ambitious week ever, we proudly present:

Joy Kills Sorrow
Live @ Sunset Saloon (house concert, West Winnipeg)
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
7:30 pm
Suggested donation: $20-25 (all proceeds to the artists, and this time, there are 5 of them!)
All are welcome (family friendly, and feel free to bring a friend or forward this info along)
Bring a drink for yourself and/or a snack to share, if you wish.
If the Shannon Lyon show on July 21 goes well, we may consider doing this outdoors as well.

Here’s what that might be like:

We’re branching out a bit with something bigger and a bit different than what we usually present, but this was too great an opportunity to pass up. This super-talented young 5 piece band has wowed audiences at councerts and festivals across North America, including a successful appearance at The Winnipeg Folk Festival last year. You might compare them a bit to Folk Fest favourites Crooked Still or local heroes The Duhks, but this band is definitely unique, and definitely amazing.

The band is based in Boston, but fronted by a Canadian gal from Vancouver Island, named Emma Beaton. If that name sounds familiar, it may be from reading the liner notes to Del Barber’s latest CD, Headwaters. You know, she’s that stunning voice that is featured at the beginning and end of the album, on “Love and Wine.” That alone was enough to get me interested (but I’m a bit Del Barber obsessed…), but one listen to their music, especially tracks from the newest release, “This Unknown Silence,” and I knew this was something worth looking forward to. They’re headed to The Calgary Folk Fest (where Mr. Barber will also appear) and need a place to stop on the way. What better place than The Sunset Saloon?

“Subtle and snazzy, this new jack acoustic outfit merges bluegrass with jazz like it was the most natural combination in the world. Meanwhile, singers and songwriters Emma Beaton and Bridget Kearney bring wry existential intelligence and a haunting, Celtic/Canadian interpretive quality to their delicate yet determined tales of contemporary dislocation and off-kilter love. Kind of like a more accessible, less pleased with themselves Nickel Creek, these are virtuoso art folkies who understand the value of being just folks, too.”

– Los Angeles Daily News

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