Burnstick (Ontario) It’s folk music that’s brimming with the kind of chemistry that could only come from a husband and wife.
It’s folk music that’s brimming with the kind of chemistry that could only come from a husband and wife. Nadia, a Francophone-Métis singer-songwriter, and Jason, a Plains-Cree guitarist, create the award-winning duo: Burnstick.
Two performers whose voices and languages blend together with ease, Burnstick pushes the boundaries of contemporary folk music, weaving together the unique sounds of vintage Weissenborns with intriguing vocal harmonies, while allowing the beauty of simple melodies to shine through. It’s hard to deny the magic they create as they command the stage with their palpable performances.
Coming back to their folk roots, Burnstick has released its JUNO-nominated debut album, Kîyânaw.
The Small Glories (Winnipeg)
Roots powerhouse duo The Small Glories are Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a musical tour-de-force partnership planted on the Canadian Prairies. With a stage banter striking a unique balance between slapstick and sermon, these veteran singer-songwriters have a way of making time disappear, rooms shrink, and audiences feel as though they are right there on the stage with the band.
It’s not uncommon for listeners to find themselves laughing, dancing, crying, or caught up in a good old fashioned sing-along. Their material is welcoming in terms of subject, folk-pop melody and instrumentation – songs of love, loss, and environment – delivered with soaring, interwoven vocals on various combinations of stomping clawhammer banjo, guitar and harmonica.
(Sunday) 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Prince George Playhouse
2833 Recreaction Place