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.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.Location: The ExchagneDoors open at 7:30 PMShow starts at 8:00 PMAdvance tickets - $25.00Tickets at the door - $30.00
The Dead South is a four-piece acoustic ensemble based in Regina, Saskatchewan that has been playing together since September 2012. With gritty vocals, soaring harmonies, blazing banjo licks, and prominent cello melodies, The Dead South blends elements of folk, bluegrass, classical, and rock which results in a unique, modern, and authentic blend of toe-tapping acoustic music.
Raised in the small farming community of Fosston, Saskatchewan, Belle Plaine is a true prairie girl. Her singular and textured voice lends itself to various styles of music, from classic country to 1940s swing. Belle’s genre-blending songs mix clear-eyed observations with sparse poetry and emotional honesty. She has an ability to meaningfully connect with her audience, putting them at ease with her calm and earnest demeanor.Location: Agribition 0Tickets at the door - $0.00