Gates & Twilight Market open @ 05:00PM
Music begins @ 07:00PM
IRON AND WINE
Over the course of his ten-year career, Iron & Wine's Sam Beam has become one of today's greatest story tellers, crafting meticulous tales full of forlorn love, religious imagery and wistful dreams. A classic American tunesmith with a precocious musical signature, Beam's early albums were sparse, intimate solo affairs, but his 2007 release, The Shepherd's Dog, introduced layered textures and poly-rhythmic sounds that allowed his lyrics to spring to life. It's only natural then, that Beam took this sonic collage and built upon it for his most recent album, Kiss Each Other Clean, which was released in January 2011. Beam's masterful storytelling and musical experimentation relies on the conflict from combining the happy and the sad, the heavy and the light, and creating an ongoing narrative between the artist and the listener. It's the blending of all of these elements that allows Kiss Each Other Clean the versatility to paint a true portrait of life. The result is a brighter, more focused record that retains the idiosyncratic elements that make Iron & Wine such an engaging band.
Since the release of her debut LP, Failer (2003), Kathleen Edwards has toured across Canada, USA and Europe several times over, sharing the stages with the likes of My Morning Jacket, John Doe and Willie Nelson. Her blend of country, folk and pop has garnered critical acclaim and earned her multiple Juno Award nominations for Back To Me (2005) and Asking For Flowers (2008), which also earned her a spot on the Polaris Prize short list. Most recently, the Ottawa native spent 2010-2011 cooped up recording a new record with co-producer Justin Vernon (of Bon Iver). The fruits of their labour can be heard on the full-length album, Voyageur, released this past January.
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