Allyson Reigh with Kara Golemba
- March 11, 2017 - Doors at: 7:30pm
$10 advance/$12 + gst at the door
All Ages/+19 Cash Bar
Allyson Reigh and Kara Golemba come together to play their respective magic in the Hague Gallery March 11th. Melody, music and mighty voices will ring through the space and engage audiences in foot tapping rhythms and heart soaring moments. Don't wait to get your tickets!
One hundred years ago, Allyson Reigh may very well have been a frequent face at rural concert halls or evening sing-a-longs on a neighbour's back porch. A gifted songwriter, she was the 2012 winner of The Great Montreal Song Seach, beating out over 75 songwriters to claim the top prize. Since then, she has participated in songwriting workshops with Canadian favourites Fred Penner and Dave Bidini (Rheostatics), had her music endorsed and published for choirs around the world in collaboration with 3-time Grammy winning conductor, Charles Bruffy, and has been touring Canada and the USA as a member of Rosie & the Riveters. Most notably, her song, "Ain't Gonna Bother", reached the #5 spot on the CBC Radio 2 national top 20 in fall 2015 and was chosen as a selection for the 2016 CBC Canadian Music Class Challenge.
Kara Golemba digs deep to draw strength from her roots. Having grown up and lived in cities across Western Canada, it took moving to small town Saskatchewan to find her voice and be able to succinctly portray her unique perspective on life and love. Through music, she is dedicated to exploring new realms of emotion, thoughtfulness, and compassion with her audience.
Her debut EP, Every Little Light, was produced by Jason Plumb, formerly of Juno Award winning band, The Waltons. Every Little Light is a down-to-Earth mix of country, folk, and roots music. Golemba spins her songs from the threads of her daily experiences, relationships, natural environment and ancestral heritage. Her voice can be a sweet mixture of warm honey with a little grit, or she can raise it up to rattle the teacups.
Kara Golemba has played Telemiracle, The Craven Country Jamboree, The Gateway Music Festival, and appeared in CBC/Creative City Centre’s ‘Empty Room Series.’ She also won the 2016 620 CKRM Proudly Saskatchewan Showcase and her track “Mason Jar of Memories,” picked up the ‘Spirit of Saskatchewan Songwriting Award.’ In the prairie tradition, it’s clear that instead of putting on songwriting airs, Kara Golemba uses her unpretentious, rural surroundings to fill her creative well.
**Please be advised the Hague Gallery is up two long flights of stairs. Regrettably, there is no elevator or chairlift.