Aaron Karpinka With Marissa Burwell & Ellen Froese
- March 27, 2020 - Doors at: 7:00pm / Showtime: 8:00pm
Aaron Karpinka brings his backing band of Regina all-stars along with special guests Marissa Burwell & Ellen Froese to the beautiful Artesian to celebrate the release of his solo debut Tender Heart!
Aaron Karpinka with Marissa Burwell & Ellen Froese
Date: Friday, March 27th, 2020
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $15.00 in advance - available online HERE or at Paper Umbrella, $20.00 at the door
About Aaron Karpinka:
Aaron Karpinka is a singer-songwriter from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. As one half of the Karpinka Brother’s, he’s released four LPs and shared the stage with everyone from John K Samson to Gordon Lightfoot. He’s also built a reputation for his unwavering positivity.
With Tender Heart Aaron steps out on his own with a staggeringly honest and personal debut. The record details a year that can only be described as full of soaring highs and crushing lows. He was married, bought a new home and landed a big promotion at work. He was also held up, and lost a close friend to suicide. His songwriting shines a light across it all, tackling love with charm and humour, while addressing mental health and seeking professional help with startling sincerity.
Aaron is backed up on ‘Tender Heart’ by a cast of Sask musicians which will be performing with him on the 27th at the Artesian including Marissa Burwell, Chris Dimas (Bleeker, Surf Dads), Jon Neher (Beach Body, Nick Faye), Ethan Anderson (Library Voices, Wolf Willow) and Gage McGuire (Surf Dads, Blue Youth). The result is a lively and careening album that is at once both hilarious and heartbreaking.
About Marissa Burwell:
Marissa Burwell is a singer songwriter born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. Her narrative songs convey feelings of love and loss. Marissa recently released her debut self titled ep on Grind Central Records which made many best of 2019 lists. She was a featured performer at Breakout West, The Gateway Festival and Pop Montreal.
About Ellen Froese:
Hailing from a dairy farm in the heart of Saskatchewan, young folk singer Ellen Froese has swiftly made her presence known in the Canadian music scene. As a folk artist performing solo (sometimes with her rockin’ back-up band, the Hot Toddies), as well as a founding member of successful bluegrass/folk group In With The Old, Froese has balanced multiple projects for the last few years. Lately, it’s hard to tell if she should still be classified as ‘folk’, what with the direction of the new album leaning more towards 1970s pop grooves, ballads, and classic country. From a young age and over a short period of time, she has clearly proven herself to be a valued addition to the world of North American music through her poignant vocals and raw talent.
Since striking out on her own, Froese has quickly established herself as a sought-after solo act. 2018 proved to be a big year, securing main stage slots at festivals such as Regina Folk Fest, Gateway, and Ness Creek; opening for Valdy and The Crash Test Dummies; and appearing at Halifax Pop Explosion, Folk Music Ontario, Folk Alliance International, and BreakOut West