Mix of musical genres hit the road for the fourth incarnation of the Red Ride Tour

by SaskMusic

April 16, 2014 in Artist News

A collective of Aboriginal musicians will hit the road May 16 taking their showcase of artists across the country in what is described as an eclectic community of culture. From a cellist and violinist to a guitar god and grunge goddess, Red Ride Tour: The 4-Way will embark on a two-week tour across Turtle Island from Vancouver to New York City. Anchored by classical grunge rocker Kristi Lane Sinclair and critically-acclaimed composer and cellist Cris Derksen, they will be joined at various gigs by 2014 Juno Award winning rocker George Leach, celebrated songstress Jennifer Kreisberg, pop diva Iskwé and rising folk singer Nick Sherman

“This is our fourth year in a row taking indigenous acts on the road across Canada, and each year it grows,” says Sinclair, the brainchild behind the Red Ride Tours. “It started out as just Cris and me, in my little Chevy Optra hatchback driving across Canada playing live music venues,” she explains. “And now this year, we have acts like George Leach and Jennifer Kreisberg wanting to join the tour for a few dates.”

The Red Ride Tour begins in Vancouver on May 16 and will make stops in 14 cities including Banff, Calgary, Regina (where they will pick up Leach), Winnipeg (that is quickly becoming the Aboriginal musical center of the universe), Thunder Bay, Toronto, Montreal and culminating in Brooklyn, NY, on June 1. The stops in Saskatchewan are May 21 at Vangelis Tavern in Saskatoon, and  May 22 at The Artful Dodger in Regina, and both will feature George Leach, Cris Derksen and Kristi Lane Sinclair.

For more on the Red Ride Tour, venues, dates and artists, visit redridetour.com.