GrassRoots Regina’s Fall Lineup Offers Sensational Musical Discoveries
August 16, 2019 in Buzz
GrassRoots Regina is excited to announce a stellar fall lineup of five acoustic concerts. The eclectic schedule comprises award-winning British folkers, homegrown Prairie talent, and two sets of identical twins.
The season—GrassRoots Regina’s thirteenth—kicks off September 11 with a show by Winnipeg-based The Sturgeons. Twins Cal and Luke Hamilton are joined by Rory Verbrugge; they liken their live performance of honest folk-pop to “a beautiful, peaceful night around the fire.”
Martin Simpson, who performs October 9, is renowned as one of the world's leading exponents of acoustic and slide guitar. The bluesy Brit is a two-time winner of the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for artist of the year and his album Prodigal Son was named album of the year in 2008. His last appearance in Regina was decades ago.
Another award-winning act from England—rising stars The Young’uns—bring their trademark harmonies to Regina for the first time November 5. They perform upbeat songs of social justice, set amid side-splitting stage banter. They have won two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for best group and one for album of the year, for 2017’s Strangers.
Saskatoon-bred Zachary Lucky will premiere his new album, Midwestern, for Regina fans on November 22. Now based in Toronto, the singer-songwriter unapologetically infuses his music with country flavour, delivered in a soulful baritone.
The fall season winds up December 5 with The Brother Brothers, from Brooklyn, New York, in their first Regina appearance. Twins David and Adam Moss are taking North America by storm with their angelic harmonies and evocative songwriting, drawing comparisons to Simon and Garfunkel and The Milk Carton Kids.
All GrassRoots Regina concerts are held at The Exchange, 2431 Eighth Avenue, in a welcoming listening atmosphere. They start at 8:00 p.m., are licensed, and open to all ages. Ticket prices range from $15 to $30. More information about the artists and ticket purchase is at www.grassrootsregina.com.
Since 2007, GrassRoots Regina has presented 128 concerts to long-time lovers of folk and roots music and new converts alike. The organization consists of five volunteers with strong backgrounds in the Canadian and world roots music scene.
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