The next Home Routes concert in Vankleek Hill will welcome “Tower of Song”, a duo from British Columbia (BC).

If you have not attended a Home Routes concert yet, this might be a good time to give one a try. Performers are always at the top of their game, often veterans who have tested their mettle in several genres of music.

On April 21 at 7 p.m. at Arbor Gallery, celebrated BC singer-songwriters Oliver Swain and Glenna Garramone will present an evening of dialogue through song and a tribute to legendary songwriter Leonard Cohen. Re-imagining both rare and classic works of Cohen, the duo have crafted a sound that resonates with both longtime Cohen fans and a younger audience.

Tower of Song began as a one-off tribute night for a packed house at Vancouver’s The Media Club in 2011, and has since grown into an actively touring folk duo. Produced by Garramone, she invited fellow Victoria musician Oliver Swain, and the show gave Swain and Garramone the chance to grow their musical chemistry. Together as Tower of Song the two have arranged some of Cohen’s timeless songs beautifully, for two voices, banjo, string bass, piano and guitar. Tower of Song have played over 90 concerts to thousands of people in theatres and folks clubs across Canada, touring in support of their debut album, In City and In Forest, produced by Juno Award winner Joby Baker.  In addition to re-imagining the works of Cohen, Tower of Song includes original songs as part of their live show and recordings.  Performance highlights include packed houses at the West End Cultural Centre in Winnipeg, and The Rogue Folk Club in Vancouver, Hugh’s Room in Toronto, and receiving three standing ovation encores at the ArtsWells Festival.

Home Routes is a Canadian organization based in Winnipeg that promotes house concerts and live music in living rooms across the country. Home Routes Vankleek Hill holds our concerts at Arbor Gallery Cultural Centre to increase public access and awareness and to hold more people. It actually is a beautiful old house and the acoustics in the building are pretty great too!  The Home Routes performers are hosted by Pat Deacon and Derek Evens, long-time fans and hosts of Home Routes, but since their move to a cute, but smaller home in Vankleek Hill, the couple have organized Arbor Gallery, with its big room, as the venue for Home Routes concerts.

Find out more about Home Routes here.

Note that during the break, potluck snacks and drinks will be served. Please feel free to contribute to the table.

Tickets are $20 each, or purchase six tickets for $102 (come with 5 friends!). The concert is free for children under 12 and admission is half-price for students. All funds go to the performers.

Tickets are available at The Review offices at 76 Main Street East and at Arbor Gallery, both in Vankleek Hill. Order in advance by e-transfer to: [email protected] to pick up your tickets at the door.

Organizers note that space is limited, so do not delay if you are planning to attend. Advance tickets ensure that you will have a seat at this special concert.

Arbor Gallery is located at 36 Home Avenue in Vankleek Hill.

Need info: email [email protected]