HOME ROUTES / CHEMIN CHEZ NOUS PRESENTS OLD TIME / FOLK DUO GOLDEN SHOALS
Performing Fri. Mar. 6th @ Arbor Gallery Cultural Centre, Vankleek Hill, ON
Tickets are on sale at The Review offices at 76 Main Street East in Vankleek Hill. Admission is $20 per person, with all funds going to the performers. A pot luck snack is served at intermission.
“Golden Shoals roots dig deep into the hills of Appalachian folk tunes and fiddle driven melodies. They blend two voices and instruments harmonious in a way that is…for lack of better phrasing, perfect harmony.” – Red Line Roots
The listener can expect the polished technique of conservatory training, in tandem with the grit, drive, and soul of musicians like Roscoe Holcomb or Ola Belle Reed.
[Winnipeg, Feb 25, 2020] The thirteenth season of Home Routes / Chemin Chez house concerts continues this February, presenting artists in large and small communities across Canada. As Canada’s premiere coast to coast to coast network of house concerts, Home Routes is thrilled to present Asheville, NC (USA) duo Golden Shoals (formerly Hoot & Holler) Fri. Mar. 6th @ Arbor Gallery Cultural Centre, Vankleek Hill, ON. Everyone is welcome to attend, please contact us by emailing [email protected] or call: (204) 480-3380, Toll-free in Canada: 1 (866) 925-6889.
About Golden Shoals: What started as casual jam sessions at their house in Boston, Massachusetts would become Golden Shoals (formerly “Hoot and Holler”). Initially brought together by a mutual love of American folk music, it was hard to know that in seven years that love would bring them to Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Germany, not to mention 33 of the 50 states. Amy Alvey (fiddle, guitar) and Mark Kilianski (guitar, banjo) graduated from Berklee College of Music, where both were first exposed to playing traditional old time and bluegrass music. Boston, with its burgeoning roots music scene, was a perfect place for the duo to find their sound, but rising rent costs proved difficult to sustain. In 2016 they broke their leases and began touring nationally while living in their camper van “Irene”. The idea was to see the country in the only way they knew how: entertain and connect with audiences with their music, while finding the next city to lay roots. They now call Asheville, North Carolina their home, but more often than not they are still on the road. Ever inspired by the enduring spirit of traditional Appalachian mountain music, their songwriting comes across as simple, honest, and fresh to the ears. The listener can expect the polished technique of conservatory training, in tandem with the grit, drive, and soul of musicians like Roscoe Holcomb or Ola Belle Reed.
Golden Shoals has shared a bill with the notable acts: Ricky Skaggs, Michael Daves, Red Tail Ring, The Revelers, The Brother Brothers, The Steel Wheels, Tatiana Hargreaves, Roochie Toochie and The Ragtime Shepherd Kings, Charm City Junction, Twisted Pine, and Lula Wiles.
Listen to Golden Shoals LP, Milkers and Hollers, (May 2020).
Fri. Mar. 6th @ Arbor Gallery Cultural Centre, Vankleek Hill, ON
Sat. Mar. 7th (Labonte.) Longueuil, QC
More information: https://homeroutes.ca/homeroutes-artists/hoot-and-holler/
Listen to Golden Shoals via bandcamp → https://goldenshoals.bandcamp.com/
Engage with Golden Shoals online →
WATCH video → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJF3TTueggc
The full Home Routes schedule can be accessed online at homeroutes.ca.
Home Routes has been pairing artists with rural hosts throughout Canada for more than a decade, presenting more than 7000 performances at nearly 1500 locations before 207,000 fans to date, generating more than four million dollars in artist revenue and royalties since its beginnings in 2007.
Below is the 13th Seasons Feb – May, 2020 FULL schedule of upcoming performances. For more information about each performer, including live performance videos, please visit: homeroutes.ca
Upcoming Estelle Klien Artists & Dates:
March 25 – Apr 6, 2020 Alan Gerber (QC)
Apr 23 – May 6, 2020 Frank & Allie Lee (NC)
About Home Routes / Chemin Chez Nous
Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous was initiated by the founders of the Winnipeg Folk Festival and the West End Cultural Centre, Mitch Podolak and Ava Kobrinsky in collaboration with Tim Osmond and with the support of a nationally based volunteer Board of Directors. Home Routes was incorporated as a not-for-profit arts organization in February of 2007 to create new performance opportunities for French and English speaking musicians and audiences in rural, remote, and urban communities across Canada, hosted by volunteers in their homes and other community venues.
Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous circuit helps artists to overcome the cost barriers of traveling long distance. Our innovative model offers a viable and lasting alternative to the traditional relationship between artist and presenter because it marries the needs of both into one dynamic program. Artists pay their own transportation costs and the hosts put them up and feed them all along the circuits. We provide the artist with a tour itinerary that has directions and all the contact info required for a detailed touring schedule.
Since its inception in 2007, Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous has received consistent funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage, FACTOR, Manitoba Arts Council, and SOCAN Foundation for which we are eternally grateful. Without this support this wonderful project would not be possible.
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