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Event Archive - Juno Award Winning Duo: Leaf Rapids, Elli Hart

Fri. May 11th 2018 Upstairs Lounge - Oak Bay Recreation Centre (All Ages)
7:30 pm doors at 6 pm
$20 advance | $25 at the door
Fronted by husband & wife Keri & Devin Latimer, Leaf Rapids came out of their popular indie folk band, Nathan, which spent the early 2000’s signed to major label Nettwerk. Winning 2 Canadian Folk Music Awards and the 2008 Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) for Roots Traditional Album of the Year, Keri and Devin’s outstanding talents grabbed the attention of industry heavy weights, including Canadian roots music producer Steve Dawson. Dawson, a prodigious multi instrumentalist, was eager to work with Keri and Devin on their new project Leaf Rapids via his renowned record label Black Hen Music. As a five time Juno award-winning producer, Dawson brought his powerful talents on a wide variety of instruments, from pedal steel to electric guitar, crafting a full band sound for this duo that borders on indie roots.

Named for a small Manitoba town, Leaf Rapids is primarily a reflection of landscape – miles and miles of grass or snow in any direction, and the northern lights dancing above. Their sound resembles the Canadian grasslands, as beautiful as they are harsh, taking notes from Canada’s soft tones and tough seasons. From Keri Latimer’s sweet, Dolly Parton-esque vocal styling, to Devin Latimer’s slow-and-steady bass lines, their music is a blend of Canadian country, roots and Americana with a sound that drives home the band's refreshing sonic diversity. http://www.leafrapids.org

Opening the evening will be local roots singer / songwriter Elli Hart. Elli's exceptional guitar playing and soulful voice, well crafted songs and charismatic and personable stage presence make her a stand out.

Advance tickets $20 at Ivy's Bookshop and the Oak Bay Recreation Centre Reception. They are $25 at the door

More information and online tickets at http://www.beaconridgeproductions.com

Please note The Upstairs Lounge is a licensed restaurant and bar, doors open at 6 pm for dinner service, the concert starts at 7:30 pm

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