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Event Archive - Night of Roots Music: Auto Jansz, Andrea June, James Kasper

Fri. July 8th 2011 Orange Hall (All Ages)
7pm - 9:30pm
$7 at the door only.
A rootsy triple threat is about to invade Fernwood's Orange Hall on July 8th. A convergence of three artists who are just similar enough to be on the same bill and distinct enough to offer a spicy variety of intimate performances on a Victoria summer evening: (1) Engaging melodic storyteller Auto Jansz, known equally for her work with iconic local folk group Barley Wik, (2) the eclectic Andrea June, who offers a refreshing hybrid of blues, folk, and R&B, and (3) folk-noir troubadour James Kasper, accompanied by long-term collaborator Geoff Howe and perhaps the busiest percussionist roots in town, Brad Hawkes.

Orange Hall, with its natural warm acoustics and cozy vibe, is the ideal setting for this special roots rendezvous which helps to kick off what promises to be a full slate of summer music in Victoria.

Who: Auto Jansz, Andrea June, James Kasper.
When: Friday July 8, Doors at 7pm.
Where: Orange Hall, 1620 Fernwood Rd.
Admission: $7 at the door.
Info: Ph: 250.885.5988.

"With the burning wail of his harmonica and his smouldering lyrics, Kasper artfully wrenches empathy from listeners...the noir side adds depth of character and individuality to his music, helping to distinguish him from the thousands of other singer-songwriters in the country roots genre."
Nereida Fernandes - exclaim! magazine

"Auto's songs have all the classic virtues of roots music while sounding fresh and contemporary, never lapsing into stolid folk puritanism.”
-Randy Gelling, 101.9FM CFUV.

"Andrea June is haunting while jazzy folk" - 101.9FM CFUV

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Auto Jansz

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From Winnipeg punk to Victoria roots/ragtime, Auto has earned her musical stripes. Having toured nationally and internationally sharing the stage with great artists like Michelle Wright, Spirit of the West, Fred Eaglesmith, Jane Siberry, Doc MacLean and David Gogo, Auto has come into her own with solo recordings and performances that are making ... more info

Andrea June "Born in Cities" (Roots/Pop/Cabaret-folk)

Born in Cities features Victoria-based musicians, Auto Jansz and Andrea June. 2012 Vancouver Island Music Awards Nominees: Auto Jansz – Female Songwriter of the Year; Andrea June – Female Vocalist of the Year Andrea June is “a wonderful singer and a talented multi-instrumentalist who brings fire to the stage.” Jennifer Louise Taylor... more info

James Kasper (roots noir)

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Discography: "Metro Gnome" (1998) "folk is dead but who's listening" (2000) "The Old Fashioned Way" (2007) "small town gods & devils" (2009) "Twenty" (2013) "In The Dust" (2014) "Grace" (2016) "The Old Fashioned Way" (Special Edition + Bonus Tracks) (2017) Influences: Damien Rice, Hayden, Glen Hansard, Blue Rodeo, Radiohead, Mark Kozelek... more info
Articles: VIctoria Musicians Stage Tribute to Gord Downie