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Event Archive - Hilltop House Concerts Presents Genevieve And The Wild Sundays: Genevieve and the Wild Sundays, Genevieve Charbonneau, Laura Carleton, Chandra Crow, Ivonne Hernandez, Kelly Sherwin

Sat. March 4th 2017 Hilltop House Concerts Sooke BC (All Ages)
8:00p doors at 7:30p
By Donation
Please join us for an intimate & interactive evening with Genevieve Charbonneau & her band, the Wild Sundays. Doors @ 7:30p, show @ 8:00p. Light refreshments served. By donation @ the door. Call 250-642-0949 to reserve & get directions. Here is a bio & links to the band...
Soaring harmonies, catchy original songs, foot-stomping fiddling: Genevieve and the Wild Sundays is an all-female quintet that feature the award-winning songs of Vancouver-Island homesteading, guitar playing mama Genevieve Charbonneau . With songs that run from insightful love ballads to rollicking political hootenannies, the music of the Wild Sundays is rooted in old-time country, incorporating Eastern European folk, Americana, and indi-pop.
Genevieve began crafting tales of love, loss and rural living while homesteading in the Cowichan Valley, in between raising her three sons, harvesting veggies from the garden and hauling firewood to fuel her earthen home. In 2013, longing for vocal harmonies and instrumentation for her songs, she brought together long-time bluegrasser and fellow Balkan Babe Kelly Sherwin, vocalist/percussionist Laura Carleton, and Yiddish Columbia State Orchestra’s mandolin player Chandra Crowe to create the Wild Sundays. Five time North American fiddle champion Ivonne Hernandez joined in July 2016, bringing her virtuosic prowess to the band. This package delivers a powerful and engaging live show, with songs that will stir your heart one moment, make you laugh the next, and wow you with dazzling instrumentation and spitfire lyrics.

Their new studio album “Fine Line” was released in May 2016 to critical acclaim, and showcase the band’s “polished musicianship and shimmering harmonies” that “float through your ears like bluegrass angels”. Fine Line was produced at One Ton Studios in Victoria, BC and is a “ self-assured and stylish collection of very listenable contemporary folk-roots songs”.
Review of Fine Line by Folk Radio UK
Genevieve’s debut album “Updraft” garnered a Producer of the Year Award for Marc Atkinson, and her song “Farmer Ain’t in the Dell” was nominated for Country Recording of the Year at the 2014 Vancouver Island Music Awards. Genevieve and the Wild Sundays have graced stages at Rifflandia, the Islands Folk Festival, and Butchart Gardens and have toured the west coast.





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Genevieve Charbonneau (original folk roots)

Genevieve is an award-winning Cowichan-based singer-songwriter, drawing on her homesteading experiences to inform her prolific songwriting. Her third album "Heart is a Tower" was produced by Jack Connolly and released May 23, 2019. She released her first full-length CD "Updraft" produced by Marc Atkinson in July 2014. Updraft which garnered 2 Vanco... more info

Ivonne Hernandez (Celtic)

At 19 years of age, she has done more than most people do in a lifetime. A seasoned veteran of the stage, Ivonne has performed and studied with Natalie MacMaster, Ashley MacIsaac, Mark OConnor and April Verch to name a few. As one of Canadas hottest young performers, she has also opened for the Paperboys, Jann Arden, Stomp, Oscar Lopez and Farmer... more info