Doors at 8:30 p.m., Show at 9 p.m.
$15 at the door
Snowblink: non-denominational devotional pop music Snowblink is a lush folk/pop duo from Toronto and Los Angeles, featuring Daniela Gesundheit and Dan Goldman. Drawing from her background in old-school Jewish Cantorial repertoire, and her training in classical South Indian vocal music, Gesundheit’s voice shifts with surgical precision between unaffected soprano tones and unapologetic animalistic expressions. Snowblink is sensual, not sterile, elegantly imperfect, Wabi Sabi. Gesundheit’s empathic, mesmeric lyrics, when coupled with Goldman’s patient and narcotic harmonies, establish a genuine intimacy. Snowblink’s newest collection of songs is an unflinching study of human relationships – to self, to other, and to Other, and to the threat or actuality of losing those unrepeatable prizes. It will be released this fall on Outside Music.
Montreal based experimental harpist Sarah Pagé is best known for her work with The Barr Brothers, Lhasa DeSela, Esmerine and Patrick Watson. Classically trained she has been pushing the traditional boundaries of her instrument for over a decade. She has garnered an international reputation as a highly versatile and creative collaborator and has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman twice and has shared the stage with Bassekou Kouyate, Tinariwen, Barry Manilow, George Benson, Calexico, Fred Frith, and Thurston Moore among others. Her work with The Barr Brothers on the critically acclaimed 2014 album Sleeping Operator earned her several JUNO and ADISQ nominations and a spot on the 2015 Polaris Prize short list. She is currently working on her first solo album to be released in 2017 as well as a third Barr Brothers release.