Doors at 7:30 p.m., Show at 8 p.m.
$20 in advance, $25 at the door
* Tickets include album and birthday cake
Jen Schaffer and the Shiners hail from Toronto via Montreal, Hamburg, Calgary and the UK! They are purveyors of original soulful folk/roots music with lush harmonies and heavy bass. Jen Schaffer is the lead singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist, who came to music via a stint as a public defender in the Appalachian foothills of Ohio, where she gained a love of alt-country songs and a heightened social conscience. Her self-penned works, which have garnered praise from the likes of Ron Sexsmith, speak of love, struggle, involvement and injustice and are sharply focused through the lens of her own life journey. The Shiners are Simon Law, the band’s drummer, keyboardist, background vocalist and producer, who is also a Grammy winning songwriter of "Back to Life" and original member of Soul II Soul; Astrid Foster on bass and sweet background harmonies; John Teshima plays guitar, both electric and acoustic – he also plays keyboards and adds background harmonies; and Jonathan Marks contributes background harmonies as well as playing violin, viola and mandolin.