Doors at 9 p.m., Show at 9:30 p.m.
$10 in advance, $15 at the door
At 23 years old, Ian St. Arnaud found himself to be an old hand on the festival performer circuit, a University graduate, an accidental overdose survivor and at a loss for what to do with himself next. The previous fall his bandmate, friend, and at times antagonist, was hit by a train, thus dissolving his Americana/folk pop trio North of Here. Ian, the primary songwriter of North of Here, wanting to honour his band & the loss of his friend, reworked and rewrote the songs that make up the bulk of St.Arnaud’s The Cost of Living, to be released in 2019. Simply orchestrated and impeccably composed, the St.Arnaud sound is a wonderful sonic achievement. St.Arnaud takes head-on themes of death, loss and resilience with sardonic humour and heart-on-the-sleeve, puppy-love honesty. His lyrics weave between a lonely batch of electro-tenor guitar, horn-laden siren songs.