Performing Arts Series
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KIAC's 2016 Fall Performing Arts Series, featuring Basia Bulat, Olivier de Colombel & Romain Fitoussi's Tribute to Thomas Chapin, Joel Plaskett, and Kacy & Clayton
Oct 15 – Basia Bulat (co-presented by DCMF)
With an electrifying voice and lyrics like silver arrowheads, Basia Bulat has become one of Canada's most conspicuous talents. Juno nominated and shortlisted for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize, she often appears solo in gigantic halls, winning over crowds with an autoharp or charango, stomping feet and two mighty lungs
Nov 10 – Olivier de Colombel & Romain Fitoussi: Tribute to Thomas Chapin (co-presented by Jazz Yukon)
Internationally respected musicians Olivier de Colombel and Romain Fitoussi are joined by an all-stair Whitehorse-based band to perform a tribute to the late avant garde jazz legend Thomas Chapin. Chapin, the subject of a critically acclaimed documentary Night Bird Song: The Thomas Chapin Story was a versatile multi-instrumentalist, bandleader and composer, in the 80s and 90s, Thomas Chapin led a trio performing his own music playing in New York City’s downtown scene, and at festivals and clubs around the world.
Nov 16 – Joel Plaskett
Joel Plaskett returns with one of the most diverse and fan-pleasing albums of his career. Proving that he can be all things to everybody, the rock veteran offers up a wide mix of styles on Joel Plaskett and the Park Avenue Sobriety Test. It touches on his solo acoustic side, his guitar rock work with the Emergency, his happy-go-lucky rhyming talents, carefree memories of growing up in Nova Scotia, and a little bit of anger at the forces making life tougher these days. There are many moments that draw on previous classic Plaskett, from beloved albums such as Three and Ashtray Rock, right back to his Thrush Hermit days. And there are new sides to his sounds as well – Joel like you’ve never heard him.
Dec 10 – Kacy & Clayton
“Kacy & Clayton” is Kacy Anderson on vocals, violin, and Clayton Linthicum on guitar, banjo, and vocals. The duo interprets and composes music inspired by forms of traditional music from Southern Appalachia and the British Isles. Educated by their Grandfather/Great-Uncle respectively, Kacy & Clayton possess an admiration for music and stories of days past. Kacy’s vocals, virtuous and pure, weave seamlessly with Clayton’s finger-style guitar accompaniment. Although the second cousins are young in age, they’ve been playing music together for over a decade and have created a distinct and cohesive sound.
$90 series pass / $80 KIAC members
KIAC's Performing Arts Series gratefully acknowledges support from Canada Arts Presentation Fund