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Event Archive - John Southworth | Easterween and Niagara: John Southworth, Andrew Downing, Jean Martin, Thom Gill, Craig Harley, Jesse Zubot, Brad Muirhead, Francois Houle, JP Carter, Rebecca Wenham

Sat. February 14th 2015 8pm doors at 7:15pm The Western Front (All Ages) 8pm doors at 7:15pm
Advance $15/10; Door $20/15
Tickets at: http://western-front.myshopify.com/products/easterween-and-niagra
Presented by: The Western Front
A lead up to the VOICE OVER mind Festival laments the never-ending winter with the surreal cabaret song cycle of Easterween. Penned by UK/Toronto’s John Southworth whose genre-defying balladry meets up with Andrew Downing’s Klezmer-Stravinskyesque arrangements. Toronto musicians (names) assist with Easterween and selections from Southworth’s new release Niagara- two starkly different suites of songs reflecting the water’s division between Canada and the US.

For a special treat, Southworth totes his Toronto based group The South Seas including Andrew Downing (bass), Jean Martin (drums), Thom Gill (guitar/rhodes), and Craig Harley (piano/organ). Vancouver sidemen Jesse Zubot (violin), Brad Muirhead (trombone), Rebecca Wenham (cello), François Houle (clarinet), and JP Carter (trumpet) later join them to realize Downing’s exquisite orchestration of Easterween– “It’s dreamy eccentricity; a little crazy and courageous, and a strong statement.” Sarah Green, Exclaim, September 2014.

Brad Muirhead (all styles)

* Bio/Goals/Influences: all styles from Vancouver BC more info

Francois Houle "François Houle" (new music, improvisation, Avant Jazz)

new music, improvisation, Avant Jazz from Vancouver BC more info

JP Carter (experimental instrumentalist)

Projects include Inhabitants, Fond of Tigers, Tony Wilson 6tet, Great Aunt Ida, Carsick and the Aeroplane Trio... more info
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