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Oliver Swain, Ben Sollee, Emily Braden

Sat. March 28th 2015 8pm doors at 7pm @  St. James Community Hall (All Ages) 8pm doors at 7pm
Cancelled $24 ($20 members)
Tickets at: www.roguefolk.bc.ca, Rufus Guitar Shop, Highlife Records, Prussin Music Inc., Red Cat Records
Presented by: The Rogue Folk Club
THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES. IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED TICKETS ALREADY, YOU CAN OBTAIN A REFUND BY CONTACTING THE ROGUE: roguefolk@telus.net

Those who know Oliver Swain and Emily Braden are aware the two have been collaborating for years; the award winning NYC Jazz singer and WCMA nominated folk artist have wowed international audiences from coast to coast touring with Swain's band BIG MACHINE. But last year something magical happened when they were paired with Kentucky-born cellist and former Sparrow Quartet (Bela Fleck) member Ben Sollee, during a festival workshop. For everyone involved, it quickly became obvious that the combination of the three created a unique spark that doesn't often happen.

In attendance at that show was Peter Wrench, a Brighton (UK) based Theatre Owner who said, "My award for the very best session from a fine set of musical encounters has to go to a Big Machine/Ben Sollee jam on Monday afternoon. The combination of Sollee's cello and Swain's double bass and Emily Braden's beautiful jazz-inflected vocals, set up a rolling beast of a sound which seemed to surprise and delight its creators just as much as their audience. Everything from straight country to 'Kentucky calypso' to chaingang hollers was grist to a very fine mill."

Also in attendance was Suze Casey of the Calgary Folk Club, who immediately planned a reunion show for the trio, allowing the possibility of a cellist from Kentucky, a bassist from Victoria and a singer from New York to come together once again. The thrill of the workshop and the opportunity to reunite, inspired the three to put together a short tour featuring music that draws on their mutual love of improvisation and great songs from the American songbook, as well as their own originals. This show will prove to be a wholly unique collaboration of musicians from three vastly different musical upbringings, brought together by chance, to create a spark. Don't miss this opportunity to capture an amazing musical collaboration!

http://www.oliverswainmusic.com/
http://www.emilybraden.net/
http://www.bensollee.com/
http://www.roguefolk.bc.ca/concerts/ev15032820

Oliver Swain "Oliver Swain's BIG MACHINE" (Folk-Noir, Americana)

Oliver Swain, a Juno and WCMA nominated Americana and Folk-Noir musician from Victoria BC spent a dozen years in some of North Americas most loved roots bands(Outlaw Social, The Duhks, The Bills) before releasing 'In a BIG MACHINE' in 2011 to rave reviews “Oliver Swain's brilliant vocals and genre-agnostic style make 'In a BIG MACHINE' one of the... more info

Emily Braden (Jazz/R&B/Soul)

One time Victoria resident Emily Braden is this years winner of New York City's "Best of the Best" JazzMobile Vocal Competition. more info
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